Tagged november 3 2015

CJSW concludes annual funding drive, plans to improve office accessibility

By Jason Herring, November 3 2015 — Every October, the University of Calgary’s campus and community radio station, CJSW 90.9 FM, holds their annual funding drive to raise money for station improvements. This year, the station raised just under $255,000 to fund maintenance of their in-house record collection and improve accessibility to the CJSW office….

New Dinos athlete Taylor White talks tryouts and team bonding

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 3 2015 — Joining a varsity athletics program can be daunting, especially when it involves moving across the country and competing in two sports at once. But Taylor White, originally from Cambridge, Ontario, did exactly that. White is in the midst of her first season playing for the Dinos women’s basketball…

Dinos football finishes record-breaking season

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 3 2015 — The Dinos football team played their final game of the 2015 regular season on Oct. 31, stomping the University of Alberta Golden Bears by a score of 64–28. It was an emotional victory for the Dinos, as it marks the end of quarterback Andrew Buckley’s regular season career…

CFL vs. NFL: Which is better?

By David Song, November 3 2015 — As we head into Week 19 of the CFL, three teams are battling for the final playoff spot — the B.C. Lions, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. South of the border, the NFL is in full swing as well, with four squads remaining undefeated through Week Eight….

World Indigenous Games changing sports culture

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 3 2015 — The inaugural iteration of the World Indigenous Games (WIG) took place this year in Palmas, Brazil from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, highlighting notable changes occurring in sporting culture. The event featured over 2,000 athletes from 22 countries, including Canada, putting their skills to the test in both…

Spoken word event honours the feminine

By Rachel Woodward, November 3 2015 — Spoken word poetry thrives in Calgary, with numerous events showcasing poets throughout the city. Some are competitive readings known as “slams,” while others welcome speakers in a non-competitive environment. Woolf’s Voices fits in the latter category as a spoken word evening that gives a platform for feminine spoken…

New Music: EL VY

By Jarrett Edmund, Nov. 3 2015 — Melancholic dad-rocker Matt Berninger of The National recently joined forces with Portland’s Brent Knopf to form EL VY. The duo recently released Return to the Moon, their debut under the new alias. Though Berninger’s distinct baritone and Knopf’s crafty multi-instrumentalism come together on the album, Return to the…

New Music: Joanna Newsom

By Jason Herring, Nov. 3 2015 — It’s been five years since American harpist Joanna Newsom released Have One on Me, but it’s taken nearly all that time to fully unravel that record — a poetic and meticulous odyssey that stretched over two hours. On Divers, Newsom scales down her music without sacrificing her characteristically…

David Mitchell blends chilling horror and impactful symbolism in Slade House

By Jason Herring, Nov. 3 2015 — English novelist David Mitchell is an expert at telling stories with different voices. His most popular novel, Cloud Atlas, took six seemingly unrelated short stories occurring across several centuries to create an intricate and thematically resonant masterpiece. Mitchell continues this trend in his latest book, Slade House, a…

New Music: City & Colour

By Sonny Sachdeva, Nov. 3 2015 — Five albums into his City and Colour project, Canadian folk bard Dallas Green has officially left the acoustic confessions that defined his early work behind. His latest, If I Should Go Before You, highlights an artist in search of a musical identity. City and Colour began as a…

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