2013-08-08

    
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Nivedita Iyer • Emily Macphail • Louie Villanueva • • • The Golden Spatula this week goes to Macklemore, for lighting the stage up last night with his filthy, finger-licking good jam session that radiated sexual energy all the way up to our office.

August 07, 2013
  Screen Time: Playing it safePDF files may take a moment to load

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 box office this summer: R.I.P.D., Turbo, After Earth, White House Down, Pacific Rim and The Lone Ranger.

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August 07, 2013
  New poutine kiosk coming to MacHallPDF files may take a moment to load

A new food option may soon be available in the MacEwan Student Centre.

Student Legislative Council passed a vote on Tuesday, August 7, approving a Smokes Poutinery kiosk — a poutine chain based in Eastern Canada — to replace Prime Box Office in the MSC.

Students’ Union president Raphael Jacob led the discussion preceding the vote. After opening the floor for comments, several faculty representatives gave their support for the decision.

August 07, 2013
  Spun: Pistol George WarrenPDF files may take a moment to load

Hoots Deuce is a cross section of the last half century of music wrapped up in a motown medley backed by R&B soul sisters. The EP constantly defies expectations as it swerves from one genre to another from one minute to the next.

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August 07, 2013
  Spun: SkydiggersPDF files may take a moment to load

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 Lightfoot. A roots rock band from Toronto founded in the 1980s, the band has lived through a number of different influences on their music, including the coming and going of certain band members.

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August 07, 2013
  U of C start-up bought by multinationalPDF files may take a moment to load

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.

August 07, 2013
  Student runs for Airdrie city councilPDF files may take a moment to load

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 fourth-year urban studies student, said she has a strong focus on issues affecting students and young people, motivating her to enter politics at a young age.

August 07, 2013
  Concert to finish-off orientation weekPDF files may take a moment to load

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.

August 07, 2013
  Stop Putin politics in the OlympicsPDF files may take a moment to load

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.

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August 06, 2013
  News round up: August 6, 2013PDF files may take a moment to load

Kenyan lawyer sues over Christ’s death

In a case some consider to be over a thousand years overdue, Dola Indidis, a Kenyan lawyer and former judge, is suing the governments of Italy and Israel over the wrongful execution of Jesus Christ.

According to England’s Daily Mail, Indidis plans to take his case to the International Criminal Court where he will argue that soldiers serving the Roman state egregiously violated Christ’s human rights.

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