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July 29, 2010
  Dojo Workhorse more than just a couple of DudesPDF files may take a moment to load

While some people sip on gin and juice, Dojo Workhorse prefer whiskey and OJ. Passing a flask around on a warm summer afternoon along the Bow River, frontman Dan Vacon and drummer Scott Ross discuss the band that is often overshadowed by their better-known group, The Dudes.

Dojo Workhorse is anything but a side project, Ross says. While there is crossover between the two projects, Vacon and Ross agreed they take both bands just as seriously, even though neither went out of their way to point it out.

July 29, 2010
  Klassen calls Calgary home despite the hard wintersPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary gets a bad rap on the cultural front. Despite being the fifth-largest metropolis in the country, touring musicians often skip the city in favour of the greener pastures of Canadian cultural juggernauts Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Critics also frequently posit that the infamous boom-town economy of Calgary has left the city devoid of any kind of arts scene. It's with this criticism in mind that Jordan Klassen's perspective becomes so refreshing.

July 29, 2010
  Military buff/folk musician takes shots at CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Chris Gheran describes himself as a "hard folk" musician. It seems like a strange distinction to make, but once you hear his music, it makes sense. The influences of old-school folk musicians like Woodie Guthrie and Bob Dylan resonate in his insightful lyrics and meaningful music.

July 29, 2010
  New president starts it off rightPDF files may take a moment to load

Elizabeth Cannon, the University of Calgary's president as of July 1, started her job at a tough time. The great recession is still fresh in our minds; education costs are rising due to a lack of provincial funding; and, following the outgoing president Harvey Weingarten's $4.5 million pension package, people are seeing the president's salary as a good place to start making drastic cuts.

July 29, 2010
  Street Talk stops talkingPDF files may take a moment to load

Street Talk, a local street paper that raised awareness about issues of poverty and homelessness, published its last paper this month.

For the past 15 years, Street Talk was sold around the city by vendors experiencing poverty and homelessness. Selling the paper gave vendors a way to supplement their income while enhancing skill sets and self esteem.

July 29, 2010
  Calgary Homeshare program unites students and seniors with housingPDF files may take a moment to load

Affordable housing is always an important issue for students in the city and a new initiative from the Calgary Seniors' Resource Society looks to ease the problem with a unique partnership.

A new program called Calgary Homeshare launches this fall and hopes to match students with seniors in the community to both alleviate rent for those taking classes and assist elderly homeowners.

July 29, 2010
  ONEcard looks at expansion in MacHallPDF files may take a moment to load

The campus ID card is used for everything from security identification to gym access, but the University of Calgary plans to expand the system even further.

Though the timeline for the whole project spans several years, the school plans to improve the printing interface and replace traditional payment methods at more vendors with the card.

July 29, 2010
  SU withdraws Pro-Life Club complaintPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students' Union has formally withdrawn its complaint against the Campus Pro-Life student group in the latest of a series of successes for the club over the past several months.

"It was the previous Students' Union executive who gave the go-ahead to the review board to withdraw the complaint," explained SU president Lauren Webber. "We stand by their request."

July 29, 2010
  Bike Root UpdatePDF files may take a moment to load

With only a few days left before Bike Root will be forced to leave their current location in Murray Fraser Hall, the bicycle advocacy group's prospects for a new permanent home look bleak.

Due to the end of quadrangle construction, the university notified Bike Root in June that they would be reclaiming the currently inaccessible loading dock where the group runs their shop and operations.

Bike Root met with U of C campus planning July 22 to discuss the potential for alternative space.

July 29, 2010
  U of C makes president's contract publicPDF files may take a moment to load

July 1 marked the first official day on the job for Elizabeth Cannon as the eleventh president of the University of Calgary. Another first is the publication of the president's contract which was posted online listing, among other details, Cannon's take-home base salary at $430,000.

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