Northern Development in the Age of Climate change

// Megan Harvey This summer I had the incredible opportunity to join a Students on Ice educational expedition in the Arctic as part of my role with Parks Canada’s Northern Engagement Team. I spent the whole summer preparing by learning as much as I could about the Canadian North’s history, Inuit culture, and the arctic…

Rob McCallum: The Story Behind the Storyteller

// Angela McInnes With the exception of Unearthly, a project he laughingly describes as “Canada’s greatest B movie”, most of independent filmmaker Rob McCallum’s feature-length films probe his lifelong passions: Nintendo; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; the quest to find his missing mother. In his latest documentary, Kittie:Origins/Evolutions, he explores a new fandom…

Justin Trudeau: Altruism and Great Hair

If you’ve been all wrapped up in the spectacular USC election action lately, you may have missed out on the bout of Trudeaumania that hit the Spoke this past Wednesday. Justin Trudeau, one of nine various candidates running for leadership of the Liberal Party, spoke to students and members of the London community about re-connection,…

Review: Gescha – Crayon Politics

Gescha Crayon Politics N E Kind Entertainment Because the hip-hop industry is dominated by mainstream artists, it’s hard for underdogs like Gescha to shine. This Saskatoon-based rapper invites the listener to dive in and learn more about his life in his 13-track debut album, Crayon Politics. On this album, produced by Factor and Muneshine, Gescha…

ACTA brings SOPA-like legislation to Canada

By: Ainsleigh Burelle At some point on January 18th, you probably found yourself wandering around Internet Land only to be confronted with the blackouts on Wikipedia and Reddit, among other websites. These service interruptions were part of a protest against the proposed SOPA legislation in the U.S., which threatened stricter copyright laws and limited use…