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Concussion

A hard-hitting, heart-wrenching, and heavy film Do not watch this film unless you’re 100% sure you want to. Based on a true story, Concussion focuses on pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith) who, while living and working in Pittsburgh, discovers Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): a degenerative brain disease brought on by repeated head trauma, such as concussions. This film follows the constant battle between Dr. Omalu and the NFL. While Dr. Omalu sees ...

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Saskatoon’s Friends of Foes

…back in the Queen City It’s still early, but Friends of Foes has already kicked 2016 off with a bang. The four-piece Saskatoon outfit just released Faults with an accompanying video — the first single from their upcoming six-song EP of the same title, which is to be made available Feb. 12. On Feb. 20, they’ll cap off their first tour of 2016 — an eight-stop string of shows across Western Canada — with a ...

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Ethan’s best Christmas flicks

Get ‘em while they’re corny by Ethan Butterfield It’s the holiday season once again and just like those that came before, apparently November is the jumping-off point. Yes, the amount of decorations and festivity is well beyond my breaking point (It’s barely even December people, relax!). So, in an effort to find some early joy in the holidays, I’ll be presenting my top five best Christmas movies! Elf – SANTA!!! Will Ferrell plays ‘Buddy the ...

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The Big Man and the Holidays

The Best of Mike Judge’s Protracted War on Christmas But, do you recall, the most amazing holiday story of all? Oh, grow up. It’s not that one. I’m talking about King of the Hill’s best holiday episodes. The FOX comedy ran for 259 episodes across thirteen seasons, and despite flagging towards the end of its run, remains my favourite animated show of all time. Keep your South Parks, Archers, and Simpsons’. Daddy’s a man of ...

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The Night Before: This movie is actually good

Finally, a non-shitty comedy hits the big screen On Saturday, Nov. 28, I made the trek to Galaxy Cinemas with some friends to watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. It was sold out. So, after lying in the fetal position in the middle of the ticket lineup for a few minutes crying in utter disappointment, I collected myself. In the end, my friends and I decided to go see The Night Before. Not going ...

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Glitch art from mexico city at the 5th parallel

What is glitch art? Come see! When Mexico’s Begoña Malo came to the University of Regina to finish her degree, she didn’t exactly plan on curating an exhibit at the U of R’s Fifth Parallel Gallery. But it happened. Malo, with the help of Fifth Parallel director Dillon Lewchuk, proposed and curated ID-10T, which is on display at the gallery in the Riddell Centre. “I’m a dancer, and my boyfriend is a digital artist and ...

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How to de-stress yourself before finals

Practice self care, everyone! Midterms, assignments, and finals are upon us. As is student stress. Now that it’s November, we felt we should help our fellow students with the immense amount of pressure and stress that they may be feeling, whether it’s from school or otherwise. One thing students seem to forget it to always put themselves first. Don’t get me wrong, I understand. It’s tough out there worrying about school, bills, if you have ...

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Netflix binging and the holiday season: Master of None

Because discussions about white washing and male privilege need to happen What better to do on your winter break than sit on your ass and do absolutely nothing? It’s unquestionably the priority for me because, damn it, I worked too hard to finish my arts core. Netflix is bae in this scenario because there’s only an array of shows that you can spend your time binging for four weeks. Yes, by all technicalities, you should ...

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People, places, and Pimpton

Catch up with one of the QCs rap veterans Queen City hip-hop star and University of Regina alum Kyriel “Pimpton” Roberts recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about his early days as a rapper, the secret to his success, and his future in music.   Where does the name come from? Simply enough, why “Pimpton?” I used to do hip-hop dancing when I was a kid and I used to get a lot ...

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