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Calgary installs new $1.2-million invisible public art piece

By Devin Aggarwal, September 21 2017 — Calgary city council came under fire again this week after revealing a new piece of public art purchased for the downtown core. The project, conceptualized by Moldovan new-age artist Clara Fischer and titled “Winter in Prairie,” cost the city 1.2 million. It is completely invisible. “The sculpture embodies the…

Frosh 2017: Dealing with the man

A student’s guide to all levels of government. By Jason Herring — Municipal Government You’re most likely to feel the effects of municipal government in your day-to-day life, especially if you live off-campus. They control topics important to students like public transit and secondary suites — often with a staggering level of incompetency. Full-time students are required…

UPass price to rise by $10 this September

By Sean Willett, July 14 2017 — Students returning to the University of Calgary will have to pay more to get around the city next semester. The UPass is increasing in price from $130 to $140 per semester starting this fall — the result of a negotiation between Calgary Transit and post-secondary institutions that took…

Calgary activists come together to fight hate

By Sean Willett, July 1 2017 — What happens when an indigenous activist, a Muslim activist and an anti-fascist walk into a Tim Hortons? For three Calgary community leaders, the result was a united front against hate groups in the city. Michelle Rae Robinson, Saima Jamal and Jason Devine are familiar names for those involved…

Infighting and low attendance undermine Calgary anti-Islam rally

By Sean Willett, June 27 2017 — An anti-Islam rally at Calgary’s City Hall on June 25 was met with low attendance and a large counter-protest organized by Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (CAFA). The rally was planned by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) in partnership with the Canadian Combat Coalition (CCC). Both are anti-Islamic Facebook…

Knowing your resting metabolic rate can guide your diet

By Christie Melhorn, June 2, 2017 — In a world catered to a 2,000-calorie diet, numbers on food labels can be misrepresentative of individual dietary needs. While many let grams and percentages rule their diets, knowing your optimal caloric intake can enhance your well-being. After feeling sluggish and ravenous for a few weeks despite eating “healthy”…

Increase your vitamin D intake to boost your mood

By Christie Melhorn, May 19 2017 — With the weather warming up, exposed arms and legs are reappearing on campus. Before the requisite May snowstorm shatters the illusion of spring, take advantage of the higher temperatures to increase your vitamin D intake. Glamorously known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is produced when our skin is…

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