During the construction of the Two Twenty, thinking nothing of it, Curtis Olson signed an email to his friend Grant Unrah with, “It’s good in the hood.” He had no idea the phrase would take off like it did. Within weeks, residents across Riversdale were wearing buttons with the phrase on them.
At the age of 17, Mike Thompson-Hill dropped out of high school and began a career in tattooing. 16 years later he says he has seen the industry relocate from the fringes of society to the mainstream. A couple decades ago, tattoos were still largely seen as the domain of sailors, bikers or prisoners. But from the hugely successful Miami Ink (and its spinoffs LA Ink, London Ink and NY Ink) to the recently released “Tattoo Barbie,” tattoos are now undeniably widespread.
With the $29-million dollar renovation of Place Riel wrapped up this fall, the next major infrastructure project on the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union’s radar is the Memorial Union Building. During the summer, the USSU attempted to give Browsers a new look, as finances for the cafe and bookstore have dipped in the red in recent years from a decline in used book sales. With Browsers floundering under a lack of sales, and nine years since a major renovation to Louis, the question is: should Louis' relocate?
As he stepped into the cage in the centre of a sparse Montreal crowd screaming for him to “kill, kill, kill,” it must have been difficult for Paul Daley not to realize how abrupt his fall from grace has been.
Before last week, I knew almost nothing about Celiac disease. I knew celiacs couldn’t drink beer, and I suspected something to do with bread, but that was about it. Wanting to challenge myself and learn more about the disease, I decided to research it and live on a celiac diet for a week.
On placid lakes and untamed streams across North America, a small but impassioned group of flat-water aficionados are dedicated to mastering the art of obedience lessons for the canoe. Practitioners learn moves like the Axle, Sideslip, Christie and Wedge before putting it all together and setting it to music. It’s the dance sensation that’s sweeping the nation.
To prepare for the upcoming Nov. 7 provincial election, the Sheaf interviewed the four official candidates for the Saskatoon Sutherland riding. The constituency encompasses the University of Saskatchewan and the neighbourhoods of Varsity View, Greystone Heights, Grosvenor Park, College Park, College Park East and Sutherland.
Just as the prominence of the World Wide Web has changed drastically, so too has its "raison d’être" — it has gone from a database to a hub of real-time communication and social networks. It spreads ideas, news coverage and multimedia across geographical boundaries instantly, and researchers are constantly trying to make it even more streamlined and efficient.
Peter MacKinnon always shakes your hand the same way. Rather than extending his arm straight forward, he bends it to the side and swoops into the shake with gusto. This practiced manoeuvre is meant to put you at ease, an old friend enthusiastically greeting you.
Although the synthesizer has secured its place in popular music, it was once seen as a curiosity ”” and an inconvenient one at that, with early synthesizers being five foot high monstrosities. Here is a look at the history of the synth.