The greatest of all Olympic follies

This message has been prevalent during the London 2012 Olympic Games: Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic athlete of all time and has the hardware to prove it. Countless articles have been written to this effect in the aftermath of the American swimmer’s record-breaking 22 medals. However, the certainty surrounding Phelps’s coronation is fading. Many… Continue reading The greatest of all Olympic follies

Spun: The Mountaineer

If you need a seven-track album that fits nicely at a late night bonfire or an end-of-summer road trip, then Hit the Woodshed by Calgary’s The Mountaineer is a great pick. The album is the band’s debut, and has a mix of sounds ranging from folk to indie rock, although the folk is kept to… Continue reading Spun: The Mountaineer

Nobody hates Wild Children

Recently, a string of domestic terrorist attacks have taken place across the United States. These attacks, which include the shooting in Aurora, have drastically changed the political climate in America. In light of this, what kind of reaction would be elicited by a graphic novella centred on a group of armed high schoolers taking their… Continue reading Nobody hates Wild Children

Go truck yourself

Calgarian food trucks, including Jelly Modern Doughnuts will be gathering on August 10 for YYC Taste The Trucks II. Taking place near the Simmons building downtown, the event will feature 20 different trucks.

Residence property tax under scrutiny

Most post-secondary institutions and residence buildings across Canada are exempt from paying property tax to municipal governments. In Alberta, however, residence buildings are taxed hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. One priority for the Council of Alberta University Students, a student advocacy group that represents 70,000 Albertan undergraduates, is to lobby provincial and municipal… Continue reading Residence property tax under scrutiny

The Mustard Seed offers rare living opportunity

The Mustard Seed, a Christian humanitarian group in Calgary, is offering a unique living experience for post-secondary students and a chance to become neighbours with less fortunate individuals. “The Missional Housing Program is an opportunity for college and university students to take the learning they get in their own lives, from the classroom and books,… Continue reading The Mustard Seed offers rare living opportunity