What does the new school year have in store for you?

By Derek Baker, August 30 2016 — Virgo  (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) While waiting to take the bus outside of Murray Fraser Hall, a futuristic-looking hovercraft will pull up instead. You will skeptically hop on as the driver warns that Bloinkzors from Planet Zurgon are coming to attack. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)…

Loft 112 celebrates Pride and Andy Warhol’s Factory

By Rachel Woodward, September 1 2016 — Loft 112 functions as a loft space in downtown Calgary where Steve Gin has lived since 2003. Gin is the founder of Teatro Berdache — the first queer theatre company in the city —  and acts as a board member to Loft 112. In addition to being a…

X-Fest brings popular jams to Fort Calgary

X-Fest is an alt rock music festival that bloomed out of Edmonton’s Sonic Boom festival. With past headliners like the Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182 and Jack White, the festival has built a reputation as an opportunity for Calgarians to see current acts that frequent the radio and charts. The festival takes place on a single stage…

Illuminasia lights up Calgary Zoo with Asian-influenced animal lantern festival

By Rachel Woodward, September 1 2016 — The Calgary Zoo is home to many wonderful things, from baby animals to educational programs and wildlife conservation. This month, Illuminasia — a celebration of Asian culture through bright, animal-shaped lanterns — will bring colour to the zoo as it takes place for the second year in a row…

New Music: Folk Road Show

By Rachel Woodward, September 1 2016 — The Folk Road Show consists of four folk singers from Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Dominique Fricot, Benjamin James Caldwell, Pieter Van Vliet and Olaf Caarls came together during a European tour last year in order to take each other’s music and create a collaborative album. Their debut…

Banff wolf pack survival rests on regulation

By Sean Willett, August 30 2016 — Over the past summer, two wolves from Banff National Park’s Bow Valley pack have been killed by authorities for acting aggressively towards campers. One of these was the pack’s alpha female. After she was shot, four of the pack’s six cubs were struck and killed by a car….

University child care centre fosters early growth

By Scott Strasser, September 30 2016 — On a grassy field nestled between Scurfield Hall and the Biological Sciences building lies the University Child Care Centre, a quaint building that has become a mainstay in the history of the University of Calgary campus. This year marks the UCCC’s 23rd year in its present location. Founded…

Orientation Week 2016 will be “O” so great

By Scott Strasser, September 30 2016 — Orientation Week, a rite of passage for incoming University of Calgary students, takes place this year from September 5–9. Often called O-Week, the annual event includes social events, workshops and transition programming for first-year students. The Leadership and Student Engagement office coordinates O-Week, with help from other U…

MacHall defence fund increase passes at SLC

By Scott Strasser, August 30 2016 — Students’ Legislative Council voted unanimously in favour of a resolution to increase the Students’ Union’s “MacHall defence fund” by $350,000 on August 30. The resolution required two approvals before being passed, as per the SU’s bylaws. The first reading occurred on August 16 and the vote was nearly…

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