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Q Centre expands programming

By Scott Strasser, September 18 2014 — The Students’ Union Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, better known as the Q Centre, has moved across the hall to their new space in the former Conference and Events office. At more than 1,000 square feet, the new office is roughly eight times larger than their previous…

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Nuit Blanche returns for midnight art exhibit

By Bhagya Ramesh, September 18 2014 — Nuit Blanche is a midnight art festival that originated in Russia, rapidly spread through Europe and has arrived in Calgary. What started as a discussion on public art in 2010 has since become an artistic phenomenon in our city. The inaugural Nuit Blanche Calgary was met with accolades, a warm…

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New Music: Sloan

By Brenna Davies, September 18 2014 — Toronto-based band Sloan has been pumping out albums for over 20 years — and they aren’t slowing down now. For the group’s eleventh album, Commonwealth, each of the band’s four members wrote one side of the double-album, with each solo side the name of a suit of cards: Diamond,…

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Privacy concerns over new email service

By Babur Ilchi, September 18 2014 — The university’s new email service, introduced this semester, may be less secure than first thought. Office 365, which replaced the University of Calgary’s Webmail service, launched Sept. 1. Along with providing a new email service with Outlook, it offers the full Office 2013 suite and 50 gigabytes of…

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New Music: U2

By Curtis Wolff, September 18 2014 — Who likes surprises? If I asked you last week, your answer might have something to do with Irish stadium-rockers U2, who simultaneously announced and released their new album Songs of Innocence for free on Sept. 9. A Radiohead-esque release would have been uncontroversial. But it wouldn’t be a U2…

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New Music: Death From Above 1979

By Sonny Sachdeva, September 18 2014 — From the moment the rolling hi-hats kick in on the album’s opening track, sputtering underneath a jarring bass line thick with distortion, it’s clear that Death From Above 1979 has returned in all of their cult-classic glory. Ten long years after the release of their first album, You’re A Woman,…

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