Appropriately titled “WTF?,” the lead song on OK Go’s much anticipated third album accurately labels the range of perplexities that make up Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. Unlike their first two albums, the Chicago eccentrics have abandoned their audibly artistic brand of music for a more visual approach. Naming their album after the… Continue reading Spun: OK Go
The Mob, book one in drama department head Clem Martini’s Feather and Bone: The Crow Chronicles trilogy, is a mult-ifaceted novel now adapted to the stage by the University of Calgary drama department. The play showcases many parallels between humans and crows. It delves into society as a whole and causes viewers to re-examine themselves… Continue reading Crows Mob the stage in latest show
In the face of danger, it is comforting to imagine our crime fighters as fearless and invincible. However, such ideas place our minds in a state of false security as law enforcers fail to be the heroes we expect them to be. In May 2008, 82-year-old Frank Lasser was tasered while in the Royal Inland… Continue reading Attack of the elderly
Man’s best friend or biggest burden? Being a pet owner can be an entertaining and rewarding experience. Not only does caring for another teach responsibility, but it can provide a number of laughs along the way. However, being a domestic pet owner is much different than owning an exotic, or non-native, species. Oftentimes, as these… Continue reading Born free, but not in Florida
Remember when you were told that if someone makes fun of you it’s because they like you? Regardless of whether they like you or not, what counts is that you have got them talking. Good or bad, being the hot topic of discussion gives you more cards in your hand than you would think. Restaurant… Continue reading Don’t read this article: IT SUCKS!
The Alberta Advantage, a slogan that once cast Alberta as an attractive province to live, accentuating its “low taxes, no debt and other fiscal milestones,” is apparently due for a makeover. The slogan defined Alberta for 15 years, but Roxanna Benoit, executive director of Alberta’s public affairs bureau, believes that a new slogan portraying an… Continue reading Alberta: name that slogan!
The countdown begins for Clifford Harris as he casts his final 45 days in front of the camera in “T.I.’s Road to Redemption.” Awaiting his final day of reckoning, one that could land him in jail for up to 30 years, rapper T.I. attempts to steer seven young hustlers off their prison-bound path and out… Continue reading Rap is crap — or is that just T.I.’s new show?
With next year’s rising tuition plaguing the wallets of University of Calgary students, the idea of a tuitionless university seems only a far off dream. However, an ambitious entrepreneur from Israel intends to make this dream a reality in the coming future. University of the People, he imagines, will become the first global, tuition-free university,… Continue reading Online university life: accept or decline?
With the recent inauguration of Barack Obama lifting the spirits of Americans, minorities have high hopes for diminishing discrimination in the United States. Beyond appearances, language barriers remain a sensitive issue as governments balance the battle against discrimination with properly accommodating immigrants in their country. Currently, the U.S. has not declared an official language at… Continue reading øNo hablas Ingles? No assistance, no luck!
While the devastating effects of the worldwide economic crisis sweep across the news and erupt into our worrisome minds, the reality of these stresses become even more magnified as we step outside of our tinted first-world windows and into developing world scrap-metal yards. Within the last months of 2008 and stretching into the New Year,… Continue reading The bottom of a burst bubble: depravity and the economic turndown