Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo

Pseudo-Sherlock tackles dinner party murder in new play

By Connor Sadler, November 27 2014 — Sherlock Holmes plays typically have a serious tone. Holmes paces around the crime scene uncovering clues and revealing motives until he solves the crime. The Game’s Afoot, presented by Vertigo Theatre, puts a comedic twist on the formula by focusing on William Gillette, an actor who used to…

Drew Stewart

Self-described “lazy” musician Ryan Hemsworth keeps busy

By Andy Williams, November 27 2014 — Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth’s uncanny ability to combine southern hip hop, indie rock, j-pop and video game samples in his sets has attracted a large following. He has remixed the work of artists like Frank Ocean, Grimes, Lorde and Mikky Ekko to much acclaim. After releasing eight EPs…

Derick Daily

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist play classic vinyl set

By Jason Herring, November 27 2014 — Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are giving vinyl enthusiasts and hip-hop fans a reason to get excited with their vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour. The renowned turntablists have both had long careers in hip hop. DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) is well known for his innovative, sample-driven, instrumental hip-hop…

Dawn Muenchrath

Students need a community to care

By Brittany Haines, November 27 2014 — Student apathy on campus has a lot to do with a campus community that’s small at best and non-existent at it’s worst. Even with countless clubs, groups and events that give students the opportunity to join and support a cause they believe in, turn-out and political engagement are…

Rhys Sosnowski

Should you go into debt to earn a degree?

No, it’s a waste of money By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — A university degree once meant a stable, well-paying career. That’s no longer the case, but we still buy into the sacrosanct importance of higher education. Since 2007, admissions averages in programs at the University of Calgary have steadily increased. At the same…

Josh O' Brien

Dinos’ dream ends in Hardy Cup loss

By Stephane Arnault, November 20 2014 — The University of Calgary’s bid to capture their seventh consecutive Hardy Cup came to a crushing end on Nov. 15 at a frigid McMahon Stadium. The Dinos football team fell 27–15 to the University of Manitoba Bisons. Things looked good for the red machine early in the game….

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