Jamie xx HiFi anniversary set lives up to the hype

By Hayden McBennett, July 30 2015 — HiFi Club brought famed electronic musician Jamie xx to town to kick off their 10th anniversary celebrations on Wednesday July 22. The highly touted show sold out  almost immediately, due in part to the massive popularity of Jamie’s new album, In Colour. A scruffy man in a ball…

Comedians serve up laughs at Calgary Folk Festival

By Ashton Chugh, July 30 2015 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival offered a steady stream of laughs at the talk tent on July 25–26. An all-Canadian lineup provided refuge from the tornado warnings while brewing up a storm of their own. Calgary-based comic Noor Kidwai delivered his first performance at Folk Fest. Kidwai, an…


Students identify key concerns in annual survey

By Fabian Mayer, July 30 2015 — The Students’ Union presented its annual survey to Students’ Legislative Council last week. The survey asked students a broad range of questions, from how many hours they work per week to whether they follow the SU on social media. Just over 1,300 students responded to the survey. It…


Professor from Cairo teaches summer course on the Middle East

By Brittany Haines (with files from Fabian Mayer), July 30 2015 — The Middle East is often on the evening news. A summer political science class (POLI 369) at the University of Calgary dissects the complexities of the conflict-riddled region. Egyptian academic Walid Kazziha teaches the summer version of the course. Kazziha, a professor of political…


Students’ Union releases audited financials online

By Fabian Mayer, July 30 2015 — The Students’ Union wants to make it easier for students to see where their money goes. The organization plans to make its audited financials and supporting documents prepared for Students’ Legislative Council available online. Until now, the SU has only posted a two-page summary of their financials on…

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Taking ladies out of women’s professional sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, July 30 2015 — Women’s high-performance sport has made great strides over the last decade, but there’s one archaic ideal that has been hard to shake — the expectation that female athletes remain “lady-like” in their pursuit of greatness. When women were first allowed to compete in the Olympic Games, their events were…

Calgary Folk Fest in photos

By Miranda Krogstad, July 28 2015 — Another year of Calgary Folk Fest has come and gone, and it was a good one. Festival-goers enjoyed a carefree weekend while headliners like Father John Misty, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Kid Koala put on sets to remember. Missing Folk Fest already? Check out our photo recap of the weekend….


Kanye West doesn’t deserve to be vilified

By Jason Herring, July 27 2015 — The 2015 Pan American Games finished on Sunday with closing ceremonies capping off the two-week Toronto sporting event. The ceremony featured music from Canadian rocker Serena Ryder, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and the ever-controversial Kanye West. After the musical acts for the closing ceremonies were announced, an immediate backlash…


Taco vendor run by Students’ Union to open in MacHall

By Fabian Mayer, July 23 2015 — The Students’ Union is opening its own food vendor in MacHall serving tacos and curly fries. It will replace Smoke’s Poutinerie, which has been closed since spring. Though not finalized, the SU is currently using the name Na’cho Taco. The vendor is set to open on September 3…


Artists contend for Polaris Prize

The 2015 Polaris Prize short list was announced July 16. The annual award, selected by a panel of 11 Canadian music journalists, recognizes exceptional Canadian full-length albums. Factors like sales or genre aren’t taken into consideration — the albums are judged solely on artistic merit. The 10-album short list for the award was announced following…

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