Mount Royal faculty consider job action

There is no surrender in sight as faculty and administration go head to head at Mount Royal College.The Faculty Association commenced job action on Tue., Mar. 4, after failed talks with administration. Job action will see a cessation of office hours and out of class activities for all faculty.“The faculty and Board of Governors negotiating… Continue reading Mount Royal faculty consider job action


Items periodically go missing when people steal on campus. In January, 392 thefts occurred at U of C. Apparently the University of Alberta has a similar problem; on Sun., Feb. 23, the Dinos men’s basketball team was robbed of a victory.Last weekend the Dinos played their final playoff games of the year against the U… Continue reading Screwed!

CIS swim season all dried up

The top two finishes at last weekend’s CIS Swimming Championships look the same for both the women and the men: British Columbia first, Calgary second. Though the Dinos beat both Thunderbirds teams at the Canada West Championships, they came up a little short at CIs.The women finished a mere 50 points behind UBS’s 666.5 score,… Continue reading CIS swim season all dried up

Laval again?

I think our regular volleyball writer is in Holland and I have this strange feeling he’s not handing in a story this week… Anyhow, on to men’s volleyball. Who knew the Dinos would enter the final weekend of 2002/2003 season seeded sixth? Who knew they’d make it to the National Championships at all? I didn’t… Continue reading Laval again?

Another shot at redemption

With a third shot at a Canada West title on the line, the Dinos’ women’s volleyball team failed to deliver. Fortunately for the Dinos there were some positives to the whole experience. The Dinos have now jumped into a second place tie with the Laval Universite Rouge et Or in the national rankings, which gives… Continue reading Another shot at redemption

Sometimes one is too much

With some help from the ancient Japanese art of the haiku, I will attempt to explain what happened to the Dinos women’s basketball team last weekend. Dinos lost to Vic Won’t be seen at nationals One point difference A 56-55 loss to the University of Victoria Vikes ended the Dinos’ season and prevented them from… Continue reading Sometimes one is too much

Bentley’s afro magic

Joe Bentley was the enemy.His curly (bleached?) afro was evil, and his wrestling prowess was reviled. He was wrestling my best friend, Kristian Leach, in a high school city final. Kristian was in grade 12, Bentley was a grade 11 punk. Kristian had “Leach 3:16” signs in the crowd, Bentley’s fans wore fake afros. We… Continue reading Bentley’s afro magic

But a single, simple request

I rarely take my car onto campus. However, I recently drove to a meeting near the ICT building. I honestly thought parking was free on Saturdays. Silly me. I found a $20 ticket on my windshield when I emerged. “No problem,” I thought. “I’ll just pay this within seven days and owe only $10.”That Friday,… Continue reading But a single, simple request

Harvey’s world

Once upon a time, Canadians were very fond of wine and gardens. However, one national leader came very close to destroying the country. This is how it all happened:Young, and sporting a hockey jersey on his days off, he looked like the kind of guy you would want running the country; he was one of… Continue reading Harvey’s world