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November 19, 2009
  Community remembers Reverend RonPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary's music community is still in shock following the announcement that Reverend Ron, 20-year host of CJSW's The Blues Witness, passed away Thu., Nov. 12, after a battle with cancer.

Ronald J. Predika died the night before CJSW made their long awaited move to the third floor of the MacEwan Student Centre, on the University of Calgary campus. The last song to be played in the old space was Ron's theme song, Merlin Johnson's "Down on Easy Street."

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November 19, 2009
  Province breaks promise on tuition capPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite an assurance in the Post-Secondary Learning Act that tuition would only be raised by 1.5 per cent, the provincial government has created a loophole for post-secondary institutions to raise tuition in some cases.

The loophole means universities can submit an application to modify tuition costs for various degrees according to market demand. According to this plan, degrees with a higher market demand, such as engineering, medicine or law, would cost more than an arts or sciences degree.

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November 19, 2009
  Editorial: Calgary Transit funding in perilPDF files may take a moment to load

After hard financial times hit, the city of Calgary has included some rather brash cuts in their proposed 2010 budget. Nearly every city department faces reductions, except for the Calgary Police Service. One of the departments hardest hit is Calgary Transit. As a result, Calgarians without cars might want to reconsider their options.

November 19, 2009
  Schulich study aims to revitalize construction in North AmericaPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite being on the cutting edge of technology, North American construction productivity has slipped in recent years.

A University of Calgary study from Sculich's School of Engineering is aiming to reverse the downward trend of recent years.

The study identifies the "top ten targets for construction productivity improvement" and presents of a "productivity toolbox" for Alberta construction companies to try.

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November 19, 2009
  Getting to know the interim presidentPDF files may take a moment to load

The winter season brings snow, holidays and, this year, a new interim president at the University of Calgary.

While students still do not know who the president of their school will be in the long term, they do know who will fill the void after Harvey Weingarten steps down at the end of December.

November 19, 2009
  The Lost Art of Letter WritingPDF files may take a moment to load

As I wait for my next class to begin, I take out a pen and paper and start writing a letter. I tell the friend I am writing to about what I am doing and whatever is on my mind. My thoughts roll out onto the paper and will end up in their mailbox in about a week's time.

Once I began university, I faced the difficult challenge of staying in touch with my high school friends, now scattered across the country.

November 19, 2009
  An open letter to you, from me your tuitionPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear Student Body,

This is just a little memo from your tuition loan to you. I just want to say that you have been really cool with what you're doing with me.

You've proven that you are passionate about what you are learning, and that you don't take me for granted. Sure, there are times when you go to The Den and spend too much of me on mini jugs of rum and coke.

November 19, 2009
  Spun: MusePDF files may take a moment to load

The Resistance takes listeners inside a huge stadium, filled to the brim with people and power chords which will rock socks and fedoras alike. There is a great diversity to the album and listeners should be constantly excited about what they will hear next from Muse. All of the tracks are enjoyable, each different enough to keep the album interesting while still giving The Resistance an overall flow.

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November 19, 2009
  Spun: Dead Man's BonesPDF files may take a moment to load

Based on the mysteriously intriguing cover, the complete lack of credits and the bizarre and murky sounds within, it is nearly impossible to discern that Dead Man's Bones is the work of Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling -- but it is. The cover photo depicts a group shot of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Childrens' Choir in Halloween costumes, with Gosling and his best friend Zach Shields obscurely placed on either side.

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November 19, 2009
  Spun: AirPDF files may take a moment to load

French electronic duo Air enthusiastically return with Love 2, their first album since 2007's Pocket Symphony. The pair, who have been together for over 10 years, are known for creating innovative chill-out electronica with distinct synth-flavoured grooves and electronically treated voices. While not straying too far from their traditional formula, Love 2 provides an interesting set of colourful, laid back tracks.

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