Buffet style service, reduced Food Fund among proposed changes to residence meal plan

By Daniel Huss, October 6 2017 — Residence students, take note — the University of Calgary is considering changes to the Campus Meal Plan. Students’ Union vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka said the proposed changes include turning the Dining Centre into a buffet style service called a board meal plan. Meal plans residence students currently…

Cities should consider safety measures when designing urban spaces

By Mariah Wilson, October 6 2017 — Higher density spaces are usually a testament to the idiom that there’s safety in numbers. When I moved to Calgary, I immediately felt much safer in the hustle and bustle of city life. But with recent attacks in high-density public spaces in Edmonton and Las Vegas, this idea…

Esports could add exciting edge to the Olympic Games

By Tommy Osborne, October 4 2017 —  Recently, eSports — competitive multiplayer video game tournaments — have gained greater relevance on both a local and international scale. ESports fans can watch tournaments featuring popular games like League of Legends through online streaming platforms and participate in them through clubs like the University of Calgary’s eSports…

On-campus sexual violence support advocate now available to students

By Tina Shaygan, October 5 2017 —  Students at the University of Calgary now have access to a sexual violence support advocate on campus. Carla Bertsch is taking on the role. The U of C’s sexual violence policy, which was passed by the U of C Board of Governors in June 2017, created the position….

Gain strength and make new friends at Barre Body Studio

By Jesse Stilwell, October 3, 2017  After being a member of Barre Body Studio (BBS) for almost a year, my addiction to their workouts remains strong. I look forward to entering the welcoming environment, joking with my favourite instructors and leaving feeling strong, beautiful and like I have Beyonce’s butt. The studio was voted the…

New Music: Metz

By Matt Hume, October 9 2017 —  Very few Canadian artists are able to claim a spot on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist with their debut album. In 2012, Toronto-based post-hardcore trio Metz became one of those few. While their 2015 follow-up, II, didn’t collect accolades in the same capacity, it solidified their place as…

Remembering Tom Petty, 1950-2017

By Thomas Johnson, October 5 2017 — Tom Petty may have been the most casual of America’s rock icons. His career was mellow in comparison to his contemporaries. Next to Dylan’s generational tides and Springsteen’s Americana heroism, Petty’s suburban narratives seemed almost quaint. While the former two dealt in highways and badlands, Petty concerned himself…

Advanced voting stations open on campus

By Justin Schellenberg, October 4 2017 — Advanced voting stations for the Calgary municipal election are open on campus on Oct. 4–6 and 10–11 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in the Taylor Family Digital Library. Naheed Nenshi, who is running for re-election as mayor, visited MacHall on Oct. 4 to raise awareness of advanced polling at the University…

Professors should not be involved in students’ personal lives

By Jesse Stilwell October 4, 2017 — Recent discourse in the higher education community is making the case for academic staff to be more involved in their students’ lives as supportive figures, rather than as purely academic mentors. Though well-intentioned, this is not necessary and should not be expected from a university’s already busy academic…

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