Spun: Skydiggers

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

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

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

Concert to finish-off orientation week

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

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