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January 14, 2010
  Miss Saigon not a typical operaPDF files may take a moment to load

With prostitutes, marines and a war torn tropical climate, some may be shocked that Miss Saigon is an opera. Opening on January 14, Miss Saigon has a cast of both students and community members concerned with promoting the classic art form.

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January 14, 2010
  ACAD re-evaluates its CFS membership tempts referendum to leavePDF files may take a moment to load

A 14th school could join the long list lining up to leave the Canadian Federation of Students if an Alberta College of Art and Design Students' Association referendum is successful.

A member since 2002, ACADSA is re-evaluating its CFS membership after a review of the association's budget and bylaws last year. The association pays around $10,000 annually to the national student lobby group and is one of only two CFS affiliates in Alberta, along with the University of Calgary's Graduate Students' Association.

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January 14, 2010
  Stelmach's cabinet shuffle promises focus on jobsPDF files may take a moment to load

After two members of his own party defected to the Wildrose Alliance and public support of the provincial Conservatives dropped to an all time low, Premier Ed Stelmach named his new cabinet team Wednesday afternoon.

The shuffle brings three new Tories into the inner sanctum while demoting three former ministers to the backbenches.

January 14, 2010
  University staff honoured in top-40 listPDF files may take a moment to load

Avenue Calgary recently crowned a new class of Top 40 Under 40 Calgarians. The University of Calgary's influence was prevalent throughout the entire ceremony -- from assistant dean Lara Cooke to Women's Resource Centre executive director Stephanie Garrett.

January 14, 2010
  Engg week parades into the new yearPDF files may take a moment to load

Drinking competitions, playing hockey and building snow sculptures may sound like nice winter break activities, but it's how engineering students kick-off the second semester of school.

Not to mention singing loudly and parading across campus, walking in and out of classrooms until they ultimately end up in the Haskayne School of Business.

January 14, 2010
  Editorial: Harper's going (pro)roguePDF files may take a moment to load

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has garnered a massive response from Canadians after announcing parliament would be prorogued until March 3. Instead of returning to work at the end of January as was originally planned, Harper said his party wold devote the extra time to assembling a new agenda and budget.

January 14, 2010
  Protecting the stupid from themselvesPDF files may take a moment to load

Since 1985, the Darwin Awards have been doled out based on criteria from author Wendy Northcutt. The awards seek to point out astonishing levels of stupidity that render individuals sterile or deceased when previously they were mature and capable of sound judgement. Two recent news items have produced two strong award contenders -- although only one of these were made eligible by their circumstances -- and reignited debate surrounding if laws should be formulated to protect the stupid.

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January 14, 2010
  The many problems of prorogationPDF files may take a moment to load

On December 30, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, after an unprecedented phone call to Governor General Michaëlle Jean, announced that Parliament would be prorogued until March 3, 2010. As a result, all outstanding bills progressing through the House or the Senate were eradicated and the activity of all parliamentary committees ceased.

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January 14, 2010
  Splish, splash... Learning all about lube!PDF files may take a moment to load

It's the New Year and even if your new professors are incredibly dry, we are here to make sure that your love life isn't. Make your New Year's resolution to be wetter and better! Personal lubricants of all kinds have been available for years but are often misunderstood and under-utilized in the average person's sex life. There are dozens of brands of lube available. You can get lubes in tropical fruit flavours, lubes that warm, lubes that cool and even lubes that double as massage oil.

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