Tagged January 15 2015

U of S follows the U of C’s lead on offensive intramural team names

By Chris Adams, January 15 2015 — Intramural sports organizers at the University of Saskatchewan are following the University of Calgary’s lead by considering a ban on offensive intramural team names. U of C’s Active Living office  banned offensive names for the intramural winter season after Students’ Union arts representative Lexi Narowski said some names…

Damaged instruments make beautiful music

By Liv Ingram, January 15 2015 — When floods swept Calgary in 2013, countless homes and businesses suffered catastrophic damage. Among the destruction was the National Music Centre’s (NMC) collection of rare instruments, kept in their basement on 11 Ave. S.E. The flooding damaged 200 artifacts, totaling millions of dollars in damage. Following a one-week…

Dinos win secures No. 1 in Canada West

By Stephane Arnault, January 15 2015 — The University of Calgary Dinos [10–3–4] women’s hockey team defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies [10–3–2] 4–1 on Jan. 9 at Father David Bauer Arena. The contest was a battle between the two hottest teams in the league, with both clubs entering the night on winning streaks. With…

Average citizens left behind in Calgary’s rapid growth

Calgary is a nice place to live. There’s a burgeoning arts scene and the skyline is nicer than it used to be. Unemployment is low. We even have a fancy bridge to cross the river. The problem isn’t what Calgary has. It’s that the city isn’t on offer for a large group of people. Calgary…

MacHall needs more healthy food options

By Emilie Medland-Marchën, January 15 2015 — Smoke’s Poutinerie in MacHall was almost a frozen yogurt shop. While that’s still not the best choice for dinner, it’s much better than gravy-splattered fries. The selection of food in MacHall is dismal. While a couple dollars gets you a microwaveable cup of soup from Stör, finding a…

Democracy weakens with loss of Wildrose

By Alana Augart, January 15 2015 — On Dec. 17, nine Wildrose Party MLAs crossed the floor of Alberta’s legislature and joined the ruling Progressive Conservatives. Among them was former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith. Many Albertans are dismayed at the loss of one of the most effective official oppositions Alberta has seen in the…

SU sets faculty association policy

By Kate Jacobson, January 15 2015 — The faculty of science will soon have a new academic faculty club (AFC) to represent all of its departments. AFCs are faculty-specific clubs made up of members from departments in each faculty. The SU’s clubs committee was recently given responsibility to set policy for AFCs. The Club Sanction…

Class studies causes of genocide

By Scott Strasser, January 15 2015 — From Ukraine to Poland, China to the Congo, tens of millions of people were killed in genocides during the 20th century. A popular University of Calgary political science class hopes to answer how and why this happened. Students enrolled in POLI 470 will study the causes, processes and…

U of C professor dissects how terrorist organizations radicalize Canadians

By Susan Anderson, January 15 2015 — An aggressive new terrorist organization dominated headlines last year. The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), overran parts of war-torn Syria and Iraq, claiming large swathes of land as their own sovereign state. ISIS is known as al-Qaeda’s more brutal offshoot…

Inherent Vice is an incomprehensible pleasure

By Alexander Kim, January 15 2015 — Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Inherent Vice, makes no sense. And that’s the point. Set in Los Angeles in 1970, the tail end of the hippie era, the film is an absurdist satire of the systems of power in American society. To an outsider looking in, normal…

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