Online Only – Letter: CPL de-sanctioned

By Sandra Braun

Well, what to say [“Pro-lifers lose club status,” Katy Anderson, Feb. 12, 2009]? This is exactly why I moved away from Canada to attend university in the United States 20 years ago and why I continue to live here today as a dual citizen. I am saddened, but not surprised, that University of Calgary faces… Continue reading Online Only – Letter: CPL de-sanctioned

Why the worst offence means poor defence

Johann Hari wrote an article in The Independent three weeks ago, evaluating the right to criticize religion. Islamic countries are demanding that the definition be changed for the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights, so that offence to religions can be stifled. The Cairo Declaration seeks to enforce shariah law, whereby critiques of Islam will… Continue reading Why the worst offence means poor defence

Rap is crap — or is that just T.I.’s new show?

By Meagan Meiklejohn

The countdown begins for Clifford Harris as he casts his final 45 days in front of the camera in “T.I.’s Road to Redemption.” Awaiting his final day of reckoning, one that could land him in jail for up to 30 years, rapper T.I. attempts to steer seven young hustlers off their prison-bound path and out… Continue reading Rap is crap — or is that just T.I.’s new show?

Fixing the turnout

By Daniel Pagan

There is an assumption that many university students just don’t care about student politics. That may have been true in the past and if you look around you can find confirmation for this. But a few students’ union elections are starting to challenge that stereotype. To get a big turnout in an election, all you… Continue reading Fixing the turnout

The ghost of literature’s past

By Laura Bardsley

Recently reported in the New York Times, Czech novelist Milan Kundera was accused of turning a Western spy in to the communist authorities in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. Kundera is a well-known dissident writer, famous for being strongly opposed to the communist regime. He was accused of reporting to communist authorities the whereabouts of Miroslav… Continue reading The ghost of literature’s past

State of the union: sick

By Jesse G. Hamonic

Revoking its official group status, the University of Calgary Students’ Union put a final nail in the coffin of Campus Pro Life. In doing so, the SU has proven that not only does U of C administration have little tolerance for free speech, but neither does the SU. This reprehensible action has caused irreparable damage… Continue reading State of the union: sick

The burgeoning fist of the marijuana movement

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

“The Phelps saga may soon be regarded as the moment when all of that changed, the unforeseeable, yet inevitable moment when the invisible hand of America’s marijuana culture finally became a fist.”— Scott Morgan, “Kellogg’s Stock Takes Big Hit After Phelps Controversy,” Feb. 24, 2009, DRCNet Chronicle. In 2008, I made a bold (and probably… Continue reading The burgeoning fist of the marijuana movement