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September 22, 2011
  Mar? Principles before historyPDF files may take a moment to load

Gary Mar is one step closer towards making history by becoming the first person of Chinese descent and therefore, a non-caucasian, to occupy the office of premier in Alberta. Mar captured 40.8 per cent of the vote this past Saturday at the Alberta pc leadership election with Alison Redford (18.7 per cent) and Doug Horner (14.5 per cent) trailing in second and third respectively.

September 22, 2011
  The proper role of researchPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week Post Media reported that two University of Calgary research accounts were used between 2005 and 2007 for a lobbying campaign funded primarily by the oil and gas industry. The campaign -- which took place in part as the Kyoto Accord was being considered -- sought to paint the scientifically-accepted view that climate change is human-made in a negative light.

September 22, 2011
  Students are now in the loopPDF files may take a moment to load

Twenty new TVs were installed in MacHall, creating a partnership between the Students' Union and NUTV.

"The new TVs are part of what we are calling The Loop, the electronic bulletin board network," said vice-president operations and finance Patrick Straw. "The purpose of The Loop is to have a consistent flow of information to the campus community for people who come into our building."

Ten TVs will have NUTV programming. The other 10 will be controlled by the SU.

September 22, 2011
  Club me 'til I'm weekPDF files may take a moment to load

Clubs week-- the crowds, the clubs, the candy. A time for finding new people to hang out with, new interests you didn't know you had, new parties to fill your weekends, and new things to put on your resume.

If you're a seasoned club executive, it's a time for recruiting new members, chatting up other clubs, planning new events and getting new members excited for the new school year. Clubs week is a great time to see what's available on campus, and most of all, find your niche.

September 22, 2011
  Limits of the scientific methodPDF files may take a moment to load

Where does science really fit in? To be able to discuss the validity of science, we must first determine to which shelf of truth science belongs. In other words, how far science can go in asserting certain things to be true. In which realms may science find itself at a loss for words or out of its depth? Should it be given the place of a god, the main generator of metaphysical and epistemological beliefs? Or must it assume to more humble position of a worker, as a technological and medical force?

September 22, 2011
  You call that a scandal?PDF files may take a moment to load

We've always enjoyed a good scandal involving politicians. The media has too -- it makes their job so much easier. Without microphone gaffes, sex scandals and hissy fits caught on tape, they'd have to resort to actually reporting policy, analysing debates and doing their job. But who wants to read about that?

September 22, 2011
  Cuff the DukePDF files may take a moment to load

Maybe it's the fact that they have been hailed as the successors to Canadian legends Blue Rodeo, or maybe it's that I saw them absolutely kill it at a festival this summer, but it seems my expectations were a little too lofty for the fifth album by cult indie-rockers Cuff the Duke.

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September 22, 2011
  Dan ManganPDF files may take a moment to load

Oh Fortune is definitely a Dan Mangan album: clever, intelligent lyrics; dark humour; sarcasm and satire, along with Mangan’s trademark sincerity — everything fans have fallen in love with thus far. But this album is immensely different in many ways, filled with denser, richer sounds; full of experiments of texture, emotion and phrasing; stretching the boundaries of folk.

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September 22, 2011
  We are the cityPDF files may take a moment to load

Side one, or Mourning Song, begins by inviting all ears to an adventure in the woods on an autumn afternoon. The band does a wonderful job setting the scene for imagination to flow. It also embraces a theme that encompasses situations, feelings and words that most people have related to at some point in life — hasn’t everyone been “driving at 3 a.m. to sleep on a couch”? I appreciate the lyrics that finish off the piece and continue into Morning Song, both sides full of words with truthful intentions.

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September 22, 2011
  Doc review: Movies that Matter's How to Die in OregonPDF files may take a moment to load

It would be an understatement to say that talking frankly about death is a taboo in our culture, and this taboo is part of what makes Peter Richardson's How to Die in Oregon both disturbing and powerful.

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