2009-11-26

    
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November 26, 2009
  40 years of Dance MontagePDF files may take a moment to load

The last time Anne Flynn was the artistic director of Dance Montage in 1995, most of the student dancers in this year's show were still in elementary school.

After previous artistic director Dawn Dymond moved to the United States with her family, University of Calgary dance professor Flynn wasn't intimidated about going back to the thick of organizing the extremely popular show.

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November 26, 2009
  Calgary community test site for free Wi-FiPDF files may take a moment to load

Lucky students living in the northwest neighbourhood of Hawkwood can now access free Wi-Fi, with no "wires" attached. In the past, students would need to visit the university campus, the Calgary airport or Starbucks for free wireless. But now a local wireless company, Naeco, is installing 23 phonebook-sized Internet nodes in the community on top of lamp posts at a cost of $5,000 each.

November 26, 2009
  Research versus teaching: A sessional storyPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is an institution that prides itself on an endless devotion to research and with adequate scores by different university ranking groups the school is doing well for itself.

November 26, 2009
  Walk HardPDF files may take a moment to load

Urban Sprawl is not a new problem in Calgary. It increases as the city expands- quickly and sometimes inefficiently. Thanks to this, the average Calgarian may have trouble with seemingly simple tasks such as walking to the nearest grocery store. A typical student may find that Calgary Transit does not extend into their neighbourhood, forcing them to drive. A jogger or biker may find their most scenic routes require a lengthy trek through the endless flat parking lot of a big-box store.

November 26, 2009
  The value of an education: recession editionPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students' Union hosted an open debate around the state of Quality, Affordability and the Future of Post-Secondary Education in Alberta on Wednesday. And while the forum touched on a variety of topics, for most students, the main issue was tuition.

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November 26, 2009
  Editorial: Surprise! Tuition turmoil! Again!PDF files may take a moment to load

Schools are facing record deficits across the province and, with the government unable to bail them out due to its own cash shortfall, post-secondaries are looking at any option available, and those options now apparently include raising tuition.

November 26, 2009
  Italian Kitchen just like Momma made itPDF files may take a moment to load

So we walked in the door -- on the left, a happenin' looking pub called Spur and on the right a sleek, elegant dining room. We're greeted with a glass of wine -- Valipocella -- and told we can walk around and check the place out. The decor is a mix between cozy and sophisticated -- the western wall is composed of a beautiful, dark mahogany-hued brick -- without distracting from what we're there for: food.

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November 26, 2009
  Spun: Katy PerryPDF files may take a moment to load

For some pop artists, there's nothing scarier than a live performance or an unplugged album. After all, a large proportion of pop music is bolstered by technical wizardry and wacky digital effects. Since 1989, MTV Unplugged has taken popular musicians and thrust them into the acoustic limelight, often shocking audiences and listeners alike with how good (or God-awful) certain musicians are without the studio safety net.

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