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U of C observatory opens doors to public for summer stargazing

By Jason Herring, July 23 2105 — The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) will open its doors to the public for late-night stargazing sessions this summer as part of their annual Milky Way Nights event. The RAO is a research and teaching facility run by the University of Calgary’s physics and astronomy department. But from July…

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Provinces need to work together

Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders were in St. John’s, Newfoundland last week to discuss the Canadian energy strategy. While the leaders eventually agreed on a vague outline for Canada’s energy future that addressed both environmental and energy sector concerns, it was tensions between two western Canadian premiers that dominated the headlines. Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall…

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Rooftop patio showcases experimental films

By Clara Sadler, July 23 2015 — Canadian experimental film series Fresh Short Shorts will showcase new and old videos on Broken City’s patio until August 19. Inspired by the success of last year’s The Alphabetic Order of Things, an outdoor showcase of experimental Canadian films, EMMEDIA decided to host another series of similar screenings,…

New Music: Leon Bridges

By Jason Herring, July 23 2015 — Leon Bridges’ debut album Coming Home was released this year, but it sounds like it came straight from the ’60s. The 25-year-old Texan presents a catchy collection of soulful rhythm and blues tunes. Although he does well paying homage to another era, Coming Home is a little too…

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U of C researchers fit rooster with 3D printed feet

By Claudia Wong, July 23 2015 — Researchers at the University of Calgary have fitted a rooster with 3D printed prosthetics. Foghorn the rooster was picked up last winter by Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services after losing his feet to frostbite. After being fitted with prosthetic feet by professor of veterinary medicine Daniel Pang, researcher Mark…

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Optometrist’s office to expand

By Fabian Mayer, July 23 2015 — Students hoping to get an appointment at MacHall’s optometrist will soon have shorter wait times as Campus Vision is expanding into the space currently occupied by the nickel copiers. The copiers, where students can make photocopies for five cents per page, will be moving to a space across…

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University redoubles efforts to divert waste from landfills

By Fabian Mayer, July 23 2015 — The University of Calgary aims to divert 80 per cent of its waste from landfills by the year 2020 as part of their sustainability goals. Recently hired recycling and solid waste coordinator Teresa Holmes heads the zero-waste working group. The U of C currently diverts 40–60 per cent…

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MacHall negotiations enter third year

By Fabian Mayer, July 23 2015 — Negotiations for a new MacHall lease agreement between the university and the Students’ Union are entering their third year. The agreement governs how space is used in the building and who is responsible for operating it. The previous agreement expired in 2014 but was extended for another year,…

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Horoscopes: July 23

By Melanie Woods, July 23 2015 — Cancer (June 21 – July 22) A shirtless man will break into your house looking for his cowboy hat. You will kindly inform him that Stampede is over, but he won’t seem to hear you. “It’s ya-hoo, not yee-haw,” he’ll say softly before disappearing into the night. The…

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