2011-05-26

    
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May 26, 2011
  World fails to end . . . againPDF files may take a moment to load

Some Doomsday predictions are based on mystical and astrological omens, while others are set up on technological half-truths and scientific misunderstandings. All of them have failed to come true, making Doomsday the most common non-event in history. The most recent was supposed to take place May 21st, 2011 but, as you may have noticed, the world is not crumbling around us.

May 26, 2011
  Otafest 2011 brings together anime enthusiastsPDF files may take a moment to load

Last Friday, visitors to the University of Calgary stepped into a world of cartoon-faced plush toys, Japanese rock music and life-size video game characters.

Otafest, an annual weekend celebration of Japanese anime culture held at the U of C, is more interactive than most pop culture conventions. The 2011 festival, held from May 20 to May 22, included exclusive screenings, artwork displays, video games, Japanese music and panel discussions.

May 26, 2011
  Insert hopes and dreams herePDF files may take a moment to load

Forte Musical Theatre Guild's [title of show] is the little musical that could. Literally. This one-act musical presents the heartwarming story of two writers, Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, chronicling their personal journey in fulfilling their ultimate dream-- creating and producing a musical.

According to Forte, [title of show] is a show about "friendship and dreams. With cheeky humour and heartfelt honesty, [title of show] encourages taking a risk and pursuing your dreams, no matter how fanciful or far-reaching."

May 26, 2011
  Rapper collaborates with mayor Nenshi and Jann Arden on newest single PDF files may take a moment to load

Yes, that's right. Daniel Bennett, better known by his stage moniker "Transit," is looking to put our city of sub-zero winters, Stampede breakfasts and too many pick-up trucks on the list of major music metropolises.

"Calgary" is the first single off the rapper's third album, 22, coming out this November.

May 26, 2011
  Prostitution controversy continuesPDF files may take a moment to load

On May 8, AIDS Calgary Awareness Association released a statement endorsing the decriminalization of prostitution in Canada.

"We believe that criminalizing [sex workers] penalizes them," said ACAA spokesperson Simonne LeBlanc.

ACAA believes the best method to help sex workers is a harm reduction approach. This approach does not push workers to leave the sex trade. Rather, ACAA provides support for individuals to make the decision.

May 26, 2011
  Tackling doping in sportsPDF files may take a moment to load

The defensive line dig their hands into the dirt at the line of scrimmage, ready to rush forward as soon as the ball comes into play. The second "hike" resonates, the defence depend on being big enough, strong enough and fast enough to stop the advancing team from gaining yards. Each player can only hope that a lifetime of hard work and finesse will help him overcome his opponents.

Sometimes, however, players rely on enhancement drugs to outshine their competition.

May 26, 2011
  U of C student recognized for effortsPDF files may take a moment to load

As graduation ceremonies quickly approach, recipients of various awards are being proclaimed throughout the university community. The Future Alumni Award is the highest honour given by the University of Calgary Alumni Association, recognizing outstanding students and promising future leaders. This year's recipient is Alyx Nanji.

The Future Alumni Award is a subcategory of the Arch Awards distributed by the Alumni Association.

May 26, 2011
  The greatest movie ever soldPDF files may take a moment to load

Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, uses a combination of wit and logic to successfully dissect the use of advertising and product placement within various forms of popular culture. Spurlock is best known for his 2004 Oscar-nominated film Super Size Me, which focused on the health-related consequences of subsisting on a fast food diet. In The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, he gives us a peek into the world of advertising and product placement in our consumer-driven world.

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