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January 21, 2010
  University considers new non-academic misconduct policyPDF files may take a moment to load

In the interest of streamlining the current process and addressing the concerns of some students, a new non-academic misconduct policy will be considered for implementation at the next general faculties council meeting on February 4.

January 21, 2010
  Co-curricular record celebrates one year on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Co-curricular is in the vernacular.

The University of Calgary's co-curricular record has been recognizing students' out-of-classroom experiences, and on Jan. 20 the school celebrated the success of the program's first year.

The CCR, which records a student's non-academic campus involvement in areas like clubs, campus media or intramural sports on a document coupled with their academic transcript, has attracted 4,900 students to list their achievements so far.

January 21, 2010
  Spun: Patrick WatsonPDF files may take a moment to load

With the success of Closer to Paradise and Wooden Arms, Montreal-based Patrick Watson have decided to re-release their out-of-print debut, Just Another Ordinary Day. While the album shows the band's early signs of experimentation and maintains their air of mystery, it ultimately feels like an assortment of half-executed ideas.

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January 21, 2010
  Spun: BorisPDF files may take a moment to load

Boris are one of those bands that can seamlessly change genres several times an album -- even midsong -- and not seem like pretentious fucks. They've maintained a steady release and tour schedule, making them Japan's main export since the start of the current recession.

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January 21, 2010
  Spun: Sea WolfPDF files may take a moment to load

From the opening organ and strings of "Wicked Blood," it's easy to see Sea Wolf's influences. The emotional rock songs on White Water, White Bloom, their sophomore album, are immediately reminiscent of Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse. Lead singer Alex Brown Church's vocals even sound like a slightly sadder, deep-voiced Win Butler. As such, the piano blinks and chugging guitar lines are immediately familiar to most indie rock fans on first listen.

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January 21, 2010
  Spun: Devendra BanhartPDF files may take a moment to load

Devendra Banhart's career has produced a steady, reliable selection of soft-yet-quirky folk music.

Each of his six albums-- including his latest, What Will We Be-- has garnered remarkably consistent and respectable acclaim, both a strength and a weakness for Banhart. There is little to be unhappy about with this newest release, but there is also very little that distinguishes it from his past work.

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January 21, 2010
  Spun: State RadioPDF files may take a moment to load

Guitar-heavy and politically charged, Boston-based trio/activist group State Radio returns with their third album, Let It Go. The album cover and jacket are filled with images of police, protestors, scrawled writings and newspaper clippings. Themes of injustice and power imbalance run heavy throughout, but the anger is balanced by an enduring sense of hope.

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January 21, 2010
  Steam Engine don't need any trainingPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary's music scene gets a bad rap. We don't have the sheer number of bands that Brooklyn, Toronto or Montreal have. Yet groups like Steam Engine will help put Calgary music on the map.

With artists like Chad VanGaalen, Woodpigeon and the impressive Sled Island festival, there is a fierce concentration of talent producing a worthwhile show at least every week. Steam Engine is adding their own ferocity to that Calgary talent pool.

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January 21, 2010
  Radiopark offers live music and comfortable atmosphere for studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

If Chris Jamieson, the manager of Radiopark music room, looks familiar to some University of Calgary students, it's probably because they've spent far too much time at the Den. The manager of the new live music venue found his calling while working at the beloved campus bar.

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