News briefs for the new year

By Ruth Davenport

Stör handle debate Fur flew at the Jan. 9 Student’s Legislative Council over the proposed new name for the Students’ Union convenience store. Currently known as Stör, the establishment formerly known as McQ’s may soon be given the contentious moniker “Bad Kitty’s Snack Emporium.” Student Nick Berdusco entered the name in the Name the Stör!… Continue reading News briefs for the new year

A new home for the Children’s Hospital

By Вen Li

The new Alberta Children’s hospital is a go, but not everyone approves of its location. The $200 million, 50,000 square-metre facility, to be located on West Campus, will be completed in 2005, and will provide opportunities for research and academic programs. But members of the University Heights community are concerned about the noise and traffic… Continue reading A new home for the Children’s Hospital

The secret of graduating from U of C

By Dean Hetherington

Every student wants to graduate, but students unaware of the graduation process can face delays and, in some cases, receive no degree. "We have had situations where students have the appropriate credits, but have not filled out the application for graduation," said Convocation Officer Dorothy Robertson. "We had a student last spring come down from… Continue reading The secret of graduating from U of C

Crimes and deaths

By Kristin Nikonetz

The month of December was deceptively quiet on the University of Calgary campus. A U of C student walking through the playing fields on Dec. 22 along Collegiate Road found the body of a 50-60-year-old male. Calgary police informed Campus Security the deceased died of natural causes, and identied him as a local resident. "It… Continue reading Crimes and deaths

Universal bus pass all-or-none

By Ruth Davenport

Behind the doors of the Students’ Union, executive members are hard at work disagreeing over a proposed mandatory post-secondary universal transit pass. Contingent on student approval by referendum, the pass would be granted to all students, meaning every student would pay the obligatory fee. "The only way something like this works is if it is… Continue reading Universal bus pass all-or-none

‘Poor start’ to transit negotiations

By Ruth Davenport

Calgary Transit workers aren’t ready to strike, and say that "work adherence" may not get their point across. "We don’t want to strike, but it seems to be the only language the city understands," said Dean McKerness, business president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 583. "We’re off to a very poor start," stated McKerness… Continue reading ‘Poor start’ to transit negotiations