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Get lit this Christmas season with these cocktails

By Derek Baker, November 29 2016 — It’s that time of year again. With the combination of final exams, group projects, mall parking lots, festive decorating and family dinners, cortisol levels can skyrocket. Luckily, there’s one thing that we can all turn to during this stressful time of year — alcohol. Here are three new…

These horoscopes predict your future is for the birds

By Derek Baker, November 22 2016 — Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Upon receiving word that there is a family of Canadian geese on the path you use to walk to school, your commute will become 30 minutes longer after a necessary detour around their nest. Everyone knows that they’ll mess you up. Capricorn …

Four fabulously festive Starbucks concoctions

By Derek Baker, November 15 2016 — Once again, Starbucks has began serving their annual non-denominational holiday beverages. Festivity lovers embrace this as the first sign of the most wonderful time of the year. However, if you want to make your drink extra-festive to get you in the holiday spirit, here are some new takes on a…

New Music: Lady Gaga

By Derek Baker, November 1 2016 — American singer and pop icon Lady Gaga released her fifth studio album Joanne late last month. Known for her experimental avant-garde style, the artist completely abandons her usual dance-pop genre to create something entirely different. Never in my life would I think that “Lady Gaga” and “country” would…

SU starts selling “Make MacHall Great Again” hats

By Derek Baker, November 1 2016 — The Students’ Union recently lost a court injunction over the operation of MacHall, granting control of the building and its $1.9-million revenue to the University of Calgary for the duration of the ownership lawsuit. In an effort to promote awareness about the issue and recover some of the…

New Music: Two Door Cinema Club

By Derek Baker, October 25 2016 — It’s been four years since Northern Ireland band Two Door Cinema Club released their previous album Beacon. With the constant pressure of an intense touring schedule and performances, rumours circulated that band members had a falling out. However, Two Door Cinema Club returned this month with the 10-track…

Your future is foretold in these spooky horror-scopes

By Derek Baker, October 25 2016 — Scorpio  (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You have a midterm on the night of the Halloween party you’re going to since your professor is a jerk. To the dismay of your professor, you will nonchalantly write the midterm in a slutty Minion costume as if this is a regular…

Student researches candy bartering system between trick-or-treating kids

By Derek Baker, October 25 2016 — It’s almost Halloween, which means children across the country are getting ready for sugar-fueled debauchery. But the optimal way of achieving that sugar-high differs with each child, spurring the timeless tradition of the Halloween candy trade after a long night of trick-or-treating. Fourth-year economics student Bernice Banks decided to…

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