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September 17, 2009
  Footy season gets off on the right footPDF files may take a moment to load

For a season that was in danger of not happening, the Dinos men's soccer team is off to a good start. After a weekend trip to B.C., the Dinos are 1-1-0.

In April, Dinos Athletics announced that they would no longer be funding the men's soccer and field hockey programs. After some fundraising efforts by the teams and support from Dino alumni, both squads secured funding for the upcoming year and will continue competing at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level.

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September 17, 2009
  Self-funded field hockeyers take aim at nationalsPDF files may take a moment to load

The economy has affected almost all of us, and while for most that means a few less dollars to spend, for Dinos Athletics it meant cutting the field hockey program.

Last spring the Dinos announced they would be terminating funding to the field hockey team, effectively ending the program. Thanks to some hard work fundraising this summer the team is not only still around, they've set their eyes on being better than ever.

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September 17, 2009
  Global eyes on Sudanese journalist's plightPDF files may take a moment to load

"Fashion police" means something entirely different in Sudan than it does in Canada, and it's a lot harsher than anything you'll see on What Not To Wear.

If fashionista Stacy London catches you wearing an offensive outfit, she'll make you buy a new one. In Sudan the law states you may receive up to 40 lashes.

September 17, 2009
  H1N1 vaccine to hit after spikePDF files may take a moment to load

Trials for the H1N1 flu vaccine that will be distributed to Canadians are beginning in the next two weeks, as researchers continue to assess the threat level the pandemic presents.

With a full vaccination program already underway in Australia, and with the U.S. set to begin in early October, new questions are being raised regarding Canada's ability to cope with the possibility of a serious outbreak.

September 17, 2009
  Editorial: Where am I gonna put my car?PDF files may take a moment to load

Since 1966, the University of Calgary has grown from a tiny branch of the University of Alberta into a research mini-giant. Their endowments have grown, enrolment has increased and countless new buildings have been constructed to facilitate the U of C's continued expansion. Unfortunately, parking space lags.

September 17, 2009
  Bears almost catch Dinos hibernatingPDF files may take a moment to load

It's not often that people get too close for comfort with bears and survive, but the Dinos football team managed to avoid a University of Alberta Golden Bear scare and walk away from Saturday's homecoming game with their picnic basket intact.

"We just kind of let our foot off the gas a little too early," says Dinos receiver Anthony Parker.

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September 17, 2009
  this week on the internet 2.0:YouTube WTF Round-UpPDF files may take a moment to load

YouTube is a haven for some of the nuttiest videos on the planet, which makes for some entertaining viewing after a long day of classes or if you want to prove a social theory about how truly broken the Internet is. This Week On The Internet, I've solicited the Gauntlet office for their trippy online video picks and selected the best ones. Enjoy!

Let's Paint TV!

John Kilduff is a Los Angeles-area artist and television host who, unlike Bob Ross, is likely exhausted after painting all of his happy little trees.

September 17, 2009
  Swayze train makes its final stopPDF files may take a moment to load

The Swayze train made its final stop in heaven this Monday and the world is now short one more husband, father and actor as the star of Ghost and Dirty Dancing succumbed to a 20 month long battle with pancreatic cancer.

September 17, 2009
  Spun: The Wheat PoolPDF files may take a moment to load

Hauntario, the second album from Edmonton quartet The Wheat Pool, is a teaspoon of country and a dash of alternative, with a healthy dose of crooning love songs and nostalgia.

Their indie-folk poetry certainly won't wake you up on a Monday morning, but it delivers a bit of a kick to your heart and soul. Emotional and longing, the songs seem to call out from history. The album is all about the subtle details, with haunting pedal steel and detailed, story-like lyrics.

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September 17, 2009
  Spun: LulacPDF files may take a moment to load

Luluc, an Australian group led by Zoë Randell, was one of the many female singer-songwriter acts at this year's Calgary Folk Fest. Accompanied by Steve Hassett, their quiet, hushed performance matches closely with their independently released debut album, Dear Hamlyn. The production is sparse yet warm, with a pair of softly strummed guitars, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen's early recordings. Zoë's voice draws instant comparison to German chanteuse Nico, with her flat but also full delivery.

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