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May 12, 2011
  Pay it forward?PDF files may take a moment to load

The Conservatives proposed to get rid of the subsidy in 2008, but they were only a minority then. During the recent election campaign, Harper promised to abolish per-vote subsidies if the Conservatives won a majority.

May 12, 2011
  Dinos versus CougarsPDF files may take a moment to load

Cougars and Dinos can now claw and roar at each other for the top spot in the city this upcoming year as the University of Calgary welcome their newest rivals. The Mount Royal University Cougars will provide stiff intra-city competition, become the 15th member of Canada West Universities Athletic Association after gaining university status last year. As the newest member of the most decorated conference in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the Cougars have been granted probationary membership starting in September.

May 12, 2011
  Sun News: five white bigots and a set of titsPDF files may take a moment to load

Resulting from our proximity and shared language, American culture unceasingly disseminates into Canada; the hyper-sensationalist orgiastic model of American media is no exception. The Sun News Network is the latest instantiation of the noisy, polarized news media that has taken foot in our nation, mimicking the monstrous Fox News Channel. Canadians from all walks of life should be outraged that such a visibly negative force such as the Sun News Network operates as easily as it does north of the 49th parallel.

May 12, 2011
  Dino puts dream on holdPDF files may take a moment to load

After a tough road getting there, running back Matt Walter is ecstatic with the recent CFL draft results that give him a bright future to look forward to.

Unlike five peers who were drafted beside him, he decided to defer his play in the pros after long deliberation. Last Wednesday he announced to the Calgary Herald his intentions of going back to school to finish his degree and see through his football eligibility at the university level before going to the big leagues.

May 12, 2011
  Excellent teachers given awardsPDF files may take a moment to load

On April 26 the University of Calgary campus community gathered to acknowledge professors with outstanding accomplishments in the teaching arena.

Sixteen faculty members along with two teaching assistants received a Teaching Excellence Award. Seven faculty members were inducted into the Hall of Fame, which recognizes professors who have won the award multiple times.

May 12, 2011
  Solar cars race across Alberta in preparation for AustraliaPDF files may take a moment to load

If you happen to see an ultramodern-looking vehicle making its way down Alberta's highways this week, it won't be stopping for gas. This car is powered completely by the energy of the sun.

Last Friday, the University of Calgary Solar Team took their Schulich Axiom solar car for an eight-day province-wide tour ­-- the Schulich Axiom Alberta Tour.

Thirty engineering students from the U of C built the car in fall 2010 and started on repairs and improvements Jan. 2011.

May 12, 2011
  Student issues addressed in electionPDF files may take a moment to load

"Students Vote" was the cheer heard across campus during the University of Calgary's vote mob. But did the red and white wearing students get out and vote? The election resulted in a conservative majority and Rob Anders, MP for Calgary West, has identified post-secondary issues in need of attention in the coming years.

Voter turnout in the 2008 general election was 58 per cent. Only 38 per cent of those aged 18-24, however, turned out to cast their vote -- 20 per cent less than the population at large.

May 12, 2011
  Choch: If "The Situation" explored his inner selfPDF files may take a moment to load

MTV's Jersey Shore has served as a lightning rod for social commentary on the rise of the bar-frequenting, working-class Italian-American male commonly known as the guido. Critics regularly lampoon the show, complaining that it promotes a litany of unbecoming behaviours such as belligerence, binge drinking and belligerent binge drinking.

May 12, 2011
  Film review: The ConspiratorPDF files may take a moment to load

Most people know of the historic assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. For those of us not studying American history, however, our knowledge of the event may stop there. This is often the case with history, where the main players are usually the ones most remembered, and the people on the sidelines are more easily forgotten. The Conspirator is an American film based on a true story that seeks to bring some of these people into the light.

May 12, 2011
  Steel, stone and bonePDF files may take a moment to load

Scientific knowledge and childlike wonder aren't mutually exclusive, especially when they're combined by artist Luke Lukasewich into the pieces that will comprise his upcoming gallery exhibition, the aptly titled "Renewal."

The collection, to be unveiled at Calgary's Axis Contemporary Art gallery this week, is characterized by eclecticism and experimentation, incorporating diverse pieces everywhere from metal sculptures of feathers to robots made from discarded light fixtures.

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