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Calgary’s newest cafe is small on space but big on community

By Liv Ingram, September 11 2014 — Bigger isn’t always better ­­ ­­­­­­­­­­— just ask Jessica McCarrel, owner of Calgary’s smallest specialty coffee shop, Kaffeeklatsch. Located inside a former pantry in the Community Wise Resource Centre, Kaffeeklatsch is a modest 25 square feet, just big enough for McCarrel, an espresso machine and not much else….

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Keep public space open

University is where we teach students to confront difficult issues. It’s a space for dialogue, experimentation and public discussions. Lately, administrative paternalism at the University of Calgary has eliminated those values. Our lofty ideals get put on the shelf and students are left wondering what the administration doesn’t like about the things students have to…

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Free, open-source textbooks still on the way for Alberta’s post-secondaries

By Fabian Mayer, September 11 2014 — Plans to bring open-source, free and editable textbooks to Alberta’s campuses are moving forward. The guiding committee for the Government of Alberta’s Open Educational Resources Initiative, consisting of administrator and student leaders from around the province recently held its first meeting. They discussed how to implement open textbooks…

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Law, engineering and MBA programs up for tuition increase

By Chris Adams, September 11 2014 — Students in programs facing tuition hikes now have more answers on the University of Calgary administration’s plan to pursue tuition increases through market modifiers. Provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall attended Students’ Legislative Council Tuesday night. She revealed proposals to impose market modifiers in the the faculties of…

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New Music: Peer Support

By Connor Sadler, September 11 2014 — View, the latest release from Calgary-based indie band Peer Support, strikes a good balance between the indie-rock style of their early albums and the dreamy, ambient tone of their last release Far From Here. The album consists of soothing vocals complimented by energetic and rhythmic instrumentals. The EP…

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New Music: The Lad Mags

By Sean Willett, September 11 2014 —  Self-described as “four women and a garbageman drummer,” The Lad Mags are a garage rock band from Edmonton that has hit the local music scene like a cobweb-covered asteroid. After releasing a handful of EPs over the last year, the band has put out a full-length self-titled cassette….

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