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January 30, 2014
  Bieber meltdown not that unbeliebablePDF files may take a moment to load

What is there to say about Justin Bieber? Everyone has an opinion about him. For better or worse, he is a Canadian icon. Most likely for the worse. Bieber’s latest stunt — a DUI in Miami — has left his fans stunned, his detractors ecstatic and the rest of us unsurprised. As of Jan. 29, over 100,000 signatures have appeared on a petition to have Bieber deported from the U.S., making the issue something the White House will actually have to deal with.

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January 23, 2014
  Axe comes down on net neutralityPDF files may take a moment to load

If you follow technological news at all, chances are you have heard or read these four words at least once over the past few days: net neutrality is dead. The odds are also high that you have no idea what those words actually mean, other than the fact that they sound somewhat ominous.

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January 15, 2014
  Facebook fanaticism leaves us speechlessPDF files may take a moment to load

Change your Facebook privacy settings as soon as you’re done reading this.

This week, Ala’a Hamdan, a student at the University of Calgary, appeared on news sites across the world after she posted writings on Facebook intended to reflect the perspective of Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation.

The occupation of Palestine is always a divisive issue.

The conflict is complicated. Arguments on both sides are often fueled by emotion or religion, but the basic history is such.

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January 09, 2014
  Seeing through the holy seePDF files may take a moment to load

The world has a new pope and everyone seems happy that he was not a Nazi and does not look like Emperor Palpatine. These are not Pope Francis’s only qualities, of course. The Argentinian-born Francis is developing a reputation as progressive and genuine. He has been photographed assisting people from all walks of life, including unwed mothers, Muslim prisoners and the disfigured.

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November 28, 2013
  Sacrificing academic integrity for fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

A report by the Canadian Association of University Teachers recently revealed that the U of C has signed deals that essentially give corporate donors veto-power over where their research grants are spent. This report has brought the U of C’s reputation into question. Academic institutions have a responsibility to provide an education free from private interests.

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November 21, 2013
  International college’s “diversity” a diversionPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has plans to open a college for international students that would be run by a private corporation. This plan has rightfully angered many people on campus, as the potential dangers of the college outweigh its potential benefits.

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November 14, 2013
  MacHall, a future worth paying forPDF files may take a moment to load

As the story on our cover explains, there will be a vote at next week’s Student Legislative Council as to whether a referendum will be held in March on a new $35 student fee that would be used to fund the re-development of MacHall. Students paying this fee will likely never personally benefit from a re-developed MacHall.

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November 07, 2013
  Clobbering a national stream of culturePDF files may take a moment to load

The future of Canada’s national public broadcaster is up in the air again as the Harper government attempts to choke the cash-strapped Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of its meager parliamentary funding.

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October 30, 2013
  Israeli treatment of asylum seekers racistPDF files may take a moment to load

In the name of protecting their Jewish identity, the Israeli government and people are running a discriminatory campaign against African refugees. The state of Israel has built a detention camp for refugees that can hold over 10,000 people, as well as established new laws to arrest and detain people of African descent on site, whether or not they have been involved in criminal activity.

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