Dangerous downhill sport the ‘time of my life’
The adrenaline of whizzing by at 70 km/h in just your hockey gear and having to descend a steep ice canal filled with bumps, jumps, rollers and obstacles are some things that Megan Vermillion is all too familiar with. Continue reading
The Edmonton Transit System initiated a new text messaging service this month that will let riders know when their next bus will arrive. Continue reading
Students left unphased by the 0.35 per cent tuition increase will soon instead be faced with a hefty increase in their Students’ Association (SA) fees.
Grant MacEwan University’s SA fees will be increasing from the current cost of $9 per credit to $15 per credit in the fall 2011 semester. Continue reading
First-year students from the fine arts program at Grant MacEwan University have moved their studio from the Centre for the Arts and Communications campus to the University of Alberta Hospital. Continue reading
Flu season isn’t quite over, which means taking care to follow some basic guidelines to avoid catching the bug.
There are three strains of the flu going around in Edmonton this season: H1N1, H3N2 and Influenza B. Continue reading
Pursuing a post-secondary education is something that many of us felt obligated to do.
It seemed like the right thing to do when you submitted your application, but now that you have a few classes under your belt, you’re left wondering if this is the right path for you to follow and if this will lead you to happiness and success. Continue reading
CUP Northern Bureau Chief
(CUP) — New federal environment minister Peter Kent rekindled the ongoing debate over the Canadian oil sands when he referred to them as “ethical oil.” Continue reading
The Peak (Burnaby)
(CUP) — If you often find it difficult to stay awake in class or are constantly dozing off in lectures, an American report released last Tuesday confirms you’re not the only one. Continue reading
Realpolitiks with . . .
Zellers used to boast it was ‘Truly Canadian’. Now, after a $1.8-billion deal with its American counterpart, Target, the 220 Zellers stores across Canada will be getting a facelift in the form of a bulls-eye. Continue reading
Mandatory schooling has been teaching our kids how to learn for the past 100 years, so you’d think we would be smarter than ever before. Continue reading
Kenneth Tong created uproar when supporting ‘managed anorexia’ on Twitter
It was the first couple days of the new year when I noticed one of the trending topics on twitter mentioned a #kennethtong. A few clicks later, I was horrified at the notion of what this Tong was tweeting about. Continue reading
A vote for independence is no peace pact in a country ravaged by genocide
Earlier this month, voting began in the African country of Sudan that could result in the country being split up as soon as July this year.
Millions voted between Jan. 9 to 15 to see south Sudan emerge as its own independent nation. Continue reading
Art should be shared with everyone, and made for everyone. This is especially true for timeless literary classics like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Continue reading
Ishmael N. Daro
CUP Opinions Bureau Chief
(CUP) — Was Michael Winslow in all the Police Academy films? Are pandas actually a type of bear? Can coleslaw be considered salad? Remember when questions like these couldn’t be answered with a quick search on your phone? Continue reading
Keeping that New Year’s resolution is easier than you think
Tracey L. Anderson
Most people have heard of the “freshman 15”, those extra pounds that creep up in your first year of university. When you begin your studies, it’s easy to gain a little weight — or a lot — and it doesn’t necessarily stop in freshman year. Continue reading
Mathew J. White
He’s been dubbed everything from “indie-folk rock” to “grunge meets acoustic.”
Formally known as “The Pregnant Teenagers,” local musician Jordan Norman is unleashing his debut album Before We Say Goodnight this Saturday at The Haven Social Club. Continue reading
Nominations for the first ever Edmonton Music Awards (EMA) include a surprising mix of local artists from all genres and walks of life. Continue reading
With the launch of a first EP, three college students from very different walks of life have been brought together by jazz. Continue reading
It’s hard to find a place for The Way Back in Director Peter Weir’s filmography (Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show). Continue reading
Crack open a Pilsner and get ready to enjoy the adventures of Terry and Deaner from the comfort of your own home. Fubar 2, the follow up to the 2002 mockumentary Fubar, is now on DVD. Continue reading
Pinkerton is a double-edged sword. It is an album that killed a band’s career and then slowly revived it. The story is legendary. Continue reading
Scythia is the musical equivalent of dissociative identity disorder. One minute there is lush instrumentation, showcasing the band members technical prowess, the next minute there is a wild solo and some Maiden-style chugging. Continue reading
After so many lineup changes, it’s amazing that this band is still around to put out great albums. And this album really is great. Continue reading
Oh goodness. Coldplay’s Clocks set to a lousy techno beat, just what the world needs.