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Dixie Chicks, Home

By Jackie Panera

At first glance, the Dixie Chicks may just look like another country trio dressed in popstar glam, but poppy this album ain’t. On Home, the Chicks go back to their bluegrass roots and twang it up with the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar. It’s rare and refreshing to hear a modern country group that… Continue reading Dixie Chicks, Home

Children and war dance onto campus

By James Keller

While the University Theatre is typically filled with university drama, dance or music students, this weekend it will be taken over by a different breed of performers–some of whom are over 10 years removed. "These kids work just as hard as adults," says Children in Dance organizer Emily Forrest, comparing the commitment and responsibilities of… Continue reading Children and war dance onto campus

Amnesty puts the spotlight on torture

By Kris Kotarski

It has been almost 40 years since British lawyer Peter Beneson started the entity known today known as Amnesty International. What began in 1961 has now grown to massive proportions, with over one million activists in over 150 countries. The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977, and continues to raise awareness of humanitarian… Continue reading Amnesty puts the spotlight on torture

Basketball Women headed for CIAUs

By Kevin Rothbauer

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Canada West women’s basketball fans found out last weekend when the Dinos went west to visit the University of Victoria Vikes. The Vikes. represented the immovable object; the defending Canada West champions had locked the top spot in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union rankings since… Continue reading Basketball Women headed for CIAUs

Canadians of our century

By Еvan Osentоn

Artist Emily Carr, Victoria, British Columbia (1871-1945) Among Canadian painters, Emily Carr stands alone. Indeed, while the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson may be considered more influential than Carr, they fed off each other while working together in Ontario where benefactors weren’t scarce. Carr, on the other hand, lived and worked alone in underpopulated… Continue reading Canadians of our century

It’s time to get past feminism and on to humanism

Seventy years ago, five women–Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby–fought hard and long for the legal recognition of women as persons in Canada. Seventy years later, not much has changed. While it’s remarkable for the town that puts the "c" in conservative to erect statues at Olympic Plaza in… Continue reading It’s time to get past feminism and on to humanism

Conference celebrates 70 years of personhood

By Christine Cheung

The Famous Five would have been impressed. Women and a few men of various ages and backgrounds came together last weekend for the Global Perspectives on Personhood: Rights and Responsibilities Conference, at the Rosza Centre 70 years after Canadian women were declared legal persons. Running from October 14-16, the conference featured prominent women speakers who… Continue reading Conference celebrates 70 years of personhood

Absolut theatre

By Jocelyn Grosse

In the twilight of the Cold War, a group of Russians search for a new direction. They journey terrain stretching across their motherland, from Moscow to the outskirts of Siberia. As they travel, they question whether it is better for them to follow their heads or their hearts. This is Tony Kushner’s Slavs!; Thinking About… Continue reading Absolut theatre