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July 26, 2012
  Editorial: Anti-heroes: Skipping HollywoodPDF files may take a moment to load

"Batman madman,” “Batman psycho shoots 12 dead,” “Killer: I’m Joker,” “He yells ‘I’m the Joker’ then blasts 71 inside cinema” are all headlines on newspaper covers under a blown-up photo of a deranged 24-year-old after a horrific massacre in Colorado last Friday night. These shocking titles are representative of how acts of mass violence are portrayed in the media, and they have one thing in common: a complete disregard for the tragic loss of life.

July 26, 2012
  A new beginning for The Magnetic NorthPDF files may take a moment to load

This year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival will serve as the end of an era for The Magnetic North. The beloved local band, helmed by brothers Paul and Stephen van Kampen, will go through both a change in direction and a change of name, becoming the more driven and coherent Dark Red Dark Blue.

July 26, 2012
  Redeveloping MacEwan Student CentrePDF files may take a moment to load

MacEwan Student Centre officially opened on Nov. 17, 1967. It is the heart of campus and is a place where University of Calgary students come to meet, eat and study. Over time, however, MacHall has become dated and redevelopments and maintenance are needed in order to continue providing valuable services for students.

July 26, 2012
  Debate: Banning shark fin soup in CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, the City of Calgary voted 13–2 in favour of banning shark fin soup from being served within city limits. The new law will take effect in October 2012. This decision followed a quick debate in city council, not even offering affected Calgary residents and business owners time to hold town hall meetings to discuss the issue. In essence, the council members voted on behalf of their constituents without their constituents’ approval.

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July 26, 2012
  Debate: Banning shark fin soup in CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

When discussing the implications of Calgary city council banning the possession of shark fins, it is vital to first look at the barbaric process known as ‘finning.’ When fishermen are hunting for valuable shark fins, they want to optimize the amount of space on their boats. To do this, they store only sharks’ fins, slicing them off with a hot knife and throwing the mutilated predator back into the ocean. The shark, unable to move, will either suffocate or be eaten.

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July 26, 2012
  Online Exclusive: Sled Island 2012 show reviewsPDF files may take a moment to load

<p>Since its debut in 2007, Sled Island has captured the hearts of audiences across Canada. This captivation is the result of many distinct parts: the amazing venues, talented musicians and local art all play role in making the festival what it is. Yet the thing that rules most about Sled Island is its simplicity — all you have to do is listen to music and have fun. For four (or so) days, a mob of bike riding festival attendees are dedicated followers of this simple mantra. If that isn’t the Calgarian dream, what is?</p>

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July 26, 2012
  Film review: The Dark Knight Rises, but not too highPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dark Knight Rises serves as the grandiose finale for Christopher Nolan’s extremely popular Batman trilogy. It is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and while it doesn’t quite live up to the hype — although there was no way it realistically could — it is still an enjoyable movie for the vast majority of its running time. It is in no way better than The Dark Knight, but it does reach the height of Batman Begins.

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July 26, 2012
  Calgary's food trucks take to the streetPDF files may take a moment to load

Over the past few years Calgary has welcomed a new restaurant breed with open arms: the food truck. What was once a rare novelty has quickly become a staple in the city’s dining scene with over 30 mobile eateries across the city.

July 26, 2012
  U of C strengthens ties in ChinaPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is developing close relationships with various institutions in China. Partnerships were made and old ones strengthened during U of C president Elizabeth Cannon’s May 18–28 visit to Beijing and Hong Kong.

The U of C aims to secure ties with institutions that share mutual goals and to improve the 
U of C’s international profile by meeting with Chinese regional governments, oil companies and universities.

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