Tagged Student Life

Six new noodle recipes

By Frankie Hart, October 11 2016 —    It’s almost halfway through the semester. If you live in residence you’ve probably spent almost all your food-plan money  again. It’s time to turn to the notorious life-saving student-budget classic of instant noodles. Deceive yourself into believing that you’re eating a five-star meal with one of these…

Free tampons an important issue for all genders

By Isobel Chiang, October 11 2016 — Cornell University recently passed a referendum to provide free tampons and pads in both women and men’s campus bathrooms. Kudos to Cornell for subsidizing the cost of feminine hygiene products. It’s about time universities recognize that all students and faculty deserve to have their personal needs met. We…

Arts vs. science: an unnecessary debate

By Isobel Chiang, October 4 2016 — The dot-com boom of the late ‘90s heightened the demand for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. In the blink of an eye and the click of a mouse, the age of interconnectivity eclipsed the age of enlightenment and STEM degrees increased exponentially in value. More recently, there…

Institutional support for sexual assault survivors a positive step

Last week, the University of Calgary bussed students to the Alberta legislature to take part in a PSA video for the provincial “I Believe You” campaign. Now in its second year, “I Believe You” is an initiative introduced by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) and the Alberta Ministry of Human Services. 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…

Retire Eyes High — let’s move on

It looks like the University of Calgary will lift up its eyes for another five years. At the annual Community Report on Sept. 16 to much pomp, circumstance and fancy golden sugar cookies, U of C president Elizabeth Cannon announced the launch of Energizing Eyes High, the next strategic direction for the university. The U…

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