Disney properties you definitely, absolutely won’t pirate

By Frankie Hart, November 23 2019 — Disney+ just launched, and many have already signed up for the $8.99 per month subscriptions that will kick in once they forget to cancel their free trials. It’s a very exciting time to enjoy some good movies and TV shows owned by one of the top media conglomerates….

Thorgy Thor teams up with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

By Britney Le, November 23 2019 — Thorgy Thor and the Thorchestra was no doubt a memorable, side-splitting and unique performance with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to being a professional drag queen, Thorgy Thor gave a spectacular performance that combined classical pieces with modern music, showcasing her musical talent on violin and cello….

YYC POP: Portraits of People gives Calgary writers a stage

By Troy Hasselman, November 23 2019 — Writers, both experienced and aspiring, will have a chance to share their take on the city of Calgary with YYCPOP: Portraits of People, a writing contest created by Calgary’s poet laureate Sheri-D Wilson. The competition is open to residents of Calgary, the surrounding area and expats and will…

CUFF.Docs showcases overlooked documentaries

By Troy Hasselman, November 22, 2019 — Since its beginnings in 2003, Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has been an annual mainstay, attracting both ardent cinephiles and curiosity seekers every year to its festival in April that showcases innovative, unique and often overlooked films that you wouldn’t find at other festivals. “I think with the…

“Pay what you can” counselling clinic opens in Calgary

By Shefali Rai, November 21 2019 — Cultivate stands for exactly what it means. They are in the business of fostering meaningful relationships with their staff, encouraging their practicum students to grow and, most importantly, improving Calgary’s mental health resources.  Joel and Jessy Roos were part of a private practice five years ago, but it…

The UCP budget cuts: Our wake-up call

By Manahil Hassan, November 21 2019— There is no doubt that the sweeping news of the UCP budget announced on Oct. 24 is affecting people all over Alberta. The five-year freeze on tuition introduced by the former NDP government is coming to an end as the new UCP budget cuts begin to take their place…

Language education should be promoted early

By Cristina Paolozzi, November 21 2019— Trying to learn another language can be extremely difficult. Not only is there a whole new set of grammar rules to follow and attempt to adhere to, but there is also the ability to speak and carry a conversation outside of your textbook’s simple examples. It can be intimidating…

Why Canadians should think twice before rejecting the Trans Mountain Pipeline

By Serena Sajan, November 21 2019— The results of the recent elections have stirred up great skepticism over the future of the country. The Liberal Party of Canada has achieved a minority government. Thus, it may decide to form a coalition with another party which will have a significant impact on the decision-making process. The…

Local automatic shoe cleaning machine resents seasonal neglect

By Rachael Grothe, November 21 2019 — Following a few typical early-autumn flurries dotting Calgary in recent weeks, seasonal automatic shoe cleaning machines have begun to crop up in buildings across the University of Calgary campus. The intention is that such machines will be used to prevent the footwear of the student body from mucking…

Dinos women’s hockey shows up to play

By David Song, November 21 2019— In 2018–2019, the Dinos women’s hockey team experienced an abysmal season, with an overall record of 5–26–3. Back-to-back wins against the archrival Mount Royal Cougar Cougars in January were a lone bright spot in a season that saw the team drop 20 games to conference opponents. The road was…

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