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A guide to prairie fashion in 2017

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With a summer of Canada 150 celebrations focused around the hubs of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, you might find that the Prairies — and Saskatchewan in particular — are lacking in the same gravitas of cultural heritage and expression. With these big events happening around us, it might seem that we are passive consumers of…

Get involved this year: Campus clubs for all!

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A great way to enrich your experience as a University of Saskatchewan student is to join a campus club! There are a number of clubs on campus specific to various interests, activities, colleges or departments — so you’re bound to find one that suits your fancy. If you’re looking for a club specific to your…

Press pause: Outstanding shows of summer 2017

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Although the fall television season historically has presented a greater quantity of shows, the 2017 summer schedule offered a few great new seasons of television. The seventh season of Game of Thrones, which started airing on HBO earlier this summer, was perhaps the most anticipated returning series of the summer. The latest season narrows its…

Louis’ pub puts students first in latest renovations

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Louis’ lovers, rejoice! Your favourite on-campus pub and eatery is going to look — and feel — a whole lot better this upcoming school year. Louis’ Pub is currently undergoing renovations to reinvigorate the University of Saskatchewan’s primary watering hole. In Jan. 2017, the University Students’ Council passed a motion for the renovations with the…

Bridge City beginnings: Student play premiers at the Fringe

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The PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival is an exciting time for theatre lovers in Saskatoon. For a week, people will flock to Bridge City for its independent theatre, including one play by two University of Saskatchewan students that will bring Saskatoon itself to the centre stage. Mitch Cassidy, a fifth-year engineering student, and Jack Fotheringham, a…

Gallery review: U of S Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibit

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The Confucius Institute and the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan have installed an exhibit from July 17 to 28, which showcases modern interpretations of traditional Chinese artwork from collection of calligrapher Wang Xinyuan. The Sheaf met with Xinyuan at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery to talk about the exhibit and how he hopes…

U of S alumnus directs Richard III at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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Saskatoon summers are marked with festivals of all kinds. However, few are as unique as Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. The annual theatre festival is held on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River, and it is a great festival for taking in scenery and culture, as well as for experiencing an unforgettable live play in…

Halo, it’s me: One student’s journey to semi-professional gaming

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Many gamers aspire to play video games professionally, and one former University of Saskatchewan student has done just that in the competitive Halo scene. Simon Oosterlaken is a former U of S computer science student who has had a lifelong fascination with the Halo series. Leading up to the release of Halo 5: Guardians, Oosterlaken…

Summer sippin’: A guide to the best patios in Saskatoon

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The true pinnacle of a Saskatchewan summer boils down to a single activity: patio-hopping. There is no activity that says summertime quite as succinctly as happily bouncing around from venue to venue, reasonably buzzed, in pursuit of new friends, cold beer and a seat where the sun isn’t shining directly in your eyes. To assist…

School of girls’ rock: Girls Rock Saskatoon hosts adult summer camp

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With names such as Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Rihanna dominating the pop scene over the last few years, at first glance, it might seem that women are at the forefront of the mainstream music industry. However, outside of Top 40 radio, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, aside from a number of prominent female pop-stars,…

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