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September 10, 2009
  Mindfight: Is Disney buying Marvel good for comics? (Con)PDF files may take a moment to load

The Marvel-Disney buyout's major problem isn't necessarily creative, but one of flexibility and the further ghettoization of comics. As a comic company not previously owned by a large media conglomerate, Marvel was allowed a considerable degree of creative autonomy. Unlike DC, who have always been more conservative in promoting new ideas due to their ownership by AOL Time Warner.

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September 10, 2009
  Mindfight: Is Disney buying Marvel good for comics? (Pro)PDF files may take a moment to load

In 1933, a ragtag bunch of comic book professionals banded together to form what eventually became Marvel Comics-- a company that has been at the forefront of the comic book industry since its inception. Unfortunately, Marvel hit the skids in the early 1990s due to a series of editorial miscues and financial mismanagement that cost the company a fair chunk of money. Worth just shy of $100 million in the late 1980s, Marvel ran out of money and declared bankruptcy in 1996.

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September 10, 2009
  Human bones found at Spy Hill sitePDF files may take a moment to load

An investigation is taking place after the discovery of human remains during construction at the University of Calgary's Spy Hill campus. The find was made at the site of the new high density library, where books will be held as the McKimmie Library is freed for work space.

September 10, 2009
  U of C alumnus passes 100 days in space researching weightlessness' affect on humansPDF files may take a moment to load

Many students daydream about spending a term abroad during their university career: living for three months in another country and experiencing their culture.

University of Calgary graduate Robert Thirsk has taken studying abroad to a whole new stratosphere, having spent over 100 days in space.

By the time he's finished, Thirsk will have spent six-months there -- a Canadian record. That works out to about two terms at the U of C.

September 10, 2009
  Candidates battle for conservative stronghold in provincial byelectionPDF files may take a moment to load

With the Progressive Conservatives on the defense after a turbulent year, the provincial byelection just might be the last thing they want to deal with.

Six candidates are vying for the Calgary-Glenmore provincial seat Sept. 24. The space has been vacant since deputy premier Ron Stevens resigned to accept a position on the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench.

September 10, 2009
  Schulich complex's facelift fundedPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering may soon look different thanks to a government infusion of $23.4 million that will be used to upgrade the complex.

The money -- $9 million from the federal government and $14.4 million from the Alberta government -- will go towards a range of improvements.

"Part of it is to upgrade some classrooms and teaching spaces in the school," said Schulich School of Engineering Dean Dr. Elizabeth Cannon.

September 10, 2009
  Record number comes out for Pride ParadePDF files may take a moment to load

City hall officially recognized the pride parade for the first time ever by flying the rainbow flag, while thousands made the flag a reality on the streets below. With 400 people walking down 8th Avenue representing 40 entrants, there was no lack of pride among participants and the estimated 4,000 people who turned out to watch.

September 10, 2009
  Mount Royal joins university elitePDF files may take a moment to load

The new semester at Mount Royal brings back new students as well as one important addition ­-- university designation.

With the name change from Mount Royal College, Mount Royal University joins four others in the province to become Alberta's newest university.

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