The surprise about Pocket Full of Holes is that it doesn’t fall for the trap that capture most folk bands–the music actually has some variance. On their debut album, John Wort Hannam and the Sound Merchants produce a handful of honest, sentimental songs with a wide range of emotions, themes and sounds that are a… Continue reading John Wort Hannam and the Sound Merchants Pocket Full of Holes
Orchestra music brings to mind long dead middle-aged white males with unruly hair. The chance to see an orchestra play anything but Mozart, Chopin or Beethoven is a rarity. Here at the University of Calgary, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will give students a chance to hear something different when the CPO performs a read (a… Continue reading Wannabe Mozarts get chance at fame
By Usman Rizwan
Alberta post-secondary students might have an easier time acquiring a student loan this year because of recent changes to the Alberta Student Finance program. According to the changes made to the province’s student financial program in February 2012, post-secondary students in Alberta will no longer have to report their parental or spousal income or their… Continue reading Changes to student loans
By Tyler Harris
Have you had a problem with marijuana use in the past? A PhD candidate in the University of Calgary psychology department is conducting research into recovery from marijuana dependence. “We’re looking at an investigation into the recovery process from cannabis use disorders,” said lead researcher Jonathan Stea. “We’re trying to recruit individuals who live in… Continue reading Cannabis addiction research at U of C
By Amy Badry
What is a midwife and what is your role?Our scope is actually quite large. We can do preconception counseling, all your prenatal care, the delivery, and post-partem up to six weeks. It’s almost 10 months of care from beginning to end.Does the woman visit the hospital throughout her pregnancy?It is just the midwife unless there… Continue reading Full interview coverage with Calgary-area midwife Janna Miller.
Universities were the hotbed of political activism and social change. These institutions of higher learning were the places where counterculture brewed and young intellectuals fought against the norms of their more conservative elders. As time has gone on, the counterculture has been slowly and insidiously co-opted until it was nothing more than a fashionable choice… Continue reading Social change in the era of cool
By Ryan Pike
Since Hollywood has been churning out feature films for the better part of the last century, there’s bound to be some stories told that are mightily similar. Luckily, hard-working writers have found ways to keep seemingly well-trodden stories fresh by changing the characters’ genders, social standing or by placing the story in a wacky time… Continue reading These girls just wanna have fun
In an attempt to raise its profile and become a world-class university, the University of Calgary has begun in recent years to focus on new areas of development. The academic plan pioneered by administration places a heavy emphasis on research and the recruitment of academic staff in areas where research is expanding. In such an… Continue reading So, you wanna get on steady?
As far as childhood activities go, the telephone game is one of the most popular. The starting player chooses a phrase, whispers it into the next player’s ear and the message passes down the line, yielding minor distortions in transit. Rarely does the message remain intact. More often a phrase like “all the world needs… Continue reading Theatre Review: Oleanna
By Natalie Sit
Three University of Calgary students are semi-finalists in the As Prime Minister contest. Erich Mende, Trevor van Gorp and Erin Weir will fly to Toronto Aug. 6, to present their ideas and could win up to $70,000 and a one-year internship with Magna International if they are the national finalist overall. They answered the question… Continue reading So you wanna be Prime Minister?