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October 05, 2012
  As real as it getsPDF files may take a moment to load

It is said that those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it — by looking back at the racial discrimination that stains Canada’s history, we can ensure that similar mistakes are not made today. To help us look back, the University of Calgary’s Stop Racism Committee will present the play The Real McCoy, which will be performed by the local Afrocentric performance society Ellipsis Tree Collective in the Gallery Hall of the Taylor Family Digital Library on September 24. 


October 05, 2012
  Film review: Dredd 3DPDF files may take a moment to load

The year is 2099. America is an irradiated wasteland. The East Coast is united in one sprawling urban metropolis, Mega-City One. The population lives under the rule of a totalitarian police state, controlled by the fascist Judges. Armoured, faceless and heavily armed, the Judges are the police, judge, jury and executioner all in one, dispensing sentences with extreme prejudice. And they are the heroes of the movie.


October 05, 2012
  The many dimensions of filmPDF files may take a moment to load

The time has come once again for Calgary cinephiles to partake in the annual feast of films at the Calgary International Film Festival. Now in its 13th year of deluging the city with celluloid, CIFF is set to dazzle diverse audiences throughout the 11-day affair. With genres ranging from psychotronic cult films to wacky and irreverent comedies, CIFF is sure to satisfy everyone’s cinematic needs.


October 05, 2012
  Give and let livePDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian Blood Services tested students’ blood as part of a ‘What’s Your Type?’ clinic in MacEwan Student Centre on September 17. 


The free service gave University of Calgary students a chance to discover their blood type and receive information about donating blood.


Blood is in high demand and Canadian Blood Services will be hosting blood donation sessions at the U of C over the next year.


October 05, 2012
  Club me 'til I'm weekPDF files may take a moment to load

Did Animal House make you want to join a frat? Ever wonder if there are other people on campus as hopelessly addicted to StarCraft as you? Do you dream at night of meeting fellow pre-dental students and fantasize about the wonderful conversations you could be having with fellow vegans?


However obscure your interest, prepare to branch out, because clubs week is back at the University of Calgary. The event runs from Sept. 17–21.


October 05, 2012
  Peer roamers provide library learning assistancePDF files may take a moment to load

A new program at the 
University of Calgary makes navigating the Taylor Family Digital Library a lot easier. 


The Peer Roaming Program at the TFDL, which began on September 10, has a total of eight students who walk around at different times in bright orange shirts answering questions and helping students get acquainted with the library.


Third-year psychology student and peer roamer Grant Cheung said the program is a great opportunity to help fellow students.


October 05, 2012
  Dreams come true for twoPDF files may take a moment to load

Two new students at the University of Calgary have been given life-changing opportunities.


The U of C’s Student Refugee Program has provided funding for Augustine Gayang and Peter Kuany to pursue university education.


At this time last year, they were both in a refugee camp and uncertain of their future. A year later, they’re at a top university getting an opportunity to chase their dreams.


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