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Exploring the Imaginarium: WordFest 2018 Recap

By Frankie Hart, October 26 2018 — I’ve started to look forward to October every year for the past six years for WordFest, where my dad and I hang out and bond over books. Over the years I’ve seen changes in author’s, audience size, venue, events and theme. Though the festival is always evolving, it always…

Ambiguous Olympic advocacy group emerges on campus

By Frankie Hart, October 23 2018 — In anticipation of the Nov. 13 Olympic plebiscite, a new stance on the issue has emerged, culminating in an advocacy group — Who’s To Say? Calgary 2026 (WTSC2). WTSC2 hopes to appeal to Calgarians who, like them, feel very confused and anxious about the Olympic debate. Their leader, Mallory…

Anti-weed task force harasses students with spray bottles

By Frankie Hart, October 19 2018 — With the legalization of cannabis, the University of Calgary has prohibited on-campus consumption. Although there is no outright punishment for toking, the university has established a student-led task force to combat offenders by spraying them with water. Leader of the task force, third-year student Natalie Narcerson, emphasized the need…

What cryptic encounter will you have this month?

By Frankie Hart, October 5 2018 — Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) While navigating around a blocked-off part of campus, a construction worker will approach you and ask if you can lend a hand. After you respond that you’re simply not qualified, they’ll become insistent and build you into the new MacKimmie Tower. What a…

Student gets turkey stuck on head during Thanksgiving

By Frankie Hart, October 5 2018 — First-year student Theresa Tacchino returned from her visit home from the holidays with a new look. During Thanksgiving, a fight broke out in her family over cranberry jelly, escalating to a point where her brother grabbed the turkey and slammed it over his sister’s head. The family became panicked…

How to become your professor’s favourite student

By Frankie Hart, September 20 2018 — Some may suggest that the path to academic success is paved in wastes of time such as thorough note-taking and careful organization. However, the real secret to getting that 4.0 is good old-fashioned favouritism. Here’s how to get in your professor’s good books to rank high in their…

Student wins philanthropist award for doing dishes drunk

By Frankie Hart, September 18 2018 — After an absolute rager of a residence “get-together”, party-goers were shocked to discover fellow student Ivanna Ivre doing the dishes despite being absolutely trashed. “Most people would just leave the mess for someone else to deal with, but Ivanna has a compassionate heart and is always thinking of…

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