Entrepreneurship and the law focus of new U of C class

By Justin Schellenberg, October 20 2017 — The University of Calgary Faculty of Law is offering a new course which explores the connection between entrepreneurship and the law. LAW 693 works through issues a startup company may face, such as when to incorporate, when to use sole-proprietorship and how to raise money. “The course is designed…

Improve workout results and prevent injury by warming up

By Christie Melhorn, October 20 2017 —  When you’re under a time crunch at the gym, it’s tempting to skip warming up and launch straight into working out. In my 10 years of dance, my teachers emphasized the importance of warm-ups. But when I danced less during my undergrad, I habitually stopped warming up, despite…

Calgary Film 2017: Loveless

By Jen Sidorova, October 20 2017 — Loveless centres on the divorce of middle-class couple Zhenya and Boris and its effects on their family. It’s a seemingly ordinary tale, with the now ex-couple selling their apartment, living with new lovers and debating the future of their only son, Alyosha. However, this causal story takes the…

Plan ahead to keep travelling on a student budget stress-free

By Carlie Vassos, October 19 2017 — Throughout your time as a student, you may feel bogged down by exams, assignments and a job — or maybe you just crave adventure. A common solution to student lethargy is travelling. Many students plan to travel, but financial restrictions often deter us from making these dreams come…

Box-office sales don’t match Blade Runner 2049’s critical success

By Kent Wong, October 19 2017 — Blade Runner 2049 is an art film at its core and will be hit-or-miss for many. Despite glowing reviews and mass-market reception, the movie’s sales stack low compared to its budget. But don’t let that deter you from seeing the flick on the big screen. Directed by Arrival’s…

The real A-to-Zed list for why Calgary is ready for Amazon HQ2

By Derek Baker, October 19 2017 — You’ve probably heard by now that Amazon is looking for a home for their a second corporate headquarters. Many Calgarians are rejoicing at the possibility, especially during tough economic times. A recent post by the Calgary Economic Development organization came up with 23 reasons — one for every…

University of Calgary unveils new Emergency Zombie Response plan

By Devin Aggarwal, October 19 2017 — University of Calgary officials unveiled plans this week to ensure student, faculty and staff safety in the event of an emergency. In addition to typical protocols for things like fire and extreme weather, the new plan includes an “Emergency Zombie Response Plan” in the event of an undead uprising….

Eminem should not be celebrated as an anti-Trump hero

By Thomas Johnson, October 19 2017 — In 2004, MTV ran a special called The Shady National Convention. A tongue-in-cheek mockery of the coinciding American federal election, The Convention envisioned an Eminem presidential campaign, with 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Ludacris and P. Diddy as his running mates. One of the speakers, a lumpy butternut squash…

New Music: Elijah Blake

By Thomas Johnson, October 18, 2017 — Since the 2011 releases of Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia, Ultra and The Weeknd’s House Of Balloons, R&B is easier to categorize than ever. Reductive copycats can generally be lumped into two groups — the irreverent, starkly personal sad-boy crooner à la Ocean or the Weeknd-esque clandestine self-destructive punk. Releases…

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