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NōD welcomes submissions for fall issue

By Melanie Woods, October 18 2016 — Fancy yourself the next Shakespeare, Atwood or even Bob Dylan? The University of Calgary’s student-run literary journal NōD is currently accepting student submissions for their 20th issue. A Students’ Union sanctioned club, NōD is entirely run by volunteer undergraduate students. They publish two issues a year with various…

Trump hat leads to fight in MacHall food court

By Scott Strasser, October 18 2016 — For the second time this semester, a baseball hat showing support for United States presidential candidate Donald Trump has caused a stir at a Calgary post-secondary institution — this time at the University of Calgary. In mid-September, a video capturing a squabble between Mount Royal University students over…

SU injunction fails, university to seize control of MacHall

By Melanie Woods and Scott Strasser, October 7 2016 — An injunction application from the University of Calgary Students’ Union to maintain control and operation of MacHall has failed, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled Oct. 7. With the ruling, U of C administration will take control of the operation of the building and…

What does U of C control of MacHall mean for students?

Last October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union dropped a bombshell — and a lawsuit — when they sued the U of C for majority ownership of MacHall. The move was unprecedented for Canadian university student associations, and kicked off a year of uncertainty and legal jargon at the U of C. Almost exactly a…

How to prove you’re a real baseball fan this October

By Melanie Woods, October 11 2016 —   The Toronto Blue Jays made the playoffs again this year, which means baseball — traditionally the sport of bubblegum and radio — is suddenly the most interesting thing in the world for Canadians across the country. While you probably want to follow the ongoing MLB playoffs to…

Institutional support for sexual assault survivors a positive step

Last week, the University of Calgary bussed students to the Alberta legislature to take part in a PSA video for the provincial “I Believe You” campaign. Now in its second year, “I Believe You” is an initiative introduced by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) and the Alberta Ministry of Human Services. The…

Retire Eyes High — let’s move on

It looks like the University of Calgary will lift up its eyes for another five years. At the annual Community Report on Sept. 16 to much pomp, circumstance and fancy golden sugar cookies, U of C president Elizabeth Cannon announced the launch of Energizing Eyes High, the next strategic direction for the university. The U…

Grab a few pints with your future

By Melanie Woods, September 20 2016 — Virgo  (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) While you are enjoying a pint of the new Den Lager, your long-lost son Romero will appear behind you and gently tap you on the shoulder. “I’ve missed you,” he’ll say. “I’ve always missed you.” Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) A…

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