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Province pledges funding for MacKimmie Complex redevelopment

By Scott Strasser, May 2 2016 —  The University of Calgary will receive $17.2 million over two years from the provincial government for a redevelopment plan of the MacKimmie complex and the Professional Faculties building, Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt announced April 29. The funding will be used to review the use of space…

Student work takes flight at annual festival

By Rachel Woodward, March 22 2016 — University of Calgary dramatic arts students will showcase their works at the 12th annual Taking Flight: Festival of Student Work, which takes place from March 29–April 2 and April 6–9 at the Reeve Theatre. The two-week festival, presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts, allows students…

Dinos hockey shut out by Montreal at CIS national championship

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, March 20 2016 — The Dinos women’s hockey team faced off against the University of Montreal Carabins on March 18 at the Markin MacPhail Centre, kicking off the University of Calgary’s run at the 2016 CIS National Championship. Although the Dinos were ranked seventh in the Canada West this year, their role as…

Students’ Union election horoscopes

By Melanie Woods, February 23 2016 — Pisces  (Feb. 19 – March 20) You will wake up tomorrow with presidential candidate Stephan Guscott’s beard. It looks good on you. Aries  (March 21 – April 19) A terrified-looking man in a Minions costume will sprint past you in the hallway. After you realize no one is…

Crowchild Classic lives up to its name

By Fabian Mayer, January 26 2016 — Competing chants of “Let’s Go Dinos” and “M-R-U, M-R-U” rang out in the Saddledome on Jan. 21 as students took part in the fourth annual Crowchild Classic. The crowd of nearly 13,000 provided an electric atmosphere. The sedate businessmen that usually occupy the arena’s lower bowls were replaced…

University of Calgary offers class on successful sex in a failing economy

By Melanie Woods, January 28 2016 — In response to Alberta’s crumbling economy, the University of Calgary will offer a new course on staying intimate with your partner despite desperate economic times. The course, titled “ECON 411: Bear markets in the bedroom” will be taught by economics professor and self-proclaimed sex-haver Dick Jameson. “Sex is…

Crosstown rivalry spills off the ice at Crowchild Classic

By Queenie Cagulada, January 26 2016 — The rivalry between the University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal University Cougars was hard to miss at the fourth annual Crowchild Classic on Jan. 21. Fans from both institutions decked themselves out in team colours and packed the Saddledome. With a record-breaking turnout of 12,859, there was…

The top four people you shouldn’t talk about sex with

By Jill Girgulis, January 26 2016 — With the Students’ Union’s annual Sex Week upon us, students are encouraged to have frank discussions about sex. However, it’s hard to know who to talk with about sex and who to avoid. Some people lead to scintillating conversations, while others to awkward encounters. But for everyone’s sake,…

A look ahead at 2015 for UCalgary students

By Melanie Bethune, January 22 2015 —  MacHall construction: Early plans show that MacHall will be demolished and replaced with a very large hole that leads to nowhere. The very large hole’s bottom is unknown, and its edges are sloped in a way that escape is impossible. Students who fall into the very large hole will…

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