2014-06-05

    
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Jessy Cheung • Athena Genevieve • Emily Macphail • Stephanie Tang • Curtis Wolff

June 05, 2014
  Calgary’s not boring. Seriously!PDF files may take a moment to load

People like to complain about their hometown, but two local producers are casting a spotlight on what makes Calgary special — and they’re turning its citizens into the cast and crew.

Whatcha Got, Calgary? is a short film anthology made by Calgary, for Calgary. The film features 20 three-minute clips, each offering a theme within a larger story. The narrative is framed around 20 directors who must use their clips to convince two producers that Calgary is unique.

June 05, 2014
  Calgary filmmaker takes latest feature on cross-country tourPDF files may take a moment to load

Film director and Simon Fraser University film- student Brendan Prost is taking his latest film, Spaces and Reservations, on a cross- country tour. This is the third independent film by the Calgary-native, but the first feature he is taking across Canada.

June 05, 2014
  The rise of pop-hop isn’t the death of hip hopPDF files may take a moment to load

Like it or not, rappers like Iggy Azalea and Drake are topping charts and dominating conversations about hip hop.

For many fans and artists, pop-hop albums, like Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic, represent the genre to mainstream audiences. And many find that disheartening.

The rise of pop-hop has hip hop purists mourning the state of the genre and claiming the end is nigh. Nas’s song “Hip Hop is Dead” seems as relevant today as it did in 2008.But is hip hop really close to death?

June 05, 2014
  University upgrades weak campus Wi-FiPDF files may take a moment to load

A review of the University of Calgary’s Wi-Fi shows that only the Taylor Family Digital Library and the Energy Environment Experiential Learning buildings have reliable access to the university’s Internet signal.

Students’ Union president Jarett Henry said Campus Information Technologies sent out a survey about Wi-Fi after they recognized the need to address the poor signal on the rest of campus.

Campus IT will first address Wi-Fi in MacHall.

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June 05, 2014
  Bike parking now open in the basement of the Art ParkadePDF files may take a moment to load

New parking for bicycles in the southeast corner of the Art Parkade is open for students who get to campus on two wheels instead of four.

The lot has 54 racks and will cost $30 per year for a spot, according to University of Calgary Parking and Transportation Services.

Students’ Union vice-president operations and financeAdam Swertz said the fee is meant to cover revenue the U of C will lose in parking fees, as the area takes up several of the Art Parkade’s parking stalls.

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June 05, 2014
  Independent musicians vs. YouTubePDF files may take a moment to load

Independent music labels are involved in a dispute with YouTube over the licensing terms of the website’s long-anticipated music-streaming service.

The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), which represents independent music labels around the world, said in a statement that YouTube is using “unnecessary and indefensible” negotiation tactics to get its members to sign up for a subscription service or risk having their work blocked on the site.

June 05, 2014
  International students organize on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

International students at the University of Calgary can now connect with the university community through a new advocacy club.

The yet-to-be named club will advocate on issues unique to international students to the SU.

June 05, 2014
  Club eyes boycott of Israeli productsPDF files may take a moment to load

Campus human-rights group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights ( SPHR) is looking at ways they can bring a global campaign to campus that would push the University of Calgary to cut economic ties with Israel.

June 05, 2014
  Ezra Levant promotes “ethical gas”PDF files may take a moment to load

After championing the oilsands in Ethical Oil , Ezra Levant is back with a new book, Groundswell: The Case for Fracking . In the book, he states his case for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a gas extraction technique where a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is shot underground to release natural gas.

June 05, 2014
  Don’t forget who’s behind budget cutsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students know Thomas Lukaszuk as the face of the 2013 post-secondary budget cuts. Now he’s running for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party and he wants the student vote.

When the Gauntlet interviewed Lukaszuk last week, he used the $50 million that was put back into the post-secondary budget eight months after the initial cuts as a campaigning point.

Of course, he’s only able to take credit for putting the money back because $147 million was cut under his watch.

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