Where will you be on Valentine’s Day? Our horoscopes know!

By Frankie Hart, February 14 2018 — Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Upon realizing all of your female friends actually have a Valentine, you will spend “Galentine’s Day” with your favourite cat. Paws before bras. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Since there are only a few more days until Reading Week, you’ll decide…

U of C professor talks “dark side” of romantic relationships

By Tina Shaygan, February 13 2018 —  University of Calgary professor and social psychologist Susan Boon researches the “dark sides” of romantic relationships, focusing on concepts like revenge and forgiveness. We sat down with her to find out what the psychological implications of breakups are, what the “Lovelab” is and why forgiveness isn’t always a…

The radio drama is alive and well with CJSW’s Darkside Drive

By Matt Hume, February 13 2018 —  With the popularity of scripted podcasts like Welcome to Nightvale and announcements like Marvel’s upcoming serialized podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, it’s safe to say the radio drama is back. Unsurprisingly, the Calgary arts community is ahead of the curve. The spooky and completely live radio drama anthology…

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…

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