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September 30, 2010
  New refugee student thankful for helpPDF files may take a moment to load

World University Services of Canada is a national organization with chapters in numerous universities across campus. Focusing on human development through education and training, WUSC supports more than 50 student refugees that come to Canada each year pursuing post-secondary education.

"WUSC focuses on international development and tries to do this through education," said WUSC co-chair Carol Chu. "The student refugee program is one of its main programs."

September 30, 2010
  Basset hounds taste olympic gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

"I want everyone quiet please, so the dogs can focus."

There were no fancy bells or pistols as about half a dozen excited and drooling basset hounds lined up between black cardboard cutouts shaped like their silhouettes awaiting the call to race. The entire track, roughly 12 feet across, was all that stood between them and a gold medal.

September 30, 2010
  Filling That Empty SpacePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has put up some unnecessary red tape around the newly renovated That Empty Space by not renewing their liquor licence.

September 30, 2010
  That Empty Space loses liquor licencePDF files may take a moment to load

That Empty Space is looking a lot emptier these days.There have been many changes at That Empty Space over the past few months. Not only has the student-run venue moved from its home next to the food court, it also has a new programming focus and fewer concerts. Now one more big change can be added to the list as That Empty Space is without a liquor licence.

September 30, 2010
  SU executives plan for upcoming yearPDF files may take a moment to load

Ever wondered what the Student's Union does? The SU executives have been in office for four months now, but what have they accomplished so far?

Every four months, the Students' Union executives deliver a report to the 68th Student Legislative Council in order to keep the SU accountable to their strategic plan for the year. Their first-trimester report encompasses May to August.

September 30, 2010
  May the best, not richest, candidate winPDF files may take a moment to load

Amanda Liu, Bonnie Devine, Dan Knight, Jon Lord, Oscar Fech, Sandra Hunter, Joe Connelly, Gary Johnston, Barry Erskine, Craig Burrows, Wayne Stewart, Bob Hawkesworth, Barb Higgins, Naheed Nenshi and Ric McIver. Know who these names represent? You should have been able to guess by the last few, but these names represent the 15 mayoral candidates for the 2010 Calgary election. Some of these names are more widely known, such as McIver, Higgins and Nenshi.

September 30, 2010
  Study proves first-years can't walk wellPDF files may take a moment to load

Research from the University of Calgary suggests that in a group of six students new to the school, five of them are unable to walk properly when inside of the MacEwan Student Centre.

U of C social sciences professor Richard Champlain spent the last three years studying the movement patterns of new students before publishing his findings earlier this month in the journal Modern Behaviour.

September 30, 2010
  Kooza strikes an approriate balancePDF files may take a moment to load

When one pays over a hundred dollars for front row seats to a Cirque du Soleil show, they expect to be given a top-notch view of the entertainment giant's trademark sets, stunts and costuming. What one doesn't expect is that sitting near the stage also means that they'll be doused with their own bucket of overpriced popcorn and then peed on by a fully-grown man dressed in a dog costume -- all before the first curtain is raised.

September 30, 2010
  Holy Fuck: more than just an abrasive namePDF files may take a moment to load

At first glance it may seem like Holy Fuck are using their name as a vehicle to make an explicit political or religious statement, but they aren't. The band didn't mean for their name to be harmful or offensive.

September 30, 2010
  Spun: ChromeoPDF files may take a moment to load

Chromeo's album Business Casual could be the soundtrack to a 2010 The Breakfast Club. Scurrying around Cowtown to Business Casual makes the everyday drudgery so much more fun. With an extra pep in your step, you will be turning every corner wondering when a flash mob is going to break out with classic '80s dance moves.

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