For all the tea in Italy

What a wonderful world. Even in the midst of war, there is always time for tea and cookies. Tea with Mussolini is a film that offers a unique look at the Second World War through the eyes of an eccentric group of old English women, known as the Scorpioni. The film is set in Florence,… Continue reading For all the tea in Italy

Film: the final frontier

From time-travelling lesbian science-fiction in The Sticky Fingers of Time to the ridiculously playful Star Trek Disco Generation, the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival offered a variety of themes to satiate all tastes. I’d never attended a queer film festival before, so I can’t draw a comparison between this year’s festival and those of previous… Continue reading Film: the final frontier

California dreamin’

A night of music and culture used to be equated with the mental stimulation of watching a three-hour documentary on the pleasures of embroidery. The University of Calgary Wind Ensemble hopes to be the exception to this rule. An explosion of music and art will collide on Sat., July 3 when the U of C… Continue reading California dreamin’

Jazz Festival Junkies

The Calgary Jazz Festival returns, with headliners Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and the Cowboy Junkies, as well as many other renowned jazz artists. Among the array of sounds, festival goers may recognize one or two faces that are to the University of Calgary. As a music major, Scott Peterson spends a large portion of his… Continue reading Jazz Festival Junkies

Young Albertans earn Scholarships to international Colleges

Six grade 11 Albertans will embark on two-year baccalaureate programs in September after receiving scholarships valued at up to $24,000 each from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund. The students, including Neasa Coll and Marc Verdiel from Calgary, will have a choice attending one of 10 United World Colleges around the world.“This baccalaureate program is an… Continue reading Young Albertans earn Scholarships to international Colleges

Water, water, everywhere

It’s not a very dry topic—once you filter out everything else. Four University of Calgary Environmental Science students will travel to Nicaragua this summer to test U of C professor David Manz’s BioSand Water Filter.With the help of the Evangelical non-governmental organization Samaritan’s Purse and a $9,500 grant from the International Grants Committee of the… Continue reading Water, water, everywhere

The sugar, the beta and Santamaria

Mom always said two heads are better than one, and in this case, five university research teams are better than one.Starting September, the University of Calgary will join forces with Simon Fraser University, and the universities of British Columbia, Ottawa and Alberta in a three-year diabetes research project.Dr. Pere Santamaria (photograph at right), an associate… Continue reading The sugar, the beta and Santamaria

Signed, sealed, and delivered

Those who are lost now have new directions. The University of Calgary has erected a new fire-engine red signpost outside Biological Sciences by the LRT station.According to Community Planner John Fellows, the new sign will assist visitors around campus.“It’s part of an overall sign system to direct people to buildings,” said Fellows. “[This particular] finger… Continue reading Signed, sealed, and delivered

Hearing Hits SAA

For the second time in three months, controversy plagues a Students’ Academic Assembly Faculty of Management Representative. A hearing was granted to Management student Jennifer Bond to determine if current SAA representative Ryan Cartwright is in violation of section 58 of the Students’ Union Governance bylaws. Parts of the bylaw state that a Faculty Representative… Continue reading Hearing Hits SAA

The tip-off

Dear Mr. Bettman,I realize you can’t be blamed completely for the top league in the greatest sport in the world has degenerating into a complete mess, but you should probably take the brunt.About 10 years ago, hockey was near perfect. Something screwy happened around the time you took over. Exactly when the NHL went bad… Continue reading The tip-off