Tagged november 26 2015

Original Charlie Brown Christmas drummer brings holiday jazz to Calgary

By Jason Herring, November 26 2015 – Fifty years ago, CBS first broadcast the Peanuts cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s since become a Christmas staple, touching on the holiday’s over-commercialization and the winter blues as Charlie and his friends discover — of course — the true meaning of Christmas. Along with the cartoon’s popularity…

Psych-out syndrome explains falling short in the big game

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 24, 2015 — It’s an age-old question coaches and sports analysts have tried to answer for decades — why do athletes choke under pressure? Stars like Serena Williams and Ronda Rousey recently put forth underwhelming performances, bringing the issue to light. Closer to home, the Dinos football team found themselves wondering…

Eyes Too High: A Brief History of Administrative Controversy at the U of C

By Chris Adams, November 26, 2015 — “Mrs. Cannon, as a student, I believe that your actions have hurt the standing of this institution. I was wondering if you’d be willing to resign from your post as president immediately.” Frank Finley was the student at November’s budget town hall who asked the question everyone knew…

Federal student lobby group sets priorities

By Scott Strasser, November 24 2015 — The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) held their annual policy and strategy conference in Halifax last week, where they set lobbying and advocacy priorities for the year. CASA is made up of 22 student associations across Canada. They advocate and lobby the federal government on student issues….

It’s all going to shit — but here’s your future anyways

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) While wandering around the basement of the admin building, you will come across a basket of golden retriever puppies, but Jim Dinning will prevent you from rescueing them. Their sad eyes will haunt you. Capricorn  (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) After questioning…

University of Calgary administration unable to define student experience

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Despite coming under fire for recent corporate sponsorship scandals, a lawsuit with the Students’ Union over MacHall and other cases of administrative mismanagement, University of Calgary administration reiterated at last week’s budget town hall that they will always prioritize the student experience. However, when pressed to define student…

Foothills F.C. aiming for spot in Major League Soccer

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 24, 2015 — Soccer is thriving in North America. As Canadian youth participation rates steadily rise, Major League Soccer continues to bring in legitimate stars from established soccer nations, bolstering respect for the game on a continent already enthralled with a long list of other sports. Calgary is hoping to join…

Blackbyrd Myoozik opens during vinyl revival

By Rachel Woodward, November 26 2015 – An independent record store based out of Edmonton, Blackbyrd Myoozik, is launching a Calgary location on 17th Ave SW. Following the store’s grand opening party on Nov. 26, the shop is set to fully open for business. The store was founded in 1993 — before the modern resurgence…

Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver lead late-night resurgence

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 26 2015 — Late-night TV has gone through a significant cultural change over the past few years. Former industry leaders like David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jon Stewart have moved on from the silver screen, while a crop of fresh-faced clowns are taking their place. But even though the medium’s former…

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