Dinos skate into playoffs

Losses have been few and far between for the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hockey team this season — the team finished with 26 wins and four losses in the regular season. The Dinos are ranked first in the Canada West conference and are looking forward to success in the playoffs, and head coach and… Continue reading Dinos skate into playoffs

Leading the team: the role of a captain

On Christmas Eve 2004, Theo Epstein, the general manager of the freshly crowned World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, presented Jason Varitek with a contract extension and a simple uniform modification. The letter ‘C’ stitched to his jersey symbolized one of the highest honours an active player can receive. In baseball, it is exceptionally… Continue reading Leading the team: the role of a captain

Racism in the U of C memes

“Not sure if electrical engineering class . . . or Chang family reunion.” “Forced to take English this quarter . . . Take 6 math classes to boost gpa.” (Next to a photo of an Asian student.) “Why are my marks below average? Asians.” (Next to a photo of a white man.) As you can… Continue reading Racism in the U of C memes

Calgary is a sprawlin’

The results of the 2011 Canadian census should come as no surprise to anybody who is even remotely familiar with the nation’s demographics in recent years. The west is booming while growth in the east has slowed. The maritime provinces have rebounded slightly. More and more people are choosing to live in cities as opposed… Continue reading Calgary is a sprawlin’

Chilean protester calls for accountability for universities

Chilean student leader Camilo Ballesteros delivered a speech at the University of Calgary Feb. 6 as part of a month-long Canadian tour to raise awareness about education issues in South America. Ballesteros, who just finished a term as president of the University of Santiago’s Students’ Union, was one of the leaders of a large-scale 2011… Continue reading Chilean protester calls for accountability for universities

Islamic Awareness Week

Islamic Awareness Week is happening until Friday in the MacHall North Courtyard. According to Ammar Shahid, president of the Muslim Students Association, if anyone is unclear, or is questioning aspects of Islam, they shouldn’t be afraid to ask. “We want to tear down the misconceptions out there about Islam where there has been a lot… Continue reading Islamic Awareness Week