The Nutcracker brings joyful experience to the NAC

As winter descended on Ottawa over the past week, nothing could bring more holiday cheer than the magic of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, performed by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. In the sold out opening night performance, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet brought light and warmth to the cold winter night. It was a dazzling show of lights, laughter, and truly wonderful dancing as choreographer Galina Yordanova brought Tchaikovsky’s musical composition to life. Despite the traditional setting being in Russia, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet brought this classic tale home to Canada as they incorporated many aspects of Canadian culture into the plot and choreography. The ballet opened with a scene of Clara (Sophia Lee), the lead character, and her family, playing hockey in […]

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Science Blog: Tube-ular cell research

As I labeled my 180th microcentrifuge tube of the morning, I wondered what the scene looked like to anyone passing by. It might have resembled another one of those images of a person in a lab coat surrounded by unfamiliar lab equipment doing some sort of tedious task. I’d like to tell you the story of my own experience in research in my three years in science at Carleton to hopefully flesh out this picture a bit more. Over the past three years, I have learned a great deal about the fascinating biological processes that govern our lives. Two summer research grants have given me an opportunity to extend my knowledge beyond the classroom in an immunology lab. Immunology is […]

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A/V Blog: An evening with Greg Sestero

The Mayfair Theatre has showcased various movies and events since its’ inception in 1932: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, (which features a shadow cast of actors alongside the classic cult film), a morning filled with cartoons and cereal, and perhaps, one that they are more well known for: screening The Room, directed by Tommy Wiseau, for the last 99 months. In celebration of this landmark event, Greg Sestero made an appearance at the Mayfair, to discuss his experiences with the filming of the movie, his time with Dave and James Franco as they took his memoir The Disaster Artist and adapted it to film, and his latest collaboration with Wiseau. Written, directed and starring Sestero himself, Best F(r)iends, is the […]

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Book Blog: Looking back on NaNoWriMo

Well folks, November is almost done and while everyone else is feeling the crunch of the end of the year, all I can feel is relief. It is the busiest time of the year, not only because it seems like every professor assigns all the quizzes, essays and presentations then, but also because I do this crazy thing where I try and write 50,000 words in a month, and I’m not the only one. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it’s affectionately known, is a yearly world-wide challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Over 400,000 people across the globe come together to write the novel they always wish they could. I, along with three friends, […]

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