2011-11-24

    
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November 24, 2011
  New autism centre built on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Autism is a developmental disorder that on average, 1 in 100 people have. Males are four times as likely to be affected.

Symptoms of Autism include language issues, a lack of social skills and the inability to maintain eye contact. With rates increasing every year,  the University of Calgary's Child Development Centre and the newly founded Ability Hub aim to aggregate data regarding mental disorders from Canada as well as around the world.

November 24, 2011
  Undergraduate Research SymposiumPDF files may take a moment to load

Undergraduates at the University of Calgary have been given a unique opportunity to showcase their hard work and research at the sixth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

On Nov. 24, 130 students from many different faculties presented a wide range of research topics.

According to Students' Union vice-president academic Ola Mohajer, this interdisciplinary event brings students together and gives them a chance to reach their academic goals.

November 24, 2011
  Students continue freedom of speech fight against U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

If Keith Pridgen has to work every day for the rest of his life to fight the University of Calgary, he will.

He said these words in an interview last week after hearing the university argue before the Alberta Court of Appeal on Nov. 9 that the institution should not be bound by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Pridgen is a former U of C student who, along with his brother Steven, was sanctioned in 2008 for posting comments to a Facebook group about a professor at the university.

November 24, 2011
  Spun: New Found GloryPDF files may take a moment to load

New Found Glory has been instrumental in the pop-punk genre. On Radiosurgery, their most recent album, they've incorporated an early '90s feel reminiscent of Green Day's Dookie, representing a return to their earlier punk roots.

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November 24, 2011
  Spun: Adam CohenPDF files may take a moment to load

Adam Cohen’s third solo album is much more connected to his family tree than his previous works. In the style of his father, Leonard Cohen, Adam uses a nylon string guitar and his husky and melancholic voice to sing simple, sweet and poetic love songs dedicated, in part, to all his past girlfriends.

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November 24, 2011
  Spun: Simon TJPDF files may take a moment to load

Each Sparrow is local talent Simon TJ’s first CD. With this release, the lyricist, pianist and vocalist creates a harmonious yet dark sound using only a piano and his voice.

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November 24, 2011
  Graphic novel review: Space CadetPDF files may take a moment to load

A short graphic novel bursting with stars, heart and tears, Space Cadet is the second written experiment from Canadian DJ Kid Koala, and a work worthy of attention.

The story, meant to be experienced through image, text and sound, features a guardian robot unsure of what to do with his life now that his charge has left home to be a space explorer.

November 24, 2011
  The beginning of a new comic eraPDF files may take a moment to load

The comic book industry has seen better days. After years of plummeting sales and waning interest in the medium, the twin titans of Marvel and DC are on what appears to be their last legs. Traditional superhero comics are quickly losing their relevance in today’s world, where the target audience consists of more than just white male teenagers.

November 24, 2011
  JON LAJOIEPDF files may take a moment to load

Jon Lajoie kills people. At least, that's the impression you might get if you saw the title of his latest Canadian tour, which includes a stop at the MacEwan Ballroom on Nov. 24.

The "I Kill People" tour takes its name from Lajoie's hit music parody of the same name. The video, which as of publication time has accumulated over 23 million views on YouTube, is just one of many in a long line of successful online music parodies and sketches created by Lajoie.

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