2014-03-13

    
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Jean Agnew • Katerina Atherholt • Diltaj Atwal • Melanie Bethue • Devon Fetkenher • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Jenny Lau • Kayla Lissel • Samantha Lucy • Fernando Moreno • Matthew Parkinson • Sonny Sachdevon • Conner Sadler • Andrea Sanchez-Ponton • Tiffany Sengsavang • Justin Seward • David Song • Scott Strasser • George Wang • Jocelyn Yet • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes out to all y’all who voted “yes” for the CJSW referendum. Good on you for understanding that a campus is more than a degree mill, and voting to add a little bit of culture, community, and really good music to our daily lives on campus. Losing might suck, but that’s democracy for ya, so we’ll dig in our heels and try again next time. This Golden Spatula, though, is for those who emphatically voted in favour. We salute you.

March 13, 2014
  Voter enthusiasm unenforceablePDF files may take a moment to load

Avoter turnout of 28.8 per cent meant that the Students’ Union saw its highest voter turnout in the past three years. While this is an obviously dismal proportion, even by apathetic Albertan standards, the situation is not as bad as you might think.

March 13, 2014
  Finding the substance in the scandalPDF files may take a moment to load

Gossip feels good. At least, good in a way that virtue cannot compete with: it’s immediate, dangerous and full of exciting contradictions. A story is delicious when it’s distasteful and disgraceful. A forbidden secret tastes better than the biscotti it was shared over — so long as the secret is not about you.

March 13, 2014
  You win, you selfish bastardsPDF files may take a moment to load

During this year’s Students’ Union election, the student population voted down the MacHall redevelopment referendum and the CJSW levy increase. That’s fine. Nobody is mad. But we should really take this opportunity to re-examine how funds are distributed throughout the school, and assess where to trim the fat from nonessential services.

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March 13, 2014
  Market modifiers up for discussionPDF files may take a moment to load

Market modifiers increase student fees in faculties with a perceived higher earning potential, like business and engineering. Like mandatory non-instructional fees, market modifiers have a bad reputation among students.

March 13, 2014
  Faculty unsatisfied by Alberta budgetPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Faculty Association (TUCFA) are not fans of the province’s new budget. For TUCFA president Paul Rogers, the 2014–15 Alberta budget does little to fix the damage caused by $147 million in cuts last year.

“I think it’s a very disappointing budget for the vast majority of students in post-secondary education,” Rogers said. “There remains very significant concerns as to the quality of student experience given this government’s unwillingness to live up to its promises.”

March 13, 2014
  Price of UPass may be on the risePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students might see the price of their UPass increase soon, according to Students’ Union vice-president external Conner Brown.

“[A report] is before city council,” Brown said. “Calgary Transit is proposing a 5 per cent increase on the $117 we’re currently paying per semester.”

The 5 per cent increase would see the price of the UPass go up to $123 per semester. The information is outlined in Calgary Transit’s “Fare Strategy Review.”

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