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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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A long range print exchange

Art from the west coast and prairie coast converge There’s still time to check out the Long Range Exchange exhibition at the Fifth Parallel Art Gallery. The well-received display — featuring more than a dozen student prints from each the University of Regina and University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus — runs until Oct. 30 in the Riddell Centre. In January, the exhibition will be on display at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, where it will ...

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What Are You Going To Do With That English Degree?!

Not just good for proof-reading friends’ papers! “What are English degrees good for? Do you want to be a teacher? Why didn’t you just go into Education?” This is probably the most common string of questions an English major will incur after telling someone, whether it’s family or a complete stranger, what they’re studying in school. It’s irritating enough when people ask what you want to do when you’re done your degree, but it’s just ...

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Road warriors and those who love them

Tales of struggle and success on the long, hard road by Ed Kapp The travelling musician’s life can be rocky — especially when on the road. They have to cover long distances, fighting the elements — and traffic — to get to gigs on time, and they have to get creative when it comes to finding appropriate places to rest their eyes. And it’s tough to know what to expect when performing at new venues ...

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