SU to survey students on their study experience at the TFDL

As part of the Students’ Union’s annual survey, vice-president academic Hana Kadri wants student feedback on potential changes to the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL). The SU wants to speed up repairs in the library — such as broken power outlets — and improve the library’s study space. Kadri says that many repairs are not… Continue reading SU to survey students on their study experience at the TFDL

Calgary protesters rally for Gaza on Friday for the fourth week in a row

Hundreds of pro-Gaza protesters gathered outside city hall to demonstrate against Israel’s invasion of Gaza — Operation Protective Edge — on Friday, Aug. 1. The previous two protests saw over 1,000 attendees. Hamas and Israel have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire, which is set to end Thursday, August 7. Over 1,800 Palestinians and over 60… Continue reading Calgary protesters rally for Gaza on Friday for the fourth week in a row

$8,000 in new furniture and speakers for Arts Lounge

Arts students will enjoy a refurbished Arts Lounge in the fall with the space set to receive $8,000 in new furniture this August. Plans include adding more sofas, coffee tables, book shelves, student art and a new sound system. The Arts Lounge opened in Feb. 2013 on the first floor of the Social Sciences building.… Continue reading $8,000 in new furniture and speakers for Arts Lounge

Campus Security changes email alert language

Campus Security has added a statement to security alerts to emphasize that victims of sexual assault are not responsible for the actions of their attackers. The statement begins with “a victim of a crime is not responsible for a perpetrator’s actions.” Consent Awareness and Sexual Education club (CASE) president Emily Leedham said past security alerts… Continue reading Campus Security changes email alert language

Discussion of sexual assault still needs work

The language we use to discuss sexual violence needs to change. Removing stigma overnight is impossible, but changing the way we discuss sexual assault is a positive step. On campus, thanks to the Consent Awareness and Sexual Education club and the Students’ Union, security alerts issued by Campus Security now include a disclaimer stating that… Continue reading Discussion of sexual assault still needs work

Tolerate unbearable young people

Calgary doesn’t get political very often. Any opinion that diverges from conventional thought is greeted with apathy or irritation. Even university students, who are supposedly all radical leftists, don’t get angry about much these days. The opportunity to explore politics and activism in university is unique. At its best, student activism has the ability to… Continue reading Tolerate unbearable young people

Calgary Horror Con brings gore, community together

When people think of horror, it’s easy to reduce the genre to blood, guts and gore. People may not know about the growing popularity of horror conventions, which are driven by love of the genre and a sense of community. Calgary Horror Con returns this Saturday for its fourth year. Guest relations coordinator Sandi McLellan… Continue reading Calgary Horror Con brings gore, community together

Shambhala returns for psychedelic forest romp

Shambhala Music Festival has built a reputation as Western Canada’s top destination for electronic music over the course of 16 summers. Nestled on a ranch in the Kootenay mountains, Shambhala brings 10,000 people an hour’s drive south of Nelson on the second weekend of August. What started as a party thrown for friends on a… Continue reading Shambhala returns for psychedelic forest romp