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Whiplash explores the price of perfection

By Alexander Kim, November 27 2014 — Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle, is the story of two characters who believe that perfection can only be achieved through great suffering. Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is a young jazz drummer studying at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory of Music. Andrew wants to be the next Charlie Parker. Terrence…

Louie Villanueva
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Charlotte’s Web puts aerial spin on children’s classic

By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Charlotte’s Web is a classic children’s story that focuses on an unlikely friendship between a spider named Charlotte and a pig named Wilbur. Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) is hosting a production of the play with a modern twist. The title character, Charlotte, will be played by aerial acrobat…

Rhys Sosnowski
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Should diploma exams be worth 50 per cent of students’ overall marks?

Yes, diploma exams prepare students for university By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Albertan high school students are probably happy to hear that the Alberta School Board Association supports the idea of diploma exams that are weighted at only 30 per cent of the final mark. We’d all like it if our university courses…

Melanie Bethune
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Student apathy hurts our political efforts

By Kate Jacobson, November 27 2014 — Students have a difficult time being heard in Alberta’s legislative assembly. Brian Mason, the former leader of Alberta’s New Democrat Party, offers the most consistent support to students of any Albertan politician. He recently spent time in question period grilling Minister of Advanced Education Donald Scott over the…

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Bloody Poetry focuses on literary rockstars of the 19th-century

By Jason Herring, November 27 2014 — The University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is bringing their production of Howard Brenton’s play Bloody Poetry to the Reeve Theatre opening Nov. 25. Set in early 19th-century Europe, the play centres around the lives of English romantic poet Lord Byron and his mistress,…

Louie Villanueva
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Ogungbemi-Jackson drives the lane

The Dinos men’s basketball team rose to the top of the Prairie Division standings after splitting their series against the University of Manitoba Bisons. Ogungbemi-Jackson averaged 23 points on 47 per cent shooting.

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