New Music: Low

By Troy Hasselman, October 12 2018 — Low has always dealt with the adverse. From the band’s often melancholic subject matter to their slow-moving arrangements, negativity is central to Low’s music. Based around the decades-long partnership between founding members Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, Low has been releasing sedate albums for nearly 25 years. The band’s…

There’s a good reason why you don’t need a cycling licence

By Anika Zaman, October 11 2018 — As cycling rises in popularity as a mode of transportation, many cities have looked towards implementing mandatory licensing policies for cyclists. A recent article in the Globe and Mail posed the question of whether cities should start issuing cycling licences. Toronto stopped requiring bike licences in 1957 and…

Cannabis prohibition on campus the City of Calgary’s failing

October 11 2018 — In about a week from now, recreational cannabis will be legalized in Canada, becoming the world’s second country to make consumption and sale of the substance fully legal nationwide. However, despite its legalization, there will still be plenty of restrictions on exactly what will be allowed after we enter the brave…

These horoscopes will tell you what what will give you a scare this Halloween

By Hien Nguyen, October 9 2018 — Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Capitalism. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You will fall into an accidentally unlocked office in the science buildings and discover what the psychology department is really doing with their funding. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You will find out too…

WordFest brings the Imaginarium to Calgary

By Thomas Johnson, October 10 2018 — While Calgary’s home for all things literary can be experienced year-round, WordFest’s week-long sojourn kicked off on Monday, Oct. 8, bringing to YYC a brief wonderland of imagination. The festival, now in its 23rd season, has expanded its typically impressive roster to host over 120 artists, filling out 180…

U of C Code of Conduct, CSA membership key topics at Oct. 9 SLC

By Ashar Memon, October 10 2018 — Changes to the University of Calgary’s Code of Conduct were up for discussion at the Oct. 9 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council. A passed resolution also brought the Students’ Union one step closer to joining a municipal advocacy group. The evening began with announcements by SU executives….

Beer and loathing at the Calgary Stampede

By Thomas Johnson, October 10 2018 — The Street It’s 11 a.m. and I’ve got a can of cheap beer in hand. I’m in a queue encompassing the entire block, waiting for a breakfast along The Street. It’s one of over a hundred Stampede Breakfasts providing on-the-house carbs to sop up the liquor in the pit…

Focus on mental health this week with UFlourish activities

By Kristy Koehler, October 9 2018 — From today through Oct. 12, UFlourish activities are taking place around campus. Billed by the University of Calgary as way to help build “positive mental health and personal resilience at the University of Calgary,” the concept behind UFlourish is based on the research of Corey Keyes, known for…

Dinos women’s fastball team brings home the bronze at Nationals

By Kristy Koehler, October 9 2018 — Facing adverse weather conditions, the Dinos women’s fastball team won the bronze medal at the National Championships in Saskatoon over Thanksgiving weekend. This is the second time in history the team has medaled at the National championships, after winning a silver medal in 2011. “We went 3–1 in…

Voting for the SU byelection open Oct. 10–12

By James Falls, October 9 2018 — Students can vote for the Student Union’s vice-president external executive position in this week’s byelection from Oct. 10–12. There are two candidates running for the position in the byelection: Laura Caraballo and Anayat Sidhu. The position became vacant in April when incoming VP external Puncham Judge resigned following…

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