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October 04, 2012
  The failures of The New 52PDF files may take a moment to load

Last September, DC Comics launched ‘The New 52,’ the largest single publishing initiative in the legendary comic book company’s history. Every series published by the company was relaunched and rebooted, resulting in 52 new #1 issues. Along with instituting same day digital copies for all issues, the idea was to attract new readership to the company’s comic books, particularly targeting those more aware of the characters through their media adaptations than the comics themselves.


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October 04, 2012
  Calgarians are funnyPDF files may take a moment to load

Are you a fan of stand-up comedy? If you’re looking for a chance to get out and enjoy an amazing collection of world-class comedians, then look no further.


YYComedy Festival will be hitting the streets of Calgary from September 24–30, and will be showcasing some of Canada’s best comedians.


One of the things that is unique about the festival is that it is celebrating Calgarian comedians, and bringing attention back to the city where many world-class comedians are from.


October 04, 2012
  Calgary Opera breaks the mouldPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary Opera’s new production, What Brought Us Here: A New Community Opera, will attempt to break the mould of traditional operas. A contemporary take on the artform, What Brought Us Here explores the experiences of local Calgarians who have immigrated to Canada.


October 04, 2012
  Uncovering Calgary's proud pastPDF files may take a moment to load

With the 2012 Calgary Pride Week behind us, it is clear that Alberta’s queer community has come a long way in the past few years. Alison Redford became our first premier to speak at a Gay Pride festival, a large sympolic leap forward for our province. While there is a modicum of homophobia and transphobia still present in some aspects of our society, it is vastly overshadowed by a national acceptance of queer people and queer culture. However, it would be false to think that things have always been this way.


October 04, 2012
  Reason for Tim Hortons lineup discoveredPDF files may take a moment to load

A student at the University of Calgary has offered an explanation for why he joins the Tim Hortons lineup when it is the longest one in the food court. The phenomenon of students queuing in not one, but two, Tim Hortons lineups has baffled U of C researchers for years. Studies show it also baffles anyone not addicted to Tim Hortons.


“I feel enlightened. It’s like meditating,” third-year biology student Frank Mason said, explaining why he joined a line over 20 people long. “I really just love standing in line.”


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October 04, 2012
  Interactive tool gets one million hitsPDF files may take a moment to load

There have been many additions and improvements to the University of Calgary’s website over the past few years to make being a student easier than ever. One of the more prominent new features is the interactive room finder — launched in January 2010 — which reached just over one million page views during the summer semester.


For many first-year and returning students, the U of C campus can be confusing. This tool, however, may change that.


October 04, 2012
  Q Centre's open house welcomes new facesPDF files may take a moment to load

With the beginning of a new school year, students are introduced to a variety of campus services and support. Among these is the Q Centre, the University of Calgary’s centre for sexual and gender diversity, which had an open house on September 6 that brought new faces through their doors.


The open house showcased the space and the resources the Q Centre provides for U of C students. 


October 04, 2012
  Engineering competition comes to the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Showcasing innovative research from around the world, the Institution of 
Engineering and Technology will be holding its regional final for the Present Around the World competition at the University of Calgary — the first time a regional final has been held in Western Canada. Organized by the IET, the PATW is a presentation competition involving engineers 18–26 years old from various fields of research. The event will be held on September 15. 


October 04, 2012
  Update: Quebec elections and student riotsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students are heading back to universities and colleges across Canada to resume their post-secondary studies. In Quebec, however, this annual return to school is anything but business as usual.


There were extraordinary events during the previous school year in Quebec, with student strikes and hundreds of thousands marching through the streets of Montreal. 


October 04, 2012
  Peer mentor program continues to expandPDF files may take a moment to load

Looking to build tomorrow’s leaders on campus, the 
Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Calgary has more mentors and more first-year applicants than ever before. Mentors help first-year students get the most out of their university experience.


This year, over 330 first-year students applied for the program, and about 183 people are currently working as mentors or are training to become a mentor.


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