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The Den reopens with new look after extensive summer renovations

By Fabian Mayer, September 3 2015 — The Den is set to reopen at the start of the fall semester after being closed for renovations this summer.  The Students’ Union, who operates the Den, spent nearly $480,000 replacing the bar’s flooring, furniture and lighting fixtures. SU vice-president operations and finance Sarah Pousette said the renovations…

New Music: FKA twigs

By Michael Ghanem, September 3 2015 — To FKA twigs’ most dedicated fans, M3LL155X (pronounced “Melissa”) came after months of teasing, song releases and live performances. To the rest of the world, the five-track release was a complete surprise, dropping without notice on Aug. 13. Since her critically acclaimed debut album, LP1, in 2014, the…

New Music: Destroyer

By Jason Herring, September 3 2015 — Dan Bejar’s work is polarizing. As the frontman of his band Destroyer, critics laud his poetic lyricism just as often as they dismiss it for being obtuse or contrived. But his new album, Poison Season, is an undeniably smart and polished release that shows why Bejar is one…

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O-Week festivities welcome first-year students to U of C

By Melanie Woods, September 3 2015 — The University of Calgary is welcoming thousands of incoming students to campus from Sept. 1–4 as part of annual Orientation Week events. The week is put together by the Centre for Leadership and Student Engagement in collaboration with the Students’ Union. SU vice-president student life Kirsty McGowan said…

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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…

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