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October 04, 2012
  Fowl play in CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

During the annual Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, horses are paraded through the streets and thousands of onlookers get up close and personal with livestock. Education about animal husbandry is encouraged, but when the rodeo leaves town, so does the notion of agriculture in the city. For a place that prides itself on western heritage and values, Calgary is proving to be unprogressive when it comes to urban chickens.


October 04, 2012
  A separatist Quebec victoryPDF files may take a moment to load

Quebec has been a hot topic lately. First it was the student protests, then the lead up to the provincial election. Now, the results of a Parti Québécois victory ended in a tragic election-night shooting. It’s unfortunate that most news about Quebec has been negative recently, including the commentary surrounding the shooting.

October 04, 2012
  Big, fat liarPDF files may take a moment to load

During the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 27–30, Paul Ryan delivered a gripping speech after accepting his nomination as the Republican vice-presidential candidate. It was articulate, it was moving and it may have swung a few voters to Mitt Romney’s side. However, it was also almost completely constructed out of blatant lies.


October 04, 2012
  Editorial: Doug Black abuses university moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Most University of Calgary students expect their hefty tuition fees to go towards quality education and resources on campus. But where is students’ tuition money actually going? First-class plane tickets and a limousine ride to Ranchman’s Club aren’t things one would expect hard-earned tuition money to help pay for. However, senator-in-waiting and U of C chair of the Board of Governors Doug Black claimed these — to name just a few — “expenses” to the university.

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October 04, 2012
  Dinos ready to reclaim national titlePDF files may take a moment to load

With 15 all-time national titles, the University of Calgary’s swim team has been one of the most successful varsity teams in U of C history. Last season, the Dinos aimed to capture the Canadian Interuniversity Sport crown for a third year in a row but unfortunately finished second in the championships. Their quest for a third-straight title was derailed by the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds who broke the championship points record by scoring 811.5 points as a team. 


October 04, 2012
  The makings of a captivating seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

Since 1980, only nine NBA franchises have won a championship, including one-time champions the Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers. What this means is that the NBA is a largely dominated by the same case of characters year in and year out. Partly because of this, the consensus among hardcore groups of NBA fans is that there is almost no relevant professional basketball in October and November. 
But the 2012–13 season isn’t like the others. This year, there is intrigue from day one.

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October 04, 2012
  Dinos thrash U of A in Kickoff gamePDF files may take a moment to load

With painted chests, a full band and racing mascots, there is always something special about the Kickoff game. In front of what is often the largest crowd of the season, the Dinos football team welcomed a mostly freshmen audience of 5,309 to McMahon Stadium for the last event of orientation week. It was the best attendance for a Kickoff game since 2006 and the University of Calgary has put a lot of effort into making the Kickoff game an event rather than just a football game.

October 04, 2012
  Spun: YeasayerPDF files may take a moment to load

Yeasayer is a band known primarily for two things: solid singles and excellent live shows. This determination and energy has not translated to the studio, however, as previous albums strived to reach innovation and expressiveness, but fell short.


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October 04, 2012
  Spun: Shout Out Out Out OutPDF files may take a moment to load

Shout Out Out Out Out is an Edmontonian group on a one-band mission to prove that a synthesizer can have a heart too. 


Their third full-length album continues from Reintegration Time and the Juno-nominated Not Saying/Just Saying.


With every new album, SOOO endeavour to complete the impossibly difficult task of capturing the sheer immensity of sound that is produced at their concerts. The group’s live shows are spell-binding, but some may feel slightly underwhelmed when listening to their recordings. 


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