David Suzuki adds U of A honorary degree to collection

By Matty Hume, June 7 2018 — On June 7, famed broadcaster and environmental activist David Suzuki was in Edmonton to receive an honorary science degree from the University of Alberta. It’s Suzuki’s 30th honorary degree — including one from the University of Calgary which he received in 1986. The honorary degree sparked controversy in…

SLC continues in quiet June meeting

By Matty Hume, June 6 2018 — With the spring semester in full swing, the members of the 76th Students’ Legislative Council met for the fourth time on June 5. The meeting started with a report from senate representative Anayat Sidhu regarding the May 29 year-end senate meeting and other senate updates. The senate approved eight…

Festival season in bloom with perennial Lilac Festival

By Aurora Anderson, June 6 2018 — There’s no better way to shake off those winter blues than attending one of the many outdoor festivals in Calgary and reconnecting with the city’s vibrant creative community. The Fourth Street Lilac Festival is a free one-day event kicking off Calgary’s energetic festival season, featuring an array of musical…

Mikey’s Juke Joint launches new home for independent artists

By Liam Dawe, June 5 2018 —  Mikey’s Juke Joint, one of Calgary’s historic live music venues, continues to bolster its weekend vibes with their “Feel Good Fridays” showcase, which kicked off this past weekend. Jamil Ahmed — the founder of Mikey’s flagship Thursday night experience “Groove Theory,” is aiming to recreate that soulful sound…

New Music: Kanye West

By Thomas Johnson, June 1 2018 —  One the one hand, Kanye West’s intemperate mood swings make it near-impossible to objectively critique his lyrical content. On the other hand, by this point — two decades into his undeniable reign as hip-hop’s stately tastemaker — if you buy into Kanye The Artist, you’ve reconciled Kanye The…

Bon Iver hits Calgary with trademark majesty amid genre shift

By Thomas Johnson, May 31 2018 — Despite the obvious aesthetic differences between Bon Iver’s debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, and their recent third album, 22, A Million — an intimate catharsis taken amongst cedar and pine in the depth of wintertide and a grandiose marvel of electronic manipulation, respectively — the band’s oeuvre is…

Previously on-campus anime convention celebrates 20th year

By Kristy Wong, May 18 2018 —  If you see extravagantly costumed folks strolling through downtown or riding the CTrain this May long weekend, don’t be surprised. They’re celebrating Otafest, Calgary’s largest Japanese arts and culture festival. Each year, Otafest attracts thousands for a jam-packed three-day convention. Otafest is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year,…

Canadians should be wary of potential election meddling in 2019

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, May 14 2018 — Recent actions by the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica should worry Canadians. The company was founded in 2013 by Robert Mercer and Steve Bannon. The pair has proven to be an effective political operative and they’re partially responsible for the recent surge of far-right politics across the world….

Another year of SLC kicks off at May 8 meeting

By Ashar Memon, May 11 2018 — (With files from Derek Baker) Fresh new faces, as well as some familiar ones, greeted the Executive Council Chambers in MacHall on May 8 as the 76th Students’ Legislative Council convened for the first time. The evening kicked off with a report on the April 26 meeting of…

Calgary’s Olympic bid process is reckless

By Derek Baker, May 11 2018 — The City of Calgary is currently exploring options for a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. After a fiery City Council meeting on April 10, which presented Calgary’s bid corporation’s (BidCo) current public engagement status, city councillors voted 9–6 in favour of continuing to explore the city’s…

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