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Calgary Film 2017: Mary Shelley

By Joie Atejira, October 3 2017 — Almost 200 years after Frankenstein was published, Haifaa al-Mansour presents Mary Shelley, a biopic about the renowned author’s teenage years leading up to the completion of her most famous novel. The film screened at the Calgary International Film Festival. Mary Shelley prioritizes the love affair of young Mary…

Your last few months of 2017 will have a plot twist

By Joie Atejira, October 3 2017 —   Libra  (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Though you’re not a fan of horror movies or clowns, an impromptu viewing of the new It film will stir a clown fetish deep inside of you. The red nose and big shoes really get you going.   Scorpio  (Oct. 23…

Lost first-year student still stranded on campus

By Joie Atejira, September 19 2017 — Getting lost on campus as a confused first-year is nothing new. However, one University of Calgary freshman, who requested to remain anonymous due to the possible ridicule and shame, has not been able to find his way to his next class — or even his way home — since the…

Trash Dove meme doesn’t reflect millennials’ struggle

By Joie Atejira, February 28 2017 — The 2017 meme calendar continues to update, with Salt Bae claiming top spot for the month of January. Smart Guy Pointing at His Head and Blinking White Guy were considered February front-runners, but there is another meme competing for the top spot this month, destabilizing the meme scale…

Student promises to be productive this reading week

By Joie Atejira, February 14 2017 — As reading week approaches, University of Calgary students are pumped to finally have a whole week off to relax and run away from their responsibilities with only a slight tinge of guilt. However, third-year psychology student Chelsea Thomas swears she’ll use her time wisely this semester. She purchased a Kate…

Don’t break the bank with these Valentine’s Day gifts

By Joie Atejira, February 7 2017 — A Valentine’s gift — in this economy? Impossible. Resist this absurdly commercial and totally unnecessary holiday with some easy, personalized presents for that special someone. Thankfully, these are appropriate for the  even the tightest of budgets. A love letter: Who even writes letters anymore? Defy the season of spending by…

Personal Shopper shows some things can never be resolved

By Joie Atejira, October 7 2016 — Following the 2014 feature Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart reprises a personal assistant role in another film by Olivier Assayas. This time, Stewart is at the centre of a film that is unclassifiable — an independent drama with hints of horror and Hitchcockian suspense. The film, Personal…

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