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Sean Agnew • Jay Altura • Diltaj Atanl• Katherina Atherhott Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Betucue • Fernando David Moreno • Alvaro Fernandez • Ashely Gray • Ann Karras • Jenny Lau • Marte Ligocki • Emily Macphail • Josh O’Brien • Jan Ong • Kathy Pham • Connor Sadler • Andrea Sanchez-Ponton • Justin Seward • David Song • Rhys Sosnowski • Scott Strasser • Jocelyn Vet • Curtis Watts • Adrienne Wengel

February 12, 2014
  Minister of advanced education mulls results of student surveyPDF files may take a moment to load

Leading members of the student advocacy project Ignite Alberta discussed the findings of a recent student survey with deputy premier and minister of advanced education Dave Hancock last weekend.

The province-wide survey — titled “Ideas for Post-Secondary Education” (IPSE) — looks at students’ views on post-secondary education in Alberta. Students from 23 post-secondary institutions participated through focus groups and an online questionnaire.

February 12, 2014
  Spun: The Royal OuiPDF files may take a moment to load

Vancouver’s Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce come together to form The Royal Oui. The pair’s self-titled album is a follow up to their Forecast EP. Shine and Pierce create a true-to-folk journey through love with a romantic and melodic feel. Both bring extensive musical experience to the table, which is more than evident in their songwriting and harmonizing throughout the album.

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February 12, 2014
  Spun: Kalle MattsonPDF files may take a moment to load

This collection of upbeat and emotive folk-rock music has a huge variation of track backgrounds, ranging from hard and fast drum rhythms to soft piano sets to electronic background notes. It showcases Kalle Mattson’s eclectic musical style. The songs on the album continually flip between having a strong steady beat, with energetic hooks and solid determined vocals and softer tracks where Mattson’s lyrics take centre stage and the world seems to go quiet while you listen to his story.

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February 12, 2014
  Spun: Alejandra RiberaPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian singer Alejandra Ribera is a remarkable musician. From her first song she begins a journey that spans 12 tracks — seven in English, four in Spanish and a single French-English duet. Much like Ribera herself, “La Boca” crosses continents and languages effortlessly. She brought a little piece of Argentina back with her in the title track, “La Boca,” which puts English and Spanish side by side.

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February 12, 2014
  Screen Time: Lessons from House of CardsPDF files may take a moment to load

With the second season of House of Cards released on Netflix on Feb. 14, it’s worth taking a look back at the lessons we have learned from Congressman Francis Underwood in season one.

1. Accept Pain:

“There are two kinds of pain: the sort of pain that makes you strong or useless pain, the sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.”

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February 12, 2014
  A case for the JunosPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2014 Juno nominations were revealed on Feb. 4, highlighting some of the biggest names in Canadian music over the past year. The awards are often a source of eye rolling as the typical names like Celine Dion and Michael Bublé adorn the Album and Single of the Year categories. But dig a bit beneath the surface and you can uncover some amazing musical talent that our country has to offer.

Here’s a rundown of some artists that truly deserve top accolades for the work they put out in 2013.

A Tribe Called Red

February 12, 2014
  U of C grad's amazing designsPDF files may take a moment to load

Members of the School of Creative and Performing Arts are calling Jennifer Arsenault’s designs amazing.

“We were lucky to get her,” says Dawn McCaugherty, director of the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. “She could have gone to any number of schools to do her degree.”

February 12, 2014
  Romantic movie surprisingly clichePDF files may take a moment to load

Much to the surprise of moviegoers, Hollywood’s newest romantic film, The Secret Drawer, is receiving a less than enthusiastic response from viewers and critics.

The movie, released just in time for Valentine’s Day, is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s bestselling novel, The Secret Drawer of Beautiful and Melancholy Love Letters.

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February 12, 2014
  Sportspinion: every sport deserves respectPDF files may take a moment to load

As far as sports are concerned, I am a hockey fan first and foremost. I maintain an abusive relationship with the Calgary Flames despite their perennial failure to make the playoffs. NHL 14 is one of my favourite video games. While I am not a naturally gifted athlete by any means, I am learning to skate so I can one day play hockey on ice. I love hockey, for a variety of reasons, but that doesn't mean I view hockey as the world's master sport, superior to every other form of athletic activity.

February 12, 2014
  Blind athletes chase Paralympic dreamsPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine a 1.3 kilogram ball coming at you with a speed of over 50 kilometres per hour. You must defend a nine-metre wide net and can block the ball with any part of your body. And one more thing — you can’t see anything. Welcome to the sport of goalball.

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