SU Midterm Review: Joel Lockwood

Vice-President Operations and Finance Joel Lockwood’s job is seldom glamorous. He’s the member of the SU who often deals with student complaints, and the tricky third-floor MacEwan Student Centre redevelopment, however, these are two areas of his portfolio he’s handled competently. Two student incidents this year, the sexist Den cabaret ‘CEO’s and Office Ho’s’ [sic]… Continue reading SU Midterm Review: Joel Lockwood

SU Midterm Review: Paige Forsyth

A good Students’ Union Vice-President Academic is the mother bear of the organization. When students are faced with academic probation and appeals they need a compassionate, genuine and approachable person to sit them down, explain their options are make them feel a little bit better. Paige Forsyth fits this description like a warm scarf and… Continue reading SU Midterm Review: Paige Forsyth

SU Midterm Review: Jen Smith

As SU Vice-President External, Jen Smith is responsible for government lobbying, public relations, awareness campaigns and liasing with senior U of C administration on issues like tuition consultation. External duties are traditionally carried out in conjunction with the SU President, and this year the pair have accomplished much. Smith and current President Bryan West have… Continue reading SU Midterm Review: Jen Smith

SU Midterm Review: Bryan West

Bryan West came into this term as Students’ Union President with the best possible job experience: SU President. The experience shows. And although West has always been well spoken and diplomatic, difficulties within the SU and the current state of post-secondary have ensured his skills for diplomacy are both needed and productive. West is very… Continue reading SU Midterm Review: Bryan West

SU Midterm Review: Intro

It’s not our intention to needlessly harm reputations, but it is our intention to report to the student body how the Students’ Union executive is working. We looked at four major areas: How the President and each Vice-President works with and utilizes their commission, how SU progress so far matches individual campaign pledges, ways each… Continue reading SU Midterm Review: Intro

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

It was a typically cold December night in Calgary as my girlfriend Leah and I were sitting on the couch in my southwest apartment. The sounds of Todd Rundgren’s Hermit Of Mink Hollow filled the living room from my stereo speakers as we exchanged descriptions of our respective days over cups of tea. Then the… Continue reading “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

2005: The bottom of the heap

Broken Social Scene–Broken Social SceneEveryone knows when a band releases an album as critically praised as Broken Social Scene’s 2003 masterpiece, You Forgot it in People, the expectations for the follow up are going to be massive and there will be a backlash. Both of these happened to the Toronto collective when they rose to… Continue reading 2005: The bottom of the heap

2005: Read these words

We3With the help of Hollywood, comic books have been poised to cross over into the mainstream and be recognized as legitimate art for a while now. Unfortunately the process has been a slow one, for every in-depth article by respectable magazines there are still hundreds of people who see comics as little more than anatomically… Continue reading 2005: Read these words