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A tricky road ahead for the Students’ Union

By Ashar Memon, April 25 2019 — Tuesday night in MacHall. Tucked away behind the Information Desk, the MacHall Executive Council Chambers are the scene of a weekly meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council, the governing body of the University of Calgary Students’ Union. Inside, faculty representatives are about to vote on a resolution to…

What to expect as election day nears

By Ashar Memon, March 27 2019 — Provincial election season is upon us. Albertans will head to the polls to vote in the provincial general election on April 16, capping off what is expected to be a raucous month-long campaign period. There are five major political parties vying for power this election: the Alberta Party,…

SU defends decision to move BSD indoors after backlash

By Ashar Memon, March 18 2019 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is defending its decision to move the annual Bermuda Shorts Day celebration indoors into MacHall after receiving several complaints about the issue. The SU announced on March 14 that BSD this year will be held in MacHall AB and The Den. The…

U of C students hold ‘strike’ to demand climate action

By Ashar Memon, March 15 2019 — Students from the University of Calgary walked out of classes on March 15, joining thousands of others from around the world as part of a ‘climate strike’ to demand more action on climate change. Around mid-day, more than 20 students organized outside MacHall holding signs that read “planet…

Bermuda Shorts Day to move indoors this year

By Ashar Memon, March 14 2019 — The annual Bermuda Shorts Day event will be moved indoors this year, according to the University of Calgary Students’ Union. BSD, an end-of-year student tradition at the U of C dating back almost 60 years, will be held in MacHall AB and the Den this year. Since 2009,…

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