I want out

When Josh Stieber was deployed in February 2007 as a part of the surge in Iraq, he was unaware that what he was going to experience would change who he was and how he saw the world around him. He came back transformed into an advocate of non-violence and opposed to the surge he had… Continue reading I want out

Bentley’s afro magic

Joe Bentley was the enemy.His curly (bleached?) afro was evil, and his wrestling prowess was reviled. He was wrestling my best friend, Kristian Leach, in a high school city final. Kristian was in grade 12, Bentley was a grade 11 punk. Kristian had “Leach 3:16” signs in the crowd, Bentley’s fans wore fake afros. We… Continue reading Bentley’s afro magic

Finally, after so long

For the first time in ten years, the University of Calgary will play host to a Canada West Conference playoff game in men’s basketball.Not since 1993 have the Dinos had the upper hand in a playoff series. In that time, the Dinos have had three different coaches. Not only will this be this be current… Continue reading Finally, after so long

Swimmers take gold

After last weekend’s Canada West Swimming Championships at the U of C, the pool seems a little bit different. Is the water cleaner? Is the deck bigger? No, but the presence of a sweeping Dinos victory fills the air, and soon, a championship banner will fill space on the wall. For the swimmers, it may… Continue reading Swimmers take gold

Alleged U of C Escort Recruiter Arrested by Calgary Police

For University of Calgary students contemplating a career as an escort, the position is officially no longer available. On Tue., Nov. 5, following a covert sting investigation, Calgary Police Vice Detectives arrested 26 year-old Quong Chi Trinh of Calgary in connection with the “Escorts Wanted” posters found on university poster boards in early October. Trinh,… Continue reading Alleged U of C Escort Recruiter Arrested by Calgary Police

Unearthing Calgary’s past

It’s not just a walk in the park. While the surroundings are as beautiful as any inner-city greenspace, graveyards have gravity and serenity. The ground isn’t just grass, it’s a place where someone’s loved one is eternally resting. Union Cemetery–part of what’s commonly called Cemetery Hill–has another feeling about it, one of history. Few other… Continue reading Unearthing Calgary’s past

Escort agency hiring at U of C

They say it’s the world’s oldest profession, and it’s coming to a campus near you. We’re all familiar with the terms associated with women who work in the sex trade: whore, prostitute, call-girl, hooker, escort… student. With the rising cost of post-secondary education, some students are looking for alternative ways to finance their higher learning.… Continue reading Escort agency hiring at U of C

The president: one year later

Not many people like being stopped in the halls and food courts, especially to have their work questioned or criticized. However, if you see University of Calgary President Harvey Weingarten in line for a burger, eating his lunch or walking through the plus-15, don’t hesitate to stop him—-he’d love to hear what you think.Thanks not… Continue reading The president: one year later

Gordon Downie Speaks

The Tragically Hip’s auspicious career has never been thoughtfully planned out. Their ever-changing musical style, ranging from Road Apples’ blues-inducing riffs to Day for Night’s glowing imagery, never alluded to its next destination. Instead, the Hip’s music always carries its audience by the hands, sometimes kicking and screaming, arriving somewhere entirely unique, completely unpredictable.This being… Continue reading Gordon Downie Speaks