If there’s one thing in the world that should have global span and dominance it is the Internet. This beautiful invention provides us with tons of information and makes it available at our fingertips. Whether you’re looking for news, sports, entertainment, research, communication with distant family and friends, “free” downloadable material or things unmentionable in… Continue reading Nova Scotia garlic farmer hates technology
Three of my classmates and I are teaming up to join the fight against homelessness on Calgary’s streets. Our group, 4 Nights 4 the Homeless, started out as a project in our international literature class, but has since evolved into a fundraiser for the city’s homeless community. By camping out for four days and nights… Continue reading 4 Nights 4 the Homeless
It appears that no one is more burdened by the weight of the recent heavy snowfalls as our city council and, more specifically, our bylaw chief Bill Bruce. Over the past three months, Bruce and his department have dealt with just over 10,000 complaints from citizens about their neighbours leaving snow and ice unshoveled from… Continue reading The cost of shoveling snow, or rather, of not shoveling snow
YesJust over a year after saying no to amending their constitution, Venezuelans are once again being asked to vote. While the 2007 constitutional referendum had its sights on a total of 69 articles concerning a myriad of issues ranging from progressive socialist reforms, to what critics of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez would cite as a… Continue reading Mind Fight: Are presidential term limits a good idea?
YesAlthough most of us, as starving students, complain about feeling the bite of yet another fee in our everyday lives, we aren’t that bad off. If you can afford to drive a car to and from school every day and haven’t bought a parking pass for McMahon or the Arts Parkade, then you’ve been free… Continue reading Should the city raise park and ride prices?
The 2008 federal election English leaders debate was recently televised, giving Canadian voters glimpses of how the heads of the various factions hold up in verbal sparring matches. This year’s inclusion of Green Party leader Elizabeth May was a unique twist. The Green Party is the largest party in Canada that does not hold a… Continue reading Politics and Quebec
For people who are afraid of flying, having to board an aircraft for a flight can be a startling ordeal. When faced with the actual logistics of flight, the potential for disaster increases in our minds. But as the famous saying suggests, “You are more likely to die in a car accident than in a… Continue reading People who shouldn’t nap:
American economic crisis Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for the largest bankruptcy in history Monday. Lehman, the fourth largest U.S. investment bank, had assets of $639 billion at the end of May. The bank financed too many risky assets with little capital. Central banks are pumping billions of dollars to contain the crisis in Wall… Continue reading News for the unnewsed: Economy in crisis
The proliferation of the English language is easily observed in our modern world. Words such as “hi” and “okay” are used by people all over the globe, regardless of their mother tongue. In eastern European countries (like Bosnia) if you’re a crack-up you’re called “funny” and when you say thank you for something, the reply… Continue reading Where’s the valve-less water waste preventer?