Daily Archives: November 5, 2019

Doping rears its head in the World Athletics Championships

By Pierre Lechat, November 5 2019 — The World Athletics Championships in Doha are likely to be remembered for their negative aspects, rather than for their positives. The problems and polemics have piled up — an empty, air-conditioned stadium, extreme heat resulting in physically dangerous conditions for the athletes, and worker exploitation in Qatar. That…

New Music: Kanye West

By Matthew Herring, November 5 2019 — Last year was a bad year for Kanye West. From his unrelenting Twitter presence to the messy release of the lackluster Ye, few days passed without Kanye’s name hogging the headlines. While West has always caused controversy, 2018 felt like a turning point from his previous relatively harmless…

Keep your insides warm and immune system strong

By Tori Taylor, November 5 2019 — When the air turns cold and I start doubling up on socks, I know it’s time to switch from smoothie bowls to warm elixirs. There is nothing like getting hit with multiple waves of the cold virus for three months straight. With our academic stress amped up and…

New Music: King Princess

By Erin Novakowski, November 5 2019 — Mikaela Straus, better known by her gender-bending stage name King Princess, has proven that she has no issue tackling a variety of musical genres with ease, class and an overarching attitude of bad-assery. Her ascent to lesbian icon status followed the release of her single “1950,” which was…

New Music: Cigarettes After Sex

By Nikayla Goddard, November 5 2019 — Reminiscent of romantic grey and rainy days, the new nine-track album Cry from Cigarettes After Sex is similar to their previous works, but not in a monotonous way. The new album carries the same sultry ardour and slow, ethereal style that encapsulates Cigarettes After Sex, but this time…

Andy Kim talks about life

By Troy Hasselman, November 5 2019 — In a decades-long career that has included everything from penning radio staples such as “Rock Me Gently” and The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar” to collaborations with Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and friendships with countless Canadian music scene figures, Andy Kim has cemented his place within the canon of…

The 2019 Halloween costume recap

By Tori Taylor, November 5 2019 — The big night of the year for so many costume lovers has come and gone. Halloween is the opportunity many of us look forward to after watching our favourite movie or series. The question is whether or not you were one of many Harley Quinns or a more…

Get under nature’s skin at Telus Spark

By Kristy Koehler, November 5 2019— Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out is helping science aficionados get under nature’s skin — and under fur, feathers and muscles too. The exhibit, opened on Oct. 25 at the Telus Spark science centre, showcases the anatomical insides of various creatures.  The specimens on display have been preserved through plastination…

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