2013-03-28

    
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Justin Azevedo • Mohsin Aziz • Dante Bencivenga • Grace Elekwa • Holly Flagel • Alex Hamilton • Benjamin Hartney • Salimah Kassamali • Tobias Ma • Emily Macphail • Fabian Mayer • Dawn Muenchrath • Jan Ong • Elizabeth Scott • Sean Sullivan • Louie Villanueva • Curtis Wolff • Jeremy Woo • • • This week we congratulate Grace Elekwa for seizing the golden spatula from all other competitors. It was a fierce battle involving chasing coyotes, cuddling hedgehogs and capturing spotted geckos. Thanks for seeing it through!

March 28, 2013
  Future of MacHall up for grabsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students’ Union’s current MacEwan Student Centre lease agreement with the University of Calgary will expire in December 2014. The process to renegotiate the agreement is set to start within the next few months.


The almost 15-year-old lease divides up space and management responsibilities in the building, which is owned by the university but operated by the SU. The SU controls roughly one-third of the space, which it uses for businesses, SU offices and other services.


March 28, 2013
  Reclaiming the ‘F’ wordPDF files may take a moment to load

“Who Needs Feminism?” is a new initiative at the University of Calgary that works to break negative stereotypes surrounding feminism.


Who Needs Feminism? was started at Duke University in North Carolina in 2012 to reclaim the word ‘feminism’ and proliferate its message of equality. The U of C Women’s Resource Centre started the campaign at the U of C this year.


Who Needs Feminism? is a photo booth campaign where participants finish the phrase “I need feminism because.” There have been over 100 photos taken so far.


March 28, 2013
  Students fall victim to scam at the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Scam artists disguised as students have been on the prowl at the University of Calgary, charging girls for spa treatments at a new spa in Calgary then pocketing the money.


First-year U of C English student Anyssa McKee said she was scammed a week before reading break when she was having coffee. 


March 28, 2013
  Dinos set to launch their new brandPDF files may take a moment to load

Fans of the University of Calgary Dinos will be treated to a new look next year, as the Dinos brand is getting a complete overhaul. The university is giving students their first look at the Dinos’s new identity on Wednesday, April 3 at 11 a.m. in the MacEwan Student Centre South Courtyard.

March 28, 2013
  Jennings hired to coach team Great BritainPDF files may take a moment to load

On March 25, the University of Calgary women’s basketball head coach Damian Jennings was named head coach of Great Britain’s national women’s team for the 2013 Eurobasket tournament in France from June 15–30. 


Jennings had just been named Canada West coach of the year in his first season with the Dinos, leading the team to the CW finals and a fourth-place finish in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final Eight in Regina on March 17. 


March 28, 2013
  Rebuilding the Flames: the time is nowPDF files may take a moment to load

Entering the lockout-shortened NHL season, it was difficult to tell whether the compressed schedule would help or hurt the Calgary Flames. Some argued that the 48-game scramble increased the team’s chances of getting in the playoffs through sheer luck. 


Others argued that the Flames had failed to improve in the off-season. Halfway through a potentially watershed season for the Flames, it is apparent that the pessimists were right. 


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March 28, 2013
  Everyone’s space innovations are cooler than oursPDF files may take a moment to load

As news of upcoming space ventures and innovations floods in from other countries, Canada has finally reassessed the future of its space program. The gap between Canada’s space program and other countries’ provides a sobering look at Canadian space innovation. If the Canadian government approves more funding, Canada could look past its resource-based economy and embrace leading-edge innovation in space-based technologies — Canada just needs to begin thinking of space in terms of profit instead of research.


March 28, 2013
  We need feminism, not ‘the D’PDF files may take a moment to load

At a party last August in Steubenville, Ohio, two football players, Ma’lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, raped a 16-year-old girl, while bystanders watched. They texted photos and descriptions of the act to their friends. The two boys have now been found guilty of rape in juvenile court and have been sentenced to at least one year in juvenile detention. 


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March 27, 2013
  Spun: Pigeon HolePDF files may take a moment to load

Vancouver MCs Dusty Melo and Marmalade, who are best known as members of the band Sweatshop Union, began their own hip-hop group in 2010. Called Pigeon Hole, this group’s debut album, Age Like Astronauts, was a difficult to classify cavalcade of experimental sound.


Pigeon Hole’s second album, Chimp Blood, is similarly intriguing. Sweatshop Union generally trends towards music where the vocals are the focus, while Pigeon Hole subjugates them to the distant background.


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March 27, 2013
  Spun: Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd FolkPDF files may take a moment to load

At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to be stressed out — there is an essay you haven’t started and finals you haven’t studied for, both in a class you skipped for months. It’s hard to relax and put your mind at ease. If you are looking for a welcome tonic to help escape from drudgery, Calgary’s own Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk’s debut album Over Land and Sea is a wonderfully relaxing and comforting listen.

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