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Student lobby group pressures leaders on Parliament Hill

By Fabian Mayer, November 27 2014 — Student leaders from across Canada gathered in Ottawa last week for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations’ (CASA) annual advocacy week. CASA met with around 140 MPs, senators and policy-makers to push student interests at the federal level. “We had about 60 student delegates in attendance who were…

Otafest returns with winter anime festival

By Connor Sadler, November 27 2014 — What started in 1999 by the University of Calgary’s Dedicated Otaku Anime Club as a one-day anime festival, has grown into an annual three-day Japanese cultural festival known as Otafest. On Saturday, Nov. 29, Otafest will hold their winter festival, Otafest Aurora. The festival started with anime screenings,…

Dinos chomp No.1 ranked Bears

By Stephane Arnault, November 27 2014 — The University of Calgary Dinos (11–4–0) defeated the University of Alberta Golden Bears (12–2–0) 5–3 Nov. 23 at Father David Bauer Arena, snapping the Bears’ 12-game winning streak. Dinos forward Elgin Pearce had a magical night, scoring a season-high four goals. “He got our coaches’ respect tonight,” said…

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

Curling. Eating hot sauce with every meal. Wearing cargo shorts. Getting regular manicures. If it makes you happy and doesn’t hurt others, go ahead. This is a straightforward concept, but it’s hard for some people to grasp. If someone is doing something that makes them happy and isn’t harming anyone, then let them do it…

Local band sets sail for folk scene

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 27 2014 — Hailing from the small Alberta town of Drayton Valley, folk-rock band Sail With Kings have wasted no time making their presence known since moving to the big city. Tyler Stang, Devin Hutchinson and Spencer Ciesielski moved to Calgary in January. They’ve spent 2014 playing shows all over town,…

Whiplash explores the price of perfection

By Alexander Kim, November 27 2014 — Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle, is the story of two characters who believe that perfection can only be achieved through great suffering. Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is a young jazz drummer studying at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory of Music. Andrew wants to be the next Charlie Parker. Terrence…

Charlotte’s Web puts aerial spin on children’s classic

By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Charlotte’s Web is a classic children’s story that focuses on an unlikely friendship between a spider named Charlotte and a pig named Wilbur. Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) is hosting a production of the play with a modern twist. The title character, Charlotte, will be played by aerial acrobat…

Should diploma exams be worth 50 per cent of students’ overall marks?

Yes, diploma exams prepare students for university By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Albertan high school students are probably happy to hear that the Alberta School Board Association supports the idea of diploma exams that are weighted at only 30 per cent of the final mark. We’d all like it if our university courses…

Student apathy hurts our political efforts

By Kate Jacobson, November 27 2014 — Students have a difficult time being heard in Alberta’s legislative assembly. Brian Mason, the former leader of Alberta’s New Democrat Party, offers the most consistent support to students of any Albertan politician. He recently spent time in question period grilling Minister of Advanced Education Donald Scott over the…

Bloody Poetry focuses on literary rockstars of the 19th-century

By Jason Herring, November 27 2014 — The University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is bringing their production of Howard Brenton’s play Bloody Poetry to the Reeve Theatre opening Nov. 25. Set in early 19th-century Europe, the play centres around the lives of English romantic poet Lord Byron and his mistress,…

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