Tagged Opinion

When to get off toxic dating apps

By Lady Marmalade, May 9 2018 — If you’ve been on Tinder for a while, you’ve probably matched with a few people and even met up with some. Regardless, if you are currently on the app, there’s a chance that you haven’t found love yet. If this is true, you’ve probably fallen into the habit…

Students should take advantage of available conference funding

By Kent Wong, May 7 2018 — As a University of Calgary student, you’re eligible to receive funding to attend academic conferences. Initiatives to fund students’ attendance include programs like the Schulich Activity Fund. Similar opportunities are available in the Faculties of Arts and Science. This funding doesn’t necessarily have to go towards travel —…

Rap in 2018 isn’t trash, Joey Bada$$

By Thomas Johnson, February 2 2018 — Throwback rapper dear Joey Bada$$ thinks the genre is currently trash. In a recent string of tweets, Joey articulated his thoughts on the current climate of hip-hop. Rap is in a very trash state rn with very few exceptions that don’t even get the love and attention that they…

It’s time to re-evaluate doping in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 20 2016 — After a tumultuous year, the leaders of 17 National Anti-Doping Organizations held a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark from Aug. 29–30 to discuss the effectiveness of global anti-doping efforts. The summit follows a controversial decision from the International Olympic Committee to not place a blanket ban on Russian athletes…

Is ethical consumption of music possible?

By Jason Herring, March 1 2016 — The rollout of Kanye West’s new album, The Life of Pablo, was a complete mess. West finally released the album, known at various points in its history as WAVES, SWISH and So Help Me God, on Feb. 13 after missing his projected release date by two days. Even…

New cabinet position a good sign for sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 19, 2015 — The Liberal cabinet brings with it the arrival of Carla Qualtrough, the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. Qualtrough is a three-time paralympic medalist in swimming, and has also served as the President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The addition of the new cabinet position is…

Online streaming changes sports experience

By David Song, November 17, 2015 — In order to watch professional sporting events, fans used to have to either show up in person or sit down in front of their televisions and get comfortable for a couple hours. But with the rise of online streaming services, this is no longer the case. Canada’s favourite…

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