Tagged Student Life

Why I moved out of residence after my first year

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 I moved into residence with the excitement of a naïve first-year student. I thought to myself, “this is the place that I am going to call home for the next eight months.” And it was — I spent my first year in residence. But I eventually decided it was no…

Four revolutionary ways to take notes in lecture

By Jill Girgulis, September 20 2016  — The rise of technology has led to an increase in the use of gadgets and gizmos in the lecture theatre. Students who choose to spit on their parents’ legacy by ditching the traditional pen and paper for note-taking in favour of something more current have plenty of options…

New U of C class teaches students how to be hermits

By Tommy Osborne, September 20 2016 — As the new school year begins, the University of Calgary welcomes both new students and a brand new program to campus. Education for Fending Off Future Friends (EFFOFF) will focus on preventing social contact. “Millennials are constantly portrayed as lazy, self-engrossed individuals with limited social skills. We aim to…

We need to spread the wealth with infrastructure funding

The government gravy train keeps on rolling and the University of Calgary isn’t getting off anytime soon. After announcing a $75-million clean energy research grant on Tuesday, the U of C announced $160 million in infrastructure funding on Friday, with $78 million coming from the federal government. That’s a big chunk of change. It will…

Education more than about finding a job

By Andrew Kemle, September 13 2016 — The Alberta economy is spitting out noxious smoke, and this means the prospect of employment following the completion of your degree is murky. Good economy or not, getting a job after graduation isn’t guaranteed — and now’s a good time to recognize this fact. Not so that you can…

You’ll learn more in clubs than in the classroom

By Tina Shaygan, September 13 2016 — You’ve probably heard a million times about how valuable it is to join clubs and participate in extracurricular activities in university. Practically any advice that is ever given to new students comes down to “join clubs.” And next week, you’ll see armies of students in MacHall recruiting and promising…

Invite-only Ban Ki-moon event perpetuates campus elitism

On August 12, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon gave a talk at the University of Calgary for International Youth Day. A few weeks prior, I received an e-mail invite to the event. The e-mail detailed how U of C provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall was “pleased to invite [me] to a reception and…

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