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Ed McCauley announced as next U of C president

By Matty Hume and Jason Herring, November 8 2018 — University of Calgary Board of Governors chair Jill Wyatt announced the next U of C president and vice-chancellor Thursday morning. Ed McCauley will begin the presidential role on Jan. 1, 2019 after a unanimous recommendation by the Presidential Steering Committee. McCauley has served as the…

New Music: IDLES

By Jason Herring, October 3 2018 — Through two albums, Bristol punk quartet IDLES have proven they’re not scared to tackle tough subjects. Their 2017 debut, Brutalism, occupied itself with death and addiction. Their sophomore release, Joy as an Act of Resistance, universalizes the band’s energy, dealing instead with political issues like Brexit, income inequality and…

I Want To Go Further: An interview with Cadence Weapon

By Jason Herring, September 27 2018 — From the first song off his debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, geography has grounded Cadence Weapon’s music. On “Oliver Square,” Rolly Pemberton raps about a litany of Edmonton landmarks, most of them defunct bars. Though the landmark referenced in the title is, hilariously, an unremarkable strip mall, the song…

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