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Reconciliation is about more than renaming a Calgary bridge

By Simran Kaler, February 7 2017 — Calgary’s former  Langevin Bridge — named after Hector-Louis Langevin, a Father of Confederation and an initiator of the residential school system — was recently renamed to Reconciliation Bridge. The name change is intended to symbolize a movement towards reconciliation with indigenous communities in Calgary. However, reconciliation is more…

Anti-choice feminism isn’t feminism at all

By Isobel Chiang, January 31 2017 — The Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 was many things at once — a march for equality, an antidote to bigotry and an outpouring of collective grief. But for some, the march felt like an exclusive club they did not belong to. Or so Texas anti-choice group…

Dinos ringette team focuses on teamwork

By Mariah Lee, January 31 2017 — In the 14 years that the Dinos ringette team have been on campus, head coach Murray Pettem has seen numerous athletes grow as players, teammates, students and women. Pettem’s history with the team started when his daughter was a player during their inaugural season in 2003. He became…

An estimated 4,000 take to downtown Calgary for Women’s March

By Melanie Woods, January 21 2016 — Chants of “women’s rights are human rights” echoed across downtown Calgary as an estimated 4,000 people gathered in support of the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. Bearing signs with slogans ranging from “I’m with her” to “this pussy is not up for grabs,” Calgary marchers gathered…

University sustainability plans ignore potential student impact

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 — The University of Calgary is pretty active in flaunting its sustainability initiatives. I was genuinely impressed by how comprehensive the U of C Office of Sustainability’s website looks. I did not know students can actually book a tour to visit “EEEL, one of North America’s most energy-efficient laboratory buildings…

Grad school application fees are a barrier to accessible education

When looking for solutions to the cost of post-secondary education, one problem is largely ignored: application fees. What are scholarships, government grants or lower tuition good for if those students that need it most can’t even join the race? Application fees can be a strong deterring factor for applicants to graduate or professional school.  And…

Hospital parking fees a burden

Last month, high hospital parking fees garnered national attention when a cancer patient in Winnipeg created a petition and sprayed foam in parking meters in protest. The act spurred a necessary debate across Canada about the accessibility of our health care services. The discontent with hospital parking fees has spread to Calgary, with the Winnipeg…

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…

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