2011-10-27

    
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October 27, 2011
  No place to study . . . one anotherPDF files may take a moment to load

The Taylor Family Digital Library opened to considerable fanfare, but its study spaces are absurdly busy, noisy and in short supply. The majority of MacKimmie Tower closed, robbing us of a study place of solace. Coupling these concerns with the record enrolment numbers and the bureaucratic hodgepodging of both the su and campus administration, students are realizing that our campus has woefully inadequate study space.

October 27, 2011
  Measuring Steve Jobs's greatnessPDF files may take a moment to load

The global mourning over Steve Jobs's death has made it abundantly clear that the man was respected not only in his home country, but in all parts of the world. Seldom has the world seen such a huge public outpour of grief in recent history, perhaps barring the death of Princess Diana in 1997 (incidentally also the year when Jobs was brought back to Apple for a second term when the company was on the brink of a gigantic collapse).

October 27, 2011
  TFDL celebrates grand openingPDF files may take a moment to load

This celebratory bunch throws confetti to mark the grand opening of the Taylor Family Digital Library. The new Taylor Family Digital Library had its grand opening on Oct. 20. In attendance were Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Priced at just over $200 million, the library is six stories high and the same size as three Canadian football fields. The library boasts an automated book return where books are separated into seven different bins according to their radio frequency identification number.

October 27, 2011
  Changes to SUSBPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Students' Union Sustainability Board has decided to change its direction this year to become more of a "working group," according to SU vice-president operations and finance Patrick Straw.

Moving away from its traditional role of promoting sustainability through events, SUSB has decided to play a more proactive role, pursuing development of their own research and sustainable projects.

October 27, 2011
  Secondary suite debate stallsPDF files may take a moment to load

The long and contentious battle to relax bylaws concerning secondary suites continues and the fight has come to a near standstill.

A secondary suite, also known as a basement suite or a grandmother suite, is an additional separate living space in a house that is originally meant to have one living space. Typically, this means putting a stove in your basement and renting the space out. There are an estimated 10,000-50, 000 illegal and unregulated suites in houses across the city.

October 27, 2011
  Women's RugbyPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women's rugby team captured the Canada West bronze medal at McMahon Stadium on Saturday. In their first year qualifying for playoffs, the team defeated the University of Victoria Vikes 20-15. The team, who went into the 2011 season without having won a game, went 2-2 this season. In a thrilling bronze medal game, the Vikes took a 15-13 lead in the second half. Anna Ahart scored a try for the Dinos with 30 seconds remaining and Kate Scoland added a convert for the final score.

October 27, 2011
  Wrestling season takes to the matPDF files may take a moment to load

Wrestling is as old as the ancient Greek Olympics, dating back to 776 BC. Although the University of Calgary Dinos wrestling squad has been around since the university's inception, the team has had varsity status 18 years for the men and 12 years for the women. The Dinos Invitational Wrestling Tournament outdates the Dinos's varsity status-- Oct. 22 marked its 20th year.

October 27, 2011
  National Basketball League arrives in CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

As of yet, there is no NBA season -- the preseason and much of the season has been cancelled. An extended lockout has resulted from player-owner negotiations not reaching an agreement. Many players have headed to Europe, Australia, China, the streets of the U.S. and now Canada to play basketball. Starting on Oct. 29, the National Basketball League of Canada will begin entertaining basketball-deprived fans across Canada.

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