Entertainment news round up: August 8, 2013

By Sean Sullivan

Sled Island announced cancellation policy for pass holders Sled Island pass holders will be able to receive a full refund if they request one before Aug. 27. However, Sled Island has asked that pass holders who have not been affected by the flood and who do not need the money forgo requesting a refund. Refunding… Continue reading Entertainment news round up: August 8, 2013

Spun: Skydiggers

By Susan Anderson

The picture of the grain elevator on the album art drew me in and the nine tracks of Skydiggers’s new album No.1 Northern did not disappoint. I had never heard of Skydiggers before, but their latest album celebrates 25 years together and pays tribute to great Canadian songwriters like Ron Sexsmith, Neil Young and Gordon… Continue reading Spun: Skydiggers

Screen Time: Playing it safe

By Sean Sullivan

Predictions about Hollywood’s demise, or about fundamental shifts in the way studios produce movies, seem to arise summer after summer as the media and the Internet respond to various box office failures. But not much has drastically changed for Hollywood since the introduction of 3D, despite what doomsayers say. Six major films “flopped” at the… Continue reading Screen Time: Playing it safe

U of C start-up bought by multinational

By Chris Adams

An on campus tech-start up coming from humble beginnings has been bought by one of the largest oil and gas corporations in the world. A University of Calgary “spinoff” company called Gushor Inc. was sold to the Houston-based multinational Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil services company. Gushor’s staff of 17 largely consists of U of… Continue reading U of C start-up bought by multinational

Student runs for Airdrie city council

By Michael Grondin

Some students don’t wait until university is done before getting into politics. Some choose to get involved as early as possible. Rachelle Reed is one of those people. And while still attending the University of Calgary, Reed will run for an alderman position on Airdrie’s city council for the second time this September. Reed, a… Continue reading Student runs for Airdrie city council

Concert to finish-off orientation week

By Nivedita Iyer

Changes are coming for this year’s Orientation Week. The weeklong run of events sponsored by the Students’ Union and the Dinos features events welcoming first-year students to the University of Calgary. O-Week is generally concluded with a tailgate party at a football game hosted by the Dinos at McMahon stadium for incoming students. However, according… Continue reading Concert to finish-off orientation week

Stop Putin politics in the Olympics

By Gauntlet Editorial Board

In June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the promotion of “non-traditional relationships” to minors. This law is the most recent in a series of legislation that targets gay rights. Russia’s new law attacks pro-gay “propaganda,” but the definition of this is unclear. Public displays of affection or style of dress which could… Continue reading Stop Putin politics in the Olympics