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April 07, 2011
  Improving GuantánamoPDF files may take a moment to load

During American President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, a main promise he made -- one of the significant ways he would distance himself from George W. Bush's regime -- was to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. To deal with detainees still awaiting trial, Obama planned to move them to the United States mainland where they would be tried in civilian court. Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the self-described mastermind of the Sept.

April 07, 2011
  Politicians shouldn't forget about aboriginalsPDF files may take a moment to load

When an election is looming a number of things can be expected: wasting taxpayer dollars on smear campaigns, preaching platforms to the converted, and a more recent development, pandering to the loosely termed "ethnic groups."

April 07, 2011
  This election is not a two-way racePDF files may take a moment to load

In 1997, as vice-president of the Citizens' National Coalition, Stephen Harper delivered a speech belittling the divided and regionalistic Canadian political system and implicitly fawning over the two-party system of the United States. Harper's views have hardly changed since then ­­-- he spent the first week of the election laying out a choice between a Conservative parliament and a nonexistent coalition. This time, however, Harper was hardly the only culprit in propagating a "two-way race" theme.

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April 07, 2011
  Students' Union crowned king of Trash MountainPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union is encouraging students to be aware of their waste at the Trash Talk event in the north courtyard of MacEwan Student Centre. According to the SU, MSC produces more than a metric tonne of garbage each day, an amount visitors will be able to witness first-hand as the SU collects all the waste in a pile.

April 07, 2011
  Pro-life club continues displayPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Campus Pro-Life club has attracted attention for their exhibit in the Students' Union display case earlier this week, as well as their Genocide Awareness Project display in the quad.

The SU put up a sign saying that the views expressed in the display case were of the CPL club and not representative of the SU. There were also signs in protest taped to the display, which CPL chose to leave up.

April 07, 2011
  Online exclusive: SU arts faculty rep forced to resignPDF files may take a moment to load

The highest governing body of the Students' Union, the Students' Legislative Council, voted 13 to six on March 29 not to accept as justified the reasons art faculty representative Bhuvana Sankaranarayanan gave for missing a previous SLC meeting. Sankaranarayanan had asked council to be excused for an absence at a previous SLC meeting due to a medical emergency. All representatives are allowed up to three unexcused absences before they are asked to resign and lose their rights at council.

April 07, 2011
  Safewalk to cut down on volunteersPDF files may take a moment to load

Safewalk, a University of Calgary volunteer service in operation since 1995, will be cutting its number of volunteers.

There are currently 70 student volunteers that walk students across campus to ensure university staff, students and faculty feel safe and secure. That number will drop to 26 by next fall. Each Safewalk team consists of one female and one male who escort individuals to any area on campus or within a 10-minute radius.

April 07, 2011
  Spun: Architecture in HelsinkiPDF files may take a moment to load

After a four year hiatus, the Australian multi-instrumentalists Architecture in Helsinki return with their new album, Moment Bends, and it marks a stark change for the band.

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April 07, 2011
  Spun: We Are The CityPDF files may take a moment to load

High School, the six-track experiment from Kelowna-based band We Are The City, takes you into the lives of the members' high schools days.

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April 07, 2011
  Spun: Twilight HotelPDF files may take a moment to load

Former Winnipeggers Brandy Zdan and Dave Quanbury now call Austin, Texas home, although their recently released third album was recorded in Los Angeles. When Wolves Go Blind loosely documents their journey from Canada through America, and it doesn't sound like it was a fun trip.

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