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Chartwells slashes summer hours

By Cam Cotton-O’Brien

University of Calgary students and staff will need to eat earlier in the spring and summer as Chartwells gets set to reduce its summer hours. While Alberta Union of Provincial Employee listserv emails suggested the reduced hours do not adequately provide services for staff or students taking classes in the spring and summer, Chartwells maintains… Continue reading Chartwells slashes summer hours

First Nations chief calls for government action

By Cam Cotton-O’Brien

The Canadian government needs to step up and address the issue of Aboriginal poverty, according to the head of the Assembly of First Nations. National chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine spoke at the University of Calgary Fri., Mar. 2 in a presentation hosted by the sociology department. “The single most important… Continue reading First Nations chief calls for government action

Students make Calgary better on break

By Cam Cotton-O’Brien

While the rest of us spent our reading breaks twittering around on beaches, ski hills, or perhaps drinking alone in our bathtubs, some University of Calgary students volunteered their time to help the community and learn about the social issues facing the city. Both the Office of the Student Experience’s Project Serve, and the Students’… Continue reading Students make Calgary better on break

Students take initiative

By Cam Cotton-O’Brien

University of Calgary students have the opportunity to improve the quality of life on campus by participating in the Students’ Initiative. The Students’ Union contest asks students to submit their proposals for initial consideration by Mon., Feb. 26. From these proposals, finalists are selected to prepare a business report and a presentation to be judged… Continue reading Students take initiative

Spun: Green Day

By Roy Cotton-O’Brien

When asked to, most people characterize Green Day as an emotional band. Their sound, loaded with anger, fear and confusion, came to a head in their last album, American Idiot. The political anxiety that facilitated Idiot is no more, as their latest LP, 21st Century Breakdown, focuses on larger social ills. Breakdown tells the tale… Continue reading Spun: Green Day