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May 31, 2012
  Editorial: Pink slime is grossPDF files may take a moment to load

It's connective tissue, rectal tissue and spinal scraps-- and it's making its way into your ground beef. The notoriously unappealing substance known as 'pink slime' has outraged beef consumers and has given vegetarians another reason to scoff at hamburgers.

May 31, 2012
  Misdirected anger over proposed changes to Bill 2PDF files may take a moment to load

There is a sentence that has been creating controversy in Alberta during the past few months. This sentence comes from section 16 of Bill 2, the proposed Education Act.

According to the bill, "All courses or programs of study offered and instructional materials used in a school must reflect the diverse nature and heritage of society in Alberta, promote understanding and respect for others and honour and respect the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Alberta Human Rights Act."

May 31, 2012
  Stampede art returns to CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

This summer, visitors to the Glenbow Museum will be able to travel back in time to witness some of the masterpieces seen by those who attended the very first Calgary Stampede 100 years ago.

When Charlie Marion Russell was invited to exhibit his work at the 1912 Calgary Stampede, he was among the most famous artists of the Old American West. His illustrations were featured on postcards, in calendars and in literature embodying the spirit of the plains.

May 31, 2012
  BassBus is bumpin' with more than just bassPDF files may take a moment to load

Local musician Luke Thomson played on the BassBus stage during the Lilac Festival on May 27. The annual festival brings businesses and organizations across Calgary together for a day-long celebration featuring live music and a variety of local foods. The BassBus featured performances from a number of Calgarian artists, who played both inside and outside of the mobile venue. For more information about the BassBus visit bassbus.ca.

May 31, 2012
  Spun: Hunger HushPDF files may take a moment to load

Hunger Hush are destined for radio. The three slick tracks from the Calgarian group's newest EP Hot & Cold Air go down as easily as candy. Each song is punchy, catchy and unapologetically pop-rock, but who says that is a bad thing? Not every band is destined to sit at home and ponder the turbulent nature of human morality. Although sometimes a bit of vapid cheerfulness can be refreshing, don't expect these tracks to find their way into coffee shops anytime soon.

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May 31, 2012
  U of C presents music's softer sidePDF files may take a moment to load

Concerts are often associated with the spectacle of a band or an orchestra delivering an earth-shattering performance at a massive scale in front of an equally massive audience. This type of live music can be incredibly moving, but scaling things back a bit can be just as powerful. A little intimacy can go a long way in creating a meaningful connection between the performers and the audience.

May 31, 2012
  U of C researchers help the lost find their wayPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine getting lost in your own neighbourhood or home -- not one you have just moved to, but one that you have lived in for 20 years. For people with developmental topographical disorientation, this event can be a daily occurrence. First described in 2009 by assistant psychology professor at the University of Calgary Giuseppe Iaria and colleagues, dtd is a condition where people experience difficulties with orientation.

May 31, 2012
  Protein can help the fight against cancerPDF files may take a moment to load

Cancer research today is as imperative as ever, and new research at the University of Calgary is helping shed light on prevention and treatment of the disease. Professor of biochemistry Hans Vogel is researching a protein called lactoferrin that may boost immunity and gives insight into cancer treatment and prevention.

May 31, 2012
  Renovating Foothills Athletic ParkPDF files may take a moment to load

Dutifully serving its purpose since its construction in the early 1960s, Foothills Athletic Park, which sits adjacent to the University of Calgary, is well overdue for a facelift. Foothills Athletic Park and Glenmore Athletic Park, two centrally located multisport athletic parks, are being considered for major overhauls that would upgrade the present amenities while also creating new ones.

The two parks include many courts, fields and training facilities used by athletes from the U of C and all over the city.

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