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Conner Sadler • Emily Macphail • Reem Ghaleb • Sean Sullivan

May 14, 2014
  Public servants shouldn't be in it for the moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Elizabeth Cannon makes a lot of money. She was recently reappointed as president of the University of Calgary — a job with a base salary of $480,000 per year.This easily lands her in the top-one per cent of wage earners in Canada.

Like in 2010, her contract was posted online to make students reflect on how poor they really are, or because of transparency, or something.

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May 14, 2014
  Rams draft first openly gay pro-football playerPDF files may take a moment to load

On May 9th, the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the National Football League. Sam was selected 249th overall from the University of Missouri.

Sam’s entrance into the world of professional football signals the greater acceptance of the LGBTQ community in North American sporting culture. Sam has had the second best selling jersey by a rookie this year, only behind the man dubbed Mr. Football, Johnny Manziel.

May 14, 2014
  Dinos selected for new Calgary soccer franchisePDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary will soon be home to a new high-calibre soccer team set to include Dinos players, coaches and alumni.

The new Calgary Foothills Soccer Club Under-23 (CFSC) is touted as the first step towards a new professional soccer team in Calgary. The CFSC will play a series of exhibition games this summer before joining the Professional Development League for the 2015 season.

May 14, 2014
  Eamon McGrathPDF files may take a moment to load

Upon opening Eamon McGrath’s latest album, I was greeted with handwritten instructions to “Play it Loud as Hell.” These instructions serve the album well. The songs are filled with loud, forceful guitars and percussion as McGrath’s stripped-down vocals give a raw feeling to the album.

The album opens with heavy, psychedelic reverb on “Canadian Shield” before McGrath’s raspy, Tom Waitsinspired vocals lead the song into a modern rock jam.

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May 14, 2014
  Chad VanGaalenPDF files may take a moment to load

His first solo record since 2011’s Diaper Island, Calgary-native Chad VanGaalen’s Shrink Dust marks a definitive change in his sound.

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May 14, 2014
  Putting a little steampunk in ShakespearePDF files may take a moment to load

The Shakespeare Company is rounding out its 2013–14 season with a production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Vertigo Theatre from May 15–24.

While the first two productions of the season — Titus Andronicus and The Winter’s Tale — are not as frequently produced as many of Shakespeare’s more well-known plays, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. The production comes three weeks after Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23.

May 14, 2014
  Secret Cinema puts the mystery back in moviesPDF files may take a moment to load

With patio season in full swing, sitting in a dark, crowded movie theatre can’t compete with sitting outside and drinking beer with friends. But the Calgary Society of Independent Film (CSIF) aims to bring those events together.

Starting May 20, the CSIF will host Secret Cinema, a monthly film-screening where the community can watch movies on a small rooftop courtyard.

May 14, 2014
  Tweed Ride brings style back to cycling PDF files may take a moment to load

Get out your bowler hats and bow ties because cycling in Calgary is about to get a lot more stylish.

Taking place May 19, the third-annual Victoria Day Tweed Ride encourages cyclists to don their finest tweed, climb aboard their vintage bicycles and take a leisurely ride through downtown Calgary.

Beginning in London in 2009, the first Tweed Ride was touted as a “metropolitan bike ride with a bit of style.” The event has since gone worldwide, with rides in cities like New York, Paris and Tokyo.

May 14, 2014
  New Undergraduate Science CentrePDF files may take a moment to load

A new Undergraduate Science Centre opened in the Engineering Environment Experimental Learning building last week. Housed in EEEL 445, the new centre will offer advising exclusively to students in the faculty of science. The building will house five full-time advisors, with two coming from the Student Success Centre. Cindy Graham, the associate dean undergraduate with the faculty of science, said the new advising centre is the first phase in a two part process. The USC will move to a bigger space once funding is provided.

May 14, 2014
  Results of halal food surveyPDF files may take a moment to load

Former faculty of Students’ Union arts representative Zainab Malik released the results of her halal food survey in late April.

Students were asked where they would like to see a halal vendor on campus, what type of food should be offered and how much they would be willingto spend. 373 students responded.

Of the students surveyed, 63 per cent said they would like to see a halal vendor in the Engineering Environment Experimental Learning building.

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