New Music: Bob Seger

By Stephen Lee, November 27 2017 — In the past, Bob Seger’s best work blended elements of folk, country and rock to create music with universal appeal. His newest album, I Knew You When, doesn’t match the diverse songwriting of his past work but still manages to captivate listeners with a couple of standout songs….

Undergraduate research symposium excludes valuable student work

By Jesse Stilwell, November 23 2017 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union was satisfied with the number of applicants they received for 2017’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event, which showcases research from undergraduate students from all experience levels, received 140 submissions. That’s about the same amount as in previous years, meaning the SU is…

Sports for visually impaired individuals supported by annual charity run

By Christie Melhorn, November 24 2017 —  In my time as a dancer, I’ve always found navigating a pitch-black stage during show transitions both nerve-wracking and enthralling. Unable to rely on vision, blackouts sharpen my other senses, amplifying the pattering of feet across the floor and thickening the air with anticipation. When the lights reveal…

Three ways to make mornings more enjoyable

By Danielle Leong, November 24 2017 —  Getting enough sleep as a student can be tough, especially in the thick of exam season. Sometimes, even just waking up in the morning can be a challenge. Completing some kind of morning routine before rushing out the door is a whole other story. This semester, I made…

U of C research suggests Arctic sea ice thickness lower than previously thought

By Justin Schellenberg, November 24 2017 — A recent study by the University of Calgary’s Cryosphere Climate Research Group found that estimates of seasonal Arctic sea ice thickness are likely much lower than previously thought. According to the study, measurements made by the European Space Agency (ESA) with their CryoSat 2 satellite may be off by…

Students’ Union, U of C set out to define the ‘student experience’

By Jason Herring, November 24 2017 — The phrase ‘student experience’ is so overused among the powers that be at the University of Calgary that it’s become a punchline. The words permeate nearly every statement and press release from the school’s administration and has become many student leaders’ favourite buzzword. There’s even a high-level administrator at the…

Opinions on festive drink destroy life-long friendship

By Evan Lewis, November 23 2017 — With eggnog popping up on store shelves, it’s no surprise that a rise in eggnog-related incidents is already sweeping the nation. In a shocking public outburst, lifelong friends Natalie Winger and Lydia Bukhari announced the immediate termination of their friendship over a disagreement on the quality of the controversial…

Without a platform, Kenney’s social conservatism defines him

November 24, 2017 — A provincial byelection was called for the Calgary-Lougheed riding Nov. 16. Much like the rest of the city, the riding has a history of electing conservative candidates. This time around, that candidate is United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, who is campaigning without a policy platform. Kenney believes his policies should…

Rhythm method offers alternative to hormonal birth control

By Lady Marmalade, November 24 2017 — I was on hormonal birth control for three years. If you’ve been on the pill, you know that there can be some pretty nasty side effects. I’m also really sensitive to the way these hormones impact my body and mind, so after getting migraines and gaining weight made…

Premature Christmas celebrations cause kerfuffle

By Devin Aggarwal, November 23 2017 — The annual war on Christmas reached new levels of severity this week, as members of the Union against early Christmas Plans (UCP) retaliated against the Nativity Decorators Protectorate (NDP) for their continued promotion of the practice of putting up Christmas decorations before Dec. 1. The retaliation took the…

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