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September 10, 2009
  Entering the 3rd circle of hellPDF files may take a moment to load

This is a tale of an exploration of sin, not for the intrinsic pleasure it provides, but to satisfy curiosity. I did not commit myself to an unusual task attempting to attain fame, gain recognition for some cause or benefit humanity in some deluded way. I did this simply because I could, and what I did was set out to eat only gas station food for a month. Why, being the most obvious question in your information-greedy mind, is the one I’ll address first.

September 10, 2009
  Human rights legislation in legal limboPDF files may take a moment to load

The recent ruling by the chairman for the Canadian Human Rights Commission has set a new precedent in human rights arbitration in Canada. The case was raised against Marc Lemire, a known white supremacist and the webmaster of a website that posted the text of a speech given by Kevin Strom, another well-known white supremacist.

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September 10, 2009
  City hall seeks to improve taxi servicePDF files may take a moment to load

Disgruntled taxi users may finally get some relief after years of strained cab service. The City of Calgary is considering altering taxi regulations in an effort to "ensure public safety, service quality and protection for customers and service providers."

However, some feel the bylaw changes proposed by Livery Transport Services do not include the level of public input necessary.

September 10, 2009
  Coffee, donuts win out over tacosPDF files may take a moment to load

As students navigate campus this week, they'll notice the one and only location to satiate their Mexican food cravings is no more. TacoTime, home of the ever-popular mexi fries and Taco Tuesdays, is closed for business in MacEwan Students' Centre.

The now empty venue is being renovated and will open Sept. 15 as the food court's second Tim Hortons. Despite being only one business apart, the university is confident that both locations will be successful.

September 10, 2009
  The art of digital collaborationPDF files may take a moment to load

Drawn by the same inkling towards innovation that led him to develop his own PhD program at the University of California Santa Barbara, Dr. Kenneth Fields is engaged in cutting edge research at the top of the Arts Building.

When doing his PhD back in the 1990s, Fields, now a Canada Research Chair holder, was faced with the task of developing his own program. To do so, he combined a number of different disciplines.

"I put together art, music, linguistics, computer and cognitive sciences," said Fields.

September 10, 2009
  Running down a dreamPDF files may take a moment to load

After some key departures from last year's Canada West championship teams, both the men's and women's cross country squads have a lot to prove this season.

Three out of seven members from last year's Dinos women's CIS team have graduated, as have four from the men's.

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September 10, 2009
  Editorial: Accountability arrives in AfricaPDF files may take a moment to load

Reversing their long-standing opposition, the South African government is now supporting civil action filed in the United States against several large corporations by the victims of the country's brutal apartheid era laws. The lawsuit alleges the companies -- including Ford, General Motors and IBM -- knew the government used their products to violate the human rights of black citizens and assist in the violent suppression of protesters.

September 10, 2009
  The televisions shows you'll slack off toPDF files may take a moment to load

The beginning of school signals a return to work and responsibility for students and staff alike. Luckily, it also signals the return of all the great -- and not-so-great -- prime-time programs to television screens. There's a whole lot of TV thrown at the average viewer over the next few weeks, vying for your time and attention. Resident Gauntlet television fanboy Ryan Pike presents his picks for the fall season.

House [Fox; 9 p.m. Mondays]

September 10, 2009
  Spun: The BeatlesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's about damn time. This two CD package is a promotional sampler of the 14 UK Beatles albums which have been digitally remastered at Abbey Road Studios in London and released on 09.09.09. Fans around the world can finally rejoice in hearing the fab four as they've never heard them before.

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September 10, 2009
  Spun: Michael Bernard FitzgeraldPDF files may take a moment to load

Throughout history men have been categorized as lovers or fighters. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald has exploded into Calgary with his distinct flavour of acoustic pop music, which clearly places him in the former category. With a rhythmic vocal style, horns and clapping infused with his incredibly passionate lyrics the prince of Calgary's music scene has outdone himself as he continues to grow as a musician. His new album Love LP resonates romanticism that makes a listener wonder if chivalry is mounting a comeback.

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