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November 05, 2009
  Dinos begin long journey to QuebecPDF files may take a moment to load

There's only one thing on university football players minds in November.

"Vanier," says Dinos defensive lineman Deji Oduwole. "That's all I think about right now."

November is the time in Canadian football that players make a name for themselves. Over the next three weeks, we'll see what this Dinos football team is all about after they finished the season with a 7-1 record, their best since a similar showing in 1988.

November 05, 2009
  New clubs infiltrate campusPDF files may take a moment to load

From video games to the genocide in Darfur, the University of Calgary campus has a growing number of clubs for students looking to get involved.

On top of the nearly 200 clubs that existed during September's Clubs Week, 18 new groups have been sanctioned.

November 05, 2009
  Dentist office opens on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The opening of a dental office at the University of Calgary means students, faculty and staff have something to smile about.

Dental Choice, which officially opened Tue. Oct. 27, offers full dental services and is located on the third floor of MacEwan Student Centre.

Dr. Hans Herchen, owner and president of Dental Choice, which has locations in Calgary and Edmonton, said the first week of business has been strong and the centre hopes to extend hours soon.

November 05, 2009
  Students coping with disease excel on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease are two serious medical problems that can be manageable at best and overpowering at worst.

Emily Hicks and Andrea Dmytrash are two University of Calgary students living beyond their medical conditions and leading exciting, busy lives.

The two students cope daily with a disease and both were recent recipients of this year’s UCB Pharma Canada scholarship which presents $5,000 to 16 deserving candidates across the country suffering from either RA or Crohn’s.

November 05, 2009
  Think InkPDF files may take a moment to load

Ashley Bettcher, a petite and adventurous student, couldn't wait to get tattooed the moment she turned 18. Although the thought of having a needle in her arm had always terrified her, nothing could stop this budding tattoo collector from getting inked.

"I have the personality [of someone] who will eat the same bowl of cereal for like a week and a half," she said. "It's just been my nature. Once I start enjoying something, I kind of embrace it a little too much."

November 05, 2009
  Big changes ahead for Students' UnionPDF files may take a moment to load

An overhaul in government is always tedious -- one need look no further than the push for an elected senate in Canada or attempts to amend the federal constitution -- but the University of Calgary Students' Union is aiming to do just that.

"The SU is looking at itself to ensure that it is set up best to represent students and connect the governance side of what we do here to the operational side,'' said Joey Brocke, SU vice-president operations and finance, and the chair of the governance review committee.

November 05, 2009
  U-Pass coverage may expand to include spring/summer, part timePDF files may take a moment to load

To purchase an adult transit pass for four months in Calgary costs a whopping $332. However, full-time graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Calgary — those taking three or more half courses a semester -- are all assessed an $85 fee as part of tuition, and in return receive a U-Pass which grants them four months of access to Calgary Transit.

The student U-Pass is not subsidized by the U of C, or Calgary Transit, but by students themselves.

November 05, 2009
  Editorial: Alberta's vaccine meltdownPDF files may take a moment to load

Albertans will let their Progressive Conservative government get away with almost anything, but when it comes to the health and safety of themselves and their family, voters should finally get mad.

The Stelmach government's miscommunication regarding their administration of the H1N1 vaccine not only caused mass confusion, but left Alberta's most vulnerable at risk.

While other provinces chose to only offer the vaccine to those most at risk, the Alberta government encouraged everyone to get their shots.

November 05, 2009
  Spun: Jonesin'PDF files may take a moment to load

When it comes to boy-girl pop duos, there’s a dangerous line between annoyingly twee and perfectly poppy. Jonesin’ straddles that line throughout their album Hi, We’re Jonesin’ and never quite crosses into either territory.

The spacey “Too Stoned to Screw” offers a hazy swirling soundscape, while “Bummer Summer” is a beach song for the sad-sack needing a boost.

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November 05, 2009
  Spun: Tegan and SaraPDF files may take a moment to load

The twins are back in full form. Calgary's own Tegan and Sara Quinn have finally followed their 2007 release, The Con, with Sainthood. The Con launched them from cult obscurity into the eye -- and ear -- of the mainstream media and Sainthood follows its success, maintaining much of the feel of their '07 disc.

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