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D2L dot gives student actual heart attack

By Jill Girgulis, May 10 2016 — Exams wrapped up a few weeks ago, but that didn’t stop one student from feeling the effects of the notorious red dot. Third-year health sciences major Tina Lang experienced minor cardiac arrest on Monday evening after logging on to her Desire2Learn account for the 47th time to see…

What you’ll actually do this summer

By Jill Girgulis, April 5 2016 — Since university keeps us busy for eight months each year, we all look forward to those coveted four summer months of freedom. Most students have big plans for their time off, but whether or not they actually see them through is another story. You may have high expectations,…

Seven superpowers that all students have

By Jill Girgulis, March 29 2016 — We would all like to have superpowers. Superheroes defy the known laws of the universe. However, making it through university is probably more challenging than whatever superheroes have to face. With that in mind, here are seven undergraduate superpowers that all students have. Speed-reading: Two-hundred-and-forty pages of sociology…

Take a big bite out of your tasty, tasty future

By Jill Girgulis, March 29 2016 – Aries  (March 21 – April 19) A salad you ordered from a MacHall vendor that cannot be named due to an FBI ongoing investigation will be so gross that you will find yourself craving Dining Centre food. Yes, it will be that bad. You may die. Taurus  (April…

Do students actually skip class for BSD?

By Jill Girgulis, March 29, 2016 — You’ve almost made it to April 13, the last day of classes for the 2015–16 school year. So what are you going to do to celebrate the occasion? If you’re a University of Calgary student, you probably won’t spend it in class. At the U of C, the…

Six tips to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day

By Jill Girgulis, March 14 2016 — No one wants to get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day for being caught without any green apparel. The official rules are unclear, but my understanding is that all social norms are momentarily suspended on March 17 and people are free to give out painful and aggressive pinches to…

Beware the pies of March

By Jill Girgulis, March 11 2016 — The Engineering Students’ Society is teaming up with the Faculty of Arts Students’ Association and the Residence Students’ Association for the University of Calgary’s annual Pi week, where students can exact revenge on their peers while raising money for charity. The fundraiser runs from March 14 — the…

Enrol in your classes and your future

By Jill Girgulis, March 8 2016 —   Pisces  (Feb. 19 – March 20) You will go to add courses to your enrolment shopping cart, only to be informed that your cart is full. Further investigation will reveal that you currently have 37 different mini-fridges from Kijiji in your cart. Did you intend to make…

Four things to do instead of studying

By Jill Girgulis, March 1 2016 — University will teach you a lot. However, the most critical information you will extract from an undergraduate degree is how to procrastinate effectively. Here are some activities you should probably try before you buckle down and start studying for tomorrow’s 8:00 a.m. microbiology midterm. Start a blog: There’s…

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