Louie Villanueva

Wildrose party criticizes NDP plan to freeze tuition costs

By Fabian Mayer, June 18 2015 — Debate over tuition regulation intensified last week when the Wildrose criticized NDP plans to freeze tuition at current rates. Alberta currently has an inflation-tied tuition cap on tuition increases. The NDP’s platform included a promise to implement “a real tuition freeze.” This promise was recently reaffirmed by minster…


Sled Island returns to Calgary venues

June 18 2015 — Calgary’s beloved music and arts festival, Sled Island, returns June 24–28 with one of its most eclectic lineups yet. Executive director Maud Salvi says she’s pleased with this year’s artists, including the acts curated by legendary post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. “We’re stoked about the lineup. We feel like it’s…

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Sexist traditions lead to transphobia in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, June 18 2015 — At the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the American athlete then called Bruce Jenner set a world record in the track and field decathlon event, winning the gold medal. While still identifying as a man at the time, she was dubbed the “greatest athlete in the world” by reporters….


Don’t waste your Calgary summer

By Melanie Woods, June 18 2015 — In the summer, it’s easy to fall into the trap of endless sleep and Netflix binges. And while catching up on all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls is enjoyable, there are a lot of exciting things going on in Calgary — some of which you may have never…

Louie Villanueva

University welcomes NDP funding promises

By Fabian Mayer, June 18 2015 — The NDP government delivered its first speech from the throne on June 15. The speech laid out the government’s plans to eliminate political donations from unions and corporations, raise taxes and restore funding to healthcare and education. Post-secondary education was mentioned once in the speech read in the…

Alexander Kim

Den deemed best campus bar in Calgary

By Fabian Mayer, June 18 2015 — The Den won the Best Bar None award for the best campus bar in Calgary from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC). It also received a Best Bar None accreditation. The Best Bar None program was introduced in 2010 after the AGLC, municipal police forces and the…

Kevin Bae

Haskayne app hopes to engage business students

By Babur Ilchi, June 18 2015 — The Haskayne Students’ Association (HSA) is developing a mobile application for business students at the University of Calgary. HSA president Ryan Wallace thinks the app will help Haskayne students get more involved in the faculty. “The first page that would open on the app is the #Haskayne news…

Michael Kalus

U of C scientists among those urging a moratorium on oil sands development

By Fabian Mayer, June 18 2015 — Oil sands development must stop. That was the message of 100 Canadian and American academics who signed a letter sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament last week. Climatologists, biologists, economists and political scientists from across North America signed the letter. Biology professor Mary Reid…

Play offers feminist critique of capitalist culture

  By Rachel Woodward, June 18 2015 — Feminist theatre company Urban Curvz is now showing Jacob Richmond’s Legoland, a play about the failings of patriarchal capitalism. Directed by Urban Curvz’ artistic producer Jacqueline Russell, the story revolves around Penny and Ezra Lamb, siblings from rural Saskatchewan who are sent to a Catholic boarding school…

New Music: Jim O’Rourke

By Jason Herring, June 18 2015 — Jim O’Rourke is the most prolific musician you’ve probably never heard of. As a producer, he’s worked with acts like Wilco, Sonic Youth and Joanna Newsom. He’s released albums of classical, noise, rock and electronic music as a solo artist. But his latest album, Simple Songs, is a…

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