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September 15, 2011
  Beyond the lectures and deadlinesPDF files may take a moment to load

In 2009, I was 19 and not particularly happy with my undergraduate experience. I was still living at home, I hadn't really made any new friends in my two years of university and I wasn't as in love with academia as I thought I was supposed to be. In short, I was pretty bored. I had to do something to make the next few years better, to make them memorable.

September 15, 2011
  U of C's downtown campus passes one year markPDF files may take a moment to load

The downtown University of Calgary campus just celebrated its one year mark.

The U of C leased a building located at 8th Ave and 8th Street S.W. and renovated the first four floors, where classes in business and professional development began a year ago. Courses in continuing education, business, energy and environment, and public policy are available at the downtown campus. The faculty of public policy is currently awaiting approval from the provincial government to grant degrees.

September 15, 2011
  Changes to academic programsPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2011­-2012 academic year started off this week with changes, and not just the new students. Several faculties have undergone changes in their curriculum with some programs being suspended and a few more being added. The affected faculties are Kinesiology, Communications and Culture, Social Work, Education and Nursing.

September 15, 2011
  Brief: sad start to school year for Acadia studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Instead of celebrating their new-found independence, university students in Halifax are now in mourning after the death of a classmate, a young man from Calgary. On Sept. 6 the Acadia University student was brought to hospital after being found unconscious in his basement dorm. By Sept. 8 he was transferred to hospital where he later died. The first-year science student was binge drinking that night. Students told CBC news that the student drank nearly 40 ounces of alcohol.

September 15, 2011
  Dinos come up short for hockey pre-seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos men's hockey team opened the pre-season in Edmonton last weekend against northern provincial rivals the University of Alberta Golden Bears in a two-game series.

The Golden Bears handed the Dinos a 6-2 loss in the first game on Friday.

September 15, 2011
  Field hockey team expect a strong seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

This is their season -- the University of Calgary Dinos field hockey team plan to climb to the top this year. The 2011 squad is a confident bunch with coach and players alike excited about their potential.

"I think we can medal, without a doubt, at nationals," said goalkeeper Stephanie Petrowitsch. "There's a good chance that if we all stay focused and we all bring everything we need, then we'll win."

September 15, 2011
  A guide to kite flyingPDF files may take a moment to load

Contrary to popular belief, not all kites are lame, dollar store cheap and easily breakable. Instead, they are beautifully tethered aircrafts with a rich history behind them. Invented in China over 3,000 years ago, they were used in war to spy on enemies. Evolving and proliferating across Asia and Europe, kites have been used in various scientific experiments and were even used in the Second World War as spy equipment. Kites have been the base for conceiving numerous activities popular today including hangliding and parachuting.

September 15, 2011
  Fans cheer Dinos to victory at KickoffPDF files may take a moment to load

While the University of Calgary Dinos football team was preparing for Friday's KICKOFF game, there were a few essentials that fans needed to add to their checklist in order for a successful tailgating party: body paint, and lots of it, 2,000 free Spolumbo's hot dogs, dunk tanks and prizes to win tuition money.

The tailgate party was nothing but good times from start to finish. U of C students really upped the ante on what it takes to be a fan.

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