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June 03, 2010
  MacHall renos to finish by SeptemberPDF files may take a moment to load

Summer students may have noticed changes in MacEwan Student Centre over the past few weeks, most notably the large white walls erected around the former seating area near the ATMs. Though this might be the most visible change, it's not the only one.

The Students' Union started major renovations around MacHall in anticipation of the fall semester when returning students will be greeted by four new food vendors upstairs as well as a relocated That Empty Space.

June 03, 2010
  Local artist wants to get to know youPDF files may take a moment to load

For many, breaking into new social circles outside of work or school can be difficult, but thanks to Mark Hopkins and his We Should Know Each Other events Calgarians have an easy and fun avenue to do just that.

Hopkins, a local theatre artist, says since the events began over two years ago in his living room the makeup of the parties has diversified, but the spirit of excitement hasn't changed.

June 03, 2010
  Breaking down assumptions about the Gaza StripPDF files may take a moment to load

Well, here we go again. Not since Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 has Israeli military action been so controversial or violently condemned. The Israel Defense Forces conducted a raid on an aid flotilla on its way to Gaza after the flotilla attempted to run the Israeli blockade. Nine Turks aboard the flotilla were killed and over 600 detained.

June 03, 2010
  Writer Chuck Thompson has a lot on his mindPDF files may take a moment to load

Chuck Thompson has a bone to pick with travel writers. He isn't happy with the way the industry has developed and laments corporate influences on travel writing.

In his book, Smile When You're Lying, he argues that travel writers -- with a few exceptions -- are beholden to their corporate owners, be it the magazines or publishers that they write for, or the resorts that they review. Thompson is quick-witted and his argument is compelling and well-reasoned.

June 03, 2010
  Shad maintains steady diet of humble piePDF files may take a moment to load

Shadrach Kabango -- commonly known as Shad -- is making the most of his success while still keeping one foot on the ground.

He chalks himself up as being "just like everybody," with a career built on a lot of luck. He used his winnings from a radio contest to fund his first album, and credits himself with just being in the right place at the right time.

June 03, 2010
  Junk you've missed since Winter termPDF files may take a moment to load

Four Dinos selected for Team Canada men's volleyball team
Four of the University of Calgary's own will join the ranks of the Canadian senior men's national volleyball teams.

Seasoned volleyball veteran and Dinos alumnus Jeremy Wilcox, who played for the Dinos from 1996-2000, was named part of the national A team.

June 03, 2010
  Chancellor makes $1 million donationPDF files may take a moment to load

Outgoing University of Calgary senate chancellor Joanne Cuthbertson and her husband, Board of Governors vice-chair Charlie Fischer, announced their donation of $1 million to the U of C for a new student services facility.

The Chancellor Cuthbertson Centre for Student Success will open early 2011 as part of the Taylor Family Library. The centre aims to provide several methods of learning support and resources to students, such as research skills and assistance with writing.

June 03, 2010
  Commuter Challenge returns to U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

This week the University of Calgary wants you to get out of your car and onto a bus, bike, or any other means of sustainable transportation.

The 2010 Commuter Challenge is on now until June 5, encouraging people across the country to consider alternatives to driving alone to work such as walking, cycling, using transit or tele-working. The week long, Canada-wide competition pits organizations across the country against each other to see who can produce the healthiest commuters.

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