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May 21, 2009
  Campus 5-0 battle busy monthPDF files may take a moment to load

As host to Bermuda Shorts Day, April is always busy for Campus Security and this year's fourth month didn't disappoint.

University of Calgary staff members harangued CS officers for not understanding the plight of the homeless, a man in a wheelchair was caught letting the air out of a truck's tire and an intoxicated male student exposed himself to a female security officer.

May 21, 2009
  The U of Cís amalgamation proclamationPDF files may take a moment to load

With the spectre of the ongoing economic crisis looming over their shoulders, the University of Calgary's General Faculties Council will vote on the proposed amalgamation of the fine arts, communication and culture, social sciences and humanities faculties into a single arts faculty this Thursday. Originally proposed last fall, the plan has been a topic of pitched debate amongst students and faculty ever since. Last month, both the Students' Union and the

May 21, 2009
  Spun: Depeche ModePDF files may take a moment to load

Most electronic music can be classified in two distinct categories-- generic background pump-up music ideal for intensive workouts and the dark soundtrack to a lovesick adolescent's life.

Sounds of the Universe, Depeche Mode's newest record and twelfth studio album, falls into the latter category as a brilliant addition to their already formidable discography.

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May 21, 2009
  Spun: Heaven and HellPDF files may take a moment to load

The Devil You Know is the first studio album in 17 years from the line-up of vocalist Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice.

For those not in the know, Heaven and Hell are actually the Dio-era Black Sabbath who, due to legalities, are recording under the name of the album they released in 1980 as Black Sabbath. Despite the long wait, these metal vets have managed to conjure up one hell of an album.

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May 21, 2009
  Spun: Bat For LashesPDF files may take a moment to load

Bat for Lashes is the pseudonym for Pakistan-born, Britain-based singer Natasha Khan. Her most recent album, Two Suns, features bass and beat programming from Brooklyn-based psychedelic experimenter Yeasayer and singer Scott Walker, who performs in the duet "The Big Sleep." Holding true to her alternative sounds, Two Suns is a heady combination of breathy vocals and talented drumming.

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May 21, 2009
  Spun: Patrick WatsonPDF files may take a moment to load

Wander back three years to a typical autumn day in Montreal. The release of Patrick Watson's second full-length disc, Close to Paradise, had earned him and his backing band of eccentric masterminds international acclaim and the Polaris Music Prize.

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May 21, 2009
  To d'oh or not to d'oh, that is the questionPDF files may take a moment to load

MacHomer is nothing like a tale told by an idiot, but it is full of sound and fury, signifying comedy gold.

With good humour and a load of near-perfect impersonations, the play is being held as one of the many theatrical performances for the Calgary International Children's Festival. MacHomer is the perfect show for parents and teachers who want to educate children and teens who find the Bard's Elizabethan dialogue a little intimidating.

May 21, 2009
  Fanboys' jokes only good for Star WarriorsPDF files may take a moment to load

Fanboys, hold on to your lightsabers. Fanboys, directed by Kyle Newman, is being released in Canadian theatres with its original story line intact, to the great joy of its fans.

Not so long ago -- 1998 to be exact -- in a place not so far away -- Ohio -- four boys make an epic journey across the United States to Skywalker Ranch. Their mission: break in and watch Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

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May 21, 2009
  Quake in fear or feel the Shatner's wrathPDF files may take a moment to load

Way back in 1966, a role in an obscure science fiction program called Star Trek catapulted a young man from Montreal to international superstardom. Since then, William Shatner has delighted audiences around the world with his starring roles in Star Trek and its assorted spin-offs and a litany of other roles. Now Portland-based author Jeff Burk is bringing Shatner to a whole new realm.

May 21, 2009
  Musical Evil Dead a bloody good timePDF files may take a moment to load

Rebecca Northan, who stars as Annie in Evil Dead: The Musical, found her love of theatre doing improvisation in Calgary's own Loose Moose Theatre when she was 16 and it remains one of her favourite venues to perform in.

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