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September 17, 2009
  SU dental coverage lacks bitePDF files may take a moment to load

Once again, the Students' Union has disappointed the student body. The SU's official slogan is "to serve and represent," yet each year they fall short in some way. All University of Calgary students pay into a mandatory health care plan. A plan so ineffective that few seemingly take advantage of it, and those that wish to are provided narrow coverage that restricts almost as much it helps.

September 17, 2009
  Hot pants delivering hot profits during recessionPDF files may take a moment to load

They are everywhere -- on the train, sitting next to you in class, on your best friend, on your worst enemy. Lululemon pants are taking over the world.

Lululemon has done the seemingly impossible and succeeded during the recession. Their sales went up a staggering 14 per cent this year to $97.7 million. They are continuing to open stores throughout the United States, 23 to be exact, in just a year's time. No new Canadian stores were added, nor did any close, but all locations in Japan closed their doors.

September 17, 2009
  The ethical dilemma of buying localPDF files may take a moment to load

The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in attempts to act ethically when traveling around town, shopping and eating out. Along with this increase, a growing number of people are choosing to "buy local," with numerous websites offering reasons to adopt this lifestyle. But no matter what the product is, the pros of buying them locally don't add up.

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September 17, 2009
  An absentee Canadian? In defence of IgnatieffPDF files may take a moment to load

Given the unbridled ambition involved in politics, there is a certain absurdity to a party suggesting that a rival politician is only in it for himself. But this absurdity is no deterrent, as the recent Conservative attack ads against Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff have shown.

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September 17, 2009
  A sexy overview of sexy campus servicesPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex. It's part of everyone's life, whether you're having it, wishing you were having it or actively avoiding it. You are reading this today because your parents had it. Really. Sex is all around us on campus. People are talking about sex in the Den (Thursdays especially), thinking about sex when they should be studying or having sex in lightly-traveled nooks and crannies around the university. But there is a lot of misinformation floating around campus about sex and sexual practices.

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September 17, 2009
  Wildrose takes riding as voters send message to EdPDF files may take a moment to load

The Wildrose Alliance gained some provincial street cred Monday after Paul Hinman won the Calgary-Glenmore byelection.

"It didn't matter who won," said Duane Bratt, a Mount Royal University political analyst.

He said that no matter what the outcome, constituents lost senior cabinet minister and deputy premier Ron Stevens and got a back bench MLA. Only time will tell if a backbencher can pull as much influence for the riding as an MLA from the governing party.

September 17, 2009
  Club me till I'm weekPDF files may take a moment to load

There's no shortage of ways to get involved with campus life, and hundreds of student volunteers are determined to show frosh how.

Over 220 University of Calgary clubs have tables set up in the MacEwan Student Centre for Clubs Week, which began Monday. The information week is a way for Students' Union sanctioned clubs to recruit members. It is also a great way to expose students to the diverse number of extra-curricular clubs and activities they can get involved in on campus.

September 17, 2009
  Construction causes fire on campus roofPDF files may take a moment to load

A fire on the roof of Science Theatres disrupted class late Tuesday afternoon.

Construction workers making repairs on the roof of Science Theatres were heating up a tar paper surface used to bond sections together to create a roof membrane -- a standard re-roofing practice. The heat from the torch ignited a wood frame behind the membrane, said Campus Security director Lanny Fritz.

September 17, 2009
  Breaking the pyramids' codePDF files may take a moment to load

It was a chance encounter in front of the Sphinx that led to a U of C researcher's TV series.

The series, set to be released in late October, challenges a number of notions currently held on ancient Egypt.

Immediately after finishing the manuscript which was to become the basis for her imminent five part documentary, University of Calgary faculty of education professor Carmen Boulter set it aside and went to Taiwan.

September 17, 2009
  Student part of global climate discussionPDF files may take a moment to load

At the end of this month, 110 Canadians from all walks of life will gather in Calgary for a nation-wide public consultation on climate change.

While Canadians discuss climate change Sept. 26, similar consultations will take place in approximately 40 other countries around the globe.

Decisions reached by the randomly selected citizens at each forum will influence global climate policy.

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