Attention Terry White

Dr. White,This letter is in regards to the General Student’s Forum that was promised last year, but has failed to materialize. We would like you to accept our proposal to schedule a forum for this school year. We hope that you are committed to working with students to find solutions regarding student issues such as… Continue reading Attention Terry White

Strings attached

For 10 years, the Alberta government has followed a policy of less government is better government. From privatizing liquor stores to contracting out health care services, the province has paid lip service to this idea of non-obtrusive government. In reality, they have more power now than ever before–they’re just more covert about it.The government accomplishes… Continue reading Strings attached

Buy Smart

I try to be aware of where my money goes. I boycott stores that sell pornography, avoid Nike like it’s ebola and read the labels on my vegetarian food. I try to know what company owns what, where they manufacture and avoid companies that employ child labor. But it’s getting harder and harder to be… Continue reading Buy Smart

Rights of the child

Last Sunday marked the 10 year anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The fact it promotes basic human rights for children may explain why the vast majority of states signed it. It fails to explain, however, why so many do little to implement it.The convention is an international treaty designed… Continue reading Rights of the child

Men cagers blown away

The University of Calgary men’s basketball team experienced another disastrous weekend when they visited the University of Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend. The Dinos’ record dropped to 1-7, after they lost both games. On Friday night, the Dinos were blown away by a score of 78-48 and they dropped Saturday’s game 76-66. "We looked totally confused… Continue reading Men cagers blown away

Captain MacDougall tells all

Don’t ask Dino women’s hockey team captain Mariann MacDougall who she thinks will win the Stanley Cup this year. The 20-year-old Lumsden, Saskatchewan native and third-year History major is, by her own admission, the most vocal member of the team. Outspoken and opinionated are more like it. MacDougall came to Calgary three years ago and… Continue reading Captain MacDougall tells all

Time for swimming

Year in and year out the University of Calgary Dinos maintain a strong swim team composed of a number of high calibre athletes who challenge for the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union Championship. Former Dinos such as Curtis Myden, Mark Tewksbury and Tom Ponting moved on from the Dinos to become successful Olympians. While this is… Continue reading Time for swimming