Tagged campus life

Success is about more than good grades

By Jill Girgulis, March 28 2017 —  What does “A” mean to you? When you see it, do you think of things like grades, exams and stress? I know I do. Why is it that an innocuous little symbol has become so significant? The mere mention of it has the power to conjure intense images…

What I wish I’d known before having sex

By Lady Marmalade, March 7 2017 — Before I was sexually active, people told me a lot of different things about having sex. My mother told me that “everything changes” once you do it for the first time. I was told that I would grow abnormally attached to the person who defaced my womanly virtue…

Mental health discussion must address poverty

By Tina Shaygan, February 28 2017 — Mental health on university campuses is a crisis. According to the 2016 National College Health Assessment, 13.1 per cent of the respondents from the  University of Calgary reported having seriously considered suicide at some point in the past year. Of the 1,004 U of C respondents, 18.9 per…

How to ease your way into the world of BDSM

By Lady Marmalade, February 14 2017 — For people tired of a vanilla sex life, there are some easy ways to ease into a kinkier side without going full dominatrix-sex-dungeon — unless that’s what you want, in which case — hell yeah. BDSM — bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism — is a comprehensive lifestyle for…

Networking shouldn’t inform everyday interactions

By Jill Girgulis, January 17 2017 — You are at an event. The dress code is business-casual. Your friend — a third-year en route to a Bachelors of Commerce with a concentration in marketing- — is with you. Midway through the evening, your friend leaves your side to go talk an older, well-dressed gentleman you don’t…

Marquee Dinos events prove student engagement is possible

It’s easy at the University of Calgary to claim nobody goes to Dinos games. With the U of C’s commuter campus status and the low rates of student engagement, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to conclude that most students aren’t interested in the Dinos. Yet over the past five years, large events like…

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