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Chris Adams • Emily Macphail • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to our new royal overlord, George Alexander Louis. We peasants tremble at your tiny feet, baby prince. Show us mercy.

July 24, 2013
  New methods in drama researchPDF files may take a moment to load

Masters of Fine Arts students from the University of Calgary’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts will explore new ways of studying the development of plays this fall.



July 24, 2013
  Review: Crystal Ridge golf coursePDF files may take a moment to load

Bring lots of golf balls. While Crystal Ridge is one of the funnest courses I have played, the course is also one of the most unforgiving. Crystal Ridge Family Golf Centre is a nine-hole championship golf course that forces you to play strategically, unlike more lenient courses that permit golfers to just swing and pray. The old poplar trees, high grass and large bodies of water will ensure any wayward shot will be unrecoverable, even if it bounces only a foot off the fairway into the reeds or long grass.


July 24, 2013
  Democracy has never worked first tryPDF files may take a moment to load

Before 2011, Egyptians lived for over 30 years under the tyrannical rule of Hosni Mubarak. In January 2011, people began filling the streets demanding revolution, with the centre of the protests taking place in Tahir Square in Cairo. After a month of conflict between the government and the Egyptian people, Mubarak resigned. The country held its first presidential elections in January 2012, with Mohamed Morsi of the Islamist Free and Justice Party taking power.

However, the revolution has not moved forward peacefully.

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July 24, 2013
  An ancient mystery solvedPDF files may take a moment to load

A pair of University of Calgary paleontologists may have solved one of the ancient world’s biggest mysteries. With research published earlier this month in the science journal PLOS ONE, Jordan Mallon and Jason Anderson have given a new answer to a difficult question: how were numerous species of large herbivorous dinosaurs able to co-exist in western North America 75 million years ago?


July 24, 2013
  Gauntlet Q & A: Dr. Walid KazzihaPDF files may take a moment to load

Dr. Walid Kazziha, a sessional political science professor at the University of Calgary, was in Egypt for much of the revolution and witnessed the demonstrations that compelled the army to oust President Mohammad Morsi just over a year after his election to power. Dr. Kazziha, a native of Egypt, has written many books on Middle East politics. His most recent, entitled Egypt’s Tahrir Revolution, chronicles the 18-day-long demonstrations that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. As a respected scholar and lecturer, Dr.

July 24, 2013
  Screen Time: Why we should be excited about Canadian televisionPDF files may take a moment to load

Two years ago, if I listed off my favourite shows, not one of them would have been Canadian. As a Canadian, I would still have rather watched American television than Canadian television. But that has changed recently. A handful of Canadian shows have been getting attention, two science fiction shows in particular.


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July 24, 2013
  Spun: Dustin Bentall and the SmokesPDF files may take a moment to load

My first reaction to this album was “meh.” It didn’t grab me.


But I kept listening to it and while I’m not about to proclaim You Are An Island as my next favourite album, it did grow on me and I soon found myself humming along with the songs.


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July 23, 2013
  New School of Creative and Performing Arts formed at the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The departments of dance, drama and music have been merged to form the School of Creative and Performing Arts, creating a new heart for fine arts at the University of Calgary. According to university administration, the new school will open up opportunities for interdisciplinary work between fine arts students while also increasing the university’s profile in Calgary and abroad.

July 23, 2013
  Plan for puppy room revealedPDF files may take a moment to load

Students’ Union vice-president student life Ben Cannon has a plan to help students relax during fall semester’s final exams. In fact, he thinks it’s as easy as filling a room with dogs.

Fulfilling his election promise, Cannon is working on designating a so-called “puppy-room” in the MacEwan Student Centre later this year.

July 23, 2013
  No pulse in movie about dead policePDF files may take a moment to load

How many death jokes fit in a review? Let’s begin with this one: R.I.P.D. needs to be taken out back and shot. R.I.P.D. should be the final nail in the coffin of the buddy-cop movie genre which has gotten worse and worse over the last few years.

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