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Candidate shuns VP Events forum

By Roman Zakaluzny

Students witnessed another solo election forum on Wednesday– this time for VP Events. Unlike the Presidential Forum on Monday, however, this forum’s truant candidate chose to boycott the event. High noon was the scheduled draw-time between the two candidates running for the position of VP Events, Alix d’Archangelo and Kyle Woolgar. Similar to Monday, the… Continue reading Candidate shuns VP Events forum

Redevelopment claims Banana

By Bonnie Leung

MacEwan Student Centre redevelopment plans will be completed by the end of March to mid-April, according to the University of Calgary Students’ Union. SU Vice-president Operations and Finance Amanda Affonso says many changes have been made in MSC, using the $245,000 allocated for the renovations. "Travel Cuts has been moved right across from Max’s," she… Continue reading Redevelopment claims Banana

SLC questions South’s ability to represent

By Mary Chan

Students’ Legislative Council voted 13-5 in favour of allowing Students’ Union President Rob South to sit on the University of Calgary Presidential Review Committee Tuesday night. The motion was passed after a drawn-out discussion brought up ghosts of South’s conduct at the Feb. 4 Board of Governors meeting. At the heart of the discussion was… Continue reading SLC questions South’s ability to represent

Students call for South’s impeachment

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

Students marched around campus demanding the removal of Students’ Union President Rob South immediately following the Feb. 4 Board of Governor’s meeting. The calls for removal were a direct result of South’s refusal to second an amendment for a zero per cent tuition increase. Students at the meeting shouted, "Second the motion," as South began… Continue reading Students call for South’s impeachment

South avoids impeachment

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

Impeachment is not imminent for Students’ Union President Rob South, despite calls for his removal from office by student activists. A straw vote at Tuesday’s Students’ Legislative Council meeting established that the disqualification of South would not come from within the SU. The written straw vote, which asked, "Do you support the impeachment of Rob… Continue reading South avoids impeachment

Fair, thou Art

By Bonnie Leung

Students are gathering in the food court this week hoping to discover their aesthetic (in)aptitude. The Fine Arts Fair, which runs from Nov. 16-19, started with a sculpting competition in the MacEwan Student Centre food court on Tuesday. According to Students’ Union Events Commissioner Oliver Ho, the fair will make students more aware of the… Continue reading Fair, thou Art

Cars "crash" on campus

On Wed., Nov. 10, the Calgary Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on the University of Calgary campus caused by drinking and driving. Firemen on the scene used the jaws of life to lift the roof off one vehicle to extract the trapped driver. The victim was carried away on a spine board to… Continue reading Cars "crash" on campus

Renowned j-man Gwynne Dyer speaks at the U

By R. Paul Dyck

Canada’s role in Kosovo and East Timor was just one issue addressed by renowned journalist Gwynne Dyer last week at the University of Calgary. On Oct. 28, Dyer, a Canadian journalist and war historian, spoke at MacEwan Student Centre about the changing world of international politics and the impact of these changes on Canadian foreign… Continue reading Renowned j-man Gwynne Dyer speaks at the U

Do you know your alcohol?

By Mary Chan

University of Calgary students saw mocktails, AADAC and a tuition’s worth of beer this week as Alcohol Awareness Week took place. "Alcohol Awareness Week is a campaign aimed toward students to show them the dangers associated with drinking," said Students’ Union Events commissioner Evan Truman. "The goal is to spread awareness that people have to… Continue reading Do you know your alcohol?

Athletics Festival

By Dean Hetherington

Consider this a warning for those who fear physical activity: an Athletics Festival is lurking in MacEwan Student Centre from Wed. to Fri. between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Students’ Union is hosting the event to give interested students the opportunity to meet sport clubs and university teams. "In the north courtyard, we are… Continue reading Athletics Festival