Janelle Monáe brought the thunder and lightning down on the Bessborough Gardens last night, and the warm, soulful rain came with it. Here's our review of Sunday's Jazz Fest marathon.
Last night the 26th annual Saskatchewan Jazz Fest launched with a spectacular, blue-skyed evening of music by Wil Campa and Michael Franti. Decidedly non-jazzy, yes, but still exhilaratingly energetic — and the nine day long festival has only just begun.
The USSU held a candidates debates yesterday at Louis' and the Sheaf was there to document the whole event. Every candidate came out with enthusisasm and they each made a solid impression on the packed crowd of rowdy pub-goers. Check out a few photos below and then head over to our Flickr stream for the full gallery.
Understatement of the century: mapping out your degree progress can sometimes be confusing. Come on. Up until now, making sense of your academic achievements — total credits earned, actual program requirements, and how everything all fits together — has been like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle with Jenga blocks. Frustration levels have been known to shoot off the charts. Believe it or not, the university is aware of this. And they’re finally doing something about it.
Today the Wikimedia Foundation announced that Wikipedia will be shut down for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 11:00 PM Central time. The black-out is in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), two pieces of proposed American legislation tabled in the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate respectively.
The web’s hyperlink structure works kind of like the synapses in your brain, or the blood vessels in your circulatory system. Everything is interconnected, designed to pass information back and forth, sometimes in multiple directions simultaneously. It can be mind-bogglingly complex but it works because there are relatively few blockages. People can traverse the web how they see fit. But imagine what would happen if massive swaths of these connections suddenly blinked offline. This is the risk posed by the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress in October of last year that is scheduled to be voted on by Jan. 24 this year.
On Nov. 30, a U of S student discovered a wonderful little trick that lets you access the old style PAWS course homepages, complete with course members list. I've put together a quick step-by-step guide on how to access the course members page using this simple URL hack. Students and professors alike have been lamenting the loss of the course members list, among other useful features of the old style course homepages, since the U of S implemented lacklustre Blackboard based course homepages at the end of last summer.
In the age of the cellphone camera, it’s nearly impossible to stumble across a random, noteworthy event in public without catching the flash of a lens out of the corner of your eye. There’s a good chance you may be one of the slew of amateur videographers in the crowd. These videos typically wind up on YouTube, or some other less mainstream media streaming site. This process has become a commonplace phenomenon, thanks to the countless, unblinking eyes of Little Brother.
After an excruciating month of mysterious and tantalizing teasers, Rockstar Games has finally released the trailer for their next epic game, Grand Theft Auto V. I'm going to go ahead and call it now: this will be the greatest video game ever made.
What immediately struck me when I first strolled into Louis’ for this year’s annual Pride Centre Drag Extravaganza — aside from the realization that I would get to use some really awesome adjectives in my review of the show — was that drag queens have fabulous legs. This year’s Drag Extravaganza was a roaring success. It was a genuinely entertaining introduction to a scene that, while still on the fringe of the mainstream, is slowly but surely becoming more popular and accepted by the public every year.