Tagged February 12 2015

#throwbackthursday

Students have been painting the rocks on campus for years. This group decided to paint a nuclear blast onto the stone outside MacKimmie. Judging by the peace signs and Joey Ramone’s hair on the left, our guess is they don’t like nuclear explosions. Neither do we. We hate nuclear explosions.  

Pandas extend Dinos’ losing streak to four

By Stephane Arnault, February 12 2015 — The effort was there, but the Dinos women’s hockey team suffered another disappointing loss at the claws of the University of Alberta Pandas 2–0 on Feb. 7 at Father David Bauer arena. “We played 60 minutes the way we talked about before the game and that’s the important…

University of Calgary professor talks techno-creep, Harper and predatory advertising

By Susan Anderson, February 12 2015 — Prime Minister Stephen Harper anti-terrorism legislation to the House of Commons on Jan. 30. Bill C-51 would expand the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), giving them the authority to detain suspects under investigation. Harper says the new powers are necessary to protect Canadians, but critics…

U of C researcher turns lettuce into synthetic rubber

By Diltaj Atwal, February 12 2015 — Researchers at the University of Calgary have identified an enzyme in lettuce that allows them to synthesize natural rubber from the leafy green. Associate professor Dae-Kyun Ro and PhD student Yang Qu’s research found a component naturally occurring in lettuce called cis-Prenyltransferase, the key to the biosynthesis of natural…

U of C study shows 2015 flu vaccine ineffective

By Scott Strasser, February 12 2015 — According to a study involving University of Calgary professor James Dickinson, the influenza vaccine for 2014–15 hasn’t been very effective. In some cases, it has actually increased the chance of getting the flu. The study showed that the 2014–15 vaccine alone had a 43 per cent effectiveness against…

Students’ Union executive hopes to clarify confusing student appeals process

By Alesia Sullivan, February 12 2015 — University of Calgary administration may update the student appeals process after the Students’ Union said they were concerned that it is unclear. SU vice-president academic Hana Kadri questioned the effectiveness of the current appeals procedure, which hasn’t changed since the early 1990s. She said the process is confusing…

Do your taxes, turkey

By Manal Sheikh, February 12 2015 — Students and staff looking for help with their tax returns can find it  conveniently located on campus. From March to April, the SU runs a free volunteer tax program during tax season. It’s student-run and is open on campus six weeks a year for all students, staff and…

Very serious horoscopes: love edition

By Dawn Muenchrath, February 12 2015 — Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) If the sorry state of your love life has left you feeling disheartened, consider taking a long walk this evening to do some serious reflection. When you look towards the heavens, you might just realize that, yes, your heart is indeed as…

U of C students create textbook bartering site

By Chase Little, February 12 2015 — A group of students at the University of Calgary created their own online textbook marketplace that launched this semester. MyUniTrade is a site where students can buy and sell their textbooks online. By messaging another student, you can set up a textbook exchange and ask for the price…

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