Tagged october 20 2015

Unstoppable Dinos clinch first place in Canada West

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 20 2015 — The Dinos football team’s banner 2015 season continued on Oct. 16 with a dominant 44–15 win over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in front of 4,254 fans at Saskatoon’s Griffiths Stadium. The victory was significant for the Dinos, who clinched first place in the Canada West division and…

Canadians finally making their mark on MLS

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 20 2015 — Major League Soccer (MLS) has slowly ascended in the eyes of fans. Once considered little more than a goofy younger brother of historic European leagues like the Premier League, La Liga or the Bundesliga, America’s MLS has garnered more respect recently due to the arrival of legitimate European…

University plans to replace degree navigator

By Scott Strasser, October 20 2015 — The University of Calgary registrar’s office wants to phase out Degree Navigator in the next year and replace it with a software program called Academic Advising. Like Degree Navigator, Academic Advising is a software module that tracks students’ degree progress. It is already integrated with PeopleSoft, the U…

Highlights: Dinos enjoy weekend of victories

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 20 2015 — U of C rugby goes undefeated through 2015 season The Dinos put together an undefeated season for the first time in the history of the University of Calgary’s rugby program. The club clinched first place with a 29–8 win over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on Oct. 17….

Oval hosts speed skating competition

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 20 2015 — The University of Calgary’s Olympic Oval hosted a short track speed skating event on Oct. 16–18. The first portion of the Western Elite Circuit short track competition kicked off with the annual ‘Oktoberfest’ event. The competition featured both local speed skaters — including those on the Canadian National…

New Music: Majical Cloudz

By Jason Herring, October 20, 2015 — Death, loneliness and fear of love are topics that fill Are You Alone? Majical Cloudz’ latest album of mournful melancholy. The Montreal art-pop duo consists of vocalist Devon Welsh and keyboardist Matthew Otto, whose instrumentals back Welsh’s smooth baritone. Backing, though, is at a bare minimum. The tracks…

New Music: Disclosure

By Joie Arejira, October 20 2015 — English electronic duo Disclosure emerged in 2013 with their debut album, Settle, containing a collection of singles that haven’t left the radio waves since. The group, composed of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, now return with their sophomore effort, Caracal. The release continues their UK garage and house…

Escape rooms offer puzzling alternative to a Friday night out

By Clara Sadler, October 20 2015 — Though escape rooms originated in Japan, the puzzle-based games have swept across North America and a number of Calgary companies now offer them. During a game, you and your friends are locked inside a room and must solve a series of puzzles to escape. The puzzles range from…

Nickle Gallery showcases Albertan clay paintings

By Rachel Woodward, October 20 2015 — The University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries is presenting Surface Tension, a series of “clay paintings” by functional potter and artist John Chalke until Dec. 19. The exhibit is the gallery’s latest and is located on the main floor of the TFDL. Chalke, who passed away early last year,…

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