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80s Tribute: Volume One

By Chris Blatch

What do you get when you combine punk, ska and ’80s pop? Apparently 80s Tribute: Volume One, a collection of ’80s pop-punk covers. Some of the bands are able to pull it off, like Fanmail’s rendition of “Every Breath You Take,” while some come off sounding like the original in double-time, like Ghoti Hook’s version… Continue reading 80s Tribute: Volume One

Poster hilarity ensues

By Falice Chin

Woohoo! SU election time is approaching again! Students will be bombarded with posters left, right and centre until Feb. 15. Then the posters will stay for another week or so before being torn down altogether. Oh wait, one candidate has already been spotted tearing down posters of his opponents. The great poster war has begun.Poster… Continue reading Poster hilarity ensues

Presidential forum

By Natalie Sit

One hundred students listened to Students’ Union presidential candidates speak about their plans for the future on Mon., Feb. 10. All candidates had ambitious goals, but apathy got universal attention from the field.“There’s more than 30,000 students on campus, only a select few end up caring,” said Kyle Gould. “I’m that person who’s going to… Continue reading Presidential forum

U of C’s downtown campus passes one year mark

By Christopher Blatch

The downtown University of Calgary campus just celebrated its one year mark. The U of C leased a building located at 8th Ave and 8th Street S.W. and renovated the first four floors, where classes in business and professional development began a year ago. Courses in continuing education, business, energy and environment, and public policy… Continue reading U of C’s downtown campus passes one year mark

Security cutbacks mean less people and more cameras

By Christopher Blatch

Campus Security will be expected to work with less patrol officers due to the recent University of Calgary budget cuts. Until now, Campus Security has functioned with four eight-person teams providing 24-hour coverage. Two extra security officers are also available to beef up security teams during particularly eventful nights, like “ThursDen.” The change means they… Continue reading Security cutbacks mean less people and more cameras

York goes after profs’ Gmail account after public criticism

By Christopher D. Blatch

So you think when you’re online you’re safely anonymous from repercussions? Not according to the ruling of an Ontario judge who made Rogers and Bell turn over the users of a private Gmail account used to criticize York University’s choice of a new dean. In January, York University announced the appointment of professor Martin Singer,… Continue reading York goes after profs’ Gmail account after public criticism

The implications of US Elections on Canada

By Christopher Blatch

The University of Calgary Canadian Institute for International affairs and the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted a panel discussion on “The U.S. President Election: What are the Implications for Canada” Tue., Oct 19 at the Rozsa Centre. The three person panel, consisting of Naim Ahmed (United States Consul General), Roger Gibbins (President and CEO, Canada… Continue reading The implications of US Elections on Canada

SU Election losers

By Вen Li

Sadness and disappointment filled the Gildenstern room among scant cries of merriment on Fri., Feb. 14 as election losers made way for jubilant victors. Thirteen candidates tried for executive positions, five did not lose.PresidentCurrent SU VP Academic Jayna Gilchrist garnered 1,383 votes, handily defeating nearest competitors Kyle Gould who received 563 votes, and Mohamed El-Rafih… Continue reading SU Election losers

Election results


SU General Elections 2003 ResultsPresidentEl-Rafih, Mohamed- 550Gilchrist, Jayna- 1383Gould, Kyle- 563Blatch, Christopher D.- 394 VP Academic Nicolaides, Demetrios- (Acclaimed) VP External Batiuk, Lauren- 1841 Doig, Kari E.- 875 VP Events Bailey, Lawrence- 1038 Bergen, Richard “Krafty”- 1113 Patel, Anant- 720 VP Op-Fi Kotwell, Tanya- 927 Pearce, Brett J.- 807 Preston, Gavin C.- 1064 Academic Commission… Continue reading Election results