Tagged January 8 2015

Administration preps for budget cuts

By Chris Adams, January 8 2015 — As the price of oil plummets and government revenue drops, the University of Calgary is preparing to tighten its belt. Alberta Premier Jim Prentice expects a provincial revenue shortfall of $6.3 billion this year. Prentice addressed the province on Dec. 10, saying that all Albertans “will feel the…

Bears crush Dinos in back-to-back series

By Ashton Chugh, January 8 2015 — The University of Calgary men’s hockey team couldn’t muster a win against the University of Alberta Golden Bears, losing game one 6–1 on Jan. 3 and game two 5–3 on Jan. 4. Game one saw five different Golden Bears find the back of the net as the country’s…

Calgary’s premier festival for the arts returns

By Jason Herring, January 8 2015 — Giddy up, cowboys and cowgirls — the High Performance Rodeo (HPR) is back in town. For four weeks starting in January the festival will bring the performing arts to venues around Calgary. The HPR is put on every year  by Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit theatre company. This marks…

Time for Alberta to end its love affair with low taxes

On Jan. 5, the price of oil fell below $50 a barrel, less than half of where it stood in June 2014. This spells trouble for Alberta’s government, which relies on oil revenue to pay for the roads we drive on, the hospitals that heal us and the degrees we’re working towards. The growth of…

New Music: Orthicon

By Kaleem Khan, January 8 2015 — Calgary musician Bryce Maruk, known as Orthicon, released his debut EP, Boundary, in fall 2014. Effortlessly weaving complex bass-lines, reverb-drenched guitars and drowned-out synths, Maruk resembles a goth-inspired James Blake. On the surface, these tracks use tight orchestration and seductive vocals, reflecting a project dictated by experience and…

Ken Read and the ‘Crazy Canucks’ Alpine Skiers

By Taylor McKee, January 8 2015 — With five World-Cup wins and a membership in the famed ‘Crazy Canucks’ fraternity, Ken Read remains one of Canada’s most beloved winter athletes. Read first joined the Canadian Alpine team in 1973. In 1975 in Val d’Isere, France, at 20 years old, he became the first North American…

The story of the atypical quarterback Doug Flutie

By Taylor McKee, January 8 2015 — At 5’9” and less than 190 lbs, Doug Flutie was the antithesis of the typical tall, lanky, pro-football quarterback. Few would have guessed when he began his football career that he would become one of the greatest players ever in the Canadian Football League and win 37 games…

The implications of Team Canada’s performance in the World Junior Championships

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 8 2015 — Team Canada’s young guns have regained their golden crown, casting aside five years of international disappointment. After failing to earn a medal in the past two World Junior Championship tournaments, the Canadians capped a dominant 2015 run with a nail-biting gold medal victory over Russia at the Air…

BOG approves fee increases over the break

By Fabian Mayer, January 8 2015 — The University of Calgary Board of Governors (BOG) approved several fee hikes during their last meeting of the year on Dec. 12, including a 2.2 percent tuition increase. The 2.2 per cent jump is the maximum allowed in Alberta this year, as tuition increases can’t exceed the rate…

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