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Students and new grads face tough job market

By Lianelle Barraza, February 2 2016 — Job losses in Alberta continue to mount. With the province facing a seven per cent unemployment rate, job prospects are uncertain, especially for students and recent graduates. According to University of Calgary career services manager Colleen Bangs, there has been a sharp increase in the number of students…

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Change requires safe spaces

LGBTQ issues are in the spotlight at the University of Calgary and across the province. Workshops like “Trans 101” and “Asexuality 101” ran this week as part of an annual campus Sex Week, while Albertan high schools are currently working to implement new rules concerning student gender identity and expression. These conversations are important, but…

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CJSW launches new project aiming to document Calgary’s rich musical history

By Jason Herring, February 2 2016 — Campus radio station CJSW 90.9 FM recently announced their Calgary Local Music Library project, which aims to compile an aural and visual history of Calgary music. The traveling installation will tour around Calgary Public Library branches. CJSW is searching for donations of CDs, posters, photographs and other paraphernalia…

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Staff Picks: Roller Derby, Disc Golf and Kendo provide active alternatives

Roller Derby: I started playing roller derby because my job stressed me out. I work long hours and wanted a hobby that didn’t have anything to do with newspapers. Roller derby — with its violence and lack of men — seemed like a perfect fit. I bought a pair of roller skates, boiled a mouthguard…

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The U of C’s community is stronger online

By Sean Willett, February 2, 2016 — If you’ve been going to the University of Calgary long enough, you’ve probably heard complaints about a lack of campus culture. U of C students don’t seem to share the same enthusiasm for engaging with their campus community as students in other universities — they don’t join clubs,…

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NDP pipeline strategy viable in long term

By Fabian Mayer, February 2, 2016 — Rachel Notley touted the benefits of a carbon tax and emissions cap for the reputation of Alberta’s energy sector when she announced Alberta’s new climate plan in November. She claimed it would help the province access new energy markets for our oil. But two months later, the pipeline…

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Six wild and crazy Tim Horton’s orders you never thought were possible

By Jill Girgulis, February 2 2016 — Everyone’s probably heard of the infamous “Wayne Gretzky” order at Tim Horton’s — a regular coffee with nine cream and nine sugar. But Tim Horton’s customization extends beyond simply adding more cream and sugar. Here are some wild ways to spice up your morning coffee. The “Wayne Gretzky…

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Super Bowl 50 horoscopes

By Melanie Woods, February 2 2016 — Aquarius  (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) You will miss the train, go grab a coffee and then just barely miss the next train. This must be what Cleveland Browns fans feel like on draft day.  Pisces  (Feb. 19 – March 20) You will be invited to play in…

New Music: Daughter

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 2 2016 — Daughter, who broke out with their impressive 2013 debut, If You Leave, just released Not To Disappear, a follow-up filled with nuanced electronics and breathy vocals. The band, fronted by London’s Elena Tonra, returns with their familiar airy and withdrawn style, but lacks the ambition of their initial…

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