New Music: Nas

By Thomas Johnson, June 15 2018 — For hip-hop heads steeped in tradition, Nas is the platonic ideal of a rapper. It’s his voice, his cadence and the way he makes syllables and vowels dance and spin themselves into concrete-corner epics. He embodied the jaded innocence of the boy-on-the-corner — the purest distillation of hip-hop. He’s…

Investigation reveals TransAlta involvement in U of A research

By Matty Hume, June 15 2018 — In late May, an article written by investigative journalist Carol Linnitt and published by the Narwhal revealed that air quality research from the University of Alberta School of Public Health was reviewed by the coal company TransAlta ahead of its publication. The article cites a series of emails…

Calgary’s Mariel Buckley is driving in her own lane

By Liam Dawe, June 15 2018 —  Calgary’s Mariel Buckley is carving her way into the limelight on the heels of her May release, Driving In The Dark. Expect to see her on Canadian charts or gracing the stage of your local pub in the near future. The songwriter received well-deserved national recognition for Driving…

With pipeline decision, Trudeau crosses the Rubicon

By Wyatt Schierman, June 15 2018 —  Justin Trudeau has a penchant for Roman history. His eulogy to his late father opened with the Shakespearean line, “Friends, Romans, countrymen” from the play Julius Caesar. His son, Hadrien, shares his name with one of the ‘five good emperors’ of Roman history. Using a Roman analogy the…

SU budget, VP external and more discussed at June 12 SLC meeting

By Matty Hume, June 14 2018 — The Students’ Legislative Council made its way through a full agenda during the June 12 meeting, which included briefing notes for the upcoming General Faculties Council (GFC) Caucus meeting and the first reading of the 2018–19 Students’ Union annual budget. The budget passed its first reading before the…

New Music: Kids See Ghosts

By Thomas Johnson, June 13 2018 — On the uncharacteristically slapdash ye, Kanye West mused, “Screamed so loud, got no lungs. Hurt so bad, I go numb.” Eight years before, on his career-defining Man On The Moon II, Kid Cudi similarly murmured, “Life is like that. Beat me up and I’ll fight it right back.”…

Students’ Union VP external position to remain vacant until October byelection

  By Matty Hume, June 12 2018 — The Students’ Union executive position of vice-president external will remain vacant until October, with the position’s responsibilities distributed between the four remaining executives. The VP external is the SU’s representative to political bodies outside of the university, including the municipal, provincial and federal governments. It became vacant…

U of C research professor wins 2018 Killam Prize

By Matty Hume, June 12 2018 — University of Calgary professor Walter Herzog is the recipient of the 2018 Killam Prize for engineering. The Killam Prize, funded by the Killam Society and distributed by the Canada Council of the Arts, recognizes researchers and scholars for their contributions to industry and universities. Each year, a winner…

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