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New Music: IDLES

By Jason Herring, October 3 2018 — Through two albums, Bristol punk quartet IDLES have proven they’re not scared to tackle tough subjects. Their 2017 debut, Brutalism, occupied itself with death and addiction. Their sophomore release, Joy as an Act of Resistance, universalizes the band’s energy, dealing instead with political issues like Brexit, income inequality and…

I Want To Go Further: An interview with Cadence Weapon

By Jason Herring, September 27 2018 — From the first song off his debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, geography has grounded Cadence Weapon’s music. On “Oliver Square,” Rolly Pemberton raps about a litany of Edmonton landmarks, most of them defunct bars. Though the landmark referenced in the title is, hilariously, an unremarkable strip mall, the song…

U of C keeping higher education sober with Cannabis Policy

By Jason Herring, September 24 2018 — Despite the impending Oct. 17 legalization of cannabis across Canada, students at the University of Calgary will have to venture off-campus to light up a legal joint. The U of C unveiled its stand-alone Cannabis Policy on Sept. 24, but the policy doesn’t come into effect until Oct….

U of C revokes all Engineering Students’ Society memberships

By Jason Herring, September 19 2018 — The University of Calgary is no longer collecting fees on behalf of the Engineering Students’ Society (ESS), effectively revoking all engineering students’ membership in the organization. Since a 2006 student vote, engineering students have paid $10 per semester as part of their tuition fees towards membership in the…

Student finds love after sharing ECON notes

By Jason Herring, September 17 2018 — A University of Calgary student is really liking his chances with a classmate after sending her his notes in exchange for a coffee. First-year student Phillip Stern sent classmate Laura Donato all his notes for the first two weeks of their ECON 201 lecture immediately after Donato requested…

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