Tagged Head to Head

Head-to-Head: Should we all have access to the email directory?

Yes, access to the directory is helpful to get in contact with people By Nikayla Goddard, October 15 2018 — On Sept. 7, 246 University of Calgary staff, students, faculty and alumni with ‘Nicole’ in their name or email address received a mass email from Carlos, a student looking to connect with a woman named Nicole…

Head to head: SLC Bonus repeal policy should have been passed

By Jesse Stilwell, April 4 2017 — Last week, the Students’ Union Policy Development and Review Committee brought the same policy to repeal faculty representatives’ monthly bonuses back to the Student Legislative Council from a  March 7 discussion, despite receiving criticism and suggestions to change it. The policy failed to receive the two-thirds supermajority it…

Should we debate hateful perspectives?

By Melanie Woods, November 1 2016 — A few weeks ago, the Christian Truth Activists (CTA) — a homophobic, transphobic and graphic anti-abortion group- — caused a stir at the University of Calgary when they booked a table in front of the Students’ Union Q Centre. A few weeks before that, over 40 graphic anti-Muslim posters…

Should we debate hateful perspectives?

By Andrew Kemle, November 1 2016 — In a span of less than a month the University of Calgary has seen two separate controversies regarding distribution of hateful material. Anti-Muslim posters were found around campus on Oct. 6. And the Christian Truth Activists (CTA) — a group of anti-LGBTQA evangelicals — presented students with graphic…

Do arts students need to take science courses?

Yes, breadth requirements help students get a better education   By Babur Ilchi, September 29, 2015 — Arts majors should take science courses. Science majors should take arts courses. The point of attending any post-secondary institution is to learn, and saying that you hate taking science or arts courses closes your mind from the world…

Do zoos have a place in our society?

Yes, zoos do important conservation work By Sean Willett, February 12 2015 — I went to see Loka the Komodo dragon the first weekend she was on display. Parking myself in front of the glass wall, I watched her for what felt like hours — only moving for the gaggles of children that wanted to get…

Should diploma exams be worth 50 per cent of students’ overall marks?

Yes, diploma exams prepare students for university By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Albertan high school students are probably happy to hear that the Alberta School Board Association supports the idea of diploma exams that are weighted at only 30 per cent of the final mark. We’d all like it if our university courses…

Should you go into debt to earn a degree?

No, it’s a waste of money By Hayden McBennett, November 20 2014 — A university degree once meant a stable, well-paying career. That’s no longer the case, but we still buy into the sacrosanct importance of higher education. Since 2007, admissions averages in programs at the University of Calgary have steadily increased. At the same…

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