Tagged Student Life

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…

We need to revalute the textbook market

By Tina Shaygan, September 20 2016 Last week, the Students’ Union ran the #TextbookBrokeAB campaign to raise awareness of the high cost of post-secondary textbooks in Alberta. Standing directly outside the bookstore to talk to students that just dropped hundreds of dollars is bold and arguably one of the more affirmative approaches taken by student…

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…

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