UBC edges Dino swimmers

The Dinos swim teams demonstrated their prowess in the pool last weekend in Lethbridge, finishing second behind the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in both the men’s and women’s divisions at the Canada West Universities Athletic Association championships. Traditionally, the T-Birds and Dinos have had the top teams in the country, mostly due to excellent… Continue reading UBC edges Dino swimmers

Volcic aims high

The University of Calgary will be well represented at this weekend’s World Cup of Speed Skating event. With first-class facilities on site, it is natural that our student body and alumni is replete with some of the fastest bodies on ice. So Pete Volcic, a man with the energy and ambition to make his mark… Continue reading Volcic aims high

Wesmen not what they used to be

How the mighty have fallen. The University of Calgary men’s volleyball team handed the former number-one ranked University of Winnipeg Wesmen two more defeats in Canada West action over the weekend. The Dinos won 4-1 and 3-2, and again showed flashes of brilliance in dispatching the high flying Wesmen. The Wesmen, on the other hand,… Continue reading Wesmen not what they used to be

Construction conundrum

Students awaiting the proposed MacEwan Student Centre redevelopment will be happy to know that progress may be on the way. Initially scheduled for completion in January 2000, redevelopment in MSC is about to resume, albeit with a later completion date. "Plans have not changed," said Students’ Union Vice-president Operations & Finance Amanda Affonso. "We are… Continue reading Construction conundrum

Famine hits campus

Raedee Saar is about to taste hunger. This weekend she and other University of Calgary students will participate in World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine, a program where individuals collect pledges from sponsors to go without food for 30 hours. According to Saar, a member of the Resident Outreach Program and a second-year, General Studies, doing the… Continue reading Famine hits campus

U of C 101 free–forever

Tuition may go up, but next year’s batch of frosh students will not pay extra to wander around campus with bright, yellow binders. Resulting from this year’s tuition consultation, first-year students won’t be billed to attend U of C 101, the frosh orientation program. "The [Students’ Union] received a guarantee of no fees," said University… Continue reading U of C 101 free–forever