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Louie Villanueva • Chris Adams • • • This week’s prestigious Golden Spatula award goes to Chris Adams for writing his first article, coming up to the office to get a critique and killing the huge cockroach that was pretending to be Riley. Now we don’t have to call an exterminator!

July 17, 2013
  A shelter from the storm at the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

A group of children, none older than nine, run past the sign for Residence Services playing tag. An elderly couple eats lunch and watches a religious sermon on the television, enjoying a quiet afternoon in the dining hall.

These scenes in the residence dining centre are different from what university students would usually expect, as over 300 flood evacuees from across southern Alberta have taken temporary shelter in the University of Calgary residence buildings — and soon, they will be moved again.

July 17, 2013
  Editorial: Looking up to Big BrotherPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes being Canadian can feel quite nice, especially when the United States make a particularly blunderous mistake. This feeling of national superiority has run strong in the past few weeks as more information on America’s insidiously named Prism program continues to come to light.

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July 17, 2013
  Entertainment news round up: July 18, 2013PDF files may take a moment to load

Fate of Calgary’s Arts Central revealed

Telus will be redeveloping the Arts Central property into a new $400-million building called the Telus Sky.

Plans for the 58-storey building were announced on July 4. The 70,000-square-metre building will include 40,000 square metres of office space across 26 floors and 32 floors of residential space. The building will also include a 510-square-metre public art gallery which Telus president and CEO Darren Entwistle said will feature artwork by local artists.

July 17, 2013
  Northern Sprites: Five amazing Canadian video gamesPDF files may take a moment to load

With the heat of summer bearing down on us, finding an excuse to stay inside and away from the sun, the mosquitos and the seasonal allergies can be a welcome blessing. Of course, there is no better way to waste away the limited days of Canadian summer than video games, and what better games to do so with than Canadian ones? Some people may be surprised to hear that Canada has the third largest video game industry in the world, and that we have created dozens of games that have entered the definitive canon of the medium.

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July 17, 2013
  Auditor General report targets Campus AlbertaPDF files may take a moment to load

Campus Alberta — the umbrella organization responsible for co-ordinating post-secondary institutions across the province — lacks a clear plan for the future, communicates its goals poorly with member institutions and is unsustainable in its current form, says Alberta Auditor General Merwin Saher in a report published July 9.

July 17, 2013
  Haskayne goes on hiring spreePDF files may take a moment to load

Recent provincial budget cuts are not holding the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business back from expanding the size of its faculty and staff.

Earlier this month, Haskayne announced they are hiring 13 new employees, including three centre directors, nine assistant professors and a new instructor — the largest round of hiring the school has seen in over a decade.

July 17, 2013
  Screen Time: Balancing serial and proceduralPDF files may take a moment to load

Scripted television comes in two flavours: the serial variety and the procedural variety. Serial television shows follow storylines across an entire season. Procedural shows offer individual storylines within a single episode. A show’s identity and audience appeal is usually determined by which category it fits into.

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July 17, 2013
  Monster MayhemPDF files may take a moment to load

When it comes to fighting giant monsters, no one does it as well as the Japanese. That still holds true after Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s tribute to giant-robot anime, though it was a worthwhile attempt.

Pacific Rim is Gundam Wing, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Full Metal Panic and, of course, Godzilla — for which the Kaiju get their name — all rolled into one, borrowing heavily from the various mecha and monster-mashing anime that have come out of Japan over the years.

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