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Sean Agnew • Jay Altura • Diltaj Atanl• Katherina Atherhott Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Betucue • Fernando David Moreno • Alvaro Fernandez • Ashely Gray • Ann Karras • Jenny Lau • Marte Ligocki • Emily Macphail • Josh O’Brien • Jan Ong • Kathy Pham • Connor Sadler • Andrea Sanchez-Ponton • Justin Seward • David Song • Rhys Sosnowski • Scott Strasser • Jocelyn Vet • Curtis Watts • Adrienne Wengel

February 13, 2014
  Principia seductioPDF files may take a moment to load

If you're out to spot a feminist or radical leftist the watchword is consent. The word traces the outlines of today’s sexual and political discussion to the point that no discourse is complete without it.

February 13, 2014
  Just another day?PDF files may take a moment to load

That time of year again. Men and women everywhere scramble for the perfect gift for that special someone, chocolates and flowers fly off the shelves. There are probably lonely single people cursing their luck. Valentine’s Day. No matter where you go, people everywhere react to the holiday in one of two very predictable ways. If you talk to anyone happy with their relationship status they often find the holiday enjoyable, a reason to go out and do something special with their significant other and show affection.

February 13, 2014
  Putting the Pro in ProcrastinationPDF files may take a moment to load

Procrastination has ruined many lives. If tubular rock and roll band Guns and Roses hadn’t taken 14 years to come up with their sixth studio album Chinese Democracy, maybe it wouldn’t have been such an overproduced mess.

Maybe if Great Britain and France had spent less time being cowards at Munich, Hitler would have retired early to a remote Austrian log cabin, his vegetarianism reducing him to a diet of inflated German paper money and Eva Braun’s urine.

February 13, 2014
  Watch the damned athletesPDF files may take a moment to load

The International Olympic Charter states that “the practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind.”

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February 13, 2014
  Feds give universities $1.5 billion for researchPDF files may take a moment to load

The federal government announced on Feb. 11 that they have set aside $1.5 billion in new funding for university research.

The money will be held in the Canada First Research Excellence Fund and will be distributed over the next 10 years. Money will start flowing next year with $50 million up for grabs across Canada.

The money will be used to hire new researchers, fund partnerships between universities and encourage the commercialization of completed work.

February 12, 2014
  Notoriously bad washrooms getting a faceliftPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students will be happy to learn that the run-down bathrooms located across the hall from the Den will be renovated later this spring.

The renovations will happen between May and August and are expected to be completed in time for next fall.

“The current bathroom is significantly outdated,” said Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Eric Termeunde. “The new bathroom will be a lot more water-efficient and sustainable.”

February 12, 2014
  Fall reading week still not on the horizonPDF files may take a moment to load

A fall reading week is still a long way off at the University of Calgary.

The idea of extending the November break to a full week has been tossed around by both Students’ Union executives and candidates for several years.

“We need to find three days,” said SU president Raphael Jacob. “We have reading days as it is. Three more days and we get nine days off in total — weekend to weekend.”

The problem is that taking these extra days off would cut into instructional time that would need to be made up somehow.

February 12, 2014
  U of C jumps on the neknom trainPDF files may take a moment to load

Neknomination videos have dominated Facebook feeds in recent weeks with the online drinking game going world-wide.

The game works like this. If “neknominated,” you must perform a drinking feat on camera. After finishing your booze, you nominate two others to do the same then post the video online. Once challenged, you have 24 hours to post your own video.

The game originally involved nominees chugging a pint of beer before issuing nominations. But people began pushing the limits, drinking more.

February 12, 2014
  Conservative club still holding strong after 10 years on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Now wrapping up their 10th year, the University of Calgary Campus Conservative Association (UCcCA) is inviting students to join Canada’s governing party.

The UCcCA was formed in 2003 after the merger between the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives. The club has since looked to educate and organize students interested in the Conservative Party of Canada.

Recently, their work included a hard-fought campaign for Conservative MP Joan Crockatt, who won last year’s Calgary-Centre by-election by just over a thousand votes.

February 12, 2014
  Changes in visa program to benefit international studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Recent changes in Canada’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration will allow international students to receive multi-entry visas easier than ever before.

Most international students in Canada have single-entry visas. This means that if they leave the country, they need a new visa to get back in.

Under the new system, all applicants will be automatically considered for a multi-entry visa, allowing them to enter and leave Canada as they need.

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