Shinerama: Students fighting Cystic Fibrosis

By Irene Enyedy

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited (genetic) disease that affects primarily breathing and digestion and other functions of the body. The effects of CF are most devastating in the lungs. CF may also cause extreme difficulty in digesting and absorbing adequate nutrients from food.Some people think that Cystic Fibrosis just makes it hard for kids to… Continue reading Shinerama: Students fighting Cystic Fibrosis

Do you give a flying rat’s ass?

By Natasha Dhillon

Is there something about this campus that really bugs you? Do you have a social conscience and want to do a little resumé padding at the same time? The Students’ Union needs a number of students to sit on a variety of committees–we’re talking everything from recycling and sexual harassment on campus to parking appeals… Continue reading Do you give a flying rat’s ass?

How to get some free money

By Barb Wright

On Fri. June 15, students will be rushing to the university’s Awards and Financial Aid office to hand in their applications for undergraduate student awards. There are hundreds of awards waiting for all different types of students–this translates into free money for those who qualify.However, that grade point average boost you’re expecting from this spring… Continue reading How to get some free money

Last week’s mistake

By Jane Alkhouri

I have a larger readership than I thought. In last week’s SLC viewpoint I goofed up. When I opened the paper on Thursday I was shocked that I had actually written such an inaccurate report on student voting rights about the Faculty Promotions Committee (FPC). Although I had the background information on this issue, I… Continue reading Last week’s mistake

Porco and team get the vote

By Jane Alkhouri

Student representatives may soon have voting rights on the General Faculties Council (GFC), the academic policy body of the University of Calgary. Specifically, this means faculty representatives who sit on the Student Academic Assembly (SAA), the Vice-president Academic and President of the Students’ Union. This was the result of a year-long initiative by incoming VP… Continue reading Porco and team get the vote

Pillowgate: The SU scandal for March

By Jane Alkhouri

Last week, Students’ Union President Toby White, VP External Duncan Wojtaszek and External Commissioners Matt Stambaugh and myself attended the Canadian Alliance Student Associations (CASA) lobby conference and internal review in Ottawa.The three main points CASA was lobbying on were: relieving student debt, restoring CHST and rebuilding campus infrastructure.CASA’s membership is comprised of 22 universities… Continue reading Pillowgate: The SU scandal for March

Election here . . . an election there

By Jane Alkhouri

Ah, it’s election time again… which one you ask? We have the provincial election taking place on March 12 and the Students’ Union general election from March 14-16.Most university students don’t even bother voting. Why is that? We pay taxes and contribute just as much as the next person. Unfortunately, it seems as if many… Continue reading Election here . . . an election there