Tagged march 31 2016

Theft spikes in University of Calgary library, locker rooms

By Scott Strasser, March 29 2016 — Theft at the University of Calgary has spiked recently, particularly in the kinesiology complex and the Taylor Family Digital Library. Campus Security sent out a community advisory email on March 23 informing students of the increase in theft and urging them to ensure their belongings are protected.   …

Coming-of-age play explores isolation

By Rachel Woodward, March 29 2016 — Theatre Junction GRAND is presenting Concord Floral, written in 2014 by award-winning Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, from April 13–16. Concord Floral follows 10 teenagers who find refuge in a million-square–foot abandoned greenhouse where they learn about each other and themselves. The play discusses themes of adulthood and adolescence….

Former SU president concerned for MacHall

By Fabian Mayer, March 29 2016 — For the second time in one week, the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union agreed to extend their mediation over MacHall’s ownership. The mediation period, which expired March 24, was extended until April 15 at 5:00 p.m. This is the third time the mediation has been lengthened….

Changes to formerly troubled ombuds office yield positive results

By Fabian Mayer, March 29 2016 — After a rocky couple of years, the ombuds office has made numerous changes in an attempt to improve its services. The office provides students with impartial counsel, dealing mostly with academic issues. The Students’ Union threatened to withdraw its portion of the office’s funding last March due to…

Local game embraces cartoon art style, grenades

By Jason Herring, March 29 2016 — Kyle Reczek has been developing video games since before he graduated from the University of Calgary in 2007. But it wasn’t until he left his oil and gas job last May that video games became his full-time job. Now, the local developer is preparing to roll out 3,…

New Music: Bob Mould

By: Jason Herring, March 29 2016 — Prolific singer-songwriter Bob Mould may be 55, but he still knows how to rock. The musician helped shape punk music as the frontman of influential bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Mould has since released a slew of solo albums wildly fluctuating in quality….

New Music: Yuck

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, March 29 2016 Lo-fi ‘90s revivalists Yuck return with Stranger Things, their first album in three years. After exploring a poppier sound in 2013’s Glow and Behold, the band returns to their roots with a noisy but articulate sound reminiscent of early ‘90s alt-rock groups like Pavement and Dinosaur Jr. The album…

Local artist makes everyday objects into art

By Rachel Woodward, March 29 2016 — One New Work is a three-part exhibition taking place at the Glenbow Museum over the next year. The show aims to take pieces of work by an artist and find ways to place those works in new contexts. The first exhibition, showing at the museum until May 29,…

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