Tagged September 20 2016

Retire Eyes High — let’s move on

It looks like the University of Calgary will lift up its eyes for another five years. At the annual Community Report on Sept. 16 to much pomp, circumstance and fancy golden sugar cookies, U of C president Elizabeth Cannon announced the launch of Energizing Eyes High, the next strategic direction for the university. The U…

Shit happens in sex and that’s okay

By Lady Marmalade, September 20 2016 It is a known fact that sometimes, when you’re getting freaky with a lover, shit happens. “Shit” can be taken as literally as you want. Trust me, we’ve all been there. When you are being intimate and/or naked with another person, things can get messy. I know that for me, there…

We need to revalute the textbook market

By Tina Shaygan, September 20 2016 Last week, the Students’ Union ran the #TextbookBrokeAB campaign to raise awareness of the high cost of post-secondary textbooks in Alberta. Standing directly outside the bookstore to talk to students that just dropped hundreds of dollars is bold and arguably one of the more affirmative approaches taken by student…

Why I moved out of residence after my first year

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 I moved into residence with the excitement of a naïve first-year student. I thought to myself, “this is the place that I am going to call home for the next eight months.” And it was — I spent my first year in residence. But I eventually decided it was no…

City ignorant to disregard fluoride study

By Jason Herring, September 20 2016 — The City of Calgary stopped fluoridating water in 2011. Ten city councilors voted to stop the process, which involves a controlled addition of fluoride to public drinking water in order to reduce levels of tooth decay. In the same meeting, councillors voted against including a plebiscite about fluoridation…

Local Spotlight: Moël

By Aisouda Savadlou, September 20 2016 — Mewael Hadera, better known by his stage name Moël, is an Ethiopian singer-songwriter currently based in Calgary. He describes his music as “a mix of soul and folk,” naming musicians like Passenger, Allen Stone and Justin Nozuka as inspirations that give his songs emotional resonance. “Growing up in…

New Music: Bastille

By Gurman Sahota, September 20 2016 — Wild World is the second studio album released by British indie-pop group Bastille. The album is more of the same from the band, which is ultimately a disappointment.  Wild World is very similar to the band’s previous work, making it difficult to distinguish this album from previous releases….

New Music: Grouplove

By Julie Park, September 20 2016 — After going on hiatus following the release of their sophomore album in 2013, Grouplove has re-emerged in the music scene with their much-anticipated third studio album, Big Mess. The album comes on the heels of a new addition to the Grouplove family with the birth of lead vocalists…

Storytellers get “busted” at the Calgary Story Slam

By Josh Harkema, September 20 2016 — What better way to get your voice heard than to face a room full of strangers and expose your deepest, darkest secrets for all to hear? That opportunity comes to life at the Calgary Story Slam. The Calgary Story Slam is a storytelling competition held between 7:00 p.m. and…

The Good Bride actress talks strong characters

By Ally Baharoon, September 20 2016 — According to actress Arielle Rombough, the process of bringing The Good Bride to her hometown of Calgary came together like a “beautiful artistic sandwich.” Written by Rosemary Rowe, The Good Bride is about 15-year-old Christian girl Maranatha who hopes that every day will be the day her 28-year-old…

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