Tagged campus life

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…

Student in residence changes cooking forever

By Melanie Bethune, February 12 2015 — Dining options for students in residence have never been ideal. From the monotonous dining centre menu to the warm allure of Kraft Dinner, students without full kitchens are left with little room for creativity. However, a sudden burst of inspiration in second-year English student Melissa Woods’ Yamnuska Hall…

Geek club meeting ruined by bullies

By Sean Willett, January 8, 2015 — A recent meeting of the University of Calgary’s Geeks United club was once again cut short by a gang of marauding bullies. Members of the club were subjected to such humiliating bully-techniques as wet willies, snake-bites and the recently invented fancy melvis. “It was awful,” said Geeks United…

New course pack literally costs firstborn child

By Melanie Bethune, September 18 2014 — Students registered in Statistics 361 this semester received a shocking blow to their futures when they discovered exactly how much the required course materials cost. The required course pack, comprised of a single CD in a plain white sleeve, will literally cost students their firstborn child. “Students complain…

Hiring | Staff | Advertising | Contact | PDF version | Archive | Volunteer