2010-05-20

    
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May 20, 2010
  VP external elected to lead lobby groupPDF files may take a moment to load

Students' Union vice-president external Hardave Birk has added yet another role to his portfolio after being elected chair by the Council of Alberta University Students.

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May 20, 2010
  Student's facebook appeal postponedPDF files may take a moment to load

Keith Pridgen won't be able to update his facebook status with the results of his appeal until at least mid-June.

The University of Calgary student was charged with non-academic misconduct after posting comments on Facebook about a professor over two years ago. His subsequent appeal was pushed back again last week, following new arguments from Pridgen's legal council.

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May 20, 2010
  The textbook hunter's dilemma: new or used?PDF files may take a moment to load

Big, heavy and costly. No, not your newly-fixed Xbox. While it may be sunny, with classes the last thing on your mind, textbook hunting soon begins again.

Each semester students flock to the bookstore to capture their knowledge-filled prey at high prices. But what about those free-range hunters -- students that try to save a few bucks by searching out alternatives to new textbook prices? Do these students really save money by looking at other options?

May 20, 2010
  Editorial: New library will change research for goodPDF files may take a moment to load

Strange days are coming. As Harvey Weingarten, the former university president, liked to point out at graduation ceremonies, it used to be the case that when he wanted to do research for a paper he would go to the library and search through card catalogues and stacks of paper articles.

May 20, 2010
  Arizona immigration reform: a bad solution to a real problemPDF files may take a moment to load

Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, is in the United States this week building ties between the two countries. Plenty of work is needed. Mexico is in the midst of attempting to decrease the power of drug cartels across the country, which are doing as much as they can to retain power. They're kidnapping, murdering and extorting to stay in business.

Calderon's chief concern at the meetings, though, isn't the war on drugs but the immigration bill Arizona passed last month.

May 20, 2010
  U of C team embarks on solar challengePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Solar Team left with their new solar car, the Schulich Axiom, on Monday for a week long Alberta tour. The Axiom was unveiled last November-- the result of over 50 students' work-- and will compete against 18 other cars in the American Solar Challenge on June 19.

Brandon Heenan, the solar team's external relations director, said that while the team changed their old car, Schulich 1, across the board, the primary focus of development was in two areas: weight and aerodynamics.

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May 20, 2010
  Campus Security reports Cat-Man on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The Gauntlet likes to regularly check in with our friends at Campus Security to find out amusing happenings at the University of Calgary.

Over the last few months, Campus Security has had its hands full with events like Bermuda Shorts Day, along with some more explosive situations.

May 20, 2010
  Spun: Broken Social ScenePDF files may take a moment to load

Broken Social Scene is a super group composed of many artists with notable individual sound and skill which enable the group to make each song distinguishable from the next. Trying to describe the sound of their music is like trying to decide what one colour best represents Avengers' costumes.

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May 20, 2010
  Spun: OberhoferPDF files may take a moment to load

When reviewing CDs at the Gauntlet, we are often forced to choose by album cover alone, knowing little else. Oberhofer's homemade cut-and-paste cover of a young child pursuing a red balloon is perfectly suited to the album. Like the child, Oberhofer seems to be in wide-eyed wonder of the world around him. He is in awe of what music is capable of, and is more interested in the creation and pursuit of it than the final product.

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May 20, 2010
  Spun: CaribouPDF files may take a moment to load

There is one problem that surfaces beyond all others for me on this record, "Odessa" is too good. It's too catchy, too melodic and just repetitive enough to make you want it one more time at that sad 5:16 mark. This is where the problem lies.

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