It’s too good to be true: a formula-style racing car that goes from 0–60 mph in 3.4 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than a Ferrari 360 Modena) and covers a quarter mile in less than 12 seconds (0.4 seconds faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo).It’s actually not too good to be true. Such a car is… Continue reading Cruisin’ for a bruisin’
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Alberta higher education forum
The third and final forum in the “Higher Education in Alberta: the 21st Century” series on Tue., March 26 examined challenges and issues affecting post-secondary institutions and students in the near future.Deputy Minister Maria David-Evans presented the keynote speech called "Post-Secondary Education: Looking Ahead" in Alberta Learning Minister Lyle Oberg’s absence. Student leaders from Mount… Continue reading Alberta higher education forum
The little engine that could… did!
Canadians know the best toboggans are made of plastic, wood, or may be improvised using an old inner tube.Last week in Winnipeg, teams of civil engineers demonstrated new levels of innovation as they raced and displayed toboggans made of concrete for top honours in the 27th annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.After a hard weekend… Continue reading The little engine that could… did!
Homesickness sets in again
There were plenty of high hopes in the sold out Stampede Corral, and Nickleback didn’t disappoint.Frontman Chad Kroeger scored a frenzied reaction when he started the night by thanking fans in true rock-star style."I would like to thank everyone who stood in line, borrowed someone’s credit card, stole some money or sold some weed to… Continue reading Homesickness sets in again
THE DEN’S DRUNKEN DEBATE
Last call at any licensed establishment usually prompts a tidal wave of people to surge towards the bar for their last drinks of the evening. Patrons spend the last hour guzzling or attempting to sober up, and then gathering their belongings and friends to head out. It’s a scene played out in bars the world… Continue reading THE DEN’S DRUNKEN DEBATE
Road Home in the right direction
One Friday night at the recent Calgary International Film Festival, people stood in a long line to see the Vietnamese film The Vertical Ray of the Sun, but due to problems arising from September 11 the film was stuck in California. Instead, we were told we would be seeing the Chinese film The Road Home,… Continue reading Road Home in the right direction
Iraqi sanctions ignored
The Gulf War ended over 11 years ago, but to this day sanctions are still in place against Iraq that cause enormous suffering. A touchy subject at the best of times, the Iraqi plight has been further overshadowed by the terrorist attacks in America on September 11. "This is a time when people are going… Continue reading Iraqi sanctions ignored
Hidden health hazards
Once students leave home for university, many things change. Not the least of these are sleep patterns, diets, and general lifestyle habits. Binge drinking, drugs, stress and sex quickly become common words in a university student’s vocabulary. Not all students are unhealthy, but during a typical university career most students suffer health issues ranging from… Continue reading Hidden health hazards
Portable centres of… something
On top of regular back-to-school challenges, University of Calgary students have two new classrooms to navigate. Classrooms TA 101 and 102 are located in portables otherwise known as "ATCO portable centres of excellence," required to accommodate rising enrolment at U of C. "Unfortunately, although we’ve got two new buildings, we don’t have adequate classroom space,"… Continue reading Portable centres of… something
The best of bars, the worst of bars
It was a genteel event. Those attending were dressed up and there were no sneakers or jeans in sight. The crowd behaved themselves, no drinks were spilled and there was barely a soul on the dance floor. It was a polite reception on the evening of Aug. 18, and it was the opening of the… Continue reading The best of bars, the worst of bars