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Movember

Sam Reynolds Today marks the first day of Movember (the month formerly known as November), a full 30 days dedicated to the grooming and acknowledgment of the moustache—the Mo. This is all done in order to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer. The rules: each Mo Bro (participant) must begin… Keep Reading

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One of America’s first hipsters

Rock n’ roll tested the ‘50s. Hippies protested the ‘60s and ‘70s. Similarly, the hipster subculture of recent years has been challenging the established conventions of youth, and doing so with increasing press, influence, and sartorial expression. In theory, hipsterism—through independent thinking, progressive politics and, perhaps most clichéd, an artsy appreciation of indie-rock and nouveau… Keep Reading

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The big bad wolf

myabodeni.com Although fairy tales have  given wolves a bad name, it may be unwarranted. Canada’s First Nations population has revered the wolf for thousands of years: Traditional Yukon First Nations’ social and political organization is based on two clans—the Crow and the Wolf. Contemporary culture is also steadily providing the animal with good press. From… Keep Reading

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Anderson Cooper’s identity crisis

andersoncooper.com It has been nine days since Anderson Cooper became Oprah Winfrey. For those of you who have not yet heard of this rebirth, you can witness the Anderson show firsthand on weekday afternoons, or if you’re without cable, you can also watch it on the Internet. I think that’s still legal. Over the past… Keep Reading

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Powwow promotes cultural understanding

Ryan Reisert A lively combination of drumming, dancing, and booths adorned with native art drew a large crowd to Lower Field on Friday. “I was just coming from my bio lab, and I heard all of the music, so I came by to check it out,” said Kevin Dick, a U1 biology major making his… Keep Reading

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Crime TV too real for me

To all of those TV junkies who have recently taken up a nightly routine of watching prime-time crime shows such as Criminal Minds, CSI, and CSI Miami (also known as the better CSI), I come to you with a grave, grave warning: too much exposure to police procedural dramas is dangerous for your psyche. As… Keep Reading

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Peace signs and stink bombs: Paul Watson and his war

artistsconfederacy.com As far as activism goes, Paul Watson could be considered an outlaw, especially after Greenpeace voted him off of their team in 1977. He has since been called the bad-boy of the Canadian environmental movement, a professional radical ecologist, and the ocean’s very own Rambo. Yet pacifists feel he is no more than a… Keep Reading

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The basics of good performances

When a performance of his favourite Mozart concerto failed to hit the spot, McGill psychology Professor Daniel Levitin decided to find out why. “I love the piece,” Levitin said. “He’s playing all the notes, but I found myself thinking, ‘Why is it that some recordings and performances move us to tears of joy, and others… Keep Reading

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Canada wins bronze in British global immigration study

On February 28, the British Council and the Migration Policy Group published a study that ranked Canada third in the world for its policies on immigrant integration. The study compared Canada to 29 other countries, including all European Union member states as well as Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.   The British Council and… Keep Reading

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