Folk Fest: Jackie Leven’s inspiring story

By Emily Senger

The large, middle-aged man with shaggy hair, strumming an acoustic guitar and singing with a lilting Scottish accent on a Calgary Folk Festival side-stage doesn’t look like the frontman of the British punk rock group Doll by Doll. Nor does he look like a recovered heroin addict, or the benefactor of a holistic medicine addictions… Continue reading Folk Fest: Jackie Leven’s inspiring story

Sick and twisted tales of student crime

By Emily Senger

Three reported break and enters, a thwarted arson attempt and a number of mischievous high school youth livened up the relatively slow month of June for University of Calgary Campus Security.The summer months mean fewer students on campus but the increase in outside users for convocations and graduations can lead to security altercations, according to… Continue reading Sick and twisted tales of student crime

Stimulating the brain

By Chris Beauchamp

Researchers at the University of Calgary are unlocking new insights into brain function, one cell at a time. Dr. Jaideep Bains, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine, led a research study on the role of glial cells in brain function. The study, appearing in the July issue of the journal… Continue reading Stimulating the brain

Taking aim at indifference

By Chris Beauchamp

The Bow River courses from the Wapta Icefield in the Rocky Mountains, through the heart of downtown Calgary and on into the semi-arid agricultural districts of southeastern Alberta. Supplying billions of cubic metres of fresh water annually for municipal and industrial users, as well as water treatment and mass irrigation systems, the Bow is the… Continue reading Taking aim at indifference

Solar Challenge wraps up at U of C

By John Leung Chung-Yin

Thousands of excited Calgarians gathered in front of the Olympic Oval as the University of Calgary welcomed the teamsfinishing the 2005 North American Solar Challenge.The University of Michigan finished first overall, with the University of Minnesota a close second, after missing a red light near the university. The U of C’s Soleon team finished 13th… Continue reading Solar Challenge wraps up at U of C

Music Interview: Christine Fellows’ feline inspiration

By Emily Senger

When Christine Fellows performs at the Calgary Folk Festival this weekend, she’ll have to leave an integral part of her band at home, her cat, Slap. Listen attentively to Fellows’ new album Paper Anniversary as Slap’s purring–or throat singing as it is credited–provides background accompaniment to the track “Instructions on How to Dissect a Ground… Continue reading Music Interview: Christine Fellows’ feline inspiration