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May 16, 2013
  Arts enrolment cutPDF files may take a moment to load

Enrolment will be reduced at the University of Calgary as the faculties of arts, nursing and medicine will accept fewer students in the upcoming year. Provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall announced the reductions at a budget meeting held in the MacEwan Hall Ballroom where plans to deal with the recent provincial post-secondary budget cuts were discussed. 


May 15, 2013
  Recalculating the formulaPDF files may take a moment to load

Lights flash and bounce around the crowded room; bodies move and sway with the pumping bass, synth lines and melodies. It’s a party, just like any night at any club in any part of the world. But in Calgary, one collection of underground electronic dance parties that began in 2009 has transformed into an entire community of loyal followers and musicians, moving together to the same beat. This party is known as Modern Math.


May 15, 2013
  An open letter to our parentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear baby boomers,


You have been writing a lot about us Millenials lately. You’ve been publishing plenty of articles about how lazy and entitled we are in Time, The Globe and Mail, MacLean’s and other publications. But, for your sake, please give us a break. 


Millenials are people born in either the 1980s or 1990s. We are the children of you baby boomers — a clan of information-age natives who grew up with unparalleled wealth and comfort compared to previous generations. 


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May 15, 2013
  Dinos dominate CFL draftPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos football program is continuing to reap the rewards of another Hardy Cup championship season, and this time it’s not just the Canadian Football League that’s taking notice.


May 20, 2013
  Local artist's sagaPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary comic book artist Fiona Staples has recently received international acclaim for her artwork in the comic book series Saga — a joint effort with writer Brian K. Vaughan, who has written for popular works such as the television series Lost.

Staples says that everything to do with Saga has happened on a much larger scale than what she has worked on in the past. Having never worked with a writer like Vaughan before, Staples admits that she didn’t know what to expect.

May 16, 2013
  Eggs show link between dinosaurs and birdsPDF files may take a moment to load

Current research done by paleontologists at the University of Calgary and Montana State University has led to a new understanding of how some dinosaurs cared for their eggs. 


While dinosaur eggs can be preserved in much the same way as other fossils, complete nests are more difficult to find. 


“The nests of dinosaurs are very rarely preserved — it is usually just the eggs,” said U of C paleontologist Darla Zelenitsky. “Because of that, it has been very difficult to tell how dinosaurs incubated their eggs.”


May 16, 2013
  Dinos football player laid to restPDF files may take a moment to load

Friends and family gathered on Friday, May 10 in the Jack Simpson Gym to grieve the loss of Daniel Lamola, a Dinos football player and University of Calgary student who died on May 1. Lamola, who was 19-years-old, was a second-year arts student and played defensive line for the Dinos during their 2012 Hardy Cup championship season.


May 16, 2013
  Concerns raised over loss of MRU programPDF files may take a moment to load

Concerned students, parents and community activists gathered at the Janice McTighe Centre on May 10 to voice their worries about the recent suspension of Mount Royal University’s disability studies program. The program was suspended because of the recent $146 million Alberta post-secondary operational budget cut, which left MRU with a projected $14-million deficit for next year. 


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