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August 08, 2012
  Play review: How Not To Get LaidPDF files may take a moment to load

At some point in all of our lives, we experience problems in the areas of dating, relationships, love and sex — or most likely a combination of these. How Not To Get Laid is a play that teaches exactly what its title suggests, with two actors who take turns in a series of short, humorous solo performances which explore some dating and relationship mishaps that many people can probably relate to.

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August 08, 2012
  Residence property tax under scrutinyPDF files may take a moment to load

Most post-secondary institutions and residence buildings across Canada are exempt from paying property tax to municipal governments. In Alberta, however, residence buildings are taxed hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.

One priority for the Council of Alberta University Students, a student advocacy group that represents 70,000 Albertan undergraduates, is to lobby provincial and municipal governments to remove these residence property taxes, bringing money back to student services and making living in residence better.

August 08, 2012
  Editorial: The War of 1812's inferiority complexPDF files may take a moment to load

Unlike the United States, Canada is a nation that gained its independence without a bloody revolution. This does not mean that Canada’s history is without violence. Many consider some of Canada’s defining moments to be on the battlefield. Vimy Ridge, the battle of the Somme and the Passchendaele battles are all examples of 
Canadian valour in the First World War that went a long way in defining our nation on a global scale.

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August 08, 2012
  Trials and tribulations of Olympic gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

For most track and field athletes, fame and fortune isn’t a likely outcome. Even for the ones who achieve relative success — placing well in international competitions, qualifying for the Olympics — sponsorships are likely to cover equipment costs and some travel expenses, but that’s it.

Compared to the Stanley Cup or the Superbowl, making it to the Olympics is important for solely non-monetary reasons. It justifies the time spent training, the sacrifices of family members and the careers put on hold.

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August 09, 2012
  The greatest of all Olympic folliesPDF files may take a moment to load

This message has been prevalent during the London 2012 Olympic Games: Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic athlete of all time and has the hardware to prove it. Countless articles have been written to this effect in the aftermath of the American swimmer’s record-breaking 22 medals.

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August 08, 2012
  Spun: The MountaineerPDF files may take a moment to load

If you need a seven-track album that fits nicely at a late night bonfire or an end-of-summer road trip, then Hit the Woodshed by Calgary’s The Mountaineer is a great pick. The album is the band’s debut, and has a mix of sounds ranging from folk to indie rock, although the folk is kept to a minimum.

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August 08, 2012
  Nobody hates Wild ChildrenPDF files may take a moment to load

Recently, a string of domestic terrorist attacks have taken place across the United States. These attacks, which include the shooting in Aurora, have drastically changed the political climate in America. In light of this, what kind of reaction would be elicited by a graphic novella centred on a group of armed high schoolers taking their teachers hostage? As it turns out, not much of one at all.

August 08, 2012
  Go truck yourselfPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgarian food trucks, including Jelly Modern Doughnuts will be gathering on August 10 for YYC Taste The Trucks II. Taking place near the Simmons building downtown, the event will feature 20 different trucks.

August 08, 2012
  The Mustard Seed offers rare living opportunityPDF files may take a moment to load

The Mustard Seed, a Christian humanitarian group in Calgary, is offering a unique living experience for post-secondary students and a chance to become neighbours with less fortunate individuals.

“The Missional Housing Program is an opportunity for college and university students to take the learning they get in their own lives, from the classroom and books, and really put it to work in their own community, living among the poor and the homeless,” said The Mustard Seed’s manager of community living Deb Runnalls.

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