Get loud with Metz at the Big Winter Classic

By Matt Hume, January 12 2018 — On Jan. 19, Toronto-based noise punk trio Metz will bring their new album, Strange Peace, to Calgary’s Big Winter Classic music festival before a four-month tour across Western Europe. Metz is headlining one of many stacked shows at the festival, joined by LASHES, The Corey Hotline and Sellout….

Lady Bird is a successful exploration of life’s harsher realities

By Jen Sidorova, January 12 2018 — With a 99-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes from over 200 reviews, Lady Bird — the debut film of director Greta Gerwig — is one of the best-reviewed movie in the website’s history. Early in the film, it’s clear why Lady Bird’s reception is so overwhelmingly positive. Lady Bird’s…

Go sledding for a fun study break

By Christie Melhorn, January 12 2018 —  Many traditional New Year’s resolutions involve disciplined workouts and diet regimes. Pursuing fitness goals can improve well-being in a variety of ways. It gets you out of bed earlier, is a better energy boost than a cup of Tim’s and offers relief from the heap of assignments on…

Cheap and simple ways to treat dry skin

By Christie Melhorn, January 12 2018 — Even with lingering holiday sales on fancy scented lotions and bath bombs, skin care products can be really expensive while failing to combat the effects of Calgary’s sharp winter winds. However, remedying and preventing chapped skin doesn’t need to compromise your budget. The following supermarket items are not…

U of C expels student for incorrect citations in profound victory for safe, inclusive campus

By Derek Baker, January 12 2018 — After a deluge of public outcry regarding the condemnable acts of a student on campus, the University of Calgary has finally taken decisive action. Fourth-year science student Ronny Roxborough will be expelled from the university after using Chicago-style citations on an assignment that specifically asked for APA. The university’s…

Rising Alberta country star Dan Davidson talks new music, upcoming tour

By Matt Hume, January 11 2018 — Sometimes we need a reminder that live country music is alive and well in Calgary outside of the Stampede. Alberta’s own Dan Davidson is spending the weekend in Calgary for two shows with Brett Kissel on Jan. 13 and 14 at the the Deerfoot Inn. It’s a highly…

U of C community express frustration over school handling of convicted sexual offender

By Tina Shaygan, January 10 2018 —  Members of the University of Calgary community have expressed outrage and frustration over the convicted sexual offender Connor Neurauter’s continued enrolment at the school, including in a petition to have Neurauter expelled that has now exceeded 20,000 signatures. Neurauter was convicted of sexual interference on Jan 4 — two…

National student engagement survey reveals mixed results

By Tina Shaygan and Ashar Memon, January 11 2018 — How engaged are University of Calgary students? Are they happy with how they interact with the school’s faculty? And how do their experiences change over the course of their degree? These are some of the questions the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) — conducted…

Stop referring to perpetrators of sexual violence as ‘predators’

By Dana Cramer, January 11, 2018 — The term ‘sexual predator’ implies that sexual crimes are a result of biological tendencies in those who take joy in humiliating and abusing — unfortunately — primarily women. The term ‘predator’ evokes images of lions, wolves, bears and other powerful creatures. It also implies that their victims are…

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