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June 11, 2009
  Dinos hockey changes coachesPDF files may take a moment to load

After eight seasons under head coach Scott Atkinson, the University of Calgary Dinos men's hockey team will be moving in a different direction for the 2009-10 season. The Dinos announced Mark Howell, a former assistant coach for team Canada at three world junior championships and one world hockey championship, would be taking over the program June 3.

"We feel we're taking a first step here towards that ever elusive goal of a national championship in men's hockey," Dinos Athletic Director Kevin Boyles said.

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June 11, 2009
  Student dollars help libraryPDF files may take a moment to load

For students feverishly searching through the library's catalogue the night before a paper's due, the Students' Union's library endowment fee has helped, giving them more options during its 10 years in operation.

The money, totaling $84,381, was handed over by SU vice-president academic Meg Martin in a small ceremony Thursday, June 4 and has been used to fund numerous projects to help undergraduates complete schoolwork, including ebook services and citation-assistance programs.

June 11, 2009
  How the U of C ruined our summer vacationPDF files may take a moment to load

It's never too long into the winter semester that I begin to get antsy to leave the city come spring and summer. This year, unfortunately, my schedule demanded that I take a spring class. As such, I had to postpone my exodus until after the final exam for that course was written. I didn't want to hang around the city any longer than I had to and with work requiring that I return to Calgary immediately after the Stampede, I planned to leave the day of my exam, if possible.

So began my wait.

June 11, 2009
  Spun: Green DayPDF files may take a moment to load

When asked to, most people characterize Green Day as an emotional band. Their sound, loaded with anger, fear and confusion, came to a head in their last album, American Idiot. The political anxiety that facilitated Idiot is no more, as their latest LP, 21st Century Breakdown, focuses on larger social ills.

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June 11, 2009
  Spun: MeatdrawPDF files may take a moment to load

In the music industry, names are an important way of managing expectations. Victoria's Meatdraw may sound like a metal band, but they are not. Their website describes them as a "carnival exorcism dance band," which isn't a bad label for their brand of energetic, folksy music. The six-piece's second album, Fin Du Monophone, is a solid gateway into their work.

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June 11, 2009
  Spun: ChairliftPDF files may take a moment to load

Consisting of vocalist/guitarist Aaron Pfenning, vocalist/keyboardist Caroline Polachek and drummer Patrick Wimberly, Charilift are a low-key and engaging group. They're best known for extremely catchy single "Bruises," which was featured in Apple's commercial debuting the 4th generation Nano. If you can say their last names, you win 10 points, but if you can listen to Does You Inspire You without tapping a limb to their simple, catchy beats, you win 20.

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June 11, 2009
  Spun: Iggy PopPDF files may take a moment to load

The last song you'd expect to open a new Iggy Pop release is 1945 French jazz standard "Les Feuilles Mortes" (Autumn Leaves), sung in French no less. Preliminaires -- which translates as Foreplay -- is Iggy's 15th solo recording and is an eclectic mix of jazz, blues and subtle electronics.

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June 11, 2009
  Hades Publications explores the outer limits of science fictionPDF files may take a moment to load

What would happen if the earth was taken over by a race of subterranean mole people? How would the human race cope if we discovered individuals with superhuman abilities? While these ideas may seem absurd, they are very real possibilities for Hades Publications publisher Brian Hades.

His search to answer such questions led to the founding of Hades Publications in 2000, but before his quest, he started off his career as a magician at the age of 7.

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June 11, 2009
  Revitalized E3 offers look into the future of gamingPDF files may take a moment to load

The future of E3 -- the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- came into question three years ago. In 2006, many of the companies traditionally associated with the trade show petitioned the organizing body, the Entertainment Software Association, to cut back the size and scope of the three day event. E3 consequently became open only to industry professionals and gaming journalists and the public was denied access to the once whimsical display of yearly gaming advances.

June 11, 2009
  An unvirtuous affair to forgetPDF files may take a moment to load

Easy Virtue, a play by English playwright Noel Coward and then a silent film by Alfred Hitchcock, is director Stephan Elliott's fifth movie. Depicting the whirlwind marriage of an upper-class Englishman, John Whittaker (Ben Barnes), to an adventurous American widow, Larita (Jessica Biel), Easy Virtue highlights the effect of the union on John's strictly traditional family.

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