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New Music: JJ Shiplett

By Rachel Woodward, February 14 2017 — As somebody who has trouble appreciating country music, I am hesitant to give new albums of the genre a try. But as someone who also supports local music, I was eager to give Calgary-born JJ Shiplett’s new album Something to Believe In my best shot.  The country-rock up-and-comer…

Medieval combat club ready to fight

By Rachel Woodward, February 14 2017 — As a university student, it can be tough to expel some energy while also having fun and meeting new people. Katrina Bruce, one of the founders of Ironhart Vanguard, found a way to meet all of that criteria. Ironhart Vanguard is a full-contact medieval armoured combat club located…

Windigo to bring new music before end of 2017

By Rachel Woodward, January 24 2017 — During the late months of 2011, Anthony Kameka and four fellow Calgary musicians formed Windigo, an indie-pop and rock group. Almost five years later, Kameka now leads three new bandmates — Del Coburn, Tory Rosso and Mitch Cooper — as the band sets out to release their latest…

Library resource cuts hurt our research institution reputation

From 2012–2016, the University of Calgary cut $2,140,558 in academic resources from its collections, with another $1.5 million cut in the 2016–17 fiscal year. This means that valuable resources for both faculty and students from journals like Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press are no longer available. While the U of C libraries claim they…

Wait Until Dark for Vertigo Theatre’s latest

By Rachel Woodward, January 17 2017 — For most people, a night out at the theatre is a relaxing time, where participating as an audience member is limited to watching a story that might make you laugh or shed a tear. But when was the last time you sat at the theatre feeling genuine fear…

Kinkonauts rewrite Shakespeare through improv

By Rachel Woodward, January 10 2016 — Are you someone that just can’t seem to get enough Shakespeare in your life? Are you ever sad that no one seems to apprecite iambic pentameter anymore? It might be a good idea to check out an improv show that, while not really written by the man himself,…

Pop Up to sell student art for a good cause

By Rachel Woodward, November 29 2016 — On Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., That Empty Space will host the first annual U of C For She Pop Up Art Sale. The event, organized by art student Anbareen Abeer and computer science student Yen Po Wen aims to bring art students to a…

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