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January 27, 2011
  Cannon addresses students on public policiesPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon was the first speaker in the School of Public Policy Students' Association lecture series Jan. 20. Cannon focused her address on how public policies impact university procedures and, as a result, students.

"Policy implications that we are living with and have to deal with can be a help [and] can be a hindrance," said Cannon. "It's our role to work within our policy framework and build the best university that we can be."

January 27, 2011
  CJSW Profile: The AM MixtapePDF files may take a moment to load

Marc Affeld and Hayley Muir take to the CJSW airwaves at seven every Tuesday morning to provide listeners with a dose of their unique personalities. Their show, AM Mixtape, is an eclectic concoction of anything from mo-town to electronica.

Gauntlet: What's the overarching theme of the show?

Hayley Muir: I could do three hours of motown soul, funk and blues, but for reasons, we can't really, so we try to fit in other things. Sometimes we bump heads, but not often.

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January 27, 2011
  Cianfrance's second feature is truly BluePDF files may take a moment to load

Ryan Gosling's breakout role came with the release of the extremely popular, but rather sappy film, The Notebook. Gosling starred next to Rachel McAdams in what is now considered an archetype for cathartic emotional romantic dramas.

In the time since, it seems Gosling has been distancing himself from that role. Half Nelson and Lars and the Real Girl were both wonderfully received, but stood in stark contrast to The Notebook's happily-ever-after ending.

January 27, 2011
  Good cast makes for bad CompanyPDF files may take a moment to load

The Company Men sucked. There is no polite, articulate way of disguising the fact that writer and director John Wells' film moves at a glacial pace -- the characters are as stiff as the monochromatic suits that they all wear. It is a boring, predictable film and, most egregiously, it is a waste of a great cast.

January 27, 2011
  Broken Social ScenePDF files may take a moment to load

People bandy about the term supergroup a lot, but it lacks a concrete definition. If you subscribe to the belief that it's a band composed of people from other bands, then by definition virtually every band is a supergroup of some kind. If you modify that definition with the caveat that members' individual efforts must be well-known or recognized, then you approach what a super group really is.

January 27, 2011
  Prominent vagrant accepts donation from down-on-his-luck billionairePDF files may take a moment to load

Eminent member of the hobo community Emmett "Chinstrap" McGillicutty announced today his gracious acceptance of $3.55 and a partially eaten ham sandwich from a relatively unknown donor.

"I've always believed in giving back to the community," McGillicutty said to the assembled reporters during his weekly public address. "I didn't know much about this young man but I thought I'd give him a shot."

January 27, 2011
  Blind racist not colourblind to racePDF files may take a moment to load

Thirty-seven-year-old University of Calgary student Peter Willington hasn't let his disabling blindness stand in the way of his dream of being a horrible bigot.

Born without sight in either eye, Willington has defied all odds to achieve the rank of vile and hateful supremacist to everyone he hears, smells or touches.

"It wasn't easy getting where I am today in the world," Willington said, feeling this interviewer's face in an attempt to discern my ethnicity. "I really had the deck stacked against me."

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