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One Bad Son: Willing to put the work in

By Kristy Koehler, June 26 2019— Canada’s One Bad Son has shared billing with some of rock and roll’s best — Judas Priest, Def Leppard, The Rolling Stones — and they’re set to do it again this summer at Chaos Alberta, playing alongside the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Slayer and Disturbed. Famous colleagues…

Composer Justin Wright talks music, Montreal and leaving academia

By Troy Hasselman, June 25 2019 — After performing with acts such as Common Holly and Year of Glad, having two residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and doing string and arrangement work on countless releases for other artists, Montreal-based cellist and composer Justin Wright has branched out into solo work that highlights…

Dispatches from Sled Island

By Troy Hasselman, June 25 2019 — Sled Island has come and gone for another year. The annual festival where venues across the downtown core plays host to artists both local and international, up-and-coming and established. Sled Island has becoming something like a Holiday akin to Thanksgiving or Christmas for myself. Here’s how it went…

Corey Hart honoured with plaque ceremony at National Music Centre

By Troy Hasselman, June 25 2019 — Known for international hits such as “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender,” Canadian music legend Corey Hart was given a plaque ceremony at the National Music Centre on June 19 to honour his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony involved Hart, NMC President and…

Spring and summer classes: the good and the bad

By Rachneet Randhawa, June 24 2019— I fondly remember starting my first-ever semester at the University of Calgary in the spring a handful of years ago. Call me biased, but I think when flower buds are blooming and the campus landscape is teeming with greenness, it’s the best time to be in school. This is my…

Calgary Roller Skate Festival keeps a timeless activity alive and well in YYC

By Tori Taylor, June 21 2019 Calgary is home to so many interesting communities dedicated to keeping the city alive and colorful. Calgary Roller Skate  is one such group. The days of brightly colored skates, tights, and neon lights are not dead. Rather, roller skating culture is kept very much alive and well by two…

Students for Direct Action launch campaign for mental health

By Kristy Koehler, June 20 2019— On June 19, Students for Direct Action held a town hall to gather student concerns regarding the state of mental health funding and support on campus. SDA co-organizer Mateusz Salmassi said that issues he hears frequently from students include long wait times, lack of counselors, lack of diversity in…

AAWC Family Day Festival this Saturday

By Troy Hasselman, June 21 2019 — Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary’s (AAWC) annual Family Day Festival will return this year in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Events and activities will take place throughout the day including a PowWow and performances from acts such as Blue Rodeo, Ghostkeeper and Bebe Buckskin. “It starts at 9…

Second Board of Governors meeting without student-at-large, appeal still ongoing

By Kristy Koehler, June 21 2019— For the second time this year, University of Calgary undergraduates have only had one voice representing them at Board of Governors meetings due to an ongoing appeal process disputing the results of the March 7 Students’ Union General Election. Incumbent candidate Frank Finley filed his appeal on March 14,…

Use collagen to keep your body healthy and strong

By Tori Taylor, June 19 2019— Collagen is a protein that our bodies produce in large amounts. It can be found in the bones, ligaments, skin and blood. As we age, our bodies slow down on collagen production — amongst other things — and we notice less elasticity in our skin, sticky ligaments, brittle hair…

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