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June 07, 2012
  Photo Contest: Escape into the thoughts of the cloudsPDF files may take a moment to load

Every month the Gauntlet hosts a photo contest. This month's winner was Bonnie Chuong's photograph, "Escape into the thoughts of the clouds."

"We all have our ways of escaping reality, and the vastness of the sky is where our dreams take flight. The emphasis in this self-portrait is the dove, who is free just like our minds to escape into the clouds," writes Bonnie Chuong.

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June 07, 2012
  Editorial: Not so new era for video gamesPDF files may take a moment to load

The demo for the video game starts on an unusual note -- a man with his face covered walks into a desert encampment, holding the body of a wounded combatant. He shouts for help and three Middle Eastern men rush to his aid, their voices laced with concern for their injured comrade. As they lead the man with the covered face into a tent, they lay the injured warrior on a table, examining his wounds while desperately discussing their next steps.

June 07, 2012
  Prepare your bike, Sled Island is herePDF files may take a moment to load

Although people might not always see it, Calgary is a beautiful city. Despite complaints, it is difficult to dismiss the city's best features: plentiful green spaces, a growing music scene and wonderful inhabitants. All of these things are brought to the forefront during Calgary's festival season, where the best parts of the blossoming city are on display. One festival in particular stands above the rest, a sprawling behemoth that commandeers the city for a week of musical bliss. It is Sled Island, and it is almost here.

June 07, 2012
  Hockey talent below the surfacePDF files may take a moment to load

An NHL scout's traditional toolkit includes a reliable car, a good pen and a tolerance for countless hours on rough roads and in seedy hotel rooms. They are anonymous to the public when they succeed and often have to find a new employer when they fail.

The job is a classic love-of-the-game cliche, perhaps romantic to some with the image of hockey in its purest form: free from huge salaries, no-trade clauses and athletic super-stardom. The NHL salary cap has privileged drafting more than ever.

June 07, 2012
  Spun: SorryPDF files may take a moment to load

Sorry manages to have earworm catchiness and grit on the same album, sometimes all in one song. Scuzzy bass riffs, distorted vocals and standard rock composition all mesh in a powerful and impressive release from this unique Calgary band. To call the tracks on Mazes simply low-fi doesn't do them justice, as that label is too broad for this particular set of songs. This is not just another band with dictaphone calibre recordings and vocal lines soaked with reverb.

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June 07, 2012
  Stem cell research finds new answersPDF files may take a moment to load

New advances in stem cell research have been made at the University of Calgary.

U of C professors Derrick Rancourt and Roman Krawetz have developed a bioreactor that produces stem cells efficiently.

Rancourt and Krawetz have collaborated since 2006, and in 2008 began actively pursuing new technology that would generate pluripotent stem cells in greater quantities. Their research was done in partnership with the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health.

June 07, 2012
  The U of C may have made illegal donationsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary may have made illegal political donations estimated at just under $10,000. The investigation into the donations, which may have been indirectly made, is still ongoing.

Progressive Conservative lawyer Joseph Lougheed purchased pc fundraising tickets on behalf of the U of C over time. This created a sum of about $4,500 of U of C funds donated to the pc party, as reported in the cbc and the Calgary Herald in June 2012.

June 07, 2012
  U of C makes top 50 under 50 listPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's ambitious goal to become one of the top universities in the country has gained some momentum. The U of C was considered 17th on an elite world ranking for the top 50 universities under 50.

June 07, 2012
  PLEIADES keeps things freshPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta College of Art and Design is not only a purveyor of fantastic artists and their creations, it also brings like-minded people together in a creative, supportive environment and then helps them reach their full potential. PLEIADES is a perfect example of this phenomenon, although many others can empathize with Nyssa Brown and Joleen Toner's experience creating a musical conglomeration. The duo spent almost every day for three years together in a studio, and the result is the vocally inspired music of PLEIADES.

June 07, 2012
  Federal budget proposes changes for research, industryPDF files may take a moment to load

The proposed 2012 federal budget, expected to pass with the current Conservative government, focuses new funding primarily on research and development projects.

The budget plan, presented on March 29, aims to encourage innovation and growth in more profitable sectors of the economy, with large sums of public money being spent on technological development within the private sector.

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