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January 26, 2012
  All the King's MenPDF files may take a moment to load

"Photography, I love, because there is a sense of adventure," says Leya Russell.

Photography has always come natural to her. It is a way for her to experience the world-- one shutter flicker at a time.

For the final project of her bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Calgary, Leya Russell ventured up to Mildred Lake, a 21-kilometre long tailings pond north of Fort McMurray.

January 26, 2012
  Copyright confusionPDF files may take a moment to load

The frustration and confusion surrounding Access Copyright is still ongoing, as universities maintain a 'wait and see' approach to the court decision before deciding their next course of action.

The partnership between the University of Calgary and Access Copyright, which ended on Sept. 1, 2011, ensured that students and instructors had access to copyrighted works and texts, in which Access Copyright acted as an intermediary for the reproduction and distribution of those works.

January 26, 2012
  Organic waste bins installed in student centrePDF files may take a moment to load

The garbage bins in the MacEwan Student Centre were replaced earlier this month to include a slot for organic waste, but there is confusion around what rubbish goes where.

"There have been students putting composting in the landfill," said Students' Union vice-president operations and finance Patrick Straw.

The bins, which were custom-designed and constructed for use in the student centre at a cost of more than $1,000 per bin, include slots for landfill waste, beverage containers and organic items.

January 26, 2012
  CJSW station manager resignsPDF files may take a moment to load

Chad Saunders will be ending his 11-year run as CJSW's station manager by the middle of February.

Since his hire in November 2000, Saunders has overseen such major station projects as the move from the basement of MacHall to its third-floor location and the commissioning of a higher-wattage radio tower, along with controlling day-to-day station business. Before becoming station manager, Saunders served as program director, but his history with CJSW reaches even further back.

January 26, 2012
  Claim your empty seatPDF files may take a moment to load

It sounds like a great evening -- going to a show, sitting down with your friends and enjoying the best theatre, music or dance that Calgary has to offer. There's only one snag -- the cost. With the hefty price of tuition and ever-encroaching debt, most students struggle to merely afford their education, much less be patrons of the arts. The University of Calgary's Claim Your Seat program is here to remove this obstacle by offering students free tickets to all on-campus fine arts shows.

January 26, 2012
  Editorial: The Redford ridePDF files may take a moment to load

Alison Redford was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party on Oct. 1, 2011 in a come-from-behind win with the idea of breaking up the "old boys' club" ruling Alberta. Sworn in on Oct. 7, 2011, she has been our premier for a little over 100 days and has made a controversial first impression.

Far from the departure from the old ways she promised, Redford has been frustratingly status quo. She limits debate, holds rushed late-night sessions and does not inform her mlas about legislation.

January 26, 2012
  Track and field team runs fastPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary track and field team continues to run through their season with strong finishes in the team's last two meets in Edmonton -- the dual meet and the Golden Bear open. The Dinos took the top three positions in the women's 300-metre dash in the dual meet on Jan. 8, with Jenn Zimmer capturing first. Sam Effah is one lightning-fast Dino to watch out for. With consistent results, Effah continues to capture records and is the current Canadian 100-metre dash champion.

January 26, 2012
  Men's hockey team on thin icePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos men's hockey team is in a slump, winning only one of their last eight conference games. It didn't get any better over the weekend for the team, who continued their losing streak on home ice with a doubleheader against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The Dinos lost 1-2 on Friday and 2-3 on Saturday, setting the team back four points in their run for playoffs. Despite the struggles in both games, the players feel confident they will finish the season strong.

January 26, 2012
  Carving up COP with the Burton OpenPDF files may take a moment to load

On Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, Calgary will play host to the fourth annual Burton Canadian Open snowboarding championship. The Cano is one of the largest snowboarding events in Canada and part of a series of international Burton competitions. The competition will take place at Canada Olympic Park and will be made up of two categories: halfpipe and slopestyle. The halfpipe finals will be held on Feb. 3, with the slopestyle finals taking place the following day.

January 26, 2012
  The synchro national meet heads westPDF files may take a moment to load

In 2006, the foundation was placed for the synchronized swimming team at the University of Calgary. Initially starting with three girls interested in continuing a sport they loved, the club has grown to be one of the most competitive in Canada.

From the moment of the team's inception, the club's founding president, Shannon Benson, has been pushing for a national meet to be held at the U of C -- this is their year. For the first time in the league's history, the meet will be held in Western Canada.

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