Live Linux: No need to install

IBM, among others, have declared 2004 the year of Linux. Many companies and organizations are switching workstations from proprietary operating systems such as Microsoft Windows to Linux, including the City of Calgary. Formerly, such transitions took substantial time and expertise, discouraging many home users from trying the free operating system, now in its second decade… Continue reading Live Linux: No need to install

Asia

For student backpackers, Southeast Asia is probably one of the best destinations possible. Not as expensive as Europe but lacking the hostage takers of South America or the railway system of India, Southeast Asia has become a well-trod route on the backpacking circuit. This comes with inevitable but undesirable stereotypes: burnt-out lifers on pot and… Continue reading Asia

Australia

How you going?" Not "how’s it going?" Not "where you going?" Not even "how are you?" No, "how you going?" An expression used by all in Australia, it may sound weird and confusing but they all use it. Since I’ve been in Sydney, I’ve picked up on a lot of things which make this country… Continue reading Australia

Pilgrimage

If you are going to Muxia, it’s four kilometres shorter by the road,” says the truck driver as I prepare to cross the paved way and enter a winding dirt trail on the other side. “That’ll save you nearly an hour of walking.” I thank him, smile and, when he drives away, continue down the… Continue reading Pilgrimage

Eastern Europe

One of the most beautiful experiences in life is the feeling of elation as the plane descends and you excitedly and frantically look out the window trying to see this new land you will soon be exploring. The knowledge that when the plane touches down, when you finally disembark, you will be launching yourself into… Continue reading Eastern Europe

Western Europe

The year is 50 BC and a Gaulish village in the west of France is still holding out against the Roman conqueror. Thanks to the druids’ magic potion, a little group of undaunted Gauls succeed–among other things–in irritating Caesar and his proud legions to the utmost degree. Their only fear is that the sky may… Continue reading Western Europe

Canada

It always amazes me to hear about people traveling to other countries and listen to all their very diverse experiences along the way. Canadians love to travel. One question I inevitably ask tourists I meet visiting Canada, having caught the travel bug myself, is about their homeland. I’ve boiled my curiosity to this: I’m interested… Continue reading Canada

Travel Supplement Introduction

The contents of this supplement are a little immature, especially as far as travel goes, considering the bulk of the authors and photographers are new to the game. Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia… these are not the Himalayas, Burundi or even Russia. Most of your friendly neighbourhood student journalists are not that different than… Continue reading Travel Supplement Introduction

A steadily improving but unspectacular year

An ideal vp Events attends to the recreational lives of students on campus and the community. Arranging and promoting Bermuda Shorts Day, concerts, performances and other activities during the academic year is a large part of the portfolio. Other less event-related aspects include Safewalk and relations with residence students and other on-campus groups. The first… Continue reading A steadily improving but unspectacular year