Don’t mistake self-comfort for self-care

By Sara Askew, September 14 2018— The new school year is quickly approaching, bringing with it the inevitable stress and self-neglect that many university students are far too familiar with. It is easy to become complacent in our routines and choose the instant gratification of self-comfort over the long term rewards that self-care can give…

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra offers guide to classical music

By Jill Girgulis, September 14 2018 — The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) wants you to love classical music and they’re willing to help make it happen with their upcoming concert, Guide to the Orchestra. The event takes place on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Singer Concert Hall. “It’s an opportunity for the audience…

Celebrity golf tournament to raise money for Dinos baseball

By Kristy Koehler, September 14 2018— The Dinos men’s baseball team is holding a celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 20. The four-person scramble-format tournament will take place at Springbank Links, raising money for the team’s expenses. Dinos baseball is a club-level sport. Without varsity standing, the team is required to pay their own fees….

Canadian recovery subject of National Film Board documentary at Calgary Film

By Rachel Woodward, September 14 2018 —  In October 2013, Scott Jones was attacked as he walked home from a bar in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The attack followed glares directed at Jones throughout the night, as Jones claims that he is one of the only openly gay men in his town. The attack was brutal,…

Joining student clubs provides valuable experience after graduation

By Jesse Stilwell, September 14 2018 — Here’s a harsh truth — the negative aspects of joining student clubs often reflect the realities people need to deal with for their entire lives. There will always be difficult people to work with, bureaucratic hoops to jump through to achieve your goals and hours spent on activities…

Shortened orientation week doesn’t impact Kickoff crowds

By Kristy Koehler, September 13 2018— This year, Orientation Week became Fall Orientation, reduced from its original four-day schedule down to two jam-packed days. Orientation Week used to culminate in Kickoff, an annual University of Calgary tradition marking the beginning of the Dinos football season, the beginning of the academic year and the end of…

Dinos women’s soccer opens conference schedule on new field closer to campus

By Kristy Koehler, September 13 2018— The Dinos women’s soccer team opened their season of conference play on a brand-new field over the weekend. While technically listed as Field 2, the new field has been dubbed ‘Dinosaur Field’. Head coach Troye Flannery had a different name for the team’s old home, the West Varsity Soccer…

New Music: Mac Miller

By Thomas Johnson, September 13 2018 — Mac Miller played a show at MacHall in 2013. I was in first year and living in residence. Waking up to “Best Day Ever” or “Nikes On My Feet” or “Kool-Aid & Frozen Pizza” rattling through the cinder block walls was a simple fact of life, despite the fact that…

Access to university media relations vital for campus publications

September 13 2018 — A story taking place elsewhere else in the Canadian student journalism sphere caught our attention a few weeks ago. A reporter from the Ubyssey, the University of British Columbia’s student paper, was denied comment by the University of Toronto’s media relations office. The reporter was conducting research for an article about…

SLC convenes for a busy first meeting of fall semester

By Ashar Memon, September 12 2018 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union executives and faculty representatives packed into the MacHall Executive Council Chambers for a busy meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council on Sept. 11.   The evening began with several announcements from SU executives. President Sagar Grewal announced that nomination days for two…

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