More like kidd millenni-dumb

At first glance, it would appear Ron Callari and Jack Pittman try entirely too hard to fit in with the radical left by taking meaningless potshots at George W. Bush and Co. with their book Uncle Dubya’s Jihad Jamboree. Upon further inspection, this proves correct. The book is nothing but a failed attempt at conveying… Continue reading More like kidd millenni-dumb

Winnipeg’s finest Paperbacks

Doug McLean, self-effacing singer and guitarist for the Paperbacks, is no rock star wannabe. McLean and the band are creating a growing buzz the best way they can–by playing jangly, confessional pop to as many audiences as possible, and in doing so, proving there is a place in this world for well crafted music. Although… Continue reading Winnipeg’s finest Paperbacks

Built for speed

Kyle Reboyna, fourth-year Geology student and one of the potential drivers of the University of Calgary Solar Car, takes a sun-powered zip around Parking Lot 10 in the prototype car. The student-built car will represent the U of C in The North American Solar Challenge running from Austin, Texas to Calgary, Jul. 17-27. For details… Continue reading Built for speed

News for small appetites

Lunch with Weingarten University of Calgary students and faculty have a rare chance to grill the man at the top. U of C President Dr. Harvey Weingarten will address staff, students and the public Thu., Jun. 2 in Science Theaters 148 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The name of his discussion is “39 Going… Continue reading News for small appetites

More student seats

With luck, the University of Calgary will be able to admit more students into high-demand programs this September. The Access Growth Fund, part of Bill 1, commits $90 million to the province’s post-secondary institutions over the next three years to increase access to existing programs. The initial Fast Track 2005 commitment promises to make $14… Continue reading More student seats

Get up and grow

The last season finale has run its course, the summer solstice is a month away and the University of Calgary Community Garden wants to give students and community members a reason to get outside and enjoy Calgary’s limited months of sunshine. The U of C Community Garden occupies approximately 7,500 square feet of land west… Continue reading Get up and grow

NUTV raises its voice

Campus broadcaster NUTV is planning to pump up the volume in MacEwan Student Centre. In September, NUTV hopes to revitalize its closed-circuit TV system by turning the volume up on the monitors located throughout the MSC food court during a daily two-hour programming window. Plans also include programming changes to highlight the best the station… Continue reading NUTV raises its voice

A bloody good pat on the back

Well Alberta, it’s been a long journey, but you’ve made it. Congratulations old bean, you’re finally 100 years old. It’s really quite an accomplishment, you should be bloody proud of yourself. In fact, you should make a big spectacle of things, getting all sorts of celebrities together, like the British royalty and country music stars.… Continue reading A bloody good pat on the back