The jakalope is a composite of various animals, a weird mythical creature made up of parts borrowed from rabbits and antelope. The band Jakalope’s composition follows a similar path. When Dave Ogilvie decided to switch sides from behind the mixing board as one of the music industries great engineers to in front of it with… Continue reading Music Interview: Catching the Jakalope
Nothing but time will reveal how successful Students’ Union President Bryan West and Vice-President External Mike Bosch’s trip to Edmonton this past week was for increasing funding for the University of Calgary base operating budget. Previous Alberta budgets have only seen small increases in the base operating funding for Alberta universities. West and Bosch, as… Continue reading Lobbying successful?
With hopes for increased base operating funding and measures to prevent a double tuition hike for the 2006/2007 year, student leaders are descending on Edmonton this week to lobby the provincial government for input into Bill 1. The Council of Alberta University Students are meeting with MLAs, cabinet ministers, and Dave Han-cock, the Minister of… Continue reading CAUS makes last ditch lobby run
Months after the Red Mile craze struck Calgary, the nudity that took place on 17th Avenue during the Calgary Flames Stanley Cup run is about to be analyzed. A University of Calgary Professor, Dr. Mary Valentich, is conducting an anonymous study on why so many women decided to display their breasts to the public. “It’s… Continue reading Show us yer tits!
A blackened pig’s lung would make most people sick, but it’s in MacEwan Hall as an aid to help students stop smoking during National Non-Smoking Week. As part of this non smoking week, the Smoke Free U of C club are holding events each day to raise awareness about how smoking can affect you and… Continue reading Selling non-smoking
For these people, this waiting game is the worst part of school, with this year’s grade posting coming on January 7, 2005. Many students feel that this is too late for them to plan their next semester or appeal their grades.“I think that it is an inconvenience for students,” said Vice-President Academic for the Student’s… Continue reading Students frustrated over late grade postings
In the history of diseases, AIDS is regarded as one of the worst. While AIDS affects relatively few Canadians, take a moment to think about the 40 million worldwide that currently struggle with the disease. Twenty-five million people in Africa are currently infected. World AIDS Day, December 1, saw the return of Dr. Donald Ray… Continue reading A social vaccine for AIDS in Ghana
On October 8, 2004, Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier made a speech to the Building Owners and Managers Associations that publicly included the University of Calgary’s downtown campus as part of Calgary’s future. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that there were mouths watering in U of C’s administration that night. It has been a… Continue reading Downtown campus official
Problems. Problems? Like any policy that gets put into place, Inquiry-Based Learning will have its problems, as it becomes implemented into part of the education offered at the University of Calgary. The two largest stumbling blocks for Inquiry-Based Learning that the university can for see in the near future will come from class sizes and… Continue reading A look at Inquiry-Based Learning: Part 2
How happy are Canadians to see one of the industrial powerhouses that have been around since the mid-80s? Every show that they have played in Canada so far has been sold out, and to no surprise, they have been absolutely wild. After a long seven-year hiatus, KMFDM made a stop in Calgary to fans that… Continue reading Music Interview: The long lasting taste of KMFDM