Monday 15th September 2014,
the griff
  • Jai alai players demonstrating different techniques of playing the sport. - photo supplied by Francoise C/ Flikr creative commons

    Jai alai: the fastest sport you haven’t heard of

    typical jai alai game is played outside in a court that is not unlike a racquetball court. The court has three walls: the far wall is made of granite, the side wall and a

  • One of the long-exposure shots taken after the battery died. B.C. has increased their speed limits by ten kilometres per hour on some rural highways - photo by Daren Zomerman/ the griff

    Life under the speed limit

    British Columbia is raising speed limits by 10 kilometres per hour on many rural highways to catch up to the speed of the majority of drivers. While the change may be good for the average

  • Fall Fest last year-photo by Jennifer Linford/ the griff

    Fall Fest: beer-soaked and sun-drenched

    The Students’ Association is giving students one last chance to get beer soaked and sun drenched while listening to some great bands on September 4th and 5th. Fall Fest is back for its fourth year.

  • Barriers buy time for people contemplating suicide, but do they solve the problem? Photo by Marc W. Kitteringham/ the griff

    On suicide: barriers good, but not enough

    Of course, I am behind any measures to reduce suicide rates, but I wonder about the effectiveness of barriers in that goal. According an expert opinion from the Institute of Health Economics, which was cited

The Sisters Brothers book cover - supplied
Posted On September 10, 2014 | No Comments

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt sits on top of the ranks as the winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker [...]

Crowd surfing during The Smalls performance at SONiC BOOM - photo by Daren Zomerman/ the griff
Posted On September 11, 2014 | No Comments

Tamanna Khurana Writer If you’re still unsure what the hype is about the Arctic Monkeys or Jack White, you probably missed them last weekend at Edmonton’s SONiC BOOM festival. The three-day festival hosted the two [...]

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Is nail polish that detects date-rape drugs enough, or do we need to be doing more? Photo by James Lee/ Flickr creative commons
Posted On September 10, 2014 | No Comments

There has been a lot of debate over how women should protect themselves from rape. This has led to many new ideas being developed to prevent rape culture from growing. The latest controversial piece is [...]

Jai alai players demonstrating different techniques of playing the sport. - photo supplied by Francoise C/ Flikr creative commons
Posted On September 10, 2014 | No Comments

typical jai alai game is played outside in a court that is not unlike a racquetball court. The court has three walls: the far wall is made of granite, the side wall and a [...]

Fall Fest 2014 - photo by Madison Kerr/ the griff
Posted On September 9, 2014 | No Comments

The Students’ Association of MacEwan University’s annual Fall Fest brought us food trucks, cold beer and cider, and some incredible Canadian musicians. While it could be argued that music line-ups in the past couple years [...]