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Spreading too wide

By Ira Wells

Jordan Petty: How would you define “urban sprawl?”Dr. Byron Miller: That’s a tough question. There are lots of different definitions out there, without much agreement on any one in particular. I would define it in terms of [an area] that is low density and automobile-oriented–automobile oriented above all else. In other words, development is planned… Continue reading Spreading too wide

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By Ira Wells

Do movies affect our perceptions of reality? University of Calgary students Ira Wells and Jordan Petty spoke with Dr. Malek Khouri, a Communications and Culture professor and the U of C’s Film Studies Coordinator, about their thoughts on sexuality, war and the profit motive in Hollywood.Ira Wells: Pierre Trudeau once said that the state has… Continue reading Now Playing

Good gates make good neighbours

By Jordan Petty

Ever feel locked out? University of Calgary students Ira Wells and Jordan Petty sat down with English professor Dr. Harry Vandervlist to discuss the phenomenon of gated communities. Aside from teaching poetry and critical theory for the English department, Vandervlist recently taught a course exploring urban spaces in contemporary English literature.Wells: There are now 20,000… Continue reading Good gates make good neighbours

Freedom from frozen dinners

By Ellen Lloyd

Horrifically long line-ups at Tim Horton’s are a permanent fixture in MacEwan Hall. But even at 4:30 p.m., long past the usual lunch hour, the University of Calgary food court is appreciably busy. Students empty their wallets and fill their bellies with typical, if not particularly varied, fare from the many fast food joints. Second-year… Continue reading Freedom from frozen dinners

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

Legalize by 2010.

By Ændrew Rininsland

Here’s a crazy idea that may sound a bit absurd, but follow me through on this: Cannabis will be legalized in the United States of America by 2010. “Totally absurd,” you say, as you shuffle the pages and mutter something about illogical and idealistic hippies with no grounding in reality. Even those who would support… Continue reading Legalize by 2010.