2014-03-13

    
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Jean Agnew • Katerina Atherholt • Diltaj Atwal • Melanie Bethue • Devon Fetkenher • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Jenny Lau • Kayla Lissel • Samantha Lucy • Fernando Moreno • Matthew Parkinson • Sonny Sachdevon • Conner Sadler • Andrea Sanchez-Ponton • Tiffany Sengsavang • Justin Seward • David Song • Scott Strasser • George Wang • Jocelyn Yet • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes out to all y’all who voted “yes” for the CJSW referendum. Good on you for understanding that a campus is more than a degree mill, and voting to add a little bit of culture, community, and really good music to our daily lives on campus. Losing might suck, but that’s democracy for ya, so we’ll dig in our heels and try again next time. This Golden Spatula, though, is for those who emphatically voted in favour. We salute you.

March 13, 2014
  GSA struggles to find interest in their electionPDF files may take a moment to load

Did you know the Graduate Students’ Association had an election planned for March? Don’t worry if you didn’t know. Graduate students didn’t either.

The GSA election scheduled for March 10-11 didn’t happen. Of the four executive positions, two were acclaimed. No one ran for the other two.

“This year was just pathetic,” said GSA chief returning officer Jeremy Hexam. “It’s becoming an issue with us. How do we get people involved?”

March 13, 2014
  SU looks for cash after referendum voted downPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students’ Union will look elsewhere for the $155 million needed to re-develop MacHall after students voted no to paying for the project themselves.

During this year’s student election, over 60 per cent of undergrads who voted said no to a new $35 per semester fee for the re-development of MacHall.

“In terms of funding the building, I think that students are just weary of fees at this point,” said SU president Raphael Jacob.

March 13, 2014
  CRO recounts vote in light of close election resultsPDF files may take a moment to load

Following the Students’ Union election, a recount has confirmed that two positions were won by a single vote.

For the arts representative race, the fourth place candidate recieved 585 votes. The candidate in fifth got 584. For science rep, the third place candidate got 742 and fourth place got 741.

Chief returning officer Chris Yan said a student in the faculty of arts requested the recount, though they also double-checked the science representative race to be safe.

March 13, 2014
  Film review: EnemyPDF files may take a moment to load

Enemy is one of the most bizarre, confusing and frustrating movies I have ever had the privilege to watch. Ostensibly a thriller, this is an atmospheric slow burn that doesn’t provide any easy answers — it might not provide any answers at all.

March 13, 2014
  Theatre Encounter Presents How to Win Friends and Influence PeoplePDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary-based not-for-profit Theatre Encounter is introducing a multidisciplinary live-art production based on Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book How to Win Friends and Influence People.

The performance is a conceptual interpretation of the book.

“The designers have torn it apart to find the essence of what we believe is being presented through this book,” says director Michael Fenton, “and presenting it in the angles and forms of what we think it is.”

March 13, 2014
  Spun: LivingstonPDF files may take a moment to load

I’ve seen enough sci-fi to be weary of artificial intelligence anything, but if the future sounds anything like Livingston’s Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada, Vol. 1 we needn’t worry as much as I thought.

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March 13, 2014
  Film review: 300: Rise of an EmpirePDF files may take a moment to load

The first 300 movie was known for the line “This is Sparta” — which has now been immortalized in contemporary pop culture — and for its showers of cinematic blood. 300: Rise of an Empire reuses that same line and delivers more over-the-top combat. But it also manages to add depth to a cinematic universe that has not been taken seriously.

March 13, 2014
  One of U of C's most popular annual events has graduatedPDF files may take a moment to load

The Coming Out Monologues YYC, formerly known as the University of Calgary’s Coming Out Monologues, has moved locations and shifted focus. Inspired by the Vagina Monologues, the event showcases people sharing their experiences with coming out as different gender identities and sexual orientations.

This year’s performances will take place from March 19–21 at the John Dutton theatre downtown, abandoning the much smaller Boris Roubakine Recital Hall at the U of C.

March 13, 2014
  Drones: the harbinger of future warfarePDF files may take a moment to load

Sadaullah Wazir must be 18 or 19 years old by now. He might have been starting his first or second year of university. “My life was very good,” he said in 2011. “I thought I would become a doctor.” His legs are gone, stripped by a U.S. drone strike when he was 15. The result was prosthetics, painful walking and constant headaches.

March 12, 2014
  Love at first Facebook postPDF files may take a moment to load

Are you searching for love? Are you sick and tired of traditional dating services? Look no further than your Facebook newsfeed.

The popular Facebook page U of C Compliments has almost 8,000 likes and allows students to express their appreciation for friends and strangers.

Students say that they love U of C Compliments for the confidence boost it provides, but it seems that lately the page has been providing more than that.

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