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April 15, 2010
  Big dreams ahead for Calgary comic conPDF files may take a moment to load

2010 might be the year the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo makes the comic convetion map.

This year features a comprehensive list of some of sci-fi and horror's greats -- Troma Studio's auteur Lloyd Kaufman, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Brent Spiner and the venerable Leonard Nimoy -- and an even larger space thanks to the recent expansion of the BMO Convention Centre.

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April 15, 2010
  Geek or Revolutionary?PDF files may take a moment to load

Modern life would be difficult to imagine without some form of escape. We retreat into our virtual worlds of gaming, television and internet communication on a daily basis as a reprieve from the stress and anxiety of our real lives. Escapism is, in a lot of ways, the only form of entertainment which we recognize- we move quietly from one glowing box to another, from monitors to television screens, opening up our minds and leaving our own realities behind.

April 15, 2010
  University of Calgary post office outlet closesPDF files may take a moment to load

Students heading to MacEwan Students' Centre to mail taxes or process student loans will face disappointment and have to trek a little further with the closure of the Canada Post outlet in the basement of MacHall.

"The closure of the postal outlet was not Canada Post's choice, it was a request by the [University of Calgary]," said Canada Post spokesperson Teresa Williams.

April 15, 2010
  Music department receives $1 millionPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Department of Music is jamming more freely after two people donated a combined $1 million towards the Music Department Facilities Renovation and Relocation Project.

Dick Matthews, one of the founding members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra who has donated generously to various art departments at the U of C in the past, donated $500,000 to the Department of Music. The gift was matched by an anonymous donor, bumping the total to $1 million.

April 15, 2010
  New U of C compulsory fee next yearPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite the best efforts of the Students' Union to offer reasonable arguments, alternatives and compromises, the University of Calgary Board of Governors voted April 12 to impose a new $450 compulsory fee and raise tuition in business programs in an effort to ease the operating deficit.

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April 15, 2010
  Students' Union year-end reviews: Kay ShePDF files may take a moment to load

Much like her namesake cereal, Special K, vice-president external Kay She provided the students of the University of Calgary some delicious results during her term. More important than what she delivered, though, was what her efforts represented for students.

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April 15, 2010
  Students' Union year-end reviews: Joey BrockePDF files may take a moment to load

Joey Brocke's term as vice-president operations and finance is best compared to mini-wheats cereal, delicious frosting on one side that disappears on the other half.

During his first semester, Brocke's major accomplishment was a complete overhaul of the Students' Union governance structure which saw executive commissioners move from elected to hired positions, faculty representatives become linked to the size of their faculty and the VP events portfolio fold into the new VP student life position.

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April 15, 2010
  Editorial: Cam Cotton-O'Brien vs. windmillsPDF files may take a moment to load

Almost everyone knows that one time, in a fit of delusion, Don Quixote tilted at some windmills he had mistaken for giants. I believe this holds the key to the university's purpose.

April 15, 2010
  The chase for the cupPDF files may take a moment to load

The east

This is either the most predictable first round of the playoffs ever, or everyone is underestimating the bottom four teams in the east. I prefer to think along the lines of the former, because with the exception of Philadelphia, I have no faith in Ottawa, Montreal or Boston.

[1] Washington vs. [8] Montreal

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