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99.9%: An Album Review of 2016’s Polaris Music Prize Winner

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Dara Campbell | Contributor “wow this shit is crazy.” That’s what Kaytranada tweeted shortly after taking home the Polaris Music Prize and its $50,000 accolade. The 24-year-old Haitian-Canadian from Montreal, born Louis Kevin Celestin, seemed to be in genuine disbelief as he accepted the award. His debut album 99.9% beat out a number of outstanding Canadian LPs, including Grimes’ artful synth-pop rollercoaster Art Angels, Andy Shauf’s lush and vibrant nod to the 70s, The Party, and EMOTION, Carly Rae Jepson’s respectable (and danceable) take-off from ‘Call Me Maybe.’ I don’t think I was alone in believing that Grimes had it in the bag this year. Art Angels ranks in my top six releases of 2016; however, its eccentricity and unpredictability is less accessible than Kaytranada’s soulful alternative R&B funky hip-hop electronica. For example, track three of Art Angels features a rapper who spits heatedly in Japanese and doesn’t seem to care whether or not you understand her. (Does Grimes even understand her?) 99.9%, on the other hand, is a smooth and colourful experience of an album. Kaytranada’s name has now been added to the impressive list of Polaris Music Prize recipients, alongside the likes of Tanya Tagaq, Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Feist. Therefore, I decided it was high time I give...

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Should Teens Vote?

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Danielle Toth | Contributor Deciding the fate of one of the world’s most influential nations is a heavy responsibility. This responsibility falls on the shoulders of eligible Americans over the age of 18. But for some reason, the US Census Bureau found only 69% of eligible Americans are registered to vote. This is substantially less than the 76% of registered Americans in the 2012 election. Of course, the actual turnout is not even close to the number of registered...

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Race Walking

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James Eckstein | Contributor The Olympics are some of the greatest sporting events anyone can watch. With athletes from all around the world competing in such a large variety of sports, there’s something that everyone can enjoy. The amount of growth that has occurred since the very first Olympics back in 1896 is staggering. However, whenever the discussion of the variety of sports that have made their way into today’s Olympics come up, the same question is usually asked:...

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Northern Living

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Katie Hansen | Contributor   The Northern Folk can smell the snow today. It’s time to gather up the winter gear; They pull out their shovels to get ready. The Children are delighted snow is near!   The first of the white flakes begins to fall; Northern Folk rush to get their snow tires on. Frosty the Snowman is up standing tall. All signs of living vegetation, gone.   More than six months of winter is too long! They...

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Doll

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Sam Wall | News Editor   my gums sliced and sewn back together write instead of speak or eat slamming a truck over my face again and again, somehow still unbroken, porcelain head numb   muscles struck by weakness limbs betraying synapses brain signals cut short spinal cord collapsing solidification of bone   a pile of flesh slowed by lethargy my skin begins to wither shrink, dried up and leather eyes blurry as morning fog   eyelid crash to...

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