2012-05-17

    
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May 17, 2012
  Film Review: Dark ShadowsPDF files may take a moment to load

Watching the trailer for director Tim Burton's latest film Dark Shadows, one might infer that the movie is a raunchy sex comedy that derives the majority of its jokes either from the concept of supernatural copulation or the inevitable culture shock that comes from being reintroduced to the world after a two century-long absence. Fortunately, the movie is not as one-dimensional as the advertising made it sound.

May 17, 2012
  The job market looks good for gradsPDF files may take a moment to load

From non-profit organizations to the oil and gas industry, employment opportunities haven't looked this good for Albertan students since before the economic downturn. Several hundred jobs can be found on Joblink, the University of Calgary's internal job board, every day.

May 17, 2012
  Editorial: Summer UPass woesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's expensive to ride Calgary Transit. $2.75 is a hefty fee for a single train ride and $94 is an equally hefty fee for a monthly transit pass -- especially for students. In the last few weeks, evading fares has become a difficult task for transit users. With peace officers seemingly more diligent since the beginning of May, the only choices have become paying the transit fare or paying the $150 fine for jumping fare.

May 17, 2012
  A diamond in the roughPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2012 season was one to remember for the University of Calgary baseball team. The Dinos finished their season on May 13 in the semifinals of the Canadian College Baseball Conference after losing to the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute in the ninth inning. The road to the semifinals, however, was unconventional.

May 17, 2012
  Spun: From Birch to YewPDF files may take a moment to load

Though it is not exceptionally unique, local artist From Birch to Yew's self-released seven track debut album, Whisper in the Trees, is a strikingly earnest collection of tunes. What it lacks in sheer originality, it makes up for with the beautiful simplicity of talented songwriting.

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May 17, 2012
  Game Review: BotaniculaPDF files may take a moment to load

Occasionally a game will come along that reminds me how joyous the gaming medium can be. Botanicula is such a game. It is a piece of beautiful art, unburdened by the grim fatalism that has been rampant in independent games in the last five years. Any darkness that can be found in the world Amanita Design created only serves to accentuate its moments of pure, childish bliss.

May 17, 2012
  New website makes local music easyPDF files may take a moment to load

There is something special about local music. It has the ability to foster a sense of community among artists and fans, creating an environment where newcomers and veterans alike are welcomed, and bold new ideas are able to take root and thrive. However, the independent nature of local music can hold this community back, making it difficult for music fans to discover up-and-coming talent.

May 17, 2012
  Family of falcons make MacKimmie a summer homePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's MacKimmie Library Tower will house unusual residents this summer. A mating couple of peregrine falcons have taken roost on the roof of the tower, where they will be raising their chicks over the next four months.

Callie and Gary, the two falcons nesting on top of the library tower, are regular visitors to the university, nesting on the tower in previous years. The female, Callie, has been nesting at the U of C since 2006.

May 17, 2012
  U of C students get help with registrationPDF files may take a moment to load

Registering for the proper courses can be difficult for new university students. Over the spring and summer, high school students that are newly accepted to the University of Calgary must begin planning their degree.

On May 14, New Student Registration Assistance opened to help new students transition from high school to university. A team of seven students will be available over the summer to help any students experiencing issues with registration.

May 17, 2012
  Pridgen brothers' case dismissed by courtPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta Court of Appeal has sided with Keith and Steven Pridgen's plea for freedom of speech after being disciplined by the University of Calgary for criticizing a professor for inaccuracies of information.

On May 9, 2012, the Court upheld that the students acted within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

After the Pridgens were put on non-academic misconduct, their appeal was dismissed by the university's appeals process.

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