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Theatre Preview: Crossing the Marion Bridge

By Mel Mouat

Alienation and insecurities are certainly nothing new for today’s nuclear family. Family-induced angst is perfectly commonplace, the basis for practically every soap opera in existence. Marion Bridge, however, claims not to contain any of the false sentiment or sappy nuances of daytime specials, striving for the painful realism many experience in dealing with their families.… Continue reading Theatre Preview: Crossing the Marion Bridge

New residence unveiled

By Valerie Cross

Green marmolium, coffee shops, new microwaves and full views of your neighbours’ activities are just a few of the commodities the newest University of Calgary Residence boasts. Officially opened Sept. 24, Cascade Hall is modern residence style housing. Cascade (named after a mountain range in the Rockies) was designed to accommodate students, visiting scholars and… Continue reading New residence unveiled

Seminars help overcome perfectionism

By Valerie Cross

As university students, we’d all like to pass our midterms and ace our finals, but when stress and anxiety gets to a level that is distracting, not motivating, students face a serious problem–usually one that centers on perfectionism. The University Counselling and Student Development Centre has come up with a solution for this surprisingly common… Continue reading Seminars help overcome perfectionism

No credit for students

By Katy Anderson

The decision to not use credit cards to pay tuition as of Jul. 1–like most other schools in Canada–has students across the otherwise notoriously apathetic campus up in arms. Students are concerned with the lack of consultation, the timeline, the loss of benefits they receive from using their credit card (like Air Miles) as well… Continue reading No credit for students

Track Dinos finish second and fourth at CIS

By Laura Bennett

Men’s side Spearheaded by the brilliant performance of male track athlete of the year and CIS championship MVP Sam Effah, the University of Calgary Dinos men’s track and field team busted their asses to come within three points of winning the CIS championships in Montreal Mar. 6-8. On McGill University’s 200 metre banked-track from the… Continue reading Track Dinos finish second and fourth at CIS

Taking flight takes off

By Jordyn Marcellus

Spurned moralists preaching against the dangers of incurable venereal diseases, trolls and the personification of the American dream all come to the Reeve Theatre in the drama department’s one-act festival, Taking Flight. Taking Flight is a celebration of student creativity and talent in a two-week showcase of the drama department’s most talented directors, designers and… Continue reading Taking flight takes off

Mad bling and wicked props

By Ryan Pike

Over the past 20 years, Calgary has grown from a Podunk frontier town into a bustling cultural metropolis and the local theatre community has grown with it. Appropriately, Alberta Theatre Projects celebrates that growth with the Harry and Martha Cohen Award, given to those who have made a sustained and substantial contribution to theatre in… Continue reading Mad bling and wicked props

Editorial: Shanti Day shenanigans

By Emily Senger

The World University Service Club has been planning their Shanti Day since July. The aim of the event is to showcase the eight United Nations millennium development goals to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women, while raising some money for the University of Calgary student refugee program at the same… Continue reading Editorial: Shanti Day shenanigans

Belated but relevent PlayRites coverage

By Karoline Czerski

Down the Main Drag starts and someone disappears on the kitchen floor. I didn’t see it and the cast didn’t believe it, save for Him, who claims that’s what happened. Him, played fabulously by Jeff Lillico, finds himself bewildered and confused on that morning as his father lies on the kitchen floor, and disappears into… Continue reading Belated but relevent PlayRites coverage