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March 15, 2012
  Curve appealPDF files may take a moment to load

Females everywhere, rejoice! The cultural arbiters have loosened the shackles and chains, allowing a little more body mass to fit into fashion's cuffs. Curves and full-figures may finally be welcome in the hallowed halls of fashion, health and beauty. But there are a few conditions: don't get too curvy, and you damn well better be pretty.

March 15, 2012
  So it all goes to shitPDF files may take a moment to load

Well, we're all fucked. Just when you thought it was safe to trust student journalism again, a new round of editors gets elected with the platform of screwing everything up as much as possible.

Erin Shumlich will takeover from Eric Mathison as editor-in-chief at the beginning of May. Shumlich was last year's sports editor, and although she diligently ran her campaign, now that the job is hers she's eager to correct some of the un-truths she mentioned during her campaign.

March 15, 2012
  SU election results announcedPDF files may take a moment to load

"We see smiles, we see tears, but I want to give the utmost respect to anyone who put themselves out there. The SU is in good hands," said current Students' Union president Dylan Jones after the 2012-2013 su representatives were announced on March 8.

Over 5,700 students voted in the election this year, down one per cent from last year's turnout, but still beating the previous year by six per cent.

Chief Returning Officer Rabiya Mansoor attributes the turnout to less candidate engagement with students.

March 15, 2012
  Coming Out Monologues open closets at U of C for third timePDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary does not have a long history of supporting the LGBTQ-Ally community, but the University of Calgary is making up for lost time. With 2011's highly successful Pride Parade, featuring Naheed Nenshi as the first Calgarian Mayor to be Parade Marshal, Calgary is coming out as a progressive city.

March 15, 2012
  Editorial: Calgary's ultimate failurePDF files may take a moment to load

In July, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its debut in Alberta. ufc, the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world, will host a fight at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome on July 21. The Saddledome can accommodate roughly 20,000 people, and is expected to be sold out for the event.

March 15, 2012
  High winds close down Kinesiology buildingPDF files may take a moment to load

Harsh winds rattled the University of Calgary campus on March 13, dislodging the roofing material on Kinesiology A and posing a hazard to pedestrians on the south and east sides of the building.

The south and east entrances of the building were closed, and work crews were called on site to eliminate the hazards. They will be working for the next few days to ensure Kinesiology A is safe for people walking by.

March 15, 2012
  Sikh Awareness WeekPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Sikh community meets every Wednesday to practice Simran -- the realization which is the highest aspect and purpose in one's life. This week -- March 12-16 -- is Sikh Awareness Week, part of the Students' Union's Culture Month initiative. Sikh Awareness Week promotes Sikhism through film, music and conversation. Events during the week included the movie "Ocean of Pearls" and a lecture on Sikhism, culminating with Sikh Cultural Day on Friday.

March 15, 2012
  Pridgens receive freedom of expression awardPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary alumni Keith and Steven Pridgen received the 2012 Freedom of Expression Award. This award is given during the Freedom to Read Week this February, established by the Book and Periodical Counsel of Canada.

"What we are doing now is recognizing the importance of everybody having the freedom to read and the freedom to express what they feel is important," said Owl's Nest bookstore manager Michael Hare.

March 15, 2012
  H2O club at U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

When students are filling up a water bottle in MacHall or brushing their teeth at home, they don't stop to consider where that water is coming from or how lucky they are to have access to it. For the roughly 100 members of a new Students' Union club, Hope 2 Opportunity or H2O, this isn't the case.

March 15, 2012
  Arabic courses considered for U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies is looking to offer Arabic language courses. Funding is still needed if the proposal for the courses is to be approved.

Students' Union vice-president academic Ola Mojaher said that students expressed a desire for Arabic classes and pushed for these classes to be available. Both students and clubs have come forward and asked why the University of Calgary doesn't offer Arabic courses.

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