Tagged May 14 2014

Plans for corporate college scrapped

By Chris Adams, May. 14, 2014 — The University of Calgary has abandoned its plans to open a privately operated international college. Instead, the Board of Governors approved a new, in-house recruitment model to bring more international students to the U of C. Original plans would have seen a private corporation recruit international students whose…

Parking prices in Art Parkade rise by $2

By Scott Strasser, May. 14, 2014 — Parking prices for the Art Parkade and three other lots on campus went up earlier this month. Daily parking costs increased from $8 to $10 at the Art Parkade, making it the most expensive parking lot on campus. Students can now expect to pay $7 to park in…

Public-sector pension bill removed from legislature

Chris Adams, May. 14, 2014 — A bill proposing controversial changes to public sector pensions, including those affecting University of Calgary support staff, left the Alberta legislature last week and will enter a public hearing process for review over the summer. Bill 9 — also known as the Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act —…

Results of halal food survey

Chris Adams News Editor Former faculty of Students’ Union arts representative Zainab Malik released the results of her halal food survey in late April. Students were asked where they would like to see a halal vendor on campus, what type of food should be offered and how much they would be willingto spend. 373 students…

Tweed Ride brings style back to cycling

Liv Ingram Entertainment Editor Get out your bowler hats and bow ties because cycling in Calgary is about to get a lot more stylish. Taking place May 19, the third-annual Victoria Day Tweed Ride encourages cyclists to don their finest tweed, climb aboard their vintage bicycles and take a leisurely ride through downtown Calgary. Beginning…

Secret Cinema puts the mystery back in movies

Conner Sadler Entertainment Assistant With patio season in full swing, sitting in a dark, crowded movie theatre can’t compete with sitting outside and drinking beer with friends. But the Calgary Society of Independent Film (CSIF) aims to bring those events together. Starting May 20, the CSIF will host Secret Cinema, a monthly film-screening where the…

Putting a little steampunk in Shakespeare

By Sean Sullivan, May. 14, 2014 — The Shakespeare Company is rounding out its 2013–14 season with a production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Vertigo Theatre from May 15–24. While the first two productions of the season — Titus Andronicus and The Winter’s Tale — are not as frequently produced as many of Shakespeare’s more well-known plays, Twelfth Night is one of…

Chad VanGaalen: Shrink Dust

Liv Ingram Entertainment Editor His first solo record since 2011’s Diaper Island, Calgary-native Chad VanGaalen’s Shrink Dust marks a definitive change in his sound. While VanGaalen often relies on homemade instruments to craft his zany soundscapes, Shrink Dust features the addition of an aluminum pedal steel guitar. This makes the album — in VanGaalen’s view — a country record. But…

Eamon McGrath: Exile Part 2

Conner Sadler Entertainment Assistant Upon opening Eamon McGrath’s latest album, I was greeted with handwritten instructions to “Play it Loud as Hell.” These instructions serve the album well. The songs are filled with loud, forceful guitars and percussion as McGrath’s stripped-down vocals give a raw feeling to the album. The album opens with heavy, psychedelic…

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