Tagged September 11 2014

Local sci-fi author questions technological dependence in Cypulchre

By Connor Sadler, September 11 2014 — Cypulchre, the latest novel from Calgary sci-fi author Joseph MacKinnon revolves around the creation of the Cloud, a futuristic technology that lets users explore the “noosphere,” an internet-like plane of existence where everything is shaped by your thoughts. Cypulchre’s protagonist, Paul Sheffield, is the washed-up creator of the…

City Council approves West Campus housing and retail development

By Riley Hill, September 11 2014 — Calgary city council gave their unanimous approval to the west campus development project on Sept.8, clearing the way for the next phase of planning. All councillors voted to rezone the area, clearing the way for further planning and construction. A representative from the West Campus Development Trust (WCDT)…

MacHall lease negotiations near December deadline

By Chris Adams, September 11 2014 — The Students’ Union generates around $18 million in revenue from businesses and events held in MacHall every year. But that money may be in limbo with their lease agreement on the building set to expire Dec. 9. MacHall’s operating agreement, signed by the administration and SU, allows the…

Tour of Alberta comes down to the line

By Eric Mathison, September 11 2014 — After six days and 737.8 kilometres, the general classification for this year’s Tour of Alberta came down to one second. Daryl Impey, a South African cyclist for team Orica Greenedge,  took the win, displacing last year’s victor, Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Shimano). He won the tour’s final…

Dinos 2014 Football Season Outlook

By Annie Randhawa, September 11 2014 — After crushing the University of Alberta 71–3 at Kickoff, the Dinos look to continue their strong play as they march towards the Vanier Cup. “We’re hoping we can be playing at the end of the year and compete at the national level, which will be tough this year,”…

Company releases must-have new thing

By Melanie Bethune, September 11 2014 — The world is still reeling in excitement after a major company announced this week the release of a new thing that is just like the things you already own, only better. “Today we’re announcing the biggest advancement in the history of things,” said the keynote speaker, a friendly…

Companies responsible for privacy abuses

By Ashley Gray, September 11 2014 — Last week’s iCloud hackings scared me. Like many people, I own an iPhone that’s connected to Apple’s iCloud, a virtual cloud where electronics can access data or transfer information. On Sunday, August 31, somebody cracked the iCloud system and stole over a hundred nude photos from the personal…

Market modifiers punish students

By Kate Jacobson, September 11 2014 — Market modifiers are a bad idea based off an even worse idea. For those who haven’t heard of them, market modifiers are degree specific tuition increases tied to the perceived market value of certain degrees. This means that if you’re in commerce, you pay more money per course…

Forget about partying during O-Week

By Melanie Bethune, September 11 2014 — During the Orientation Week resource fair, a bewildered first year passing by the Gauntlet booth told me “it’s just like in the movies” when asked what she thought of the festivities. That’s not a coincidence. Orientation exists to prove to new students that university can indeed be just…

Making good choices on campus

By Scott Strasser, September 16 2014 — If you’re new to university, you’ll find yourself with more freedom than you’ve had before. You might be nervous about having to live alone and manage money for the first time. Or maybe you’re eager to tackle the “real world” that all your high school teachers warned you…

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