Canadians of our century

Artist Emily Carr, Victoria, British Columbia (1871-1945) Among Canadian painters, Emily Carr stands alone. Indeed, while the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson may be considered more influential than Carr, they fed off each other while working together in Ontario where benefactors weren’t scarce. Carr, on the other hand, lived and worked alone in underpopulated… Continue reading Canadians of our century

Gallup leads Dino men’s B-ball

The University of Calgary men’s basketball team has had its share of struggles over the past few years. After failing to make the playoffs last season, the Dinos currently hold a dismal 1-7 record this year. The Dinos’ record doesn’t necessarily reflect the effort each member of the team puts into practices and games. Players… Continue reading Gallup leads Dino men’s B-ball

The most famous reindeer of all

It’s got nothing to do with Rudolph, but Operation Red Nose is back for its eighth year at the University of Calgary. The program, a collaboration between the University of Calgary Swim Club and Dinos Athletics, aims to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the streets this holiday season. The principle of the program… Continue reading The most famous reindeer of all

Car break-ins greatly increase

November was a busy month for Campus Security. Car prowlings continued to be a problem in campus parking lots and 29 car break-ins occurred, up from 22 in October. "This is way over the usual," says Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz. "There was over $40,000 in property stolen in the last month. We’re very concerned…… Continue reading Car break-ins greatly increase

Websites detect plagiarism

Plagiarism, considered one of the worst evils of academia, has both proliferated and found its demise in technology. Students and professors can access resources to catch and commit plagiarized papers online. Sites such as www.plagiarism.org claim they can identify a plagiarized paper using a logarithmic detection method which compares the text of a paper to… Continue reading Websites detect plagiarism

Computer labs neglected

At a time when on-campus computer systems are faster than ever, students wonder whether it’s worth the time spent lining up for them. Some University of Calgary students express concerns regarding accessibility to Information Commons computers, as demand for the new systems increases beyond the number available. "Sometimes I get on a computer right away,… Continue reading Computer labs neglected