Tagged march 19 2015

Low voter turnout isn’t a problem

By Kate Jacobson, March 19 2015 — Voter turnout in this year’s Students’ Union election wasn’t great. It was 25.4 per cent, a couple percentage points less than last year’s voter turnout of 28.8 per cent. But chasing higher voter turnout doesn’t address any of the problems with student engagement. This is usually the time…

No tax dollars to prop up Canadian media

By Ala Buzreba, March 19 2015 — Canadian media is often overshadowed by our neighbour to the south. Many of our publishers and broadcasters require government support to stay afloat. Think CBC, which operates radio, TV networks and a website in both English and French and is primarily funded by the government. This protection of…

New Music: Father John Misty

By Jason Herring, March 19 2015 — When Josh Tillman, former drummer for the popular folk band Fleet Foxes, began releasing his own music he called himself Father John Misty. On his first album, Fear Fun, Tillman seemed to be writing detached music under an impersonal alias. While the psychedelic-rock escapades of his first album were…

New Music: B.A. Johnston

By Sean Willett, March 19 2015 — B.A. Johnston is often seen as a gag musician, and it’s easy to see why. With an album title like Shit Sucks — which features cover art of Johnston chained up à la Princess Leia in front of Jabba the Hutt — and songs about how much he hates…

Glenbow opens a cabinet of curiosities in new show

By Diltaj Atwal, March 19 2015 — Museum exhibits usually organize information in a linear and straightforward way. But the Glenbow Museum’s newest exhibit,  Cabinets of Curiosity, takes this experience to bizarre and strange places. The exhibit is a collection of flamboyant and eye-catching oddities from the prairies of Alberta to the coasts of Australia….

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