Tagged politics

SU starts selling “Make MacHall Great Again” hats

By Derek Baker, November 1 2016 — The Students’ Union recently lost a court injunction over the operation of MacHall, granting control of the building and its $1.9-million revenue to the University of Calgary for the duration of the ownership lawsuit. In an effort to promote awareness about the issue and recover some of the…

Students’ Union holds second Lobby Training Program

By Scott Strasser, October 27 2016 — The Students’ Union held their second annual Lobby Training Program on Oct. 26, giving University of Calgary students a peek into the world of student-government relations. The Lobby Training Program started last year as one of former SU vice-president external Romy Garrido’s platform points. The goal of the…

Head to head: a minimum wage is largely beneficial to students

By Andrew Kemle, September 27 2016 — If you’re a university student who is employed, your wages will most likely be as low as legally possible. Raising the minimum wage would have a positive impact on the student body. The number one cause of future misery for post-secondary graduates is debt. Whether you’re in a…

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…

A lower voting age benefits democracy

By Tina Shaygan, August 30 2016 — Last week, Edmonton City Council passed a vote to endorse the lowering of the municipal voting age to 16. There are sound arguments on both sides of the issue, but ultimately a voting age of 16 should be implemented. People do not fall down a rabbit hole on…

Public consultations can hurt more than help

By Fabian Mayer, March 15, 2016 — Like Beanie Babies and topknots, public consultation is becoming a fad. From federal ministers touring the country in “pre-budget consultations” to the city’s round of “engagement opportunities” currently underway on possible upgrades to Crowchild Trail, governments are more and more likely to look for public input. On the…

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