Young workers feeling the recessionís wrath

By Eric Mathison

Since the economy started its downward spiral late last summer, we of the insulated student population haven’t had need for the same apprehension as the rest of society. We have no life savings to lose, no homes to be repossessed by the bank and job security is more likely to be a security job. Sure,… Continue reading Young workers feeling the recessionís wrath

Editorial: Obama unveils a bonafide legal nightmare

By Cam Cotton-O’Brien

Some claim the American Dream died long ago; last week president Barack Obama delivered a speech that outlined the violent end of the American Soul. Standing at a podium in the National Archives- which houses the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights- Obama’s voice echoed out his administration’s plans to enable,… Continue reading Editorial: Obama unveils a bonafide legal nightmare

SU approves new accountability agreement

By Noah Miller

The 67th Students’ Union has approved a new and “exciting” — a word consistently, and perhaps ironically, used at all SU meetings — Executive Accountability Agreement. In compliance with various SU bylaws, the document contains rules governing official office hours. It states the executive must “post and maintain regular office hours and ensure that they… Continue reading SU approves new accountability agreement

University seeks to replace biggest wig

By Katy Anderson

The search is on for the eighth president of the University of Calgary’s 42-year history. After eight years at the reigns of one of Canada’s G-13 universities, Dr. Harvey Weingarten is moving on this January. To find a replacement, the university set up the Presidential Advisory Search Committee and is now looking for input from… Continue reading University seeks to replace biggest wig

Arts amalgamation passes

By Katy Anderson

It’s official, baret-wearing English majors will be grouped in with calculator-carrying economists starting April 1. Well, almost. The highest governing academic body at the University of Calgary, the General Faculties Council, voted to approve the amalgamation of the social sciences, communication and culture, humanities and fine arts faculties into one arts faculty — a model… Continue reading Arts amalgamation passes

Black holes are nothing to be afraid of

By Jon Roe

The recent completion of the Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland has seeped the fear of black holes from the minds of fictional space explorers into the public consciousness. This is because the high speed particle collisions in the LHC may produce tiny black holes. These and other black holes were… Continue reading Black holes are nothing to be afraid of

Online Exclusive: Sarah Slean, the extended interview

By Kate Marlow

G: I understand that you just completed a degree in philosophy and music at the University of Toronto? Sarah Slean: That is correct. G:Congratulations. SS: Thank you so much. G: Why did you choose philosophy? SS: First of all, I started at York in classical piano and I quickly realized that I was not going… Continue reading Online Exclusive: Sarah Slean, the extended interview

Spun: Lady Sovereign

By Ændrew Rininsland

British grime MC Lady Sovereign is back with her second album, Jigsaw. Much more melodic than 2006’s Public Warning, Jigsaw lacks the clever-yet-abrasive vocals of Sovereign’s prior effort, leaving what is in all respects a merely average hip-hop album. That’s not to say it’s all bad. “Student Union” brings back some of what made her… Continue reading Spun: Lady Sovereign

Spun: Pet Shop Boys

By Hoang-Mai Hong

The Pet Shop Boys have been making clever pop albums that balance searing wit with fey, Euro-trash dance music sensibilities for nearly 25 years without a misstep. Thankfully, they continue that trend with their latest LP, Yes, which holds to the tried and true Pet Shop Boys tropes — fashion, style, wealth and love. “Love… Continue reading Spun: Pet Shop Boys