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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...

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Mayoral pool still plenty deep

by Devin Ayotte Fifteen candidates are vying for the mayoral post that Dave Bronconnier is vacating next month, but Mount Royal University political science professor Duane Bratt said it will be business as usual...

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Budget cuts mean fewer first-year classes

by Miriam Ostermann Post-secondary institutions across the province had to bite the bullet when the Alberta government, faced with a $4.7-billion deficit, announced a freeze on funding. For Mount Royal University, the freeze came...

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Rainy-day fund

by Miriam Ostermann The 2010 budget freeze was not an issue university students across the province were willing to let go easily. While still working on proposals, students from 12 post-secondary institutions across Alberta shed...

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Civic speed-date event moved

by Catherine Szabo If politics were a potential suitor, it would be a stand-up sort of fellow — the kind who lets you know that plans have changed. An on-campus mayoral candidate event, where students...