Take a stand for Darfur and the Macarena

By Katy Anderson

What does the Macarena and a deadly conflict in Africa have in common? University of Calgary students are pairing with local entrepreneurs to put a stop to both. Night to Fight: a Benefit for Darfur will feature live local music, an interactive fashion show and a visual art installation in an effort to raise money… Continue reading Take a stand for Darfur and the Macarena

Singing racism away

By Lisa Nyugen

Music can universally unite people with a melodic language that crosses all boundaries of cultural difference. A group of university students are working together to end racism in a using music in a positive way. A diverse collection of musicians are volunteering to perform at “Drums for Diversity, Voices for Change” a collaboration of concerts… Continue reading Singing racism away

There will be blood

By Ryan Pike

Students at the University of Calgary are in the midst of a heated feud with the University of Alberta and 10 other schools, but the reward isn’t a shiny gold trophy– it’s saving lives. Held annually for the past six years by Canadian Blood Services, the Blood 101 challenge pits students at 12 post-secondary institutions… Continue reading There will be blood

U of C students take to the track

By Rinaldi Gulinao

A small group gathers around a race car resembling a pint-sized Formula One car. They plug in laptops and high-tech measuring devices, taking the vitals of the 600cc engine as its high-pitched shrieks pierce the Saturday morning silence. The race car has some of its bodywork taken off, exposing both the intricate web of mild-steel… Continue reading U of C students take to the track