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April 11, 2013
  Debate: Dinos Logo RedesignPDF files may take a moment to load

On Wednesday, April 3, University of Calgary provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall unveiled the new logo for Dinos athletics to an eager student body and faculty. As part of the rebranding campaign, the Dinos have partnered with Nike as their official sponsor for their athletic apparel, in addition to other changes around athletics that include the upcoming overhaul of the Jack Simpson Gymnasium. This new corporate partnership brings potential for increased athlete recruitment and merchandise sales. 


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April 11, 2013
  Debate: Dinos Logo RedesignPDF files may take a moment to load

Not everybody likes the new Dinos logo. Although the University of Calgary was probably hoping that the release of the new athletics identity would be met with universal adoration, such a reaction was likely never in the cards. The introduction of new logos and uniforms in sports is often met with a healthy dose of criticism even at the professional level. 


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September 27, 2012
  Debate: Honey Boo Boo ChildPDF files may take a moment to load

Almost everyone with Internet or cable seems to have an innate fascination with reality television — we thrive on gawking at people in questionable life circumstances. The Learning Channel reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is no exception to this. Alana Thompson, otherwise known as Honey Boo Boo Child, is the star of what I would call the epitome of garbage television. 


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September 27, 2012
  Debate: Honey Boo Boo ChildPDF files may take a moment to load

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, starring the seven-year-old, pageant-loving Alana Thompson, has carved a place in the hearts of audiences, offering the world an escape from reality. It is this escapism that appeals to television watchers and is clearly beneficial to society. 


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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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