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Seven ways to make back $1.9 million

By Derek Baker, October 18 2016 — After an unsuccessful injunction request by the Students’ Union to maintain control over MacHall, the University of Calgary has taken over the operation of the building for the duration of the ownership lawsuit. With the ruling, the SU has lost $1.9 million in annual revenue. Here are seven tips…

How to prove you’re a real baseball fan this October

By Melanie Woods, October 11 2016 —   The Toronto Blue Jays made the playoffs again this year, which means baseball — traditionally the sport of bubblegum and radio — is suddenly the most interesting thing in the world for Canadians across the country. While you probably want to follow the ongoing MLB playoffs to…

Four revolutionary ways to take notes in lecture

By Jill Girgulis, September 20 2016  — The rise of technology has led to an increase in the use of gadgets and gizmos in the lecture theatre. Students who choose to spit on their parents’ legacy by ditching the traditional pen and paper for note-taking in favour of something more current have plenty of options…

Four things to do instead of studying

By Jill Girgulis, March 1 2016 — University will teach you a lot. However, the most critical information you will extract from an undergraduate degree is how to procrastinate effectively. Here are some activities you should probably try before you buckle down and start studying for tomorrow’s 8:00 a.m. microbiology midterm. Start a blog: There’s…

The five stages of receiving your midterm grades

By Jill Girgulis, November 17 2015 — There’s no putting it off. Pretty soon, the good people running D2L are going to come barging through your bedroom door if you don’t look at your midterm grades. You’ll need to swallow your pride and make the fateful “click” of that little red dot. There’s a set…

Top five ways to spend your November reading break

By Jill Girgulis, November 3 2015 — Days off from lectures and labs are a rare occurrence in university. We’re expected to be more resilient than high schoolers, who need Friday off at least twice a month in order to function properly. When students do find themselves blessed with these mini-vacations, it’s usually uncharted territory….

Top five ways to deal with the post-election blues

By Derek Baker, October 20 2015 — The 42nd Canadian general election came to a close on Monday evening, ending with it the attack ads, feverish debates and insistent Get-Out-The-Vote campaigns. With this election reigning as the longest in modern Canadian history, it’s hard to remember a time when we weren’t constantly bombarded with politics….

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