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Academic commissioners make the grade

By Ben Hoffman

Academic Commissioner candidates showed their election smarts Tue., Feb. 3. Independent candidates and members of the two slates spoke at the Students’ Union election forum, sharing their platforms to students in Speaker’s Corner. Eight of the 11 candidates appeared. Independents in attendance were Ashley Martin, Eli Akbari and Natalie Logie. Barski’s Cabinet members attending were… Continue reading Academic commissioners make the grade

There’s a doings transpiring! A Happening!

By Ashley Martin

So another winter semester is in full swing, the add/drop date is drawing closer and students find themselves in a pensive mood. January is a time for reflection, a time for answering some of life’s more challenging questions. “Should I change faculties?” “Will I get my credit card bill under control?” “What the hell has… Continue reading There’s a doings transpiring! A Happening!

Zydeco music meets with complete Kaos

By Ashley Martin

Glamour Puss is getting back to the roots of blues. Mostly from New Brunswick, its members harken back to the traditional music of their ancestors as inspiration for their own original material. Having just released their fourth album, Wire and Wood, they are now on a tour across Canada to bring their foot-stomping Acadian zydeco… Continue reading Zydeco music meets with complete Kaos

Sticking with their roots

By Ashley Martin

Great Big Sea has had an amazing year. Their fifth studio release, Sea of No Cares, debuted at number one on the Canadian music charts. Foot-stomping singles like the title track and “Stumbling In” have been mainstays on local radio stations all across the country. The band also enjoyed national television exposure at this year’s… Continue reading Sticking with their roots


By Ashley Martin

School is back and after a crazy summer of parties and road trips it’s good to get back into a routine. But wait! Your entertainment scene doesn’t have to be as mundane as your classes–mix it up with some live entertainment courtesy of Alberta Theatre Projects.This month atp is putting on the award winning play,… Continue reading Proof

Smokin Ember

By Ashley Martin

The crowd was brought to theirknees by a show that had all the energy of a runaway freight train. Ember Swift took the stage at the Village Cantina on the evening of July 17 and the intensity of her performance was incredible. Song after song the audience witnessed Ember and her guitar become a single,… Continue reading Smokin Ember

Bookzilla vs. Reality

By Aly Hasham

A Student’s Union commissioner’s used book sale ballooned up to the extravagant sum of at least $4,000. That’s a lot of used reading material–around 20,000 books worth. SU Vice-President Events Alex Vyskocil had originally allotted $500 to “Crazy” Al Stanford’s Project Bookzilla. The initial small sale quickly grew out of control. Apparently after a communication… Continue reading Bookzilla vs. Reality