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September 03, 2009
  U of C supports Tim Hortons tacover, tells cultural diversity to suck itPDF files may take a moment to load

Somewhere deep in the greens of the Mexican jungle the world's saddest mariachi band is playing the world's saddest song as thousands mourn the death of what they deemed a cultural institution ­- a land mark that acted as a catalyst between two North American countries striving for understanding and tolerance.

Speedy Gonzales himself could not save the University of Calgary Taco Time from its ultimate demise- it is soon to be replaced by the stereotypical and offensive Canadian coffee shop Tim Hortons.

September 03, 2009
  Summer ShenanigansPDF files may take a moment to load

It's been a wet and cold summer and Campus Security knows it -- in July they were called to deal with a garbage can fire at the university train station. Who knew there would be need for heating this summer?

Campus Security director Lanny Fritz explained that this was not wholly surprising for them. Each year CS encounters roughly five or six such garbage can fires.

"Most cases it's accidental, where someone will flick in a cigarette," said Fritz. "Or someone may have started a fire."

September 03, 2009
  University braces for H1N1 virusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is hoping to foil a potential H1N1 breakout on campus by stressing personal hygiene and education as students return for classes.

Under the Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan, all large institutions, including universities, are encouraged to have pandemic preparedness plans.

September 03, 2009
  Frosh should learn to stay safe with SexxxyPDF files may take a moment to load

Sexxxy is the drama department's easiest play to check out. Theoretically, it's mandatory to see as part of orientation week. But ask a lot of students if they've actually seen the play and it seems that there's always one overriding problem. Most people heard that it's a great play, but actually haven't seen it because they've skipped out.

September 03, 2009
  Tagged!PDF files may take a moment to load

To be a graffiti artist, one has to be somewhat of a misunderstood wild west outlaw, breaking rules and by-laws to follow your passion. Yet, leaving a personal mark on a concrete wall involves the same mentality, in many ways, as big oil and gas companies purchasing the latest high-rises in downtown Calgary -- the desire to make an imprint on the world and show the grandeur that you can produce.

September 03, 2009
  Editorial: City hall's short-sighted graffiti gaffePDF files may take a moment to load

The City of Calgary takes a hard-line stance against graffiti. On at least four different web pages, the City declares that it is "a crime that affects everybody" and that it ruins the "natural and architectural beauty of a city." So, when a project was announced to offer young artists the chance to tag Shaw Millennium Park, it seemed Calgary was getting interested in helping to promote a vital part of youth culture.

September 03, 2009
  Dino unfazed by race with Usain BoltPDF files may take a moment to load

With the 2009/10 track season approaching, Dinos sprinter Sam Effah undertook an extraordinary training regime -- racing against Usain Bolt and the fastest athletes in the world. While he has made a name for himself the last two years in university competition winning gold in the 60 metres and silver in the 300 metres at the 2009 Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships, he is progressing from national competition to the world stage. Effah competed in the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

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September 03, 2009
  QB Glavic brings MVP cred to DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos football squad have never opened a season with a national-MVP on their roster. That all changes when quarterback Erik Glavic steps under centre Friday against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, carrying his 2007 Hec Crighton award with him.

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