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Chitter won’t help you make friends

By Kent Wong, March 22, 2016 — Chitter is a university-focused social networking app built on ideas used by platforms like Reddit, Twitter and U of C Confessions. But these online communities take more from the user than they offer back. We don’t need an app to experience the “university life.” If anything, Chitter detracts…

Public consultations can hurt more than help

By Fabian Mayer, March 15, 2016 — Like Beanie Babies and topknots, public consultation is becoming a fad. From federal ministers touring the country in “pre-budget consultations” to the city’s round of “engagement opportunities” currently underway on possible upgrades to Crowchild Trail, governments are more and more likely to look for public input. On the…

Calgary should embrace the arts

Calgary’s economy isn’t doing too hot right now. As the price of oil continues to fall, our city’s unemployment rate has risen to the highest it’s been since 1996. And there’s little reason to believe this will change anytime soon. But every cloud has a silver lining. The possibility of Calgary losing its reputation as…

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