Bulls viewed as athletes in sport of bull riding

By Kristy Koehler, April 5 2019— In the sport of professional bull riding, the bulls are viewed as athletes in their own right. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) is an organization devoted to promoting bull riding as a standalone sport. The group recognized the popularity of bull riding during rodeos and believed it could succeed…

University of Calgary humanizes brand, goes emo

By Frankie Hart, April 5 2019 — The University of Calgary appears to have pivoted to a new branding strategy — and as a result, has turned emo. The Eyes Lined strategy was implemented as part of a collaboration between administration and the Haskayne School of Business. The strategy coordinator, Stanley Twiddle, explained that the…

Roller derby harder than it looks

By Kristy Koehler, April 5 2019— “Step one: Learn how to roller skate,” says Krystina Edwards, AKA Honey Smacks, director at large for Chinook City Roller Derby. “It’s a lot harder than it looks when you’re getting started. “You almost need a visual reference sometimes to explain roller derby,” she continued. A roller derby match…

Eight more years? A look at Ed McCauley’s presidency to come

By Gayathri Peringod, April 5 2019 — At the front of the room stood a silver-haired man in a royal-blue suit, his back to the audience, fidgeting. It was a Thursday morning in a lecture theatre in Craigie Hall, the room peppered with staff and postdoctoral students chattering away with one another.  Ed McCauley, the…

Ben Caplan talks immigration, joy, sadness and Old Stock

By Troy Hasselman, April 5 2019 — Halifax-based folk artist Ben Caplan is touring songs from his critically acclaimed album Old Stock across Canada. The album is based on Caplan’s musical theatre production Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, made in collaboration with Christian Barry and playwright Hannah Moscovitch. The play has toured around the…

SU executives present trimester reports at penultimate SLC

By James Falls, April 6 2019 — Executives of the 76th Students’ Legislative Council delivered their final trimester reports at their meeting on April 2, where they announced that all goals on the reports were either already completed or being transitioned to their successor on the 77th council. SU president Sagar Grewal’s trimester report, spanning…

Can’t catch ‘em all? SU town hall overshadowed by Pokémon Go raid

By Ashar Memon, April 5 2019 — Just a few feet away from the stage in the south courtyard of MacHall on April 3, where the Students’ Union was holding their biannual town hall, dozens of students crowded around couches. The students, with their heads peering down to their phones, weren’t there to listen to…

Post-secondary organizations should express their concerns louder this Alberta election

April 5 2019 — The Alberta election is under two weeks away. The election boils down to a race between the current New Democratic Party government and opposing United Conservative Party, both of which have now released their platforms. One of the fiercest bouts of criticism towards a platform so far has come from the Alberta Teachers’ Association,…

New Music: PUP

By Troy Hasselman, April 4 2019 — Through their three releases, PUP have made a name for themselves as a pop-punk band that goes beyond the three power chord ex-girlfriend diss tracks that characterize so much of the genre. With their creative song structures, strong level of musicianship, introspective lyrics and innovative music videos that…

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