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July 19, 2012
  Editorial: Calgarians want housing. Now.PDF files may take a moment to load

The Harper government announced a new string of amendments to Canada’s mortgage rules that came into effect on July 9, 2012. These changes to the borrowing rules were made in part to avoid the borrowing crisis that has set the America economy into its current state of turmoil with entire cities filing for bankruptcy. While the logic behind the changes seems timely as fear of economic downturn spreads across the Canadian boader, there are serious consequences on the renting market as Canadians have fewer buying options.

July 19, 2012
  Folk Fest is coming and can't be stoppedPDF files may take a moment to load

Every year in late July, Prince’s Island Park is covered with tarps, and these tarps are covered with music fans. They arrive in droves of hundreds to attend one of the biggest festivals in Calgary, and one of the most important musical events in Canada: the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

July 19, 2012
  ONEcard expansion program haltedPDF files may take a moment to load

"We need more options, and we need to be able to get better food because right now there’s not much to choose from,” said second-year biology student Jess Neufeld concerning where he is able to use his onecard to purchase food. He is currently living in Glacier Hall.

The onecard allows students to use their U of C identification card as a quick and easy way to pay for food on campus, access transit and pay for printing in the library. However, students are unable to use the onecard at all U of C food vendors.

July 19, 2012
  Game review: The Real TexasPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the many benefits of an independently published game is the freedom it allows developers — there are more opportunities to try new things when the people making a game are unrestrained by the demands of investors and shareholders. The Real Texas is a glowing example of the results of this kind of freedom, a game miles away from anything found on store shelves.

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July 19, 2012
  Spun: Peer SupportPDF files may take a moment to load

What is better than eating locally grown food? Listening to locally grown music. Peer Support is a self-described “five-piece melodic indie rock act from Calgary with influences as diverse as the city that they call home.” The tight-knit group has recently released their first self-titled EP, a three track album that feels like a deep breath of fresh air in a city experiencing a post-Stampede smog.

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July 19, 2012
  Book review: TriflesPDF files may take a moment to load

<p>Families new to Canada often experience a disconnect between generations. Parents raised in another country may have difficulties raising their children in a place so unlike their home. Conversely, their children may feel alienated by parents who don’t understand their lives.

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July 19, 2012
  Copyright agreement put offPDF files may take a moment to load

The long debate concerning whether universities across Canada should sign on to Access Copyright’s model plan is ongoing. The University of Calgary is still in the consultation process and has delayed signing on to the agreement once again.

The U of C opted out of Access Copyright’s previous plan in 2011 after the prices increased, but in April 2012, the copyright collective introduced a new agreement that is stirring debate nationwide.

July 19, 2012
  Update: student aid gets more accessible in AlbertaPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta government has introduced several changes to the student aid program to decrease financial barriers encountered by post-secondary students.
According to the provincial government’s website, the enhancements will make it easier for university students to reach their educational goals. All changes will be effective August 1.

July 19, 2012
  Research calls for Calgary's doggy donationsPDF files may take a moment to load

Faculty of veterinary medicine researchers at the University of Calgary are asking Calgary dog owners to donate their dog’s poop in the name of science.

Dog owners in Calgary who live in areas near large parks were sent letters on July 11 requesting them to fill out online surveys about their dog’s walking patterns. Dog owners were also asked if they would be willing to donate their dog’s leavings.

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