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July 31, 2013
  Tossed around the stagePDF files may take a moment to load

Monster Theatre artistic producer and actor Tara Travis says that after artistic director Ryan Gladstone finished writing the screenplay for Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIIIshe hated him.


Travis plays seven characters in the play — Henry VIII and his six wives.


“I never would have thought I was physically capable of doing what I do in this show,” Travis says, despite, as she points out, Monster Theatre being known for its multiple-character acting.


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July 31, 2013
  Needles are scary, but not this scaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Vaccines are a necessary part of living in communities where infectious diseases could flourish. Yet some people have called into question the safety of vaccines and refuse to get their children vaccinated.
Some opponents to vaccines cite a now-discredited academic paper published by Andrew Wakefield in 1998 that claimed the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism. Other opposition comes from proponents of naturopathic medicine.

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July 31, 2013
  Celebrating our collective psychosisPDF files may take a moment to load

Each of us attempts to open a dialogue or form a deal with our absolute reality at some point in our lives. We attempt to bargain with the randomness of everyday events, no matter how illogical the attempt may be.


Stand-up poet Rob Gee, who spent 11 years working as a nurse in an acute psychiatric ward, calls it the “collective psychosis that makes us human.” And he says his award-winning play Fruitcake is a celebration of that psychosis.


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July 31, 2013
  Film review: The WolverinePDF files may take a moment to load

While leaving the theatre after The Wolverine, I felt mildly disappointed. There was nothing particularly wrong with the movie and it was better than X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but the film adaptation of Wolverine’s “Japanese saga” did not live up to my expectations. And to be fair, the film had the difficult task of living up to one of the best Wolverine storylines, one written by Chris Claremont.


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July 31, 2013
  Northern Sprites: Nothing like a little friendly competitionPDF files may take a moment to load

If you ask almost any Canadian how they feel about their country’s phone companies, you probably won’t receive a very positive answer. People are painfully aware that the Big Three Canadian telecommunication companies — Bell, Rogers and Telus — have notoriously overcharged Canadians for cellphone services.

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July 30, 2013
  Women's Resource Centre moved in Mac HallPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary’s Women’s Resource Centre has moved to a new space on campus. In late June, the WRC relocated from their former space on the third floor of the MacEwan Student Centre to the fourth floor into room MSC 482.

The new location is located above the Students’ Union Wellness Centre, across from the Examination Centre for Student Accessibility Services.

WRC co-ordinator Nanako Furuyama said the WRC was kept in the MSC so students could have easy access to it.

July 30, 2013
  News round up: July 30, 2013PDF files may take a moment to load

U of C scientists build satellite technology

University of Calgary scientists in the departments of physics and astronomy began working with the European Space Agency this week on satellite instruments that will be used to measure the Earth’s magnetic field.

The instruments will be placed on satellites for the ESA’s Swarm mission, which will attempt, after its November launch, to record the most accurate measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field to date.

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July 29, 2013
  New club targets sexual assaultPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex requires consent, but do you really understand what that means? A group of University of Calgary students want to make sure you do.

The Consent Awareness and Sexual Education Club is a newly sanctioned club at the U of C that seeks to clarify and educate campus and community members about sexual assault and the meaning of consent.

July 29, 2013
  Appendicitis linked to smogPDF files may take a moment to load

Next time you draw a breath downtown, know that it might cause one of your organs to burst.

A recent study led by University of Calgary researcher Gil Kaplan uncovered a link between the ozone found in smog and perforated appendicitis — the medical term used to describe a ruptured appendix. The study was done across 12 cities in Canada over four years and found that the risk of perforated appendicitis rose by up to 22 per cent with every 16 parts-per-billion rise of ozone in the air.

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