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Get outside, even when the weather is cold

By Calum Robertson, March 8 2019 — Many of us loathe the winter months. They bring the awfulness of daily commutes, the struggle to stay warm and the sense of depression from grey skies and early evenings. The urge to spend as much time inside as possible seems rational. After all, who among us could…

Where do bugs go in the winter?

By Matty Hume, November 27 2018 — When the days grow shorter and winds grow chillier, Canadians find winter solace in a single seasonal advantage: no more bugs. But where do all the creepy-crawlies go during the frosty months? Tibby Sardaing, head of the department of zoology at the University of Calgary, has all the…

Student builds snow sarcophagus for self

By Riley Martens, November 2 2018 — The recent snowfall has brought a wave of reactions to what the Twitterverse has dubbed #Snowtober. However, amid a cold reception, one student saw the winter wonderland as an opportunity. Civil engineering graduate student Bob Builder decided to use the snow as a chance to create his thesis project….

Premature Christmas celebrations cause kerfuffle

By Devin Aggarwal, November 23 2017 — The annual war on Christmas reached new levels of severity this week, as members of the Union against early Christmas Plans (UCP) retaliated against the Nativity Decorators Protectorate (NDP) for their continued promotion of the practice of putting up Christmas decorations before Dec. 1. The retaliation took the…

Three completely logical tips for driving on snowy roads

By Fatima Pirmohamed, November 23 2017 — It’s that time of year again. The temperature has dropped to the negatives and snow keeps falling. Though it’s a friendly reminder that winter break is just around the corner, it’s also responsible for the volume of car accidents increasing tenfold. If you’ve lived through a Calgary winter, you’ve…

How will you get by this finals season?

By Usman Zia, November 23 2017 — Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You want to take a few exam prep courses, but can’t stand the thought of losing a couple hundred bucks from your study snacks budget. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) You’ll join a study group in an effort to have some fun…

Five tips for beating the winter blues

By Christie Melhorn, November 9 2017 — Every year, the frenzy of Calgary’s first snowfall results in hundreds of car accidents and even more bitter Facebook statuses. Once the initial shock of snow fades, those of us with a deeply rooted preference for summer are plagued by general mopiness. Whether you’re a snowbird, would rather…

We forecast your future involves snow

By Danielle Leong, November 7 2017 —   Scorpio  (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You will fall through a mysterious opening in the snow and enter a majestic underground tunnel that leads to the North Pole. Unfortunately, you’ll take a wrong turn and end up in your next lecture.   Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) After…

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