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Commonwealth celebrates third anniversary

By Hayden McBennett, October 30 2014 — The first week of November marks Commonwealth’s third birthday.  Between signature events like Hip Hop Karaoke and hosting world-class DJs, the warehouse-turned-bar has become a staple in the Calgary club scene. “The main thing that we care about is helping the city grow culturally,” says Commonwealth assistant general…

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Organ festival puts the terror in Phantom of the Opera

By Shivaughn King, October 30 2014 — Running since 2010, the Calgary Organ Festival is a rich celebration of the organ and its music. This year’s festival, hosted by the Mount Royal University Conservatory, runs until Nov. 2. “We’ve got great concerts, we’ve got fun events for Halloween and we do have our church heritage…

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Bears bounce Dinos from playoffs 1–0

By Eric Licis, October 30 2014 — The University of Calgary men’s soccer team finished their regular season well above expectations, winning more games than any other year. Despite their success, the momentum wasn’t enough to overcome their provincial rivals in the Canada West playoffs. A single goal in the first half was enough for…

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Drinking coffee is better than you think

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 30 2014 — University students are no strangers to the steamy glory that is coffee. When the papers pile up and the exams start rolling in, you can always rely on a cup of joe to pick you up and shock you back to life. Since coffee is relied on as…

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Bring on the playoffs: Dinos destroy UBC

By Stephane Arnault, October 30 2014 — The University of Calgary Dinos football team have clinched first place in the Canada West Division, holding a record of six wins and one loss. The Dinos accomplished the feat in fine fashion, pummelling the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (1–5) 67–6 on Oct. 25. “It’s huge for…

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In defence of mandatory membership

By Andrew Kemle, October 30 2014 — Debates about mandatory membership in the Students’ Union are more about how we ideologically feel about unions than the SU’s value at the University of Calgary. SU membership is automatic. Every semester, $35 from your student fees goes to the union. This pays for part of the SU’s…

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