U of C students organize MMA championship

Student-athletes have their hands full. They have to juggle classes, training and competition all while trying to pursue their life’s other passions. For a few University of Calgary students, competitive fire and their life’s passions melded into a unique opportunity. After retiring from active competition as a Dinos wrestler and finishing his undergraduate career, current… Continue reading U of C students organize MMA championship

Men’s basketball drops game to top-ranked T-Birds

There was no revenge for the Dinos over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on homecourt last weekend. The last time the men’s basketball team met the T-Birds, it was in the national semi-finals at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 tournament in Ottawa and the T-Birds ended the Dinos’ season with a 79-74 victory.… Continue reading Men’s basketball drops game to top-ranked T-Birds

T-Birds robbed of game, stuff in Calgary

The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds women’s basketball team didn’t have the best visit to Calgary on Saturday. Not only did they leave the city without a victory over the Dinos in Saturday night’s game, they left the city without some of their wallets, cell phones and iPods. While they were playing, someone entered their… Continue reading T-Birds robbed of game, stuff in Calgary

Women’s volleyball face tough stretch to end season

The Dinos didn’t win a game last weekend, but head coach Jesse Knight is happy with the way his team is improving at this point in the season. The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds swept the Dinos in straight sets, but there’s really no shame in losing to a team that is 15-0, ranked first… Continue reading Women’s volleyball face tough stretch to end season

Dinos upset T-Birds to end five-game slide

The women’s basketball team broke a five-game losing streak in style Saturday at the Jack Simpson Gym. Behind 25 points, including seven three-pointers, from Ashley Hill, they upset the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 71-66 to move to 7-8 and a tie for fifth place in the Canada West’s Prairie Division with the University of… Continue reading Dinos upset T-Birds to end five-game slide

One for two

Dinos swimming head coach Mike Blondal is disappointed with the results over the weekend, but he’s not despairing. The Dinos only came home with one banner from the Canada West swimming championships at the University of Lethbridge after the men successfully defended their title, but the women lost by a narrow 15 points. Blondal looks… Continue reading One for two

Spun: Tetrix

Local art-electronica artists Tetrix have finally hit double digits with Tetrix 10, their 10th release since 2002’s Tetrix 1. It is stunning to look back and see that these musical adventurers have released at least one album annually. Like the lyrics on opening track “The First Green Leaf” every new Tetrix release is “Ringing in… Continue reading Spun: Tetrix

Spun: OK Go

Appropriately titled “WTF?,” the lead song on OK Go’s much anticipated third album accurately labels the range of perplexities that make up Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. Unlike their first two albums, the Chicago eccentrics have abandoned their audibly artistic brand of music for a more visual approach. Naming their album after the… Continue reading Spun: OK Go

Mass Effect 2’s overall Sheen suffers from flaws

Bioware has crafted another fun, yet flawed, space romp with Mass Effect 2. The Edmonton-based video game developer’s sequel to their extremely popular 2007 space opera focuses on expanding the game’s universe and adding new races and moral choices to their futuristic sci-fi military shooter. Mass Effect 2 opens with main character Commander Sheppard’s death.… Continue reading Mass Effect 2’s overall Sheen suffers from flaws

Arch Enemy isn’t easily classified

With so many different types, subgenres, speeds and religious views, metal is a tricky genre to categorize. Sometimes even artists themselves aren’t sure exactly which box they fit into. Sweden’s Arch Enemy is the perfect showcase of the genre’s eclecticism, featuring vocalist Angela Gossow– one of the only female metal vocalists who can actually growl–… Continue reading Arch Enemy isn’t easily classified