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March 05, 2014
  Pickup artist successfully ensnares femalesPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite the poor reputation men known as pickup artists (PUAs) have acquired in recent years, it seems that all those hours of approaching and harassing unsuspecting women may finally be paying off. One PUA in particular, Vince DeSantis, is reaping the rewards of these practices.

Third-year engineering major Claire Mitchell reports that she was attending a ladies’ night at Mansion when she was approached by DeSantis.

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March 05, 2014
  Navigating the other side of the hillPDF files may take a moment to load

It is only natural that parents and children butt heads every once in a while. The teen years in particular can be tricky to navigate and may cause tension in families that are the focus of many self-help books. Fourth-year educational psychology student Emily Breyer has taken a different angle on the strain in parent-child relationships, however, by focusing on the changes parents undergo in their late 40s and early 50s.

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February 26, 2014
  Annual contest returns to U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

This week, the University of Calgary commenced its annual funny poster contest. The posters, which are exhibited throughout campus, will be voted on by the student body based on wit, cleverness and quality of puns. Posters that include pop culture references and Internet memes are tipped by experts as most likely to do well.

It appears the competition is as fierce as ever this year, with dozens of students trying their hand at the delicate art of poster making.

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February 12, 2014
  Romantic movie surprisingly clichePDF files may take a moment to load

Much to the surprise of moviegoers, Hollywood’s newest romantic film, The Secret Drawer, is receiving a less than enthusiastic response from viewers and critics.

The movie, released just in time for Valentine’s Day, is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s bestselling novel, The Secret Drawer of Beautiful and Melancholy Love Letters.

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February 05, 2014
  Woman pays repairman with creditPDF files may take a moment to load

Earlier this week, fourth-year political science major Lorraine Finch called a local repair company to fix a leaky faucet in her Brentwood home.

“I first noticed the dripping about two weeks ago,” Finch said. “It was driving me absolutely nuts. When the problem didn’t fix itself I decided to call a plumber.”
Finch reports that she was very thoughtful in her plumber selection process.

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January 29, 2014
  Calgary Flames give up hockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

After getting off to a dismal start to the new year, the Calgary Flames have decided to give up hockey altogether.

The decision came following a post-game locker room talk where head coach Bob Hartley asked the players if they were really up for this hockey thing anymore. Sources close to the coach say Hartley was met with a resounding “not really.”

“Fuck it. I’m done,” said Flames goalie Karri Ramo in a post-game interview. “This game is stupid anyway. I’m taking my net and I’m going home.”

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January 29, 2014
  9 ways women are getting it all wrongPDF files may take a moment to load

It should come as no surprise that women consistently find themselves under incredibly harsh scrutiny. Advertisements bombard women with criticism, telling them the things men hate and things they should change about themselves in order to be considered desirable.

After seeing this pressure put on women, one group of men decided that they had had enough and banded together in an attempt to change the way the media targets women.

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January 22, 2014
  New thing opens on U of C campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Students, staff, faculty and alumni gathered today to celebrate the opening of some new thing, whatever it is. Though unforeseen setbacks delayed the opening, senior administration was happy with the project overall.

“We were hoping for a September 2013 opening for the first week of classes, but you know how things always go,” said Bob Ellard, vice-president of facilities management and development.

Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary, shared opening remarks.

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January 15, 2014
  Superhero emerges on U of C campusPDF files may take a moment to load

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope, it’s Metro Man.

With the power to withstand cold in a single jacket, this enigmatic superbeing stands atop his perch at the stairs of the University LRT station. It is his concrete fortress, his vantage point from which he surveys all.

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January 15, 2014
  U of C to be renamed Calgary PolytechnicPDF files may take a moment to load

Students returning from the holidays can expect some significant changes at the University of Calgary in the new year, according to university president Liz Luger. Among the first big changes? The renaming of the University of Calgary to Calgary Polytechnic.

“The rechristening of the academy to Polytechnic is long in coming,” Luger explained December 31, 2013 at an Inbridge-sponsored New Year’s townhall meeting at her palatial estate for her cadre of university executives, to which students, faculty and staff were not invited.

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