Tagged: Australia

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Mining hockey silver down under

By Blaine Meller Sports Editor If anyone doubts that hockey is quickly growing into a truly international game, talk to somebody in the know. Somebody like Tash Farrier. Farrier, 21, returned to Canada and...

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Ring signed to UFC bout

By Blaine Meller Sometimes opportunity knocks more than once. And this time, the opportunity given to Calgarian Nick Ring is another shot at the big dance. It was announced Dec. 7 that Ring, 30,...

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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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Actively slacking

by Zoey Duncan Slacktivism: it’s not in most dictionaries but the more vernacularly inclined Urban Dictionary defines it as, “The act of participating in obviously pointless activities as an expedient alternative to actually expending...

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Opportunities for exchange

Tubing in caves, rappelling down cliffs, jumping into canyons, and snowboarding in plus degree weather; just another hard day at work while on my New Zealand exchange. Oh yes, there were classes somewhere in-between...

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Gaps in res after ski staff leave

by Kylie Robertson Cries of “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!” will be met with silence this year in Mount Royal residence. A partnership between Mount Royal Residence Services and Canada Olympic Park to house their international...

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Virgin Fest: Dance/rap duo brings the thunder

Grahm Zilla believes a good way to gauge his latest project, Thunderheist, is to look at the hierarchy on festival flyers. “You can always tell how big you are by your font size,” says...

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Folk Fest: 30 years and going strong

Surely after 30 years a music festival is bound to become stale and outdated, right? Well judging by the flurry of activity already going on down at Prince’s Island Park, the Calgary Folk Fest...

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Stampede: Up to your ankles in toxins

So you let yourself go a little bit over the past 10 days. Maybe your nostrils were stung by the intoxicating aroma of corn dog batter or possibly it was the greasy glint of...

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Stampede: Break Dancers USA get down and dirty

It all started for Will Sanchez at a community centre in The Bronx nearly 15 years ago. Sanchez had always kept himself in great physical shape as a youngster through his training in martial...