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December 04, 2013
  New app limits family contact during holidaysPDF files may take a moment to load

With the holidays and their barrage of family encounters fast approaching, many University of Calgary students are bracing themselves for the inevitable onslaught of questions from prying aunts, nostalgic older siblings and confused grandparents concerned with their well being. This winter, many students will find themselves exhausted with repeating the same generic answers.

One student may have found a solution to this problem.

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November 20, 2013
  Local dad discovers memes in 2013PDF files may take a moment to load

Although Richard Dawkins first coined the term ‘meme’ back in 1976, only within the last decade has the word really attracted attention. Internet memes in particular have become seemingly omnipresent in today’s society.

For local father Paul Molineaux, however, the discovery of memes is new and exciting.

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November 20, 2013
  Rob Ford: The Musical BiographyPDF files may take a moment to load

For the past several weeks, news outlets across the world have been ablaze with the ongoing saga of shamed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. One Canadian theatre company is capitalizing on the publicity with the production of a stage musical.

Tentatively titled Rob Ford: Cracking the Case, the Northern Theatre production is set to begin in early spring 2014 with tour dates across the country, including a limited engagement special premiere event in Toronto itself.

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November 13, 2013
  New cultural group emerges on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The fifth and sixth floors of the Taylor Family Digital Library are notorious for their ideal studying environments, breathtaking views of the scenic brick wall of the McKimmie Library tower and comfortable yet stylish lounge chairs. Most notably, though, they are known for their utter and uncomfortable silence. This lack of noise has recently become the subject of a new study out of the department of anthropology, led by Sauroman Jones.

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November 06, 2013
  New study reveals Calgarians love bad weatherPDF files may take a moment to load

A recent study conducted by the University of Calgary’s sociology department has brought to light a shocking secret about Calgarians: we actually like our city’s unpredictable and miserable winter weather.

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October 30, 2013
  Faculty of arts teams up with choice retailerPDF files may take a moment to load

Arts programs have never been of the highest priority to Alberta’s education system, particularly when it comes to funding and the distribution of grants.

With the recent announcement of the multi-million dollar expansion to the Schulich School of Engineering, as well as the new sponsorship from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., the students and staff of the faculty of arts were left questioning the massive cutbacks to post-secondary programs last March. Corporate sponsorship may indeed be the answer.

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October 23, 2013
  Guy won’t let go of that one joke he madePDF files may take a moment to load

Third-year engineering student Victor Clement just cannot seem to get over that one joke he made that one time.

In early April, 2011, Clement was hanging out with a group of friends when he reportedly told a great joke regarding the recently released film The Last Godfather.

The friends were meeting to discuss the details of their upcoming royal wedding viewing party when Clement made what seemed to be an unintentionally funny statement regarding the film’s plot.

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October 09, 2013
  Hard drive, soft principlesPDF files may take a moment to load

“USB device has been improperly removed. Data may have been corrupted,” reads the computer.

We have all been warned time and time again about the imminent danger associated with improperly removing a USB device. Unfortunately, many of us did not read the writing on the wall.

“I don’t even know how it began,” said first-year computer science student Charles Babbage. “The corruption just became more illicit and pervasive as the weeks went by.”

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October 02, 2013
  Student still has superiority complex about owning a BlackBerryPDF files may take a moment to load

While the rest of the world is celebrating the release of the latest iPhone, one University of Calgary student has yet to come down from the high of owning a BlackBerry Pearl.

Fourth-year political science major Andrea Sykes just cannot seem to get over the rush that comes with owning the latest gadget, even if that once-great piece of technology has now been rendered obsolete.

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October 02, 2013
  Student inconveniently struck by inspirationPDF files may take a moment to load

Early Monday morning, a University of Calgary student was struck by inspiration at one of the most inconvenient times possible.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Monday morning, third-year biology major Stefania Barnes was preparing for an upcoming midterm when she was reportedly overcome with a burning desire to just try out something new.

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