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New Music: Ariel Pink

By Jason Herring, December 4 2014 — Ariel Pink, like most indie-pop oddities, has a puzzling personality. With an affinity for lo-fi cassette recordings and a tendency to experiment with his music, Pink found success with albums Before Today and Mature Themes. Unfortunately, in his most recent double LP, pom pom, Pink falls short of…

Deck your iPod with the kitschiest Christmas tunes

By Melanie Bethune, December 4 2014 — We’ve all heard “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” enough this holiday season, so you might be looking to shake up your Christmas playlist. Thankfully, Christmas music has come a long way since you were a kid, and there are hundreds…

Red Rage Comics

Fungus-infected zombies descend on comic convention

By Connor Sadler, December 4 2014 — Octospore Book 1: Suburban Squid is a graphic novel by Albertan artists Jesse James Higgins and Scott Dewey that explores how we use modern technology to communicate in times of crisis. The comic takes an unusual approach to disaster. Instead of a tornado or earthquake causing destruction, hundreds…

Louie Villanueva

Uptown 7th adds a scrawl of fun to mundane downtown

By Jason Herring, December 4 2014 — If you take the train through downtown, you probably know the building across from the 1st Street SW LRT station. The building has chalkboards lining the front featuring quirky quotations. At times, the building’s speakers play music that can be heard from the train platform across the road….

Dawn Muenchrath

The cognitive benefits of aerobic exercise

By Ayesha Chugh, December 4 2014 — Preparing for exam season can be a daunting task. Many university students look for new solutions to ease the process. But students should stick with the basics rather than looking for a quick fix. We all know the benefits of exercise for our physical and mental health. Exercise…

Kieth Allison

Canadians are taking over the NBA

By Sonny Sachdeva, December 4 2014 — America has always dominated the game of basketball. There may be standout players from all across the globe playing in the NBA, but at the end of the day, the sport is dominated by the stars and stripes, both on the court and in the stands. In the…

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