Women ballers devour competition

By Lee and Sean

Success is like sex-you always crave it and it feels good. During the climax of this weekend’s Panda Hoopfest in Edmonton, the women’s basketball team managed to come first with three stimulating wins.These wins were not easily won nor were they possible without the women’s wonderful work. In the first two games, they were comfortably… Continue reading Women ballers devour competition

T-Birds teabag hockey Dinos

By Ian Waldbauer

After being swept two weekends ago and splitting games Oct. 24-25 on the coast, hopefully something will jolt the underachieving men’s hockeysaurs before they dig themselves into a crater too big to crawl out of.Losing to the University of Alberta Golden Bears is acceptable, and somewhat expected. However to nearly drop two games to the… Continue reading T-Birds teabag hockey Dinos

Size a factor in women’s hockey double loss

By Mathew Hermary

The women’s hockey Dinos were twiced thrashed this weekend, losing 3-0 against both the Mount Royal College Cougars and the Grant MacEwan College Griffins.Friday’s game against the 2002-03 champion Cougars, who are presently tied with Grant MacEwan atop the league, showed the Dinos the kind of competition that they can expect this season. The Cougars… Continue reading Size a factor in women’s hockey double loss

Pet overpopulation filling animal shelters

By Falice Chin

The backroom of the Calgary Humane Society–where dogs up for adoption are kept–is cold, depressing and smells of bleach. As I walk down the aisles, desperate dogs bark, howl and jump, hoping someone will take them home. For most of them, the shelter environment is extremely stressful, despite the most sincere efforts put forth by… Continue reading Pet overpopulation filling animal shelters

Engineers ignore conventional borders

By Вen Li

A group of University of Calgary engineering students will soon spread technology skills to the underprivileged. Inspired by the Scala Program at McGill University, U of C’s Engineers Without Borders hopes to send two volunteer instructors and 40 computers to the Philippines in summer 2004. “Development work is a multi-disciplinary process,” explained U of C… Continue reading Engineers ignore conventional borders

Five more Canada Research Chairs

By Chris Tait

For most, the prospect of getting a chair from the government brings about questions like “What the hell?” For some, however, this is a prestigious opportunity accepted with much pride. Five University of Calgary professors were awarded Canada Research Chairs from the Government of Canada Thu., Oct. 23. This increased the total number of Canada… Continue reading Five more Canada Research Chairs

Amending Bill 43

By Natalie Sit

Amendments to the new post-secondary bill are seen as progress by student leaders but some are concerned about the tuition cap. Bill 43, the Post-Secondary Learning Act, was introduced at the end of the provincial government’s spring session to generate feedback for the Learning Ministry. Groups such as universities, students’ associations and other groups critiqued… Continue reading Amending Bill 43

No space for med students

By Вen Li

Medical students at the University of Calgary are alarmed by a continued decline in the number of post-graduate positions available in Canada. This year, the Canadian Resident Matching Service projects 1,321 medical students will graduate in 2004, and 1,334 post-graduate positions will be available, a 1-to-1.01 ratio. The small excess in the number of available… Continue reading No space for med students

A correction

By Jeff Kubik

Last week, the director of Ground Zero Theatre’s Paranoia was identified as “Abby Cutham.” The director’s name is, in fact “Abby Charchun.” We apologize for the mistake.