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February 04, 2010
  Frustration builds around tuition hikesPDF files may take a moment to load

Sharing boos, cheers and chants of "we won't bail you out," about 500 students gathered outside of council chambers Tuesday night to watch provost Alan Harrison speak about tuition increases.

Many students held posters expressing their frustrations while others showed up in little more than garbage bags and underwear.

Harrison explained to students the context in which the current tuition increase proposals were drafted preceding a question and answer session with students.

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February 04, 2010
  Tuesday's council chambers a hive of activityPDF files may take a moment to load

The MacEwan Student Centre council chambers were a hive of activity during the not-so-routine Student Legislative Council meeting Tuesday night.

Provost Alan Harrison, with an entourage of university administration members, addressed students and their concerns surrounding proposed tuition increases.

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February 04, 2010
  Students pose to protest tuition increasesPDF files may take a moment to load

Throngs of upset university goers figuratively raised their voices in displeasure at proposed tuition increases Tuesday afternoon in the MacEwan Student Centre.

Students were invited to hold comic-like speech bubbles for photos which will be turned into postcards and delivered to the Board of Governors when they vote on the proposal for market modifiers and compulsory fees.

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February 04, 2010
  The end of the world as we know itPDF files may take a moment to load

"Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr. Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months."

This is the understated opening sentence of J. G. Ballard's High Rise, a horrific look at a society gone wrong. High Rise is one in a long line of dystopian novels, sharing shelf space with bleak stories of harvested babies, totalitarian rule, technology run amok and the complete loss of human identity.

February 04, 2010
  Shockingly, Travolta returns to badass form in From Paris With LovePDF files may take a moment to load

From Paris With Love sneaks its way into theatres this Friday underneath everyone's radar -- except those taking potshots at the ignominious downfall of John Travolta. And while it is true that Travolta's main concern in From Paris With Love appears to be reclaiming his lost cool, the most shocking thing about the movie is that he actually succeeds.

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February 04, 2010
  Channing Tatum finds love in Notebook writer's Dear JohnPDF files may take a moment to load

For those who have read a Nicholas Sparks novel or seen a movie based on one of his tearjerkers, get ready to fall in love again with Dear John. Director Lasse Hallstrom and screenwriter Jamie Linden adapt Sparks' novel into a movie to bring us Dear John. Like Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and The Notebook, this film is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings as Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried bring its characters to life. 

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February 04, 2010
  Learn to mend a broken heart in Lunchbox Theatre's Mr. Fix ItPDF files may take a moment to load

Some people might think that the play Mr. Fix It is just another feel good romantic comedy -- and they're right.

Long time Calgary playwright Caroline Russell-King wrote Mr. Fix It for Lunchbox Theatre in the hopes that people will be able to "have a break, to have a laugh, that's what Lunchbox is all about."

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