Art helps to spread ideas and communicate thoughts and feelings that words can’t get across. Here on campus we have a great deal of community-created art that inspires, communicates, and advocates. Much of this art is not made for class credit or a pay cheque, but it adds to our campus community and culture, which is perhaps more valuable. So, here I’ve explored some of the everyday art at the university that I think may go unnoticed.
“I mean that's with all Greek Life at ULeth, they market themselves as not being Greek Life like you'd see in the [United] States or in the movies. I'm sure that's the same with Greek Life around the globe, but here for sure, they say, ‘oh, we're different’, and then anything that doesn't fit within that, they definitely try to minimize and hide.”
In a letter dated June 19, 1918, A. Desnomie, an Indigenous soldier wrote: “…as we all say here, we never retire but recoil.” His writings reflect a sense of pride in fighting for England and Canada. Speaking about the other Indigenous soldiers with him, Desnomie notes that they were “all well and ready to get after the Fritz again.” Indigenous soldiers participated in the Great War in comparable numbers to Anglo-European Canadians.
The University of Lethbridge is gearing up to grant the first-ever Bridge Prize National Short Story Award to a Canadian writer. Awarded through the Department of Liberal Education, this award (dubbed “the Giller Prize for Students” by alum Terry Whitehead) aims to bridge post-secondary student authors writing in Canada today into the greater world of Canadian literature.
The striving man is not to laugh at. Albeit often his reaching is seen as pointless to others, this does not lessen the reward in the striving man’s mind. If he thinks the fruit on the thin branch is worth the risk, it is his burden to peruse. The search for independents in one’s actions is a logical and respectable hope. However, if those who have tried before him have knowledge and understanding on the subject, let them inform the striving. Mocking and taunting may dishearten the man, but the act of that form of persuasion man plant bitter seeds. Let’s hope you do not count on his actions for your next vote if that is the route you take.
I was 7 months and 6 days old on the day of the 1995 Quebec independence referendum. Centuries of British colonial power in Canada affected French Canadians to the point that these tensions manifested as civil demonstrations, ranging in severity, from The Silent Revolution to The October Crisis. On October 20, 1995, Quebec residents cast their vote to solve this issue by choosing whether or not to separate from the rest of Canada and form a sovereign government. 49.42% voted to separate, 50.58% voted to remain.