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Water conference poses fluid ideas

Working with a water con- servation organization hasn’t gotten recent Mount Royal University graduate Alla Guelber in over her head yet, but the public relations graduate will still be holding her breath until after...

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Students search for grains of truth in the oilsands

by Catherine Szabo Canada’s geography is easy: there are the spaces where Canadians live – mostly along the 49th parallel – and where they don’t. Albertans have 661,190 square kilometres of options. Most choose...

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Student in competition to win Australian adventure

by Catherine Szabo When Mount Royal University student Mike Wenzlawe first heard about a contest offering an all- expense-paid trip to Australia, he thought a one-minute video would do the trick; people just had...

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Eco conference is step toward ‘tipping point

by Catherine Szabo An indication of how hyperaware we are about the environment is evident with words like “green-washing” creeping into our language. But Mario Trono, an English professor at Mount Royal University, still doesn’t think we’re at the tipping point yet. Trono...

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Three minutes with the future mayor

by Aaron Chatha The key to speed dating is making a strong first impression, laying your best cards on the table and hoping that, after meeting everyone there, someone liked you best. On Oct....

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Students feel the heat in fire demo

by Kevin Rushworth Within minutes of the first smoke detector screech, fire rippled up the curtains and danced chaotically across the floor. Just as twisting flames deformed a computer screen, a couch lit up...

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Students could lose thousands

by Miriam Ostermann A controversial document, submitted to the provincial government by the Council of Alberta University Students, has left Alberta universities divided on an issue to eliminate the provincial tuition and education tax...

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Fewer Albertans, more students smoking

by Zoey Duncan Picture yourself in a lecture hall in the university, studiously writing down whatever comes out of your professor’s mouth while he gestures with his right hand, a thin trail of smoke...

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MRU students ‘can make a difference’ in election

by Bryan Weismiller Maybe you’ve been buried under a pile of textbooks lately, or you’ve been preoccupied “sampling” a few pints of Royal 100 in the Liberty Lounge, but Calgary’s 2010 municipal election is...