Arts enrolment cut

By Riley Hill

Enrolment will be reduced at the University of Calgary as the faculties of arts, nursing and medicine will accept fewer students in the upcoming year. Provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall announced the reductions at a budget meeting held in the MacEwan Hall Ballroom where plans to deal with the recent provincial post-secondary budget cuts… Continue reading Arts enrolment cut

Concerns raised over loss of MRU program

By Riley Hill

Concerned students, parents and community activists gathered at the Janice McTighe Centre on May 10 to voice their worries about the recent suspension of Mount Royal University’s disability studies program. The program was suspended because of the recent $146 million Alberta post-secondary operational budget cut, which left MRU with a projected $14-million deficit for next… Continue reading Concerns raised over loss of MRU program

Webcomic artists booming in print

By Sean Willett

 Webcomics have enjoyed considerable success for over a decade, with many talented webcomic artists accruing large, devoted fan bases that have allowed them to live solely off of their independent work. Despite their success, there has been fairly little contact between the worlds of traditional comic books and webcomics, as most publishers have largely… Continue reading Webcomic artists booming in print

Finding the humour in Shakespeare’s tragedy

By Sean Sullivan

Hamlet will have a tough time keeping up his melancholy demeanour as a local Calgary improv group tackle one of the greatest plays ever written.
 The Improv Guild is producing a semi-scripted version of Hamlet by combining the language and storytelling of Shakespeare with the off-the-cuff performance of improvisation. It will run May 23–25 at… Continue reading Finding the humour in Shakespeare’s tragedy

Promoting local jazz artists

By Sean Sullivan

The National Music Centre’s second annual National Jazz Summit will provide aspiring jazz musicians and enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s best jazz artists.
 The Jazz Summit is a weekend of performances and educational workshops at the National Music Centre May 23–25. It aims to promote and expand Calgary and Canada’s… Continue reading Promoting local jazz artists

NHL playoffs: second-round predictions

By Fabian Mayer

Pittsburgh (1) vs. Ottawa (7)
 One of the most interesting match-ups of the second round features Stanley Cup favourites the Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the Ottawa Senators. After picking up veterans Brenden Morrow and long-time Flames captain Jarome Iginla at the trade deadline, the Penguins’s first-round struggles against the New York Islanders were somewhat surprising.… Continue reading NHL playoffs: second-round predictions

Dinos dominate CFL draft

By Curtis Wolff

The University of Calgary Dinos football program is continuing to reap the rewards of another Hardy Cup championship season, and this time it’s not just the Canadian Football League that’s taking notice.
 Five Dinos players were selected in the 2013 CFL draft on May 6, headlined by defensive lineman Linden Gaydosh who was selected first… Continue reading Dinos dominate CFL draft