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Who is Jessica Jones?

A superhero, stupid! Ever since the incredible success and reception towards Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series, I’ve been waiting in anticipation for their next series, Jessica Jones, to drop, which is what happened this past Friday. Having already binge watched it in its entirety with a couple friends, here are my non-spoiler thoughts on the series, and why it might be a better show than Daredevil, despite being vastly different. It’s always amazing to watch what ...

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Skating and educating

Local man is looking to educate Canadian youth about the country’s dark history Micheal Langan certainly wasn’t short on ideas when it came to naming his skateboard company earlier this year. Not by a long shot. “I was thinking of lots of different names — I kept on coming up with these names, then I’d decide against it,” the affable 33-year-old entrepreneur and long-time skateboarder says, laughing. “Everyone always talks about how skateboarding is like ...

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What to do with a transferred degree?

For when change comes knocking We have come to a time of year that is characterized by untimely graduations. The turkey grads (those who decide to leave after Thanksgiving) have left the University of Regina in their dust. Soon, those who finish up their university career just prior Christmas dinner will do the same. Part of the reason people leave university so early is because they haven’t found what they want to spend a lot ...

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Tom Jackson returns to Regina

The Huron Carole progenitor talked with the Carillon about his creative life In a press release marking Tom Jackson’s upcoming Huron Carole performance in Regina, the legendary Canadian was billed as an actor, singer, and lifetime philanthropist. The Order of Canada officer, however, would like to add one more title to his description. “I would say, currently, my passion in all of those categories could be capsulized by saying I’m a writer,” says Jackson, the author ...

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People and places: Costa Maragos

Catching up with Costa Former CBC broadcaster and current University of Regina spokesperson and community affairs advisor Costa Maragos recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about his career as a journalist and his post at the U of R.   When did you know that you wanted to be a journalist? This is a long time ago, but I used to deliver the Leader-Post when I was a kid. I remember, as part ...

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Talkin’ art and life with Eagleclaw

Art residency established to support local artists University of Regina artist-in-residence Eagleclaw Thom recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about his artistry and his post at the U of R.   Where does your artistic side come from? I have no idea (laughs). That’s like asking a carpenter why they like working with wood, you know? It’s just something that I do, and that’s about it. I’m not really good at answering that ...

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Local Band Feature: Surf Dads

Not real dads, probably don’t surf either Separation and distance have killed a lot of bands. Surf Dads is not one of those bands. The outfit was founded in April when Chris Dimas, a Queen City product who was living and studying in Los Angeles at the time, asked fellow Reginan Gage McGuire if he wanted to start a surf band. Dimas was inspired by his time on the beach, and McGuire jumped at the ...

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New things for improv in Regina

Explore Outward Improv’s Duo Duels Outward Improv is “A little tough to explain.” says Mack Brock, creator of Outward Improv, an improv movement that fundraises projects through its shows. Fundraising and supporting local artists is “something I’ve always been interested in and I thought that I would start by doing this.” “We use improv to unite our community, to fund causes and artists in our local community.” Right now, Outward Improv is putting on Duo ...

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Decolonizing media at the u of r

“You ever read Frantz Fanon?” Patricia Elliott wants to talk about the media in Saskatchewan. With that in mind, the University of Regina assistant professor of journalism is helping organize the Decolonizing Media public discussion and media fair at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on Nov. 5. “For a lot of people, decolonizing media is a fairly new phrase, but the idea is that we have colonial structures in society, and it’s a process of sort ...

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People and places: Roman Corkery

Tattoos, music, and social media Planet Caravan tattoo artist Roman Corkery, who’s made a name for himself online with his pot-stirring Facebook posts, recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about his love of social media, his passion for tattooing, and his legacy.   What’s the most important thing you’d like people to know about you? The most important thing I’d like people to know about me is as abrasive as I come across ...

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