Fair trade products on campus

On November 29 and 30 fair trade products made by artisans from around the world will be sold in MacHall. “Due to the success we had last year, we will be coming back for two days instead of just one,” said Ten Thousand Villages co-manager Jason Fehr. Ten Thousand Villages works with poor and disadvantaged… Continue reading Fair trade products on campus

An international student experiences the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

As almost every Albertan knows, the Calgary Stampede is a ten-day event featuring rodeo shows, art exhibitions, parades, agricultural shows and live concerts. The Stampede is almost a hundred years old and is a major tourist attraction from all over the world. Therefore, it came as no wonder that Stampede was the first thing I… Continue reading An international student experiences the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Extreme Somalian hunger and corruption

Last weekend, Al-Shabaab, an extremist Islamic group from southern Somalia, withdrew its forces from the capital city of Mogadishu. While this development is crucial to the endeavours of the country’s Transitional Federal Government and international aid workers alike, it is too soon for Somalia to declare complete victory over the violent religious faction. Al-Shabaab continues… Continue reading Extreme Somalian hunger and corruption

Writers’ circle celebrates four years of success in Calgary

The idea for the Aboriginal Writers’ Circle came to Sarah Scout when she was working at McNally Robinson Booksellers.“I came across a quotation by L.L Langness and Gelya Frank,” said Scout.“To fail to understand another person’s life story is in general to reject one’s own humanity. For those who are bearers of a tradition the… Continue reading Writers’ circle celebrates four years of success in Calgary

Paige Woodbury

When you hear how involved Paige Woodbury is in Calgary music, you can’t help but wonder how this girl gets any sleep.With a strong love for Calgary music and the city itself, the acoustic artist, who first made a name for herself by taking photographs of local bands, is now an ambitious, devoted woman taking… Continue reading Paige Woodbury

Vulcan Fest

Vulcan Fest was the music festival that almost didn’t happen. Electric energy was reverberating through the bodies of anxious fans on Saturday, July 23, after the beloved day-long local indie festival was cancelled less than 24 hours before it was set to begin.However, the coming hours were to prove that there are some incredibly determined… Continue reading Vulcan Fest

Freedom or tuberculosis

A Winnipeg woman who has been in jail since April for refusing to receive treatment for tuberculosis had her incarceration extended by another 90 days this week. The woman was diagnosed last December, but after missing medical appointments the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority obtained an arrest warrant so she could be treated. Should the health… Continue reading Freedom or tuberculosis