By Matt Harris
The tumultuous era of the early ’90s saw the grungy days of Reaganomics transition quietly into George Bush senior’s conservatism. The Cold War rapidly ended with the fall of the USSR, taking the prevailing attitude of fear that dominated the last 70 years down with it. Iraq invaded Kuwait, and the world’s attention turned to… Continue reading Music Interview: The highest of the high and…
By Matt Harris
Composers like Bach and Scarlatti may have died over 200 years ago, but their unique Baroque music lives on today. You may expect to find their work immortalized within a few albums recorded by some random orchestra in an east European village for the collections of eccentric music lovers. But their music also lives on… Continue reading Music Interview: The Best Brazilian Guitar Based Bach Since Uh…
By Matt Harris
University of Calgary graduate Johnny Summers is keeping busy this fall. With his upcoming Memphis Belle Gala on Sat., Sept. 25 at the Aerospace Museum, a groove album in the works (which will be his third album alongside The Johnny Summers Quartet Vol. 1 and Walk Through the Park), and several projects on the back… Continue reading Summers kicks it for the fall season
By Curtis Wolff
The Dinos men’s hockey team finished the second week of the season with an exclamation point, beating the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in a 9–5 offensive outburst on Saturday Oct. 12 at Father David Bauer Arena. With the victory, the Dinos improved to 4–0 in regular season play. First-year forward Chris Collins led the… Continue reading Dinos men’s hockey off to 4–0 start
By Fabian Mayer
The 1988 Winter Olympic Games brought international athletes, media and fans to Calgary. There were few athletes who received more attention during those two weeks than the intrepid Jamaican bobsled team.
The team’s Olympic dream ended with a horrific crash, but is widely recognized as one of the biggest stories of the entire games.… Continue reading Peace be the journey
By Jeremy Woo
How did Canada’s most successful political party of the 20th century fall from a strong majority government to third-party status in just nine short years? Many people will give many different answers. However, the reality is that the Liberal Party of Canada is on the brink, fighting to maintain its relevance and existence.
After… Continue reading Trudeaumania: the second coming
By Brandon Beasley
On the 21st of September, New Humanist magazine held a debate at the Royal Society of Arts in London called “After New Atheism: Where next for the God debate?” The speakers put forward variations on a central theme: that the so-called New Atheism of the likes of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris has,… Continue reading The poverty of New Atheism
By Emily Ask
Controversial author and political commentator Ann Coulter is filing a human rights complaint against University of Ottawa provost Francis Houle after he sent her a warning letter before she even arrived in Canada. The letter advised that she weigh her words carefully because “Canadian law puts reasonable limits on freedom of expression.” Student protests against… Continue reading University provost responds to Coulter visit
By Cailynn Klingbeil
Sharing boos, cheers and chants of “we won’t bail you out,” about 500 students gathered outside of council chambers Tuesday night to watch provost Alan Harrison speak about tuition increases. Many students held posters expressing their frustrations while others showed up in little more than garbage bags and underwear. Harrison explained to students the context… Continue reading Frustration builds around tuition hikes
By Ryan Pike
For as long as we can remember, tuition consultation at the University of Calgary has been fairly routine. Every December, university administration has a quick discussion with the Students’ Union, asks them how much they’d like to pay and then raises tuition as much as they can. Usually it’s a drop in the bucket, an… Continue reading Editorial: Start saving your pennies, gang!