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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Top 5 Reasons why the Litigators are not the Oilers

Elliott Bridgewater With Edmonton’s “other” hockey team still attempting to climb its way out of the NHL basement, and the Litigators still riding high on last year’s championship win, many law students are probably wondering whether there is any substantial difference between the two teams. I’m here to tell you there is, and that these […]

Panda Bearristers

Erin Townley (3L) Colour me impressed. I asked for girls of all years to come try out a sport they’d barely heard of, let alone played, and you came in droves. [Note: for the purposes of this article “droves” is to be interpreted as “tens”]. With that much enthusiasm generated before the cleats even hit […]

This is/ isn’t the Year!

Mike Corbett (3L) Following an offseason flurry of pickups, the Toronto Blue Jays were poised to make a run in the AL East. The excitement started on November 13, 2012, when reports surfaced that the Jays had acquired three marquee players and former all-stars in shortstop Jose Reyes and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle. […]

Golden Bearristers Rugby

Ryan Ghuman The sight of students returning to class in Edmonton can only mean one thing; winter will be here in approximately 7-10 business days. But before the ground can freeze, and before it is dark at 2:30 in the afternoon and before the Oilers begin their pursuit of another lottery pick, a group of […]

El Hacko Tournament

By Steve Morrison The Law Students’ Association’s Annual El Hacko Golf Tournament is bigger and better than ever this year! This year’s tournament is sponsored by the exclusive major sponsorship of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and will consist of 108 law students. The tournament is a shotgun start at 8:30 am and, this year, we […]

Grad Committee: The Slo-Pitch Tourney

Teri Treiber One of the events that the Grad Committee plans is the slo-pitch softball tournament. Traditionally, this tournament has been called “Law’s a Beach”. If you’re a 1L, you may be thinking to yourself – “Is this some sort of law-related pun that I don’t understand because I haven’t even started reading Principles of […]

I Survived the Calgary Flood

Athyna Slack On June 20, 2013 I overslept. I had to walk about a kilometer to catch the C-train to go downtown, and as I rushed out the door I forgot my umbrella. When I got outside, I realized that was a grave mistake. About a minute into my walk, I was soaked. It was […]

Ode to Avenue

By:  Jillanna Sehn   Every Thursday night the crowds would flock, There was really only one place to go. From September to April the law students would dock, At a place where new friendships could grow, And the Karaoke beats would rock.   Each week Avenue Pizza opened its door, It was unpretentious and wood-paneled, […]

Miss Chiff: The Back to School Edition

 All references to real people and events are unintentional unless they are blatantly obvious.   Dear Miss Chiff, I am a 1L who keeps hearing about “Avenue Pizza”. I’m feeling a little left out, was it actually as awesome as everyone says? – Missing Out   Dear Mo, As much as I would love to […]

Just the Tip: Albertas Distracted Driving Bylaw

We’ve all heard of the “Distracted Driving Bylaw” that came into effect on September 1, 2011. We all know the gist of it: don’t text and drive. Despite this endemic knowledge, few of us have read the actual words of the provision, let alone knowing where the provision is located. It is located in section […]