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September 29, 2011
  Painted LovePDF files may take a moment to load

Walking on the streets of Marda Loop along 33 Avenue, a pleasant surprise appears in the form of irises painted like stained glass on an otherwise unremarkable utility box. The art appears again further down the street, but this time the box displays poppies. Earlier this week, another box painted with tulips popped up.

September 29, 2011
  Joubert on climate change science PDF files may take a moment to load

Global warming is one of the most debated scientific topics of our generation. Instead of just being a climate phenomenon, it has become an unimaginably powerful force in politics and in the media. It is the subject of political protests resembling the past cries against the Vietnam War, and the voices keep getting more and more apocalyptic. But before I start voicing a few queries about this scientifically mysterious phenomenon, a few words on environmentalism in general.

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September 29, 2011
  Pioneering the pagePDF files may take a moment to load

Archie. Dick Tracy. Felix the Cat. Maus. Watchmen. There's no doubt that these titles are recognizable-- they've become part of our social literary memory. Even if you've never read any of the comics themselves, you still know Archie is constantly torn between two women, one blonde and one black-haired.

September 29, 2011
  The Flames get ready to ignitePDF files may take a moment to load

The collected memory of the 2010-11 Calgary Flames season underwent a major change starting Dec. 23, with Alex Tanguay's third-period blocker-side shelf job and subsequent shootout winner. The game itself was a mere two points. However, throughout the summer Flames fans clung to this memory as a stubborn insistence of a team that defied odds and made last season exciting at best, heart-wrenching at worst. The post Dec.

September 29, 2011
  Depression: changing the face of sportPDF files may take a moment to load

It rests in the shadows of our minds, laying dormant until shaken awake. Its onset is unpredictable with a glut of triggers. Depression, a medical condition characterized by long-lasting feelings of intense sadness and hopelessness, can affect anyone. Recent tragedies of high profile athletes this summer have sparked a much needed debate about the role of concussions in long-term mental illnesses.

September 29, 2011
  Bike Root is back in businessPDF files may take a moment to load

Members talk cycling at the grand opening of Bike Root on Sept. 23. Bike Root, the university's volunteer-run community bike shop, will be open during the week from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in its new location at 2248 Uxbridge Drive Northwest. The Bike Root website warns to "never ever ring the doorbell at this location." The shop is located in the garage area of the residence. For the price of $10 a year Bike Root offers its members access to tools and parts to fix or tune their own bicycles. Anyone in the community is welcomed to join.

September 29, 2011
  Ancient wisdom in today's worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world was discussed last Friday by National Geographic explorer-in-residence Wade Davis at the University of Calgary. The event was hosted by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation.

September 29, 2011
  Delayed bicycle shelters still a goPDF files may take a moment to load

As sustainability and bicycle culture become more prevalent in the city, bicycle shelters may become an incentive for students to use more sustainable means of transport around the city and campus.

Students can expect to see construction on bicycle shelters on the University of Calgary campus in the spring of 2012. Construction of the shelters was originally planned to start fall 2011, but has been pushed back because of changes to the design. They are set to be complete by fall 2012.

September 29, 2011
  New mental health program at U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta Health Services has recently rolled out a new program aimed at improving the mental health of youth through the use of pre-existing support in the community. The Community Helpers program-- based on a similar program in Seattle, Washington and developed in Edmonton-- is currently being tested at 14 pilot sites across Alberta, one of which is the University of Calgary Wellness Centre.

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