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April 05, 2012
  Homelessness study stirs up controversyPDF files may take a moment to load

"I don't want to be helped," said Serg, a homeless man in Calgary. "I'm not some charity where all I need is money. I have everything I need, and I don't need anything else."

Serg's perspective on the widely debated issue of homelessness is controversial, and where opinions diverge.

April 05, 2012
  Fiction versus factPDF files may take a moment to load

This story appeared as an illustrative feature. To enjoy it in its full glory, please visit our pdf version of this issue. This story appears on pages 13 to 15.

When you think of a velociraptor, what image comes to mind? You're probably envisioning a powerful, man-sized reptilian creature, built like a small tyrannosaur. This is the image of the velociraptor you have seen your entire life, in movies, television and books-- and it is completely wrong.

April 05, 2012
  Remembering how a little went a long wayPDF files may take a moment to load

Thirty-five years ago, a future world-renowned poet was born in Yellowknife. After being bullied as a child in Penticton, Shane Koyczan emerged as an acclaimed spoken-word artist. He was the first Canadian to clinch the Individual Championship honour at the American National Poetry Slam. Since then, he has appeared at various book and writers' festivals, filling the stage with his moving words and passionate intonations.

April 05, 2012
  Concert review: The Wooden SkyPDF files may take a moment to load

When I got to the Palomino at 10 p.m. on the last Saturday night in March, I was immediately turned away at the door for showing a temporary driver's license as identification. The bouncer turned out to be a sensitive guy -- he was discussing his PhD with an equally biker-looking buddy while interrupting himself to reject each card in my wallet in a blase manner: Alberta Health card, no; student ID, no; old paystub, no; Lake Louise card -- go home and get your passport, dude.

April 05, 2012
  A Thousand Words with Clark DukePDF files may take a moment to load

If you had only a thousand words left to say, would you use them wisely? According to Clark Duke, "The power of words is based in language, religion and politics. It's everything and that's what makes them very powerful." After that profound answer, Duke reverts to his comedic roots to talk about his new movie A Thousand Words.

April 05, 2012
  Blue Man Group connect through percussion and painted costumePDF files may take a moment to load

Brian Tavener might have the coolest, most bizarre job ever. Each night that he and two castmates are on stage, a lucky audience is dazzled by sights and sounds so completely unique you would be hard-pressed to find them anywhere else. There's one catch -- they are all performed by three bald men in black clothes and blue-painted skin. As you might have guessed, Tavener is part of the famously experimental theatrical organization Blue Man Group.

April 05, 2012
  Spoken word combats racism in commemoration of World Poetry DayPDF files may take a moment to load

March 21 marked the anniversary of a significant historical event -- the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, where South African police killed protesters demonstrating against apartheid laws. The U.N. now recognizes the day as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. At the University of Calgary, the Stop Racism Committee has the same goal.

April 05, 2012
  Spun: Yukon BlondePDF files may take a moment to load

With Yukon Blonde’s second full-length album, Tiger Talk, the Vancouver-based band has created a fun, fast and uplifting set of tracks that are reminicent of ‘70s-era vintage rock with a modern 21st-century touch.

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April 05, 2012
  Spun: CaracolPDF files may take a moment to load

I promised myself I wouldn’t call this album quirky. That is, beyond a doubt, how most people would describe Québécois artist Carole Facal, who performs under the stage name Caracol. She left her home in Sherbrooke, Quebec for snowboarding on the slopes of British Columbia. Somewhere along the way she picked up a guitar, and we can all be grateful for that fact. The critically-acclaimed artist has now released her second solo album, Shiver.

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April 05, 2012
  Dance@Night to showcase dance student workPDF files may take a moment to load

Training a spotlight on the work of graduating dance student Nicole Pemberton, Dance@Night will be held April 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. Its daytime counterpart, Dance@Noon, will demonstrate senior projects in performance and choreography. Tickets are $10 and under for students. For more information, visit dance.ucalgary.ca.

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