Chemistry explosion Brief

A chemistry experiment gone wrong brought the fire department to the University of Calgary June 11 after an unwanted reaction resulted in a small explosion in a chemistry lab. The resulting fire caused minimal damage to the laboratory, but four fire trucks were called in as a matter of procedure. A student in the lab… Continue reading Chemistry explosion Brief

Still hoofing it after 16 years

When I was four years old, Deerhoof were already cool. Now, after 16 years, 12 records and five former members, the solid quartet of John Dieterich, Satomi Matsuzaki, Ed Rodriguez and Greg Saunier continue to blow the minds of listeners everywhere. Matsuzaki’s vocals have the haunting quality of a half-forgotten dream as they float over… Continue reading Still hoofing it after 16 years

Calgarians fight to save historic brewery from destruction

History buffs across Calgary are joining forces to try and save an old brewery from the wrecking ball. In May 2009, Ronald Mathison of Matco Investments applied for a demolition permit for the Calgary Brewing and Malting Co. site, unbeknownst to the surrounding Inglewood community. Mathison filed for demolition because renovating the building was too… Continue reading Calgarians fight to save historic brewery from destruction

The cost of being the best you can be

The recent suspension of the football program at the University of Waterloo raises questions, once again, about why athletes at every level continue to use performance-enhancing drugs. (See cover story). The entire Waterloo football team underwent drug testing, a rare occurrence in CIS sports, and was pulled from the upcoming season after nine of the… Continue reading The cost of being the best you can be