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First-year roommates already locked in inevitable passive-aggressive spiral

By Melanie Woods, September 10 2015 — Less than two weeks after moving into their room in Kananaskis Hall, first-year roommates Kelsey Cunningham and Lauren Potter have already entered a passive-aggressive battle of wills. Cunningham said it all started when she noticed how Potter would leave her coat on the hook on the opposite side…

Security changes needed in residence

By Melanie Woods, March 12 2015 — On Friday, March 6, I received an email security alert from Residence Services. It said an unknown intruder had broken into the apartment of three female students and left behind dozens of pairs of used underwear stolen from them and others.  One room in particular contained 75 pairs…

Student in residence changes cooking forever

By Melanie Bethune, February 12 2015 — Dining options for students in residence have never been ideal. From the monotonous dining centre menu to the warm allure of Kraft Dinner, students without full kitchens are left with little room for creativity. However, a sudden burst of inspiration in second-year English student Melissa Woods’ Yamnuska Hall…

Residence fee increases are unfair to students

The view from second-floor residence isn’t fantastic. I can’t see over the first row of beige homes across the street. There’s no beautiful skyline or city lights. It isn’t great, but it’s fine. Would I pay $800 more a year to move six floors up for a better view? Definitely not. Residence Services recently announced…

Offensive, sexist intramural team names banned for next season

By Chris Adams, October 30 2014 — Students’ Union faculty of arts representative Lexi Narowski successfully lobbied to ban offensive team names for University of Calgary intramural sports teams that she says perpetuate rape culture. Names like Frigid Whore, Cunning Stunts and Beats by Ray — referencing former NFL player Ray Rice who recently assaulted…

Increase of 8.5 per cent proposed for first-year single rooms

By Chris Adams, October 30 2014 — Residence services will propose fee increases for all residence buildings at the tuition and fees consultation committee on Nov. 6 before going to the Board of Governors for final approval on Dec. 12. The increases would raise residence fees by 8.5 per cent — $58 per month —…

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