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April 05, 2012
  Editorial: A penny saved is $130 million earnedPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear fellow Canadians, the penny, our favourite copper currency (4.5 per cent copper plating on nickel and steel as of 2000, to be precise), has been scheduled for retirement. The sou noir has become nothing more than cumbersome pocket change, often abandoned or hoarded, useless for most purchases and nearly void of all value.

April 05, 2012
  Group confronts Pro-Life debatePDF files may take a moment to load

Most of the students who have spent more than one semester at the University of Calgary are aware of the Campus Pro-Life club and the Genocide Awareness Project demonstration held each semester.

Fewer students, however, are aware of the Safe Space Campaign. According to social work student Alena Rose, the Safe Space Campaign is a student-led initiative promoting an environment of healthy and inclusive sexuality, where learning, discussion and activism can take place without judgement.

April 05, 2012
  Film review: Mirror MirrorPDF files may take a moment to load

Winter is coming. Or rather, it's already arrived in Hollywood, seen in the lack of creative ideas for new movies. There are two remakes of 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [sic] coming out this year- the gritty Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror.

April 05, 2012
  Night to remember for the DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

"I have won with people in this room. I have lost with people in this room. I went to war with people in this room," said Reid Jorgensen from the University of Calgary men's hockey team, addressing a crowd of varsity athletes, coaches and staff at the 45th annual Night of the Dino on April 3.

Jorgensen, like many varsity athletes, has finished his eligibility and is putting away his Dinos jersey.

"What I can take away from this is that I am proud to be a Dino," he said to end his speech.

April 05, 2012
  Baseball beyond bordersPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes sport is more than just a game. Each year in August, the Little League World Series draws 11 and 12 year olds from all over the world to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to compete in an internationally televised baseball championship. Last year's Team Canada was from Langley, British Columbia and was scheduled to face the winner of the African/European region in their first game of the tournament.

April 05, 2012
  Horses, ponies, races and ridingsPDF files may take a moment to load

It's election time in Alberta, and the questions are abound like oil derricks on the mighty plains. Just how washed-up are the Progressive Conservatives? Just how scary is the Wildrose Alliance? Just how hopeless are the causes of the Liberals and ndp? Is this really just a two-horse race? If these questions have haunted your dreams, then you have come to the right place.

April 05, 2012
  Post-It Campaign spreads some lovePDF files may take a moment to load

Post-It notes with positive, heartfelt messages written on them have been placed on the walls of the Professional Faculties, MacKimmie Library and Education buildings, through April 2 to 6. According to third-year social work student Avery Popien, this project was funded by the social work faculty, and its goal is "to make people aware of the unrealistic expectations that are put on us by the media." She hopes it will empower students. "It's an easy way to spread positive messages to students," she said.

April 05, 2012
  Students go to PanamaPDF files may take a moment to load

Global Brigades Calgary, a new club at the University of Calgary, will embark on a project to teach practical business skills to individuals in Panama.

A group of 18 students will be going to Panama on May 1 for eight days, teaching micro-economic solutions and business skills in order to provide the tools and knowledge to successfully run small businesses and flourish in their communities.

April 05, 2012
  No trash challenge at the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

In March 2012, the University of Calgary's sustainability coordinator Justin Brown challenged his co-workers to a month-long challenge to produce the least amount of waste possible.

Brown decided to bring the clean bin challenge to the university after watching the documentary produced by Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin, who began a year-long challenge to buy no consumer goods and go waste free for the span of one year. They made the documentary The Clean Bin Project in September 2008.

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