Misdirected anger over proposed changes to Bill 2

There is a sentence that has been creating controversy in Alberta during the past few months. This sentence comes from section 16 of Bill 2, the proposed Education Act. According to the bill, “All courses or programs of study offered and instructional materials used in a school must reflect the diverse nature and heritage of… Continue reading Misdirected anger over proposed changes to Bill 2

Editorial: Pink slime is gross

It’s connective tissue, rectal tissue and spinal scraps– and it’s making its way into your ground beef. The notoriously unappealing substance known as ‘pink slime’ has outraged beef consumers and has given vegetarians another reason to scoff at hamburgers. Beef is cut and priced based on which part of the cow it is sliced from.… Continue reading Editorial: Pink slime is gross

BassBus is bumpin’ with more than just bass

Local musician Luke Thomson played on the BassBus stage during the Lilac Festival on May 27. The annual festival brings businesses and organizations across Calgary together for a day-long celebration featuring live music and a variety of local foods. The BassBus featured performances from a number of Calgarian artists, who played both inside and outside… Continue reading BassBus is bumpin’ with more than just bass

Spun: Hunger Hush

Hunger Hush are destined for radio. The three slick tracks from the Calgarian group’s newest EP Hot & Cold Air go down as easily as candy. Each song is punchy, catchy and unapologetically pop-rock, but who says that is a bad thing? Not every band is destined to sit at home and ponder the turbulent… Continue reading Spun: Hunger Hush

U of C researchers help the lost find their way

Imagine getting lost in your own neighbourhood or home — not one you have just moved to, but one that you have lived in for 20 years. For people with developmental topographical disorientation, this event can be a daily occurrence. First described in 2009 by assistant psychology professor at the University of Calgary Giuseppe Iaria… Continue reading U of C researchers help the lost find their way

Protein can help the fight against cancer

Cancer research today is as imperative as ever, and new research at the University of Calgary is helping shed light on prevention and treatment of the disease. Professor of biochemistry Hans Vogel is researching a protein called lactoferrin that may boost immunity and gives insight into cancer treatment and prevention. The Canadian Cancer Society released… Continue reading Protein can help the fight against cancer

Renovating Foothills Athletic Park

Dutifully serving its purpose since its construction in the early 1960s, Foothills Athletic Park, which sits adjacent to the University of Calgary, is well overdue for a facelift. Foothills Athletic Park and Glenmore Athletic Park, two centrally located multisport athletic parks, are being considered for major overhauls that would upgrade the present amenities while also… Continue reading Renovating Foothills Athletic Park