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Feb. 15, 2012
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Students living in HUB Mall report squalid living conditions

During the three months that she lived in HUB last year, Monica Appleby rarely went without wearing slippers in her residence. It wasn’t by choice — the hair tangled in the stained carpet and the layer of grime on the steps of her stairs forced her to cover her feet.

BoG will decide which MNIFs need student approval

The Board of Governors will now have final say in which mandatory non-instructional fees go to student referendum, following an approved motion proposed by university administration at last Friday’s board meeting.

New provincial budget offers funding and stability to U of A

It was mostly good news for the University of Alberta last Thursday with the unveiling of the 2012-13 provincial budget, which brings an end to the zero per cent grant increases that Alberta post-secondary institutions have experienced for the past two years.

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Beards

Managing Editor Justin Bell goes on a journey of discovering. Discovering beards. Yes, you read that correctly.

arts & culture

Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald shares comedic words of wisdom

Who knew you could find love through improv? It’s all about taking risks by getting up on stage and saying the first thing that comes to mind.

Shame a tough but tasteful portrayal of sex addiction

While the majority of its scenes are filled with nudity, Shame prevails as one of the most tasteful and sophisticated movies of the year.

Fashion Streeters: Andrea Ross and Tristan Aubry

A special Valentine’s Day take on campus fashion.

opinion

BoG ruling robs students of rightful input on fee decisions

In what Students’ Union President Rory Tighe rightly called a “step backwards” last Friday, the University of Alberta Board of Governors passed a motion to remove a requirement for student referendum on mandatory noninstructional fee increases.

Provincial budget not perfect, but shows promise

After three long years of an operating funding freeze, the provincial government is finally turning its attention back to helping pay for our post-secondary institutions.

sports

Pandas hockey look to win finals for higher seeding at nationals

A two-win series over the Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend in the Canada West semi-finals means the puck Pandas are headed to Calgary this weekend to face-off against the Dinos for top spot in CanWest.

Puck Pandas host Huskies in first round of playoffs

A season of strong play has paid off for the puck Pandas. As the second-place team in Canada West, they’ve earned the right to host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the first round of playoffs this weekend.

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Concerns about digital rights doesn’t mean sympathy for child pornographers

02/15/2012

Legislating the internet is comparable to doing brain surgery on yourself while riding a roller coaster: It’s going to go terribly wrong, and even if it does go alright, it won’t be pretty. I don’t know; I’m not a doctor.

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Beards

02/15/2012

Managing Editor Justin Bell goes on a journey of discovering. Discovering beards. Yes, you read that correctly.

University meme page needs to be abandoned

02/15/2012

The University of Alberta Memes Facebook page took the community’s fancy very quickly — it was near-impossible to not be bombarded by pictures from the page when it blew up.

Students living in HUB Mall report squalid living conditions

02/15/2012

During the three months that she lived in HUB last year, Monica Appleby rarely went without wearing slippers in her residence. It wasn’t by choice — the hair tangled in the stained carpet and the layer of grime on the steps of her stairs forced her to cover her feet.

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Video Review: The Darkness II

Ryan Bromsgrove reviews The Darkness II.

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