Interstellar Rootcellar returns to the stage

Interstellar Rootcellar did not break up. Let’s make that clear. Though they may have been absent from the public eye for almost a year, pawning their instruments has not crossed their minds.Instead, the local six-piece has made every effort to rebuild and be reborn after lineup changes. The core members (Darren Bourne on keyboards and… Continue reading Interstellar Rootcellar returns to the stage

Practicum students learn from the Boys and Girls Club

A program between the University of Calgary and The Boys and Girls Club Community Services is providing social work and education students with the opportunity to apply textbook principles to real-life situations. “I learned independence through a variety of experiences,” said former Boys and Girls Club Community Services practicum student Michelle Chanet. “If I had… Continue reading Practicum students learn from the Boys and Girls Club

Paging more med students… you’re wanted at the U of C

Don’t break out the stethoscopes yet, but the University of Calgary Medical School is looking to increase its enrolment. The proposal, however, is still in a discussion stage.“We have been approached by members of the government with concerns about the shortage of physicians,” said U of C Dean of Medicine Dr. Grant Gall. “We have… Continue reading Paging more med students… you’re wanted at the U of C

Biomechanics rock Calgary

The University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology is sponsoring the xvii Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Taking place Aug. 8–13 at the Telus Convention Centre, the congress will explore issues including muscles and bones, sports, aging, and posture. Biomechanics is the examination of forces that act on and in the human body.According to… Continue reading Biomechanics rock Calgary

The hunting

With less than a month left before the September housing crunch, the yearly race is on, and students are finding it difficult.Quoting a 0.5 per cent vacancy rate and estimating that more than 10,000 students will seek housing in the next few weeks, the University of Calgary Students’ Union is trying to call attention to… Continue reading The hunting

Information Commons to arrive this fall

Students returning to school this fall will notice something different about the MacKimmie Library. The entire second floor of the Library Tower, Block and Link will emerge from construction as the new Information Commons.“Basically, this facility has been transformed from a traditional library facility where we had largely print and electronics to a new facility… Continue reading Information Commons to arrive this fall

The hunting

With less than a month left before the September housing crunch, the yearly race is on, and students are finding it difficultQuoting a 0.5 per cent vacancy rate and estimating that more than 10,000 students will seek housing in the next few weeks, the University of Calgary Students’ Union is trying to call attention to… Continue reading The hunting

Diggin’ for gold with a Yankee

Though officially classified as non-fiction, Gary Kinder’s Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea could fall into many literary genres. To begin with, it is a well-researched historic novel, detailing the sinking of the sidewheel steamship Central America off the us East coast. On Sept. 12, 1857, the Central America sank in a hurricane—the… Continue reading Diggin’ for gold with a Yankee