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“Locker room talk” can’t exclude female athletes

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 18 2016 — Republican candidate Donald Trump made headlines again for his lewd comments — but this time, his remarks affected the world of sports. The release of a 2005 video in which Donald Trump refers to sexually harassing and groping women without their consent has warranted responses from sexual assault…

Dinos wrestling team pins down a culture of excellence

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 11 2016 — While most students are out celebrating the start of the weekend on a Friday evening, the University of Calgary’s wrestling team is hard at work in the basement of the Kinesiology building. Their training centre is a large room padded from floor to ceiling. The space is dimly…

Dinos volleyball player Keith West talks success of last season

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 4 2016 — After a stellar 2015–16 season as the definitive underdogs of the Dinos athletics department, the Dinos men’s volleyball team is hungry for more. Playing their way to the Canada West final four last season, the team narrowly missed out on a ticket to the CIS championships in a…

It’s time to re-evaluate doping in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 20 2016 — After a tumultuous year, the leaders of 17 National Anti-Doping Organizations held a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark from Aug. 29–30 to discuss the effectiveness of global anti-doping efforts. The summit follows a controversial decision from the International Olympic Committee to not place a blanket ban on Russian athletes…

Thomas Cooper talks historic 2015-16 Dinos basketball season

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, August 30 2016 — It was a historic moment for the Dinos men’s basketball team. After securing the Canada West title, the Dinos played their way to the CIS championship finals for the first time since 1966. Losing to the six-time champion Carleton Ravens in the final game of the season was…

X-Fest brings popular jams to Fort Calgary

X-Fest is an alt rock music festival that bloomed out of Edmonton’s Sonic Boom festival. With past headliners like the Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182 and Jack White, the festival has built a reputation as an opportunity for Calgarians to see current acts that frequent the radio and charts. The festival takes place on a single stage…

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