Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Calgary Film 2017: Wall

By Scott Christensen, October 3 2017 — Wall adapts David Hare’s monologue of the same name about the Israeli West Bank barrier, a large wall built by the State of Israel to separate the country from Palestinian territories. Directed by Cam Christiansen, the film ambitiously portrays Hare’s writings as an animated documentary. Wall screened during…

Cannon, CAUS visit Students’ Legislative Council

By Tina Shaygan, October 3 2017 — The Oct. 3 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a 40-minutes presentation by University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon. She provided an update on the university’s Eyes High strategic plan, reflected on the past year and took questions from members of SLC. Cannon said that in…

Calgary Film 2017: Happy End

By Adriana Maria Cueva, October 3 2017 — Director Michael Haneke delivers a healthy dose of life’s worst struggles with a detached and almost humorous simplicity in his latest drama. Happy End feels like the tired ghost of his previous film, Amour, wandering long enough to find satire in its own sadness. Haneke embraces taboo…

Calgary Film 2017: Mary Shelley

By Joie Atejira, October 3 2017 — Almost 200 years after Frankenstein was published, Haifaa al-Mansour presents Mary Shelley, a biopic about the renowned author’s teenage years leading up to the completion of her most famous novel. The film screened at the Calgary International Film Festival. Mary Shelley prioritizes the love affair of young Mary…

Calgary Film 2017: Call Me By Your Name

By Jocelyn Illing, October 3 2017 — Before the beginning of Call Me by Your Name, a programmer for the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival came to the front of the theatre to warn us that the movie we were about to watch might leave us in tears. I can justify his prediction — Luca…

Hydroponic grow-op discovered in plant biology department

By Derek Baker, October 3 2017 — Some student researchers in the University of Calgary’s plant biology program have been pursuing a slightly different form of higher education. After receiving an anonymous tip — and observing smokey haze emanating from the basement of Biological Sciences — Campus Security has shut down an extensive on-campus hydroponic cannabis…

Your last few months of 2017 will have a plot twist

By Joie Atejira, October 3 2017 —   Libra  (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Though you’re not a fan of horror movies or clowns, an impromptu viewing of the new It film will stir a clown fetish deep inside of you. The red nose and big shoes really get you going.   Scorpio  (Oct. 23…

How to stand out in your jean jacket this semester

By Rachel Woodward, October 3 2017 — As the weather cools off, an old trend is returning to campus. Students everywhere are digging out their parents’ old Eddie Bauer jean jackets to cover in patches, pins and other hip trinkets. Here are a few ways to keep your jacket unique within the extremely mainstream trend….

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