Tagged may 14 2015

How the NDP toppled a 44-year PC dynasty

By Fabian Mayer, May 14 2015 — Prior to last week, only Albertans over the age of 65 could say they had voted in a provincial election that did not result in a Progressive Conservative majority government. The PCs’ near 44-year reign ended when Albertans elected the New Democratic Party as their government on May…

Pre-demolition car wash hosts art exhibit

By Rachel Woodward, May 14 2015 — Calgary-based curatorial ensemble Wreck City is partnering with Sled Island Music Festival to give local artists an interesting venue to display their works. Their newest project, Demo Tape, will take over the abandoned Penguin Car Wash located in Calgary’s Ramsay neighbourhood, which is slated for demolition following the…

2015 NBA championship predictions

By Sonny Sachdeva, May 14 2015 — The NBA playoffs are in full swing. After a few seasons of watching the same cast of characters repeatedly reach the championship, this year’s tournament has given fans all they could ask for in terms of fresh storylines. We’ve seen Lebron’s homecoming, the return of Derrick Rose, Steph Curry’s…

Inexperienced MLAs deserve a chance

In the May 5 provincial election, the Alberta New Democratic Party broke the 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservatives, winning a majority government with 53 seats. Not everyone was happy about this. Almost immediately, disgruntled conservatives went to work uncovering the scandals of their orange-clad successors. An obvious target became apparent — the social media…

Student issues ignored during provincial election campaign

By Fabian Mayer, May 14 2015 Taxation, healthcare and K-to-12 education were all hotly debated during Alberta’s election. Student issues, on the other hand, were all but ignored. Both post-secondary funding and the tuition cap were left out of the election’s lone televised debate and they were seldom mentioned on the campaign trail. Students’ Union…

Students’ Union campaign urged 3,000 students to vote in provincial election

By Hayden McBennett, May 14 2015 — The Students’ Union’s Get Out The Vote campaign contacted roughly 3,000 students before last week’s provincial election to encourage them to vote. Throughout the winter semester, students were asked for their contact information with the incentive of possibly winning an iPad or laptop. Students were then reminded how…

Campus events mark end of classes one year after tragedy

By Fabian Mayer, May 14 2015 — Old and new celebrations marked the last day of classes and end of the academic year. Both Bermuda Shorts Day and the inaugural UCalgary Strong Festival were deemed successes. The university put on the UCalgary Strong Festival with funding from the UCalgary Strong initiative, which was created last…

Haskayne students win competition with idea for safer campus

By Stephanie Tang, May 14 2015 — Five University of Calgary students won a business competition with an idea designed to make campus safer for women. The product, a bracelet equipped with a button, is called the Securelet. Pressing the button once signals to Campus Security that the wearer is in trouble and provides security…

Flames’ award nominations show club’s balance

By Sonny Sachdeva, May 14 2015 — The Calgary Flames’ playoff run may have ended in a disappointing overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but the season as a whole remains a definite success. While most predicted the Flames would fail to qualify for a playoff berth, the young group forged a never-say-die identity that took them to…

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