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New music: Destroyer

By Jason Herring, October 31 2017 — Dan Bejar’s music has never sounded at ease. Whether through instrumentation or subject matter, every one of his songs carries an anxious undercurrent. Even during his best work from the 2011 smooth jazz/indie rock hybrid Kaputt, Bejar struggles through dense, cryptic lyrics atop the most lush, dreamy instrumentals this…

The tasks facing the newest members of city council

By Jason Herring. Illustrations by Samantha Lucy Throughout Calgary’s 2017 municipal election, the pervading narrative was one of change. Early polls suggested that Bill Smith, not incumbent Naheed Nenshi, led the pack in the mayoral race, while many candidates vying to unseat an established councillor focused more on their opponent’s weaknesses and the city’s desire for…

Students’ Union byelection candidate appeals disqualification

By Jason Herring, October 26 2017 — A University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine student is appealing his disqualification from this month’s Students’ Union byelection. Fourth-year health sciences student Jarin Thundathil received 70 per cent of the vote in the race for medicine representative, but was disqualified for exceeding campaign spending limits. The SU…

SU announces byelection results in Den’s Red Room

By Jason Herring, October 13 2017 — The Students’ Union 2017 byelection wrapped up on Oct. 13 as SU chief returning officers Hamnah Altaf and Dave Antoniak announced the election results at the Den’s Red Room. The SU holds byelections in order to elect students to positions that were left vacant after the general election…

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