Tragedy shouldn’t prevent travel abroad

If recent news is anything to go by, the world is starting to look like a really scary place. On July 14, a man drove a 19-tonne cargo truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing 84 and injuring 303. One of the victims was MacEwan University student Mykhaylo Bazelevskyy, in France…

University of Calgary students in Nice safe after terrorist attack

By Scott Strasser, July 20 2016 — Seven University of Calgary students who were in Nice, France during a terrorist attack on July 14 are reported safe and accounted for. The students were participating in an entrepreneurship program organized by the European Innovation Academy in Nice from July 3–22 when the attack occurred. The U…

Calgary Fringe Festival celebrates 10th anniversary with absurd lineup

By Jason Herring with files from Rachel Woodward, July 26 2016 — It’s a milestone year for the Calgary Fringe Festival. The event returns to Inglewood for its 10th anniversary from July 29 to August 6 with more of the world’s strangest and most unconventional theatre. Fringe festivals are unique because all performances submitted are…

Episode 7: How to be a tryhard at Pokemon Go

This week, the gang does the obvious. Are you happy now? Also, Sean asks important questions about Pokemon biology, Melanie shares her experiences going undercover and Jason proposes creating “Pokemon Trump.” Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, in collaboration with CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary’s community radio station. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on…

U of C students at Red Deer College to get dental office

By Scott Strasser, July 26 2016 — University of Calgary students studying out of Red Deer College currently need to drive to Airdrie or Calgary to access their dental plan. The U of C Students’ Union and its healthcare provider want to change that. According to SU vice-president operations and finance Branden Cave, SU healthcare…

Alberta Abroad program coming to a close

By Cynthia Kwan, July 26 2016 — A popular international internship program for university graduates in Alberta is on its last legs. According to a recent announcement on their website, the internship program Alberta Abroad has been cancelled by the Ministry of Advanced Education for financial reasons. “Our government is committed to enhancing access to foundational…

Cécile Doo-Kingué gets political at Calgary Folk Music Festival

By Ashton Chugh, July 26 2016 — Cécile Doo-Kingué kicked a variety of musical asses during the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival. A returnee from 2015, Doo-Kingué’s eclectic guitar and powerful vocals had Folk Fest faithfuls on their feet applauding as she finished her set on the main stage. “It was nice to know that we…

Loose Moose Theatre company gives action genre improv twist

By Rachel Woodward, July 26 2016 — The Calgary Loose Moose Theatre company will bring the live improvised action movie Kill Hard back to the city for a second year after making appearances at the Calgary and Edmonton Fringe Festivals in 2015. The show will run at the Loose Moose Theatre for late night showings…

Local Spotlight: Jess Smith

By Rachel Woodward, July 26 2016 — Jess Smith was born and raised in Calahoo, a small Alberta hamlet with a population of less than 500. At age 16, Smith began pursuing music, a passion she continues in Calgary 10 years later. “I am heavily influenced by neo-soul, R&B and jazz. I grew up listening…

Lemon Bucket Orkestra jams at Folk Fest workshops

By Melanie Woods, July 26 2016 — While mainstage headliners played to hundreds of tarpies under the sun at the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, six side stages hosted dozens of concerts and collaborative workshops on topics ranging from the blues to “Mullets, Beards, Barrettes.” One of the highlights of the packed schedule came Saturday…

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