Sled Island announce second wave lineup

By Kade Marshall, March 22 2019 — Sled Island announced its second wave lineup on March 19, adding numerous acts from diverse genres and locations for the festival that takes over Calgary’s downtown core for a weekend every June. Sled Island artistic director Maud Salvi highlighted far-travelling artists on this lineup announcement, mentioning Ghanian folk…

Vertigo Theatre previews 2019-20 season

By Troy Hasselman, March 22 2019 — Vertigo Theatre has announced what is sure to be an eventful 2019–20 season, including fare from local artists, original plays, adaptations and three world premières. “The Vertigo Theatre has been around for over 40 years doing exclusively mystery plays. We’re the only full-time, season-based mystery theatre in the…

What does the 2019 federal budget mean for students?

By Derek Baker, March 22 2019 — Minister of Finance Bill Morneau tabled the 2019–20 Canadian federal budget to the House of Commons on March 19. The budget forecasts a $19.8-billion deficit and like last year also includes a $3-billion “budgetary risk adjustment.” Titled Investing in the Middle Class, the budget is a massive 460-page…

Ahad Raza Mir spills the chai on diversity and Hamlet

By Aymen Sherwani, March 22 2019 — University of Calgary theatre student turned Pakistani film star Ahad Raza Mir makes his return to Calgary for the first time in three years to take on the role of Hamlet in Vertigo Theatre’s Hamlet: A Ghost Story. “It’s really nice because you leave one place and you think that place will forget…

Calgary Flames look promising headed into the post-season

By Kristy Koehler, March 22 2019 — Plenty of Calgary Flames fans have spent the last decade living for the memory of the 2003–04 National Hockey League season, when the Flames won the Western Conference Championship. They defeated the Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Quarterfinals and took down the Detroit Red Wings and the San…

Dinos women’s volleyball team prepared for next year after post-season struggles

By Kristy Koehler, March 22 2019 — The University of Calgary Dinos women’s volleyball team had a fantastic year. Though they came up short in the finals, the team put together a 30–9 season that included 17 home-court wins and 19 wins against Canada West conference opponents. The team’s regular-season record got them into the…

Pre-meeting Board of Governors report main business at quiet SLC

By Ashar Memon, March 22 2019 — A pre-meeting Board of Governors report from student-at-large Frank Finley was on the docket at the March 19 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council. BOG will be voting on approving the U of C’s consolidated and capital budgets at the upcoming March 23 meeting. Finley said the consolidated…

Dystopian-thriller Level 16 opens in Canadian theatres

By Troy Hasselman, March 21 2019 — Level 16, the dystopian-thriller from Canadian director Danishka Esterhazy, had its première in Canadian theatres on March 15. The film takes place in the fictional Vestalis Academy, a mysterious boarding school for girls, and takes influences from numerous genres including science-fiction, horror and suspense. “The film is basically…

Police to curb D-Block partying this year

By Jason Herring, March 21 2019 — Police will be making an effort to curb off-campus partying during the last day of classes this year, according to the Students’ Union. The move comes as one result of the Last Day of Classes Neighbourhood Task Force, a group formed last September to address concerns about campus partying spilling into the neighbouring community…

Decline of BSD disappointing for campus culture

March 21 2019 — Students excited for Bermuda Shorts Day 2019 were met with the news that this year’s official event will be hosted indoors. Last Thursday, the Students’ Union announced that BSD will be held in MacHall AB (the concert hall) and The Den. Before this, the event has been hosted in Lot 32 since 2009. The…

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