2000-10-26

    
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November 01, 2000
  Professing for peanutsPDF files may take a moment to load

The life of a sessional instructor is not easy as there are long hours, poor pay, few (if any) benefits and an uncertain future.

"I've had limited benefits for two years, but it's never guaranteed from year to year and I could easily not have them next year," said University of Calgary sessional English instructor Randy Schroeder. "My guess is most sessionals throughout North America have no formal benefits whatsoever."

October 26, 2000
  Election frenzy grips CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

For the third time in seven years Canadians are going to the polls. On Sunday, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien formally asked Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to dissolve Canada's 36th parliament. The election, set for Nov. 27, is only three and a half years into the majority Liberal government's mandate, and local candidates have already begun the five-week campaign.

October 26, 2000
  The new music manPDF files may take a moment to load

Chad Saunders lives by the motto, "finish what you start," and he is fulfilling that motto as the new station manager for CJSW, hoping to add a few more tricks to his lively past at the University of Calgary.
Saunders graduated from the

U of C in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in geography and tourism. Some might recall his more famous escapades that include founding the Annual Slurpee Cup Tournament, and running for Students' Union Vice-president Events on a Freak Party Platform.

October 26, 2000
  Why pigs fly: an expansion storyPDF files may take a moment to load

MacEwan Hall expansion has closely resembled the Canada Pension Plan over the last five years as something we keep paying into but for which we don't expect a return. Well, those green fences aren't up to keep us in; believe it or not, the official Mac Hall groundbreaking took place on Oct. 26. Look up. Look waaaay up. You might just see pigs flying.

October 26, 2000
  If you think your family's dysfunctional, try rezPDF files may take a moment to load

For most U of C students who have only gone as far into rez as the DC (dining centre), rez life still remains a "concept." Here's a sneak preview of what goes on after the last lesson of the day.

Living in rez, especially in Kananaskis and Rundle Halls, or "Trad," is like living in a highly family with no real stern authority, where alcoholic outbursts, sexual misdemeanours and sibling rivalries are part of the daily routine.

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