The Reflector

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Mount Royal to open doors as university

Just one week before fall semester classes begin, it was announced in an emotional ceremony Thursday that Mount Royal College is now Mount Royal University. The much anticipated “historic milestone” was finally revealed to...

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Calgary punksters show warped side

If you were looking for some kickass, smashmouth, spit in your face, throw your elbows kind of fun Wednesday then Race City was the place to be as Van’s Warped Tour made its annual...

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Virgin Fest winds down

None of the bands Sunday at Alberta Virgin Fest came close to matching the atmosphere of Pearl Jam the night before. However, Canada Olympic Park wasn’t necessarily a bad place to be as an...

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Virgin Fest Sunday (partial) review

The weird thing is, as I walked into Virgin Fest and over to the left side of the stage, I glanced up at the scrolling bar on the top of the video screen that...

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Virgin Fest thrashes COP

Sure there were some headaches and logistical nightmares. There were some grumblings about the lineup and how long it took to be released. But, as these photos from Aris Aristorenas show, there was also...

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Virgin Fest: Not so secret anymore

Any up-and-coming band will tell you that giving into the frustration of a career lacking success comes all to easy. Constant disappointment can seemingly warrant a band’s decision to quit. However, according to Secret...

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Review: Virgin Festival Saturday

Let’s talk about Virgin Festival Alberta. And like any great conversation starter, let’s begin with the weather. The Weather The weather couldn’t have been better for Virgin Fest, Calgary was so lucky to have...

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Virgin Fest live blog Saturday

1:37:05 PM: All the media dudes at #vfestyyc have macbooks. Waiting for the great bloomers to start the festival. 1:50:21 PM: Thank the sunshine lords for bringing it today. If rain shows up today...

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Virgin Fest: Big sound, bigger van

Ryan Guldemond, leader of the Vancouver-based modern-rock group Mother Mother, is becoming an authority on cheap hotels. “We’re on the road so much, I’m a regular hotel connoisseur,” jokes the Bowie-esque guitarist and frontman....