Tagged september 18 2014

Faculty of law up for tuition hike of $250 per course

By Chris Adams, September 18 2014 — Faculty of law dean Ian Holloway revealed at a town hall Wednesday, Sept. 17, that his faculty will propose a $250 per course tuition increase when market modifier applications are due this October. This would increase tuition to $16,100 for first-year law students. Second and third-year tuition will…

Calgary International Film Festival brings eclectic line-up to local theatres

By Connor Sadler, September 18 2014 — Showcasing foreign and local films, the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) opens its 15th year on Sept. 18. For this year’s festival, CIFF features upwards of 200 new films over 10 days. With films ranging from light-hearted documentaries to dark comedies, odds are CIFF will have a movie…

Dinos edge Golden Bears in Men’s soccer

By Scott Strasser, September 18 2014 — After losing their opening three games, the Dinos men’s soccer team earned their first win of the season with a 2–1 comeback victory over the University of Alberta Golden Bears on Sunday, Sept. 14. Goals for the Dinos came from third-year winger Kieran Lane-Oppenheim and fourth-year centre-back Jason…

Renters deserve safe and legal housing

In Calgary, tenant rights are a taboo topic. At 1.4 per cent, Calgary has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada. Despite this fact, city council defeated a motion last week to change the city’s zoning restrictions and lessen stringent secondary suite regulations across the city. Secondary suites can be built in certain parts…

Bear Necessities provides the essentials

By Chris Adams, September 18 2014 — Bear Necessities, a University of Calgary club sanctioned last month, gives those simple bare necessities to Calgary’s most needy. Alexa Villanueva and her sister started the club after their experience with the homeless while  working downtown. By providing kits with essentials like toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo, the girls…

Errrybody in the Clubs gettin’ tipsy

By Katy Atherholt, September 18 2014 — At the beginning of every fall and winter semester, the Students’ Union showcases the many student-run clubs on campus with Clubs Week, a chance for students to connect with like-minded peers, join a few clubs and make new friends. “The purpose of [Clubs Week] is to promote and…

Q Centre expands programming

By Scott Strasser, September 18 2014 — The Students’ Union Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, better known as the Q Centre, has moved across the hall to their new space in the former Conference and Events office. At more than 1,000 square feet, the new office is roughly eight times larger than their previous…

Privacy concerns over new email service

By Babur Ilchi, September 18 2014 — The university’s new email service, introduced this semester, may be less secure than first thought. Office 365, which replaced the University of Calgary’s Webmail service, launched Sept. 1. Along with providing a new email service with Outlook, it offers the full Office 2013 suite and 50 gigabytes of…

New Music: Death From Above 1979

By Sonny Sachdeva, September 18 2014 — From the moment the rolling hi-hats kick in on the album’s opening track, sputtering underneath a jarring bass line thick with distortion, it’s clear that Death From Above 1979 has returned in all of their cult-classic glory. Ten long years after the release of their first album, You’re A Woman,…

Get Out The Vote

By Susan Anderson, September 18 2014 — If you don’t vote, you’ve got no right to complain — at least that’s what a new club at the University of Calgary thinks. The recently sanctioned Get Out The Vote club is kickstarting their campaign at Clubs Week, looking to recruit members and encourage young voters. “The…

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