New Music: Fucked Up

By Troy Hasselman, November 3 2018 — The career of Toronto punk veterans Fucked Up has been defined by defying expectations and conventions. Through constant changes to their sound and musical approach, the band has effectively redefined what a punk band can be while still remaining rooted in the genre, with signifiers such as vocalist Damian…

Student builds snow sarcophagus for self

By Riley Martens, November 2 2018 — The recent snowfall has brought a wave of reactions to what the Twitterverse has dubbed #Snowtober. However, amid a cold reception, one student saw the winter wonderland as an opportunity. Civil engineering graduate student Bob Builder decided to use the snow as a chance to create his thesis project….

Student tries meditation, attains enlightenment, drops out

By Calum Robertson, November 2, 2018 — University has long been known as a place where students can expand their minds and explore their purpose in life. For most, the process culminates in the form of a crisp piece of paper and leads to a moderately well-paying job in a neat little office somewhere. But…

CUFF brings horror-marathon to Globe Cinema

By Jocelyn Illing, November 2 2018 — Everyone has goals. Some dream of medical school, while others aspire to be in the Olympics. My goal this past weekend was to make it through 12 hours of horror movies without falling asleep. Although I lost a few friends along the way, I can say with pride…

Thoughtful USRI overhaul could encourage effective student feedback

November 2 2018 — If you’ve spent a year or two in university, you probably know that an instructor can make or break a class. Are you lucky enough to have a slate of professors with captivating lectures and reasonable assessment measures? It’ll likely be a fulfilling semester. Do you have one or two instructors…

New Music: Kurt Vile

By Stephen Lee, November 2 2018 — After three years, Kurt Vile has released another solo project, though it doesn’t feel like he’s gone anywhere. Bottle It In, Vile’s latest release, propels him back to the forefront of indie rock, a spot he’s very familiar with. The album continues his journey, bringing something new yet familiar…

The Shakespeare Company brings Hamlet madness to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, November 1 2018 — “The play’s the thing,” says William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a famous soliloquy. This year, the play will be four very different things, as Haysam Kadri, artistic director of The Shakespeare Company, brings the Danish prince to life on stage in four creative presentations of one of Shakespeare’s most…

Dinos basketball opens season ahead of Pack the Jack

By Kristy Koehler, November 1 2018 — The University of Calgary Dinos men’s basketball team opened their season of Canada West conference play with a home court win on Oct. 26. The game began with a banner raising celebrating the team’s U Sports National Championship title win last year, the first in Dinos history. This…

New U.S. Music Modernization Act beneficial for artists and producers

By Thomas Johnson, November 1 2018 — Imagine this: You’re a young, enterprising musician. Your stage name is super cool — Yung Soggy Cheeseburger or something. Your tireless hours in a windowless studio manifest into the smash-hit of the summer. You’re an overnight success. You put your mega-hit on Apple Music and it accrues a…

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