Calgary Opera brings life and death romance Turandot to the Jubilee Auditorium stage

By Aurora Anderson, March 21 2017 — Opera isn’t typically something young people want to invest their time and money in for a night out on the town. The Calgary Opera hopes to change that with their latest production. Since 1972, Calgary Opera has provided Calgary and surrounding areas with their performances. The organization will…

Make the most of the night with date night ideas for after dark

By Nikayla Goddard, March 21 2017 — Everything is more fun after dark and Studio Bell agrees. They will launch “After Hours” on Friday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. when the museum lights will go down and the music will turn up. This new nightlife addition to Calgary welcomes guests to explore five floors full…

Local filmmaker premieres Sensitive Parts at the Globe

By Rachel Woodward, March 21 2017 — Local filmmaker Brendan Prost will showcase his softer side with Sensitive Parts, a feature film premiering at the Globe Cinema on April 13. The film explores the anxiety and mishaps that come with relationships, as Delore — played by Canmore-born Carolyn Yonge — must face her fears regarding her…

DJ Yung Nino lights up Commonwealth

By Hayden McBennett, March 21 2017 — If line-dancing in plaid sends you into anaphylactic shock or you’re looking to escape the knowing gaze of the bouncer you cried and vomited on last weekend at Knoxville’s, Calgary nightlife is full of hidden gems and local heavyweights. DJ Yung Nino offers a fresh antidote to the…

Two companies compete at one-act play festival

By Gurman Sahota, March 21 2017 — Celebrating its 34th year, the Calgary Region One-Act Festival will return to present original work by two Calgary-based groups — Moot Entertainment and Red String Theatre. The groups will show their work on March 24 at the Pumphouse Theatre. Although the festival is devoid of a theme, the…

News briefs: March 23 edition

U of C research shows danger of body checks in pee-wee hockey New research from the University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology  has shed light on the benefits of banning bodychecking in youth hockey. The findings show a 64 per cent reduction risk in concussions and a 50 per cent reduction risk in injury for…

Haskayne Consulting Group offers students a chance at finding work

By Claudia Wong, March 21 2017 — Getting degree-relevant experience while in university can be difficult, especially during an economic downturn. The Haskayne Consulting Group hopes to give University of Calgary students relevant experience before starting their careers. “We give students the opportunity to consult on various projects and possibly get full-time offers or internships,”…

First Nations Students’ Association highlights indigenous awareness

By Saima Asad, March 21 2017 — The First Nations Students’ Association (FNSA) held their annual Indigenous Awareness event on March 15–16 at the University of Calgary. The festivities started on Wednesday with a bannock giveaway in MacKimmie Tower, followed by a jingle dress dance and women’s traditional fancy dance in the Taylor Family Digital…

Pre-Law Society hosts refugee awareness lectures

By Scott Strasser, March 21 2017 — The University of Calgary Pre-Law Society hosted an event on March 17 to educate students and raise awareness about the immigration process for refugees in Canada. The event — In our Footsteps: Understanding the Refugee Immigration Process — included talks from an immigration lawyer, a photographer who spent…

U of C releases Visual Schedule Builder

By Arby Seño, March 21 2017 — The University of Calgary registrar’s office has created a new course scheduling tool called the Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) to help students register for their courses. The VSB went live on March 6, with over 5,000 students using it in the first week. It allows students to use…

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