Norman Wong
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New album marks big changes for Dan Mangan

By Jason Herring, March 5 2015 — Canadian indie sweetheart Dan Mangan is loved across the country for his thought-provoking albums and engaging live shows. But when Mangan and his band set out to record their new album, Club Meds, after a brief hiatus from touring, the group decided they needed a change, in both…

Kmeron
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Sled Island unveils initial 2015 artist lineup

By Jason Herring, March 5 2015 Organizers of Calgary’s beloved alternative music and arts festival, Sled Island, revealed the first wave of artists that will perform this summer. By the looks of it, this year’s festival will be a stunner. Bands announced on March 3 include legendary New York proto-punk band Television, iconic post-hardcore group…

Samantha Savage
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Celebrated local musician releases second record

By Jason Herring, March 5 2015 —  When Samantha Savage Smith released her debut album Tough Cookie in early 2011, the Calgary musician received a flurry of praise for her earnest songwriting and bluesy voice. The record was so well received, that the then 23-year-old singer found herself at the top of a number of…

Louie Villanueva
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Cascades dump Dinos to end season

By Ashton Chugh, March 5 2015 — The University of Fraser Valley Cascades put an end to the Dinos men’s basketball season with a 72–65 win in game two of the Canada West quarterfinals on Feb. 28 in Abbotsford. UFV took game one the previous night by a score of 78–71. Cascades guard Vijay Dhillon…

Louie Villanueva
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Pandas trample Dinos to end series

By Ashton Chugh, March 5 2015 — The Dinos women’s hockey team was eliminated from the Canada West semifinals after losing game two by a score of 4–3 against the University of Alberta Pandas on Feb. 28 in Edmonton. The Dinos lost in overtime as Canada West all-rookie team selection and Pandas forward Hannah Olenyk…

Alexander Kim
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New bystander intervention training for U of C staff

By Alexander Kim, March 5 2015 — The University of Calgary is rolling out a new bystander intervention training program for faculty, staff and student leaders. The program is designed to teach participants how to identify and safely intervene in cases of bullying, hazing and violence. Members of the Dinos varsity athletics teams will be…

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