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Student links plant care to fitness habits

By Claudia Wong, September 3 2015 — A University of Calgary engineering student is studying how technology can motivate people to be more active. Researcher Fadi Botros is linking plant growth to fitness goals. His system, tentatively named Fitness Flower, involves cyclamen flowers, a FitBit, a credit-card sized computer and a water pump. “The computer is…

New Music: Beach House

By Jarrett Edmund, September 3 2015 — Baltimore duo Beach House is best described as bittersweet. Since the dream-pop band put out their self-titled debut in 2006, they’ve released new records every two years that are near-perfect soundtracks for lovelorn summer nights. With their latest offering, Depression Cherry, following 2012’s excellent but overproduced Bloom, Beach…

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U of C student discusses online shaming after deleted tweets end federal campaign

By Fabian Mayer, September 3 2015 — University of Calgary student and former Liberal candidate for Calgary Nose Hill Ala Buzreba is speaking out about the way she was treated after offensive tweets she posted as a 17-year-old resurfaced online. Prior to stepping down, 21-year-old Buzreba was one of the youngest candidates in the federal…

Future is blooming for campus gardening club

By Rachel Woodward, September 3 2015 — The University of Calgary Community Gardening Club have been working since June of this year to redevelop their garden. The club received a Quality Money grant from the Students’ Union in the spring, which they’re using to help fund the project. The garden, located west of Cascade Hall,…

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New bookstore layout forces local students into four-day survival epic

By Derek Baker, September 3 2015 — Three students who were lost in the bookstore for four days have been found by Campus Security. The search began after the students were reported missing last Sunday. Pundits are blaming the disappearance on the bookstore’s new layout. The change from grouping books by subject to alphabetically sorting…

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Full Steam ahead for local game developer

  By Jason Herring, September 3 2015 — Calgary game developer Shane Berezowski is excited for the release of his game, CMYW, on the PC gaming platform Steam after his project passed through Steam Greenlight in August. Steam Greenlight is an online system where game developers post information and screencaps about their games. Members of…

Victoria band goes back to the roots of folk music

By Jason Herring, September 3 2015 — The tradition of sharing folk music is alive and well with Victoria quartet Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (TMO), who released their fourth full-length album, LOVE., on August 21. They’re now setting off on a tour across 25 cities in B.C. and Alberta. TMO’s music is an organic mix of…

Three simple ways to impress your professor

By Melanie Woods, September 3 2015 — Classes are back in session for the fall semester and many students are looking to get a fresh start. This often means making a good impression on your new professors so they can provide valuable references and mentorship throughout your academic career. With that in mind, we’ve compiled…

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Horoscopes: September 3

By Melanie Woods, September 3 2015 — Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) While dancing to Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” at Thursden, an unknown stranger will slap you in the face with a large bass fish before retreating into the darkness. You will hunt for him until the day you die. Libra (Sept….

NHL star Pavel Bure founds hockey legends league

Sonny Sachdeva, September 3, 2015 — The main allure of professional hockey is grounded in the awe-inspiring performance of the game’s premier talents. While the majority of the NHL’s participants continue at a standard level, there are always a handful of stars who establish themselves in a class of their own. But even these historic…

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