U of C prof studies violence

As memories of Littleton and Taber become dulled by time, questions remain unanswered. What prompted two students to murder 13 people? Why did they do it?A new book, Building Foundations for Safe and Caring Schools: Research on Disruptive Behaviour and Violence, explores related questions and their implications. Funded by Alberta Learning, Building Foundations is being… Continue reading U of C prof studies violence

On the fringe of cancellation

Theatre enthusiasts may have to wait another year before Calgary produces its first fringe theatre festival. Festival organizers are currently short almost half the money they need to proceed. Although things have looked up since the organizers sent out a press release last week outlining their Þnancial difficulty, nothing will be conÞrmed until this Thursday… Continue reading On the fringe of cancellation

Government runs credit checks to "protect" students from student loans

Credit check? No, thanks, say student leaders.Beginning Aug. 1, the federal government will run credit checks on student loan applicants. Student leaders claim the program will be a barrier to post-secondary education."This would deÞnitely make a lot of people think twice," said University of Calgary Students’ Union Vice-president External Nassr Awada. The Alberta Learning Ministry… Continue reading Government runs credit checks to "protect" students from student loans

The kids are alright.

I would like to address the "thugs" who laid waste to the three days of peace, love and debit cards.Your riotous actions have restored my faith in humanity. Say what you will about the relative stupidity and futility of violence, but the thugs unwittingly succeeded.By using "peace candles" to set fire to cars and merchandise… Continue reading The kids are alright.

he kids are alright

I would like to address the "thugs" who laid waste to the three days of peace, love and debit cards. Your riotous actions have restored my faith in humanity. Say what you will about the relative stupidity and futility of violence, but the thugs unwittingly succeeded. By using "peace candles" to set fire to cars… Continue reading he kids are alright

Drop dead funny

Ha, ha funny. Drop Dead Gorgeous is a damn funny movie. I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, there were some moronic parts, but no more than any other comedy. The story revolves around the small town of Mount Rose, Minnesota, which is obsessed with their local teenage beauty pageant. Now when I say small town, I… Continue reading Drop dead funny

Come for the Pussy, stay for the music

If you’ve never had the chance to witness Nashville Pussy live, take the plot from a bad ’70’s porno movie, add fireballs, occasional boots to the teeth, tattoos and gallons of whiskey, and you’ve got a typical show. However, unlike the cheesy soundtrack found on a B-grade smut flick, Nashville Pussy’s guitar-driven Motörhead-meets-Misfits style rock… Continue reading Come for the Pussy, stay for the music

Living on the edge

They came tattooed, hemped, tank-topped, and pierced. And at Edgefest ’99, they found the rockaholic abuse they craved: abrasive ranting from bands, a thrashing mosh pit, and physical, and musical heat. This year’s Edgefest did not disappoint, but it didn’t surprise either. While it succeeded in satisfying the masses’ hunger, it failed to awe. The… Continue reading Living on the edge

The wood is hard to swallow

The Wood consists of a series of flashbacks to the teenage years of three best friends as they grow up in the urban neighbourhood of Inglewood, California during the late 80’s. The flashbacks themselves are organized through what is the central narrative of the film: the sobering up of Roland (Taye Diggs) who is scheduled… Continue reading The wood is hard to swallow