Tagged campus life

We shouldn’t glorify being too busy

By Jill Girgulis, November 1 2016 — We live in a society where the more tasks you juggle, the more impressive you are. But if you’re someone who always manages to complete what’s expected of you in a timely manner, people often assume you aren’t doing enough. It isn’t enough for someone to just be a…

Increased surveillance on University of Calgary campus a positive step forward

By Scott Strasser, October 25 2016 — On Oct. 14, a fight broke out between two men in the MacHall food court after comments were made about a “Make America Great Again” hat. Though University of Calgary campus security and the Calgary Police Services investigated the incident, we’ll probably never know exactly what happened in…

Study drugs not a long term solution

By Simran Kaler, October 18 2016 — With midterms underway, many students are hiding under their beds or spending all hours of the day at TFDL, coffee in hand. If there was a magic potion to make you smarter or improve your concentration for extended periods of time, who wouldn’t line up to take it?…

What students can learn from Republicans

By Frank Finley, September 27 2016 — There is something fascinating happening to the Republicans and students should take notice. As young people, it is important to learn from history’s mistakes, but right now, we have a chance to learn from the mistakes of the present. The Grand Old Party of the United States is…

Shit happens in sex and that’s okay

By Lady Marmalade, September 20 2016 It is a known fact that sometimes, when you’re getting freaky with a lover, shit happens. “Shit” can be taken as literally as you want. Trust me, we’ve all been there. When you are being intimate and/or naked with another person, things can get messy. I know that for me, there…

We need to revalute the textbook market

By Tina Shaygan, September 20 2016 Last week, the Students’ Union ran the #TextbookBrokeAB campaign to raise awareness of the high cost of post-secondary textbooks in Alberta. Standing directly outside the bookstore to talk to students that just dropped hundreds of dollars is bold and arguably one of the more affirmative approaches taken by student…

Why I moved out of residence after my first year

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 I moved into residence with the excitement of a naïve first-year student. I thought to myself, “this is the place that I am going to call home for the next eight months.” And it was — I spent my first year in residence. But I eventually decided it was no…

You’ll learn more in clubs than in the classroom

By Tina Shaygan, September 13 2016 — You’ve probably heard a million times about how valuable it is to join clubs and participate in extracurricular activities in university. Practically any advice that is ever given to new students comes down to “join clubs.” And next week, you’ll see armies of students in MacHall recruiting and promising…

Top-five tips for Thursden

By Melanie Woods, September 10 2015 — The Den’s official student appreciation night, known as Thursden, is a night of drunken debauchery and poor choices. Every Thursday, students gather at the Den to dance, drink and do things they’ll regret later. Whether you’re in the first or final year of your degree, odds are you’ll…

Three simple ways to impress your professor

By Melanie Woods, September 3 2015 — Classes are back in session for the fall semester and many students are looking to get a fresh start. This often means making a good impression on your new professors so they can provide valuable references and mentorship throughout your academic career. With that in mind, we’ve compiled…

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