Bike theft on campus sees 100 per cent spike from last year

By Scott Strasser, May 17 2016 — Bike theft is up 100 per cent at the University of Calgary compared to this time last year, according to campus security. Eighteen bikes were reported stolen in the first four months of 2016 — double the nine stolen in the same period in 2015. “It’s definitely an…

Fairy Tales film festival tells LGBTQ stories

By Shelbi Bartlett, May 19 2016 — The 18th Annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival will bring a spectrum of LGBTQ experiences to Calgary screens from May 20–28. The festival aims to promote stories surrounding LGBTQ identity not typically represented in mainstream media and film. The festival will show 30 short and feature length films…

MacHall could get second burger vendor in fall 2016

By Scott Strasser, May 16 2016 — There could be a battle of the burgers heating up at the University of Calgary. While negotiations are still underway, a Carl’s Jr. could be coming to MacHall by September 2016. “Sweet and Savory wants to sell their lease. The proposal they brought to us was for Carl’s…

Diversity hiring must be enforced

The Canada Research Chair Program (CRCP) is dedicated to producing world-class researchers at facilities across the country. The University of Calgary — whose 2011 Eyes High initiative set the goal of becoming one of the top five research universities in the country — is a member of the program. One thing the CRCP encourages is…

University of Calgary falls short of equity targets for research chair holders

By Scott Strasser, May 16 2016 — The University of Calgary failed to meet its Canada Research Chair diversity hiring targets. While most of Canada’s top 15 research universities managed to achieve at least two of the four CRCP diversity hiring targets, the U of C failed to meet any. The Canada Research Chairs Program…

Trial begins for accused in Brentwood murders

By Scott Strasser, May 17 2016 — The trial for a former University of Calgary student who was charged with five counts of first-degree murder began May 16 at the Calgary Courts Centre. Matthew de Grood is accused of fatally stabbing Lawrence Hong, Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell and Jordan Segura on April 15,…

The Den reduces hours for spring and summer semesters

By Scott Strasser, May 17 2016 — Students hoping to quench their thirst at the Den on weekends or Mondays will have to look elsewhere this semester. The campus bar is facing rollback hours for the spring and summer and will be closed for three days of the week. Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance…

New Music: James Blake

By Jason Herring, May 19 2016 — James Blake is an artist known to make a lot with what he has. His songs typically contain little more than the London musician’s soulful falsetto behind a sparse backdrop of either piano or an unsteady electronic beat. Even the big moments and huge drops scattered across Blake’s…

New Music: Drake

By Kent Wong, May 19 2016 — Toronto-born rapper Drake returns from his 2013 studio album Nothing Was The Same with his latest full-length album Views. The three official singles, “Hotline Bling,” “One Dance” and “Pop Style” prop up the 20-track album. Views takes a thematic approach. Some songs are more emotional, while others are…

Comedy Monday Night gives stage to first-timers

By Jarrett Edmund, May 19 2016 — For 11 years, Comedy Monday Night has been a live-comedy staple in Calgary. The weekly event at Broken City provides a space for aspiring and established comedians to perform for a live audience. “We’re the longest running open-mic comedy show in Western Canada,” says Comedy Monday Night producer…

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