Beyond the Big Mac

Top five burgers under ten bucks Boogie’s Burger: Sam’s Burger $6.75 908 Edmonton Trail N.E. People seem to either love Boogie’s or hate them. Their burgers are big, messy and there isn’t really an upper limit on what you can order. At their grizzliest heights, Boogie’s burgers are monuments to …

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Beating around the bush

Thought provoking? Or gross out factor? If you were in residence over this summer, you may have noticed a very peculiar poster attached to one of the corkboards on your floor. In a rainbow of colours, a list of 61 different slang terms for vagina was written, followed by the …

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Next level gaming

Lack of recognition for competitive gamers Felix Kjellberg earned $12 million in advertising revenue in 2014 by playing video games on YouTube, according to a report by Forbes. Kjellberg, better known by the moniker PewDiePie, is only 25 years old, and has nearly 45 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. …

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Calgaria

Calgary should take a page out of Portland’s playbook You don’t have to go very far in this town to find an “I heart Alberta beef” bumper sticker. Alberta is, after all, a province that is very proud of itself, and nowhere is this truer than in Calgary. We love …

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Travel through time

A look at the past provides a glimpse of the future The earth trembles as monstrous coal haulers roll up the road towards the Battle River power plant. It’s the oldest coal plant in Alberta, and it’s still not quite half as old as SAIT. We crane our necks and …

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Shoelace express

Pedestrian safety should be an utmost priority On average, more than one pedestrian has been hit by an automobile a day since the start of this year in Calgary alone. In a city of a million people, especially with such a strong driving culture, pedestrian fatalities are a sad fact …

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It’s the finals countdown

Finals season is almost upon us, and, as usual, it is riding into town on a wave of stress, anxiety and hopelessness. As with every other year, we ask ourselves why we even have finals at all. Are finals actually beneficial? Or do they simply cause stress in students? Danny …

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Liquid gold

Scotch, the hot new investment The number of people who drink single malt Scotch whisky has risen dramatically over the past decade, and it has been driving prices up. According to the Scotch Whisky Association, Scotland’s whisky exportation increased more than 150 per cent between 2004 and 2014. Due to …

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Flowery language

An eight-year-old boy named Matteo, from Copparo, Italy, recently coined a new word, and now it may be added to the Italian dictionary. The word petaloso is used to describe a flower that has many petals. It has now been recognized by Italy’s national language academy, the 400-year-old Accademia della …

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Want Viagra? Too bad

A bill has been introduced to Kentucky’s legislature that requires men to bring written permission from their wives before obtaining a prescription for Viagra or Cialis. The bill was proposed in response to a recently passed law that would restrict women’s access to abortions in the state. According to an …

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New rules doesn’t make it better

 Warhammer and Games Workshop is falling to the wayside I have a long and messy relationship with Games Workshop’s Warhammer games, and that seems to be the common theme among Warhammer players. Actually, Warhammer is somewhere between two and nine different miniature-based war games, and each one really is meant …

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Board game of the week

Last Sunday, I entered myself into a Magic: The Gathering tournament at Broken City, and won about $15 in collectible trading cards. It’s not a lot—I won six of my eleven games that day—but it’s not about the prizes. It’s about the community. For those that haven’t been, Broken City …

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Board game of the week: Twilight Struggle

“Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle.”-John F. Kennedy Twilight Struggle is a brilliant strategy game, which …

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Board game of the week: Tsuro

Just because games, by nature, have winners and losers, doesn’t mean that they have to be competitive. Unlike the intense strategy and planning of a game like chess or Diplomacy, Tsuro is actually a quite relaxing game that relies more on chance. There is some strategizing to be done, but …

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Board game of the week: Tales of the arabian night

Tales of the Arabian Nights, by Z-Man Games, is a fantastic game of storytelling, adventure and misfortune set in the Arabic fantasy worlds of Sinbad and Aladdin. The game offers players huge amount of freedom in what they can do. In fact, the game plays a lot like a competitive …

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New bar is good luck for the Beltline

Good Luck Bar brings a simple concept to the bar scene in Calgary A new bar in the Beltline is looking to cater to Calgary’s 20-something fringe crowd. Good Luck Bar is difficult to find and looks too small to hold more than a dozen people—but it is a surprisingly …

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Inspiring leaders of today, touring film festival comes to Calgary

A touring film festival from Telluride, Colorado, dedicated to activism and the outdoors, will be arriving in Calgary on Oct. 21. Called Mountainfilm on Tour, SAIT Polytechnic will host this year’s last Canadian stop on Telluride Mountainfilm’s annual world tour. Henry Lystad, director of Mountainfilm on Tour, said his organization’s objective …

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Muggles partake in magical sport

On Oct. 3, players flocked to Calgary from near and far for a quidditch tournament, a sport with its roots in the Harry Potter novels. The day’s trophy was a rather large teddy bear, which was taken home by the Central Alberta Clippers, who went undefeated through all four of …

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