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<p>Pauline Anunciacion • Dante Bencivenga • Bonnie Chuong Amanda Espinoza • Kurt Genest • Alex Hamilton • Melanie Hudson • Michael Issakidis • Kaleem Khan • Varuni Khurana• Alex Kim • Michael Kwas • Imaan Ladipo • Jenny Lau • Tim Louden • Joey Maslen • Fabian Mayer • Emily Macphail • Dawn Muenchrath • Kristen Murray • Caitlyn O’Connor • Alexei Pepers • Alex Procyk • Marel Sheikh • Caitlin Simpson • Sean Sullivan • Louie Villanueva • Charis Whitbourne • McKinley Wiens • Jeremy Woo</p>

September 27, 2012
  Spending money for "fitness" proves beneficial to egoPDF files may take a moment to load

A group of fitness researchers in Vancouver, British Columbia believe they have uncovered the secret behind the new method of feeling fitter that is now all the rage. The controversial method, dubbed “Lululemon Retail Therapy” by those who remain more skeptical of the routine, has swept across North America like wildfire, proving to be especially popular among the 18–24 year old female demographic.

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September 27, 2012
  Editorial: Hitchhiking versus charge-hikingPDF files may take a moment to load

Public transportation in Calgary sucks, but it could get much worse with a late night surcharge on taxis in the city.


Alderman John Mar, representative for Ward 8, recently posted a video pitching the idea of charging late night passengers up to five additional dollars to encourage more cabbies to be on the road at high-demand times. Most people like to go out and have a few drinks on the weekend and need to rely on either designated drivers, public transit or taxi services to get them home safe and sound. 


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September 27, 2012
  Past its primePDF files may take a moment to load

McMahon Stadium is the least impressive of Calgary’s major entertainment venues. Although the over 50-year-old stadium has hosted a variety of marquee events — from the 1988 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies to the NHL Heritage Classic last year — it clearly shows its age. Cities across Canada are upgrading or replacing their football venues and there has been a lot of talk about upgrading McMahon Stadium. 


September 27, 2012
  A unique hobby for this generationPDF files may take a moment to load

When most of us consider board games, our thoughts immediately rush back to sitting around the kitchen table playing Monopoly with family, or taking Clue over to the neighbour’s to spend the night babysitting. We grew out of these games, believing them to be childish — and once gaming systems became a bigger part of our lives, we disregarded board games completely. Board games should be reconsidered because they offer intellectual and social entertainment for adults, as well as children.

September 27, 2012
  High-tech high culturePDF files may take a moment to load

Advancement in art comes with advancement in technology — in new media, computers and video screens have become fresh canvases for artists to explore. EMMEDIA, a local electronic media arts centre that provides support and equipment for local artists, will soon be hosting Calgary’s first new media festival, Particle + Wave. The festival will run from Sept. 27–30 and will highlight local artists through screenings, exhibitions and performances throughout the city. 


September 27, 2012
  Practice makes perfectPDF files may take a moment to load

The new South Health Campus hospital in Calgary officially opened its first phase on September 6. It will now be accepting patients for family clinics and diagnostic imaging. 


It will be the biggest hospital in Alberta and is expected to be fully functional by the end of 2013. 


The $1.3 billion facility is also home to a family medicine teaching centre, the third in Calgary alongside the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre and the Sunridge Family Medicine Teaching Centre.


September 27, 2012
  Caught in the slut boxPDF files may take a moment to load

The “slut box” is a dangerous category to be placed in. Relegating a woman to the slut box — sluts are almost universally understood to be female — generally indicates she is of poor moral character and somehow fundamentally different from women who escape the wrath of this category. In other words, the fact that women are still labelled as sluts or non-sluts indicates that a dichotomy exists between promiscuous women and monogamous women. 


September 27, 2012
  Keep pseudo and science separatePDF files may take a moment to load

For students interested in a career in research or medicine, securing a summer position in a research lab provides invaluable experience. By obtaining a studentship from an organization like Alberta Innovates Health Solutions or the University of Calgary’s Program for Undergraduate Research Experience, undergraduates can spend the summer months conducting research in world-class labs. 


September 27, 2012
  Debate: Honey Boo Boo ChildPDF files may take a moment to load

Almost everyone with Internet or cable seems to have an innate fascination with reality television — we thrive on gawking at people in questionable life circumstances. The Learning Channel reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is no exception to this. Alana Thompson, otherwise known as Honey Boo Boo Child, is the star of what I would call the epitome of garbage television. 


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September 27, 2012
  Debate: Honey Boo Boo ChildPDF files may take a moment to load

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, starring the seven-year-old, pageant-loving Alana Thompson, has carved a place in the hearts of audiences, offering the world an escape from reality. It is this escapism that appeals to television watchers and is clearly beneficial to society. 


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