New refugee student thankful for help

By Amy Badry

World University Services of Canada is a national organization with chapters in numerous universities across campus. Focusing on human development through education and training, WUSC supports more than 50 student refugees that come to Canada each year pursuing post-secondary education. “WUSC focuses on international development and tries to do this through education,” said WUSC co-chair… Continue reading New refugee student thankful for help

Study proves first-years can’t walk well

By Brent Constantin

Research from the University of Calgary suggests that in a group of six students new to the school, five of them are unable to walk properly when inside of the MacEwan Student Centre. U of C social sciences professor Richard Champlain spent the last three years studying the movement patterns of new students before publishing… Continue reading Study proves first-years can’t walk well

Spun: Chromeo

By Savannah Hall

Chromeo’s album Business Casual could be the soundtrack to a 2010 The Breakfast Club. Scurrying around Cowtown to Business Casual makes the everyday drudgery so much more fun. With an extra pep in your step, you will be turning every corner wondering when a flash mob is going to break out with classic ’80s dance… Continue reading Spun: Chromeo

Spun: The Nix Dicksons

By Andréa Rojas

Their dads weren’t accountants, their moms didn’t drive SUVs and with the help of endearing sub-Saharan creatures, they want to be your friends. The Giraffe EP — the sophomore release from prairie indie darlings The Nix Dicksons — mostly relies on wholesome, plucky hooks in the au courant style of independent music. Significant stylistic evolutions… Continue reading Spun: The Nix Dicksons

Spun: The Mountain and the Trees

By Bryan Leedham

Not only does I Made This For You by The Mountains and the Trees give warm fuzzies to fans with a personal dedication to the buyer inside the sleeve, it also provides a refreshing, enjoyable and thoughtful listening experience. Jon Janes, the mastermind behind this folk-pop experiment, projects his sincere and honest view of the… Continue reading Spun: The Mountain and the Trees

Rugby team lose opener

By Douglas Long

The University of Calgary Dinos womens rugby team fell 78-0 to open up their season in Edmonton versus The University of Alberta Golden Pandas last Friday. The Dinos knew they were going to get their hands dirty as the Pandas were coming into the 2010-2011 season with 19 returning players. Last year the Pandas finished… Continue reading Rugby team lose opener

Sportspinion: Flames prospects up to the task

By Mike Smith

To all you bandwagon hoppers out there, it’s time to get back on the Calgary Flames buggy. With a big off-season and new, highly-touted prospects in camp, the Flames will be a force to be reckoned with in the always tense race to top the Western Conference. Coming into the pre-season, it looked as if… Continue reading Sportspinion: Flames prospects up to the task