It’s time to put your sunglasses away; U of C 101 is no longer stealing our sunshine. The three day orientation program wrapped up last Friday. Acting Co-ordinator Amy McEvoy said the event went well. "The response has been overwhelmingly positive," said McEvoy. "We are very pleased with the way the week went," she added.… Continue reading U of C 101 wraps up: the post-mortem
Dear Elouise,Greetings from the prairies! I know it has only been a couple of weeks since you left, but I really wanted to write. How are you? How’s life back in Toronto? I’m so glad you had a good time visiting here over Christmas. I’m happy to have a nice friend like you. There was… Continue reading The purloined letter
By Erin Maduck
I am very troubled and confused about something. No, it is not school, a relationship, or any kind of hormonal outburst. I am disoriented about my general position in the work force.I have put in two long years of university education. Does this mean that I am moving up on the summer job ladder? Should… Continue reading Order up!
By Sadiq Javer
This year’s Students’ Union general election has been plagued by the removal and defacement of posters, and the distribution of illegal pamphlets.According to the SU poster policy, candidates are given certain guidelines to follow regarding the hanging of posters. The SU poster policy states: "No organization or person shall remove or cover a valid poster."Chief… Continue reading Postering violation
What’s your most humiliating moment? Mine came mere days before Valentine’s. While performing my ritualistic spring purse cleaning, I stumbled upon my secret stash of condoms. I was about to transfer them to yet another secret compartment, when I noticed the date: 01/99. It had only been 106 days pse (post-sexual encounter), but somehow between… Continue reading Guys aren’t the only ones with bitter balls
By Erin Maduck
There is only one person on this planet who possesses the ability to swiftly alter students’ moods in a matter of seconds. Although she is faceless, you know her, and you hate her. Blessed with insensitivity, selfishness, and an extremely cold heart, this woman is like the devil. The tone of her crisp voice is… Continue reading Registration Indignation
By Cheri Hanson
I’m sick of hearing about the evils of TV. When people say they never watch TV, it’s always with an air of superiority that implies their precious intellect would be tarnished by contact with that wonder of tubes, wires and satellite dishes. Well, I like to assume that people aren’t stupid. It’s wonderful to read,… Continue reading Oh yeah?
By Alex Hejduk
Have you ever heard the name Matthew Sheppard? His is a non-descript name; it doesn’t tell you very much about this man, who he was, what he did, or what kind of life he had. Perhaps, though, I’ll tell you what I know about this name, because I feel it is important you know that… Continue reading A needless crime of hate
"Wow, this place is humid."University of Calgary swim Coach Mike Blondal just stares at me. Fighting the silence, I try to explain my brilliant comment about the U of C Aquatic Centre."Um, I don’t swim much. I try, but it’s more of a dog-paddle flail."Silence and pity from Blondal. Pity for the person who would… Continue reading Calgary sees the good in Sloan…
First Assignment: What I Did This SummerAhem! Mrs. Krabappel, fellow classmates:Well, May had arrived, and as usual things weren’t turning out the wayI’d planned. Since I wasn’t living a charmed life, fate eventually decidedI would have to work in the service industry this summer. Not giving upthat easily, I decided if it had to be… Continue reading You should wannabe back