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What students can learn from Republicans

By Frank Finley, September 27 2016 — There is something fascinating happening to the Republicans and students should take notice. As young people, it is important to learn from history’s mistakes, but right now, we have a chance to learn from the mistakes of the present. The Grand Old Party of the United States is…

We need to revalute the textbook market

By Tina Shaygan, September 20 2016 Last week, the Students’ Union ran the #TextbookBrokeAB campaign to raise awareness of the high cost of post-secondary textbooks in Alberta. Standing directly outside the bookstore to talk to students that just dropped hundreds of dollars is bold and arguably one of the more affirmative approaches taken by student…

Education more than about finding a job

By Andrew Kemle, September 13 2016 — The Alberta economy is spitting out noxious smoke, and this means the prospect of employment following the completion of your degree is murky. Good economy or not, getting a job after graduation isn’t guaranteed — and now’s a good time to recognize this fact. Not so that you can…

World Indigenous Games changing sports culture

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 3 2015 — The inaugural iteration of the World Indigenous Games (WIG) took place this year in Palmas, Brazil from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, highlighting notable changes occurring in sporting culture. The event featured over 2,000 athletes from 22 countries, including Canada, putting their skills to the test in both…

Athletics Canada misses the mark with insensitive tweet

Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 3 2015 — The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships kicked off in Beijing last week, and Team Canada has garnered praise for a surprising string of top-place finishes. Sprinter Andre De Grasse took home a bronze medal in the 100-metre while racing against gold medalist Usain Bolt. Melissa Bishop…

Red Mile harrasment showcases hockey’s misogyny

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, May 21 2015 — I was a little girl when I played my first hockey game. I loved it, despite being one of the only girls on the team. It was my dream to play alongside the boys and eventually make the NHL. I still remember the day my parents told me the hard truth — girls…

Do the Commonwealth Games matter?

By Ashton Chugh, July 24, 2014 — Did you know that the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland began on July 23? I didn’t until my eighty-year-old grandpa asked me to tape the opening ceremonies. Hey, the Americans aren’t competing in it, so none of the major US corporations advertise. The Commonwealth Games is an 11-day…

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