Day-Lewis performs expectedly well in Phantom Thread

By Jocelyn Illing, February 13 2018 — When you come across an actor that’s amazing in every film, it can be easy to get bored of them over time. Unless they take risks in their roles, these actors’ films begin to feel redundant — we want to see them take it to the next level…

How to tastefully send nudes

By Lady Marmalade, February 13 2018 — Sexting is often a big part of millennials’ sex lives. Talking with partners on various platforms can open a world of sexy encounters from the palm of your hand. Taking tasteful nudes is an art form that leads to some fun late-night chats — if you know how…

U of C tackle marijuana legalization with on-campus forum

By Justin Schellenberg, February 13 2018 — The University of Calgary held a forum on Feb. 5 to discuss the future legalization of recreational marijuana and its potential impacts on society. The event, titled “Clearing the Smoke about Cannabis,” aimed to provide research-based evidence on issues surrounding the substance. Four speakers presented their findings, followed by…

Sled Island 2018 first-wave announcement filled with welcome surprises

By Matt Hume, February 13 2018 —  Sled Island, an annual music festival hosted in a plethora of venues in downtown Calgary, has become a Canadian staple that ignites unparalleled local excitement. The festival’s Feb. 13 first-wave announcement at Commonwealth Bar and Stage met the bar set by previous years, and then some. Twenty bands…

Awards shows must do more to combat sexism

By Hurmut Humayun, February 12 2018 —  Awards season is well underway. Many celebrities are using ceremonies as platforms to promote causes and social justice issues that are close to their hearts. This year, the representation and treatment of women in the entertainment world has been the most prominent issue. The past year has been difficult in…

U of C introduce “strategic roadmap” for next five years of Eyes High

By Ashar Memon, February 12 2018 — The University of Calgary introduced its “strategic roadmap” for their Eyes High strategy at a town hall hosted in the Energy Environment Experiential Learning building on Feb. 8. That roadmap comes in the form of the 2018 academic and research plans, which were approved by the General Faculties…

Drawbacks of part-time status a barrier to education

February 9, 2018 — Though it comes with a lot of work, being a full-time student at the University of Calgary has its benefits. Full-time students — those enrolled in three or more classes per semester — receive access to a UPass, greater eligibility for scholarships and financial aid and full access to Students’ Union’s…

Olympians talk Fuel for Gold, training on campus

By Christie Melhorn, February 9 2018 —  As with many other students, my time at the University of Calgary was a blur of papers, working two serving jobs, camping in the library and hitting the gym in between. Some days, I barely had time to brush my teeth, let alone make a lunch. For three…

New Music: January Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, February 9 2018 —  Migos – Culture II Culture II feels more like a playlist than an album, making it an unfitting follow-up to last year’s instant classic. The first Culture was a precise distillation of everything Migos does well. Quavo, Offset and especially Takeoff still perform at a very high level,…

Student-athlete success not just determined by athletic performance

By David Song, February 9 2018 — A varsity athlete’s life often seems to revolve solely around their sport. The glamour of brandishing your name on the back of a jersey and being surrounded by a team of high-calibre athletic support can largely impact your identity. Your every move and mistake are constantly observed and…

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