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May 15, 2008
  Awards given to super-profsPDF files may take a moment to load

Life as a university student can be hectic. Between exams, term papers and making it to work on time, class can be a low priority.

But there are some classes you never miss. It could be the impending terror of missing content, but it is normally because you enjoy time spent there.

May 15, 2008
  Showiní your stuff while you canPDF files may take a moment to load

If you want to see a display of underdogs overcome challenging obstacles to be victorious, visit the 2008 bachelor of fine arts graduating exhibition instead of renting the Rocky movies. A group of 14 graduating fine arts students struggled against an apathetic city, lack of exposure for the arts and heavy workload to organize a successful exhibition.

May 15, 2008
  Student loans improvedPDF files may take a moment to load

With the new provincial budget now in effect, changes to post-secondary education spending are helping students, but some say not enough.

The new budget tabled April 22 included a 2.5 per cent cut in interest rates on student loans, bringing them down to prime, doubling part-time earning exemptions from $400 to $800, no scholarship restrictions on loan calculations and increased loan limits to $13,000.

May 15, 2008
  Pumps hardly hosing CanadiansPDF files may take a moment to load

Stop the presses, Canadians are getting hosed at the pump. At least that's what a Canwest News Service investigation found. Five per cent of gas pumps tested in Canada failed government inspections by pumping out less gas than they should have, most of them between 30 and 60 cents less.

May 15, 2008
  Solar Car picks up speed for the long haulPDF files may take a moment to load

When was the last time you saw a solar powered vehicle racing at 100 kilometres per hour in the city of Calgary? The University of Calgary's solar car team was at Race City Motorsport Park on Tuesday testing out their car, Schulich I, in preparation for the North American Solar Car Challenge.

May 15, 2008
  News for the unnewsedPDF files may take a moment to load

Credit card protest continues

A University of Calgary undergraduate paid his $1,037 tuition with coins Monday, in protest of the U of C's decision to stop taking credit card payments.

Political science student Teale Phelps Bondaroff carried more than 90 kilograms of rolled nickels and dimes in a wheelbarrow to the registrar's office. He explained that the government and the U of C are "nickel-and-diming" students through high tuition and refusing to take payments by credit card.

May 15, 2008
  Students find nuclear energy is a safe option for AlbertaPDF files may take a moment to load

A group of University of Calgary students are causing a stir over their recent conclusion that nuclear energy is a safe and viable option for Alberta. The fourth-year environmental science students completed their comprehensive research project which studied site selection, background radiation, media perception, modeling worst case scenarios, comparing technology sources and risk assessment.

May 15, 2008
  Prog rock group finds musical inspiration in the unbelievablePDF files may take a moment to load

Suppose while traveling the world you stumble upon a Ouija board possessed by evil spirits and, out of the kindness of your heart, give it to a friend as a gift. Now suppose that upon using the board, your lives are thrust into turmoil that can only be conquered by burying the board as deep in the earth as you can dig. Such is a day in the life of the Mars Volta, and the subject of their latest release The Bedlam in Goliath.

May 15, 2008
  Songstress plays old-time feel with fresh soundPDF files may take a moment to load

The musical down-tempo lament is becoming a lost art in this day and age. Audio references to the likes of Bob Dylan are, more often than not, lost to jittery, no-time-to-stop pop for the instant gratification generation. Thankfully, Sudbury songstress Kate Maki is a refreshing bright light at the end of the tunnel when facing a sometimes dim future for folk music.

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