Debate: Banning shark fin soup in Calgary

When discussing the implications of Calgary city council banning the possession of shark fins, it is vital to first look at the barbaric process known as ‘finning.’ When fishermen are hunting for valuable shark fins, they want to optimize the amount of space on their boats. To do this, they store only sharks’ fins, slicing… Continue reading Debate: Banning shark fin soup in Calgary

Editorial: Anti-heroes: Skipping Hollywood

“Batman madman,” “Batman psycho shoots 12 dead,” “Killer: I’m Joker,” “He yells ‘I’m the Joker’ then blasts 71 inside cinema” are all headlines on newspaper covers under a blown-up photo of a deranged 24-year-old after a horrific massacre in Colorado last Friday night. These shocking titles are representative of how acts of mass violence are… Continue reading Editorial: Anti-heroes: Skipping Hollywood

Online Exclusive: Sled Island 2012 show reviews

Since its debut in 2007, Sled Island has captured the hearts of audiences across Canada. This captivation is the result of many distinct parts: the amazing venues, talented musicians and local art all play role in making the festival what it is. Yet the thing that rules most about Sled Island is its simplicity —… Continue reading Online Exclusive: Sled Island 2012 show reviews

Film review: The Dark Knight Rises, but not too high

The Dark Knight Rises serves as the grandiose finale for Christopher Nolan’s extremely popular Batman trilogy. It is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and while it doesn’t quite live up to the hype — although there was no way it realistically could — it is still an enjoyable movie for the… Continue reading Film review: The Dark Knight Rises, but not too high

U of C strengthens ties in China

The University of Calgary is developing close relationships with various institutions in China. Partnerships were made and old ones strengthened during U of C president Elizabeth Cannon’s May 18–28 visit to Beijing and Hong Kong. The U of C aims to secure ties with institutions that share mutual goals and to improve the 
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Haskayne launches real estate studies program

The Haskayne School of Business will be launching a real estate and entrepreneurship studies program in Fall 2012 to cater to important housing and entrepreneurship needs in Calgary. According to director of real estate and entrepreneurship studies Jim Dewald, the real estate industry is driven by growth, and Calgary is expected to continue to be… Continue reading Haskayne launches real estate studies program