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Students’ Union VP external position to remain vacant until October byelection

  By Matty Hume, June 12 2018 — The Students’ Union executive position of vice-president external will remain vacant until October, with the position’s responsibilities distributed between the four remaining executives. The VP external is the SU’s representative to political bodies outside of the university, including the municipal, provincial and federal governments. It became vacant…

Student taking spring and summer classes honestly has no FOMO

By Frankie Hart, April 25 2018 — The start of spring at the University of Calgary campus brings sighs of relief for most. Students are finally liberated from academic responsibilities after exams and are free to relax, go on vacation or work and at least get direct compensation for their labour. However, for some students, the break…

Cannon on student debt: ‘Stop being poor’

By Tommy Osborne, January 19 2018 —  After facing several complaints that the University of Calgary’s tuition and fees are too high, U of C president Elizabeth Cannon released a statement advising students to stop being poor. The statement came after many students realized that financing tuition, textbooks and residence will literally drown them in debt…

Student finally receives grade for class taken in 2015

By Derek Baker, January 9 2017 — As the remaining grades from the Fall 2017 semester trickle in, many students are anxiously checking myUofC to see whether they have been posted. But one student’s patience has been tested in particular. After waiting for two years, fourth-year open studies student Joel Johnston finally received his final grade for…

U of C professor researches social media campaigns like #MeToo

By Hannah Brunn, November 21 2017 — On Oct. 15, actress Alyssa Milano posted two words on Twitter that took social media by storm — #MeToo. In the following days, the hashtag was seen everywhere, used by celebrities and non-celebrities alike to show the world that sexual violence is a structural, institutionalized problem rather than…

Coca-Cola change causes chaos on campus

By Drew Thomas, October 12 2017 — The University of Calgary announced last week that they were switching their exclusive cold beverage provider from Pepsi to Coca-Cola. The fallout of this fateful decision is expected to be more explosive than a diet cola bottle full of Mentos. The decision to switch vendors polarized campus creating two…

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