Don’t celebrate other holidays before Remembrance Day

By Jesse Stilwell, November 7 2017 — Holiday celebrations and promotions should not begin until after Remembrance Day. Businesses and people who “get into the holiday spirit” before our sombre day of honouring veterans disrespect the importance of Nov. 11. Remembrance Day is incredibly valuable. It should not be ignored like Family Day and Valentine’s…

SU restocks on period products as program sees substantial use

By Tina Shaygan, November 5 2017 — Over a thousand period products have been handed out to University of Calgary students since the Students’ Union made them available for free in early September, according to SU vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka. Free period products are available for students at the MacHall Info Centre, the SU…

Members of the Legislative assembly should not be able to cross the floor mid-term

By Victoria Veldhoen, November 6 2017 — Last Monday, Karen McPherson — the member of the legislative assembly who quit the New Democratic Party’s caucus to become an independent at the beginning of October — became the latest MLA to cross the floor, joining the centrist Alberta Party. Changing parties like this is surprisingly common…

Student drops out, moves overseas after laptop blares porn during lecture

By Joie Atejira, November 3 2017 —  Only a few weeks after a scandalous incident at the University of Calgary in which a student’s laptop started blasting porn during a lecture, it has been confirmed that the disgraced student has dropped out and moved to Amsterdam. The traumatic incident occurred on Oct. 2 in a BIOL…

New Music: Big K.R.I.T.

By Thomas Johnson, November 3 2017 — Prior to 2013’s Cadillactica, Big K.R.I.T. released a blistering mission statement called “Mt. Olympus.” It was advertised as a response to Kendrick Lamar’s infamous diss verse on “Control” from earlier that year. But just as Kendrick didn’t really diss K.R.I.T. on “Control,” “Mt. Olympus” wasn’t really a rebuttal….

Banning books limits discussion and hinders societal progress

By Stephen Lee, November 3 2017 — A school district in Mississippi recently banned To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic book about an innocent black man wrongly accused of rape during the Great Depression. The district  complained that language used in the novel makes middle-schoolers uncomfortable. Most of this controversy is over the main characters’…

Tuition hikes not a viable option to remedy universities’ financial management

November 3, 2017 — Mount Royal University, Athabasca University and the Alberta College of Art and Design were all recently declared to be on unsustainable financial paths by three independent reports. This raised questions about whether the costs of obtaining an education in Alberta would increase or if these institutions would be shut down. ACAD…

Vertigo Theatre brings classic Hitchcock thriller to Calgary stage

By Matt Hume, November 3 2017 —  Calgary’s Vertigo Theatre will present The 39 Steps from Nov. 11–Dec.16. In a nutshell, it’s a play based on a film based on a novel. But the details are much more interesting. In its original form, The 39 Steps is a novel published in 1915, authored by John…

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