Tagged October 9 2014

$850,000 from provost’s office prevents library, online journal cuts

By Alexander Kim, October 9 2014 — Students were at risk of losing access to thousands of online journals, e-books, indexes, abstracts and reference tools due to a $1-million shortfall in the university’s library budget. University of Calgary libraries and cultural resources (LCR) was nearly forced to cut around $600,000 worth of electronic resources last month….

Wordfest celebrates all things literary

By Stephanie Tang, October 9 2014 — Readers and writers rejoice — Wordfest is almost here. The festival’s 19th year starts Oct. 14 and is aiming to be the biggest and best yet. Wordfest is a not-for-profit literary festival that unites readers and writers in celebration of the written word. Writer’s workshops and the opportunity…

How to prevent the dreaded knee injury

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 9 2014 — So you’ve decided to start going to the gym. You’re ready to get in shape, get stronger and maybe lose some weight while you’re at it. You’ve gotten into a routine and stuck with it. The only problem is there’s this twinge in your knee that has been…

Major religions missing chaplains on campus

The Faith and Spirituality Centre (FSC) at the University of Calgary has nine chaplains. Seven of them preach some variation of Christianity — Lutheran, Catholic, Pentecostal and Baptist —while the other two are Muslim and Buddhist. There’s a noticeable absence of some well established religions, like Judaism or Hinduism. This isn’t necessarily the fault of…

New Music: Thom Yorke

By Jason Herring, October 9 2014 — With three years passing since the release of Radiohead’s 2011 album The King of Limbs, new music from the band has become more and more coveted. Though it’s not a Radiohead album, fans of the band got the next best thing on Sept. 26 when frontman Thom Yorke…

New Music: alt-J

By Louie Villanueva, October 9 2014 — This Is All Yours, alt-J’s follow-up to their platinum-selling and Mercury-Prize-winning debut, An Awesome Wave, continues the band’s inventive style of British indie-rock. Without bassist Gwil Sainsbury, This Is All Yours feels like a second Awesome Wave in terms of sound and structure. The album starts with “Intro,”…

Beach Season forecast: plenty of “booty wave”

By Liv Ingram, October 9 2014 — Local electronic musician Beach Season, aka Sam Avant, has made music since he was forced into piano lessons by his mom as a kid. Now grown up and finding influence in everything from chillwave to hip hop, the 20-year-old musician crafts a mellow brand of electronic R&B, or…

Halo puts Jesus’ face on the side of Tim Hortons

By Connor Sadler, October 9 2014 — When an image of Jesus appears on the wall of a Tim Hortons in the fictional town of Nately, Nova Scotia, residents are unsure whether the image is a hoax, a sign from God or a coincidence. Halo, a heartfelt stage comedy by Fire Exit Theatre, explores how…

Dinos bounce back despite key injury

By Stephane Arnault, October 9 2014 Losing your reigning conference MVP to injury is never a pretty sight. The University of Calgary Dinos battled adversity and injuries on Oct. 4, but the scoreboard told a different story. The Dinos (4–1) extinguished any doubt with a 59–7 thumping over the Regina Rams (1–4) at McMahon Stadium….

Head-to-head NHL 2014–15 season preview

By Sonny Sachdeva and David Song, October 9 2014 As the puck drops on the National Hockey League’s regular season, Gauntlet sports writers Sonny Sachdeva and David Song break down all you need to know. Which rookie will have the biggest impact this season? David Song: For years, the Florida Panthers lacked offensive firepower and…

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