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March 01, 2012
  Dinos golf team is backPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's golf team is gearing up for another season on the green. The men's and women's Dinos club team is looking to improve from last season and have been training over the winter by hitting balls at the Fox Hollow golf dome to stay in shape. The team is in its 10th year as a Dinos club team and is concentrating on staying focused in order to be successful this year.

The team's captain Katie Avram said that because the team doesn't have varsity status, they constantly struggle with funding.

March 01, 2012
  Concert review: Simple PlanPDF files may take a moment to load

On Feb. 13, I learned that pop-punk music's appeal reaches far beyond the suspected demographic of brace-faced middle school students. The Corral at Stampede Park saw a crowd of hundreds fighting through a heavy snowstorm on a Monday night to see disgruntled teenage anthem royalty All Time Low, Marianas Trench and Simple Plan.

March 01, 2012
  The Servant of Two Masters to delight Calgary audiencesPDF files may take a moment to load

Our world has changed since the 18th century, yet our sense of humour remains the same. The slapstick comedy we see in modern sitcoms has a strong presence throughout history in a theatre form known as Commedia dell'Arte. This month, the style is coming to the EPCOR Centre's Motel in the complex comedy The Servant of Two Masters.

March 01, 2012
  Spun: Various ArtistsPDF files may take a moment to load

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International is an album as diverse, unpredictable and triumphant as the man it pays tribute to.

At 76 tracks, Chimes of Freedom is a musical expedition spanning multiple genres and featuring a diverse group of artists. The lengthy roster includes industry heavyweights Queens of the Stone Age, Pete Townshend, Adele and Miley Cyrus.

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March 01, 2012
  Spun: James DurbinPDF files may take a moment to load

James Durbin was a contestant on the tenth season of American Idol. With an inspiring story of overcoming childhood diagnoses of both Asperger and Tourette syndromes, Durbin finished in fourth place.

His debut album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster, is a little less inspired, consisting entirely of standard rock fare. Nothing stands out on the first play, and the whole album seems like an attempt to market Durbin to the legions of teenage girls who voted for him on Idol.

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March 01, 2012
  Glenbow Museum Encounters Edward BurtynskyPDF files may take a moment to load

Edward Burtynsky hopes his images are seen as "as reflecting pools of our time." These photographs of human industry and landscapes warped by the extraction of the planet's resources are not only frames-- they're statements of truth.

March 01, 2012
  Memes, trolls and DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

If your parents went to university, it's likely that they relied on a phone with a cord to make their weekend plans. For scholars of today, 'hanging out' isn't just isolated to going for wings after class-- it might even mean Skype chatting or tweeting. U of C undergrads, however, are finding even more ways to connect with like-minded people through the internet.

March 01, 2012
  Show me your friends, I'll show you yourselfPDF files may take a moment to load

"Come on, dude! For real. You should come out tonight."

The phone conversation with your best friend leaves you contemplating your night. The chemistry exam is tomorrow and before the phone call, you had made the mental decision that you were going to stay in and study.

March 01, 2012
  Black History Month recapPDF files may take a moment to load

Black History Month takes place every February. It is a time to celebrate the history and heritage of the black community.

"Black History Month is a time to share our accomplishments. So Black History Month is not just for black people, it's for everybody," said Afrikadey! Society artistic director Tunde Dawodu.

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