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CJSW listeners keep community radio strong during Funding Drive

By Scott Christensen, October 30 2017 — Broadcasting out of MacEwan Hall, CJSW 90.9 F.M. is Calgary’s only campus and community radio station. On Oct. 20, it kicked-off its annual Funding Drive. With only seven paid staff members at the station, CJSW relies on Funding Drive and the volunteer efforts of over 300 people to operate. “We…

Dinos field hockey team optimistic about upcoming season

By Christie Melhorn, September 7 2017 — Whether or not you’re a hockey fan, living in Calgary exposes you to the sport’s culture — the enjoyable chill of the rink and the boisterous fans dominating the city’s bars. But compared to ice hockey, field hockey is less well-known in the city. The University of Calgary’s women’s…

Letter to the editor: harassment and sexism have no place in SU politics

My story is my own. Not everyone will have the same experience but I think it’s important to share mine. Through my journey I’ve learned that I am not alone. I had an amazing time running in the Students’ Union general election and I met so many people who were engaged and supportive. I had…

No need to leave campus with these September date nights

By Nikayla Goddard, September 7, 2017 — If you’re a bachelor or bachelorette new to the university, you’re probably looking for places to take your date. With your recently purchased expensive-as-hell textbooks, fiery first-day outfit and dreaded tuition payments, money can be tight. Here are a few university date nights that won’t bust your wallet. Monday…

Catch up on your sleep, while you still can

By Christie Melhorn, September 6 2017 — The warmth and late sunsets of summer nights beckon us to stay up later. Sometimes it’s worth losing some sleep to grab drinks with friends, see a live show or to get caught in a YouTube video spiral. However, habitually sacrificing sleep catches up in a nasty way. It…

Club introduces cricket to campus

By Christie Melhorn, September 5 2017 — Those of us who grew up in Calgary have likely spent considerable time in a hockey rink. However, for many international students, playing or watching cricket is a much more familiar tradition. The UC Cricket Association is introducing the game to the University of Calgary. Executive member Nishant Joshi…

University affirmative action policies help systematically disadvantaged groups

By Tina Shaygan, September 5 2017 — Last month, the United States government opened up the hell gates to the debate on affirmative action. Leaked government documents showed the U.S. Justice Department is allocating resources towards investigating and taking legal action against universities with affirmative action policies intended to include more students from disadvantaged groups to…

Frosh 2017: The Students’ Union

By Derek Baker — As a University of Calgary student, you belong to the Students’ Union. Whether or not you notice, the SU will play a substantial role in your university experience over the next four-plus years. Their job is to promote our interests to university administration and the government, run programs for students and plan events….

Frosh 2017: University Big Shots

By Jesse Stilwell — One of the only interesting things that has taken place at the University of Calgary in the last few years is the drama surrounding its administration. From the legal dispute surrounding the ownership of MacHall to president Elizabeth Cannon’s alleged conflict of interest with the Enbridge energy company, any student might have some…

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