Tagged February 26 2015

We deserve your vote

By David Song, February 26 2015 — Students stay busy. There’s a constant stream of academic work and for most of us, the classroom is a major source of stress. It’s easy to see why voter turnout in the Students’ Union election is low. Last year, only 28.8 per cent of eligible voters went to…

Student leaders concerned Alberta may scrap inflation-tied tuition cap

By Chris Adams, February 26 2015 — Alberta’s student leaders are worried the provincial government may scrap the inflation-tied cap on tuition in the wake of potential budget cuts to post-secondary education. Current regulations stipulate that tuition can’t be raised more than the rate of inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Tuition increases…

Slates encourage students to run in campus elections

By Ala Buzreba, February 26 2015 — There are fewer posters than usual on campus this year. Part of this is due to less candidates. Incoming president Levi Nilson was acclaimed, and most executive positions have fewer candidates than usual. While there’s always fluctuation in the number of students running for the Students’ Union, the…

SU should allow negative campaigning

By Caitlyn Madlener, February 26 2015 — Politicians aren’t the most honest people. Whether it’s the Premier of Alberta trying to cover up an expense scandal, the mayor of Toronto smoking crack or a lowly student representative misusing student money, there’s always some incident, ineptitude or expenditure politicians don’t want voters to know about.  Banning…

Dinos sweep Bisons off a cliff to end their season

By Ashton Chugh, February 26 2015 — In the last home game of his illustrious college career, Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson led the Dinos to a convincing 93–81 win over the University of Manitoba Bisons on Feb. 21 at the Jack Simpson gym. The intensity of the elimination game was apparent from the outset with both teams…

A gym gem lurks beneath the bowels of kinesiology

By Scott Strasser, February 26 2015 — University of Calgary students may be surprised to learn that we have a pretty kick-ass gymnastics centre. Located in the basement of Kinesiology B, the centre was built in 1987 with Olympic facility funding. It has Olympic-standard equipment and has been home to athletes such as Kyle Shewfelt,…

Dinos tackle Canada West wrestling championships

By Scott Strasser, February 26 2015 — The Dinos women’s wrestling team won their first Canada West title since 2011 over the Feb. 13–14 weekend at the Jack Simpson gym. Calgary finished the team event with 44 points — four ahead of the No. 2 University of Alberta Pandas, who have won the Canada West…

Very serious old timey hornoscopes

By Sean Willett, February 26 2015 — Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) When you wake up one morning from unsettling dreams, you will find yourself changed in your bed into a monstrous vermin. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) You will eat the entire A&W Burger Family in one sitting, then throw up on…

English professor laces novels with cocaine

By Melanie Woods, February 26 2015 — Full-time English students often have to read two or three novels a week. Add jobs, extracurriculars and other classwork, and many students resort to shortcuts to bypass reading the actual novel. Professor John Winters plans to put a stop to this. Beginning in Fall 2015, all of the…

Questions loom on open textbooks as SU election gets underway

By Alexander Kim, February 26 2015 — The University of Calgary has entered the two-week campaign period leading up the Students’ Union elections. A lot of promises are being made, many of them about open textbooks. Open textbooks are available for free online and are licensed under creative commons. This allows instructors to edit and…

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