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February 25, 2010
  Ploughboy closes after eight years on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

After eight years of business, Ploughboy -- an independent baked goods and coffee shop in the University of Calgary's ICT Building -- has closed its doors following the university's decision not to grant the business a new lease.

"We're all really distressed with the decision as there's no other explanation given," said Ploughboy owner Garry Killbourn.

February 25, 2010
  New post-secondary website helps studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Applying to university can be a pain. It involves filling out the same information over and over again. Why not have a common application system that allows students to fill out their information once and then use it for all the schools they want to apply to? Ontario and British Columbia have been using such a system for years and, now, Alberta has joined them.

February 25, 2010
  1.5% tuition increase approved by boardPDF files may take a moment to load

Students can expect at least a 1.5 per cent increase in tuition next year after the University of Calgary Board of Governors voted to approve the maximum amount under the government's current provincial tuition fee policy, which ties increases to the consumer price index.

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February 25, 2010
  Tenderly caressing your inner earPDF files may take a moment to load

It's not often you see the words electro-dance and emotional intensity beside each other, but that's exactly what Woodhands wants fans to take away from their music. Dan Werb and Paul Banwatt are the duo behind this Toronto-based dance party and they'll be in Calgary Feb. 25 at Broken City promoting their second album Remorsecapade, released last month.

Werb explains that the band's emotional appeal stems from a desire to explore life's frustrations in a medium other than slow, depressing music.

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February 25, 2010
  Ten years of wearing artPDF files may take a moment to load

Every year, the Alberta College of Art and Design hosts its very own wearable art performance/fashion show in its main mall. This year, the show's 10th anniversary, promises to be the best ever.

Georgia Lee, one of three ArtaWEARness coordinators, gives some insight into this year's performance and the history of the great event.

February 25, 2010
  The bittersweet OlympicsPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2010 Olympics should not happen. At least that was my first thought regarding this year's Winter Games, but that didn't stop me from jumping at the chance to go when I was offered a free flight and accommodations- I mean who wouldn't . . . right?

February 25, 2010
  Baby Isaiah should be allowed to diePDF files may take a moment to load

In late October, a boy was born in Rocky Mountain House. His umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and, by the end of the 40-hour labour, the baby needed to be flown to Edmonton to be placed in neonatal intensive care. Over two months passed before doctors determined that the boy -- Isaiah James May -- had severe oxygen debt during his delivery and would be permanently damaged. With that, the doctors sent a letter to the Mays, informing them that Isaiah would be taken off of life support within a week.

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February 25, 2010
  Onus on Kahnawake, not Canadian governmentPDF files may take a moment to load

An emphasis on the preservation of race and bloodline, shunning racial intermingling, expelling those not pure -- we once lived in a dark time. But is it behind us?

Just this month the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake -- a reserve south of Montreal -- gave eviction notices to 26 people in its community. The reason: they're not racially pure.

February 25, 2010
  Canada gets pwned on the podiumPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian Olympic Committee headed into the 2010 Vancouver games with high hopes. After utter disappointment in the medal standings at the 1976 Montreal summer games and the 1988 Calgary winter games, the COC took the bull by the horns after the announcement of Vancouver as host -- boldly claiming that Canada would own the podium in 2010.

Turns out "owning" the podium means getting half as many medals as the Americans.

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