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So your bus driver is 5,000 bees in a trench coat

By Melanie Woods, January 21 2016 — We’ve all been there. It’s 5:00 p.m. and you’re cruising down Crowchild Trail on Route 9. It was a long day at school and you really just want to go home, microwave a frozen pizza and start writing that big paper you have due. That’s when you pull…

Calgary NGO to consult public on gay-straight alliances in Alberta

By Alexander Kim, January 22 2015 — The Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) is holding a public consultation at the University of Calgary on Jan. 27 to discuss legislation of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in Albertan schools. GSAs are student-organized groups that provide safe space and resources for LGBTQ youth in school. According to Alberta…

Calgary Philharmonic goes to the dark side

By Alana Augart, January 22 2015 — On Jan. 28, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) will explore new territory, specifically The Dark Side of the Moon. In conjunction with the band Jeans ’n Classics, the CPO will present the album that catapulted Pink Floyd from arthouse recognition to global fame alongside some favourites from their…

Dinos blanked in Crowchild Classic

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 22 2015 — The University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal Cougars men’s hockey teams faced off for the fourth annual Crowchild Classic on Jan. 15, battling it out in front of a record-setting 8,882 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome. After losing all three previous contests against the Cougars this season,…

Why the student vote matters

This year, the federal government of Canada faces its first election since 2011. In Alberta, there’s been talk of a spring election. The Students’ Union elects new officials every year. If we don’t buy into democracy, we won’t have a say in who our governments are or what decisions they make. Candidates and parties pass…

National think-tank forecasts recession in Alberta for 2015

By Fabian Mayer, January 22 2015 — Economic think-tank Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) said Alberta will likely fall into a recession this year in a forecast published Jan. 16. The report blames the price of oil, which currently sits at $46.39 per barrel. CBOC senior vice-president and chief economist Glen Hodgson said in a…

Lone law rep to miss SLC for rest of the semester

By Riley Hill, January 22 2015 — Despite moving to Toronto, George Huang plans to remain the lone Students’ Union law representative, a job which requires him to attend Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) on Tuesdays and pays a $350 honorarium every month. Huang told SLC on Jan. 13 that he would “still be able to…

Engineering professors partner with Nepalese village to provide hydro power

By Farah Kammourieh, January 22 2015 — Two University of Calgary engineering professors, David Wood and Ed Nowicki, worked with an organization in Nepal to bring renewable electricity through hydro power to a village called Ghodasin. The project started almost two years ago when Wood, industrial and research chair on renewable energy in mechanical engineering,…

The Walrus tackles vice

By Jason Herring, January 22 2015 — Everyone has their vices, be it alcohol, gambling or shitty action movies. The Walrus Talks Vice, an evening featuring speeches from eight Canadian scholars and writers, will discuss why we are drawn to “immoral” behaviour, and why that’s not always  a bad thing. One of the speakers, Jim…

A look ahead at 2015 for UCalgary students

By Melanie Bethune, January 22 2015 —  MacHall construction: Early plans show that MacHall will be demolished and replaced with a very large hole that leads to nowhere. The very large hole’s bottom is unknown, and its edges are sloped in a way that escape is impossible. Students who fall into the very large hole will…

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