Tagged February 12 2015

U of C student postpones studies to get life-changing surgery in Houston

By Chris Adams, February 12 2015 — Twenty-seven-year-old Kristina Waldmann had to postpone her studies at the University of Calgary after learning of a tumor three-times the size of her pineal gland deep in her brain. Waldmann worked three jobs, studied full-time at the U of C and volunteered regularly at the Distress Centre before…

Viet Cong bring celebrated debut album home

By Jason Herring, February 12 2015 — As remembered by Viet Cong’s frontman Matt Flegel, the group’s first tour was low budget without much in the way of comfort. “I totalled the car we toured with on the last one. That car doesn’t exist anymore,” laughs Flegel. After the wide-spread success of the Calgary post-punk…

2014–15 NBA all-star preview and predictions

By Ashton Chugh and Sonny Sachdeva, February 2015 — The 2014–15 NBA all-star weekend goes down on Feb. 13–15 in the world’s mecca of basketball, New York City.  Unlike the pro bowl in the NFL, and the goof off that is the NHL all-star weekend, the NBA all-star game has a legacy of being taken seriously by…

The left must unite this spring

These are strange times in Albertan politics. The low price of oil has driven the legislature mad with panic. Danielle Smith, the once strident leader of the Wildrose, led a coup against her own party. Long-time Liberal leader Raj Sherman resigned. Progressive Conservative Premier Jim Prentice has transformed his party from stale bread back into…

Seduce your valentine with a homemade vegan cranberry-orange pound cake

By Brittney MacDonal, The Other Press, February 12 2015 — Cake Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup margarine 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tbsp. orange zest 1/2 tsp. orange extract or orange blossom water 1/2 cup vegan sour cream 1 cup…

New Music: Fall Out Boy

By Connor Sadler, February 12 2015 — While Fall Out Boy hasn’t released any noteworthy music recently, their new album American Beauty/American Psycho reminds us why the band became a sensation in the early 2000s. With catchy tunes that are fun to shamelessly belt out at the top of your lungs, the album brings the…

New Music: The Dodos

By Liam Harrison, February 12 2015 — The Dodos’ new album, Individ, has the admirable quality of sounding both different and similar t0 the band’s early material. On Carrier, the band’s last album, the syncopated compositions of Chris Reimer — former Women guitarist and The Dodos’ touring member — replaced the manic, strum-happy sound of…

Haskayne Monopoly game turns sour

By Derek Baker, February 12 2015 — The Haskayne School of Business is expecting faculty layoffs after a heated game of Monopoly turned violent last week. The chairs of various departments in Haskayne host a board games night every Wednesday. The mood turned sour last week when member Richard Rich brought out Monopoly, a game…

Dinos lose heartbreaker near season’s end

By Scott Strasser, February 12 2015 — Despite a valiant last-minute push in front of more than 800 fans, the Dinos women’s basketball team fell 55–51 to the visiting University of Alberta Pandas on Feb. 5 at Pack the Jack. The Dinos were in front for much of the game before a slow fourth quarter…

Bears maul Dinos at Pack the Jack

By Eric Licis, February 12 2015 — On the last home game of the season for the University of Calgary men’s basketball team, the University of Alberta Golden Bears spoiled the night with a fourth-quarter comeback, winning 76–67. An enthusiastic crowd filled the Jack Simpson gym for the annual Pack the Jack, which featured a…

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