Tagged april 9 2015

Festival to offer commemorative alternative to Bermuda Shorts Day

By Fabian Mayer, April 9 2015 — The University of Calgary will host the UCalgary Strong festival on April 15, the same afternoon as Bermuda Shorts Day, to celebrate the last day of classes and offer an alternative to BSD’s beer gardens. They’ll hold the free event in the Jack Simpson Gym from 11 a.m….

Vibrator Play sure to tickle audiences’ funny bits

By Rachel Woodward, April 9 2015 — The Artist’s Collective Theatre (ACT) is concluding their 2014-15 season with a play that is sure to rub audiences the right way. Directed by Paul Welch, In the Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play) is a Tony award-winning historical comedy set in New York City about an unusual…

King, Parent win Gauntlet’s Extra Effort Award

By Sonny Sachdeva, April 9 2015 — On April 7, the University of Calgary Dinos gathered for the 48th annual Night of the Dino awards gala, honouring the best athletes in the U of C’s athletics programs. The Dinos were honoured with various awards, including the prestigious Dr. Dennis Kadatz Athlete of the Year awards,…

Parting shots from the EIC

I can’t stand stale traditions, clichés, unsolicited advice and cheap sentiment, but the Gauntlet demands this of me, so please be patient. The editor-in-chief is supposed to share some hard-earned wisdom in the last editorial of the year. This is difficult because I’m not wise. I spent the last six years avoiding honest work, and I was…

The computers are taking over

By Ashton Chugh, April 9 2015 — Technology has been integral to the capitalists’ costs-cutting directive and gained widespread notoriety during the industrial revolution. However, computerization is not just relevant to manufacturing — it has breached the world of sports journalism. At the beginning of 2015, the Associated Press — one of the world’s most…

Russell Wood breaks Canadian backstroke record

By Ashton Chugh, April 9 2015 — With a time of 25.13 seconds, Dinos swimmer Russell Wood set a new Canadian record in the men’s 50-metre backstroke at the Canadian Trials in Toronto on April 2. “I’m feeling great,” Wood said. “I’m really excited.” The Calgary native took a year off from competing with the…

Hitmen roll into second round of playoffs

By Sonny Sachdeva, April 9 2015 — The Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Calgary Hitmen have continued their dominant 2014–15 season, defeating the Kootenay Ice in a thrilling seven-game series to advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals. After finishing the regular season as Central Division champions, the Hitmen will face division rivals, the Medicine Hat Tigers,…

Usually Beauty Fails examines the pursuit of beauty

By Stephanie Tang, April 9 2015 — Six dancers and a rock band will take the stage to create something beautiful at the performance-arts show Usually Beauty Fails. The event, which is playing at Theatre Junction Grand beginning April 15, integrates both pop culture and avant-garde elements. Frédérick Gravel, the show’s creator, director and choreographer,…

Arts group invents history with music and mixed-genre book

By Cheryl Minns, The Other Press, April 9 2015 — When Vancouver-based interdisciplinary arts group Sun Belt set out to make their debut album, they ended up with more than a collection of catchy tracks. The result was instrumental and lyrical digital album Cabalcor, accompanied by a mixed-genre book, Cabalcor: An Extracted History. The book…

New Music: The Mountain Goats

By Melanie Woods, April 9 2015 — Heroes are people we can look to when things are bad. A kid’s hero can be anyone from a parent to a rich man in a bat suit. For John Darnielle, singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, his heroes were 1970s small-time pro wrestlers. Beat the Champ tells the…

Hiring | Staff | Advertising | Contact | PDF version | Archive | Volunteer