Award-winning documentary on harm reduction and street life screening in Calgary

By Matt Hume, January 16 2018 — Beginning Jan. 19, Canadian director Hugh Gibson is bringing his critically acclaimed documentary The Stairs to the Plaza Theatre for one week of screenings. The documentary premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving Best Canadian Film from the Toronto Film Critics Association followed by a global…

How to win a Students’ Union election

By Jason Herring, January 16 2018 — Every year, a few dozen students decide to run in the Students’ Union general election. There’s plenty of reasons to run, ranging from the idealistic desire to make the university a better place to the allure of a resumé-padding, decent-paying job while still enjoying the benefits of student life….

How to look like you belong in the gym

By Gayathri Peringod, January 16 2018 — Feeling bloated? Want to work off that holiday weight but terrified that people will realize you’ve never stepped foot in a gym? We’re here to help. I went to the gym at least twice last year and I’ve only been kicked out once, so I know what I’m talking…

Keep bystander effect in mind when witnessing acts of injustice in public

By Mariah Wilson, January 15 2018 — When I traveled to Toronto, I was looking forward to seeing Canada’s largest urban centre for the first time. Armed with my camera and a strong sense of wanderlust, I was excited to explore the vibrant communities and beautiful architecture that Jane Jacobs worked to preserve throughout her…

The Disaster Artist is Hollywood’s greatest Cinderella story

By Jocelyn Illing, January 15 2017 —  Never in a million years would I have thought that I would praise terrible filmmaking. But there’s a lot to love in The Room, Tommy Wiseau’s notoriously bad 2003 film turned cult classic. As James Franco sets out to tell the story of the making of that film,…

U of C address Neurauter situation while students express continued frustration

By Tina Shaygan, January 12 2018 —   Marshall fields questions about statement University of Calgary Provost Dru Marshall has responded to criticisms of the recent decision made by the school to not expel convicted sexual offender Connor Neurauter. In a statement released on Jan. 11, the provost called the situation “complicated” and said Neurauter…

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…

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