U.S. supporters rally on campus

Close to 1,000 Calgarians rallied at the U of C in support of ongoing military action in Iraq on Sun., Mar. 30. Speakers and participants, including veterans and families of armed forces personnel in the war, demanded that Prime Minister Jean Chretien support the Anglosphere nations (the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Australia).“My wife and… Continue reading U.S. supporters rally on campus

John Hammond, Ready For Love

Ready For Love is John Hammond’s 29th solo album, and once again, he is in fine form. On this occasion the legendary delta bluesman is backed up by long-term collaborator David Hidalgo in the producer’s chair. Hammond’s outstanding 2001 release, Wicked Grin, was an unusual piece of work, written and produced entirely by long-time friend… Continue reading John Hammond, Ready For Love

Armed Forces week

No, the Canadian Army hasn’t been called in to quell rowdy tuition protests. It is Armed Forces Week at the U of C, and the Society for Strategic and Military Studies has sponsored several military displays and talks by distinguished academics from across North America. The free events ranged from talks by experts in the… Continue reading Armed Forces week

Strike action threatened at SFU

Hundreds of clerical and technical staff marched on the Burnaby mountain campus of Simon Fraser University on Mon., Mar. 24, the latest action in dispute with university administration over wages. CUPE Local 3338 members also took job action with a noon-hour study session at the Burnaby campus.“One of the challenges both parties face is the… Continue reading Strike action threatened at SFU

Snake water

A poster outlining a questionable miracle cure went up on poster boards around campus, advocating the use of water instead of traditional medicine.Entitled “Stay Fit Sans Medicine,” the poster described the use of water, apparently as found in Hindu religious texts, to cure diseases like diabetes, tuberculosis and even cancer. Kamlesh Panchal, whose phone number… Continue reading Snake water

Fuzbox

Growing up amid century-old churches and culture stretching back even further, Fuzbox is nothing if not a product of its own environment. With layers of sound that rival the small army of art-rock musicians like Do Make Say Think and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Montreal-based band is quickly migrating from the benches, aging trees… Continue reading Fuzbox

Report Cards: Mens Soccer

B-To be perfectly honest, the men’s soccer team deserves a C. They were streaky, they got my hopes up like a prom-night limo ride, and inevitably, they came fourth in a four horse race.“But there are seven teams in the Canada West Conference,” you say. Lies. Trinity Western is hardly a team. And Lethbridge? Who… Continue reading Report Cards: Mens Soccer

Report Cards: Wrestling

A-The Dinos wrestling team is like nudity. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s ugly, (sometimes it’s Damon Booth), but it’s always interesting.On that note, the men’s wrestling team gets an A and the women’s team gets a strong B+. They both finished second in the nation, but much like nudity, second isn’t always second. The men… Continue reading Report Cards: Wrestling

Report Cards: Women’s Basketball

ACanada West insiders eliminated the Dinos from the playoffs before the season began, and with good reason. The Dinos boasted a lone fifth-year player. Their only fourth-year player was a college transfer. Beyond that, they had a couple on injury-prone third-year players and a bunch of rookies and sophomores.While the Dinos may not have looked… Continue reading Report Cards: Women’s Basketball

Report Cards: Field Hockey

A- This year’s Dinos field hockey team turned it up a lot higher than we’ve heard from them in a long time. Aside from finishing third in Canada West with three players named to the Canada West All Star Team, the girls shut down our major University of Alberta rivals generating significant respect and self… Continue reading Report Cards: Field Hockey