Tagged university of calgary

Know the risks of weed before lighting up

By Kent Wong, September 27 2017 — Weed, marijuana, the Devil’s lettuce, pot, Ganja — all common names for cannabis. Maybe you’re an expert on the stuff or perhaps you’ve only ever taken a puff of someone’s joint at a house party and gagged for the next minute. The pros, cons and risks of using…

Mayoral candidates take to campus for forum

By Daniel Huss and Tina Shaygan, September 20 2017 — Nine candidates seeking the mayor’s chair squared off in MacHall on Sept. 20 in the second debate of Calgary’s 2017 municipal election. The sold-out event, hosted by the University of Calgary, the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Association, heard candidates share their views on…

Get down at the club during Clubs Week

By Tina Shaygan, September 19 2017 — MacHall is once again home to hundreds of students participating in the semi-annual Clubs Week. According to Students’ Union vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka, 222 of the 334 SU sanctioned clubs are participating in this year’s Clubs Week. “Essentially, it is just a spot for new or old…

Greek societies should not be Students’ Union-sanctioned clubs

By Jesse Stilwell, September 19 2017 — Harvard University is considering banning single-gender clubs, specifically fraternities and sororities. The University of Calgary should too. According to the Students’ Union’s Student Organization Registration policy, a club cannot restrict membership based on the personal identification categories protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act. This includes gender. Yet…

Escape school stress at the campus community garden

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  Tucked beside the Cascade residence parking lot is the campus community garden — a hidden treasure at the University of Calgary. The humble space stretches the length of a soccer field and boasts looming sunflowers, plump zucchinis and plenty of potatoes. It is run by the Office of…

De-stress by decluttering your space

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  By the time midterms hit, your room will likely reflect your hectic schedule — clothes scattered around your room, an overflowing garbage can and dust collecting on your dresser. Keeping your space clean during school is as impossible as cleaning every typo out of an essay, but you…

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