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January 21, 2010
  Olympic torch returns to campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The Olympic torch blazed inside the Olympic Oval on Tuesday morning for the first time since Calgary hosted the Olympics in 1988, in front of throngs of eager Canadians. Some 6,000 attendees chose to take advantage of the unique opportunity to watch torchbearers and Olympic speedskaters Susan Auch and Kyle Yoshida each skate two slow laps around the oval with the torch in hand.

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January 21, 2010
  U of C prof researches decline of braillePDF files may take a moment to load

New adaptive technology and the decline of braille education in public schools could result in a shift from a literate society to a new oral culture among blind people.

Last year, the National Federation of the Blind reported that less than 10 per cent of 1.3 million visually impaired Americans read braille. According to the New York Times, the report pointed out that only one in 10 blind children learn braille today, compared to half of all blind children in 1950.

January 21, 2010
  Iggy gets jiggy with U of C studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students were urged to participate in the political process when Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, visited the University of Calgary last Thursday, as a part of his tour of 11 campuses across Canada.

About 300 people attended the official opposition leader's speech in the MacEwan Students' Centre Ballroom, where 15 attendees were able to address Ignatieff with questions.

January 21, 2010
  25 years on the FM dialPDF files may take a moment to load

Twenty-five years ago, the world was a much different place. There was no internet, the Calgary Flames were Stanley Cup contenders and CJSW was a radio club that only broadcast to campus listeners. But history was made January 22, 1985, when CJSW officially joined FM radio's ranks and expanded to the entire city. This weekend, the popular radio station invites its magnificent musical friends to celebrate 25 years on the airwaves with a massive concert event on Sat., Jan. 23.

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January 21, 2010
  Oh, the huge manatee!PDF files may take a moment to load

With very few exceptions, the anonymous imageboards known collectively as The Chans are quite possibly the worst part of the Internet. The idea is fairly simple: users can anonymously post to a variety of boards focused on different topics and are given the option to add an image. Each board has a different number of pages, with the most current posts being bumped to the front page and receiving the most visibility.

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January 21, 2010
  Editorial: Effective righting get's the axePDF files may take a moment to load

The effective writing requirement was never really to useful. If a student made it through high school English with a fair enough grade than there was no problem and if they didn't than they simply had to pass one redundant test.

January 21, 2010
  Prorogation protests postponedPDF files may take a moment to load

Prorogation rallies across the country have been "put on hold" with less than a week to go according to Christopher White, creator of the Facebook group that spawned the protests against Stephen Harper's request to dissolve government until March.

White posted a message to the over 100,000 member social network group earlier this week.

"It is with great apathy that I regret to inform this group that the Prorogation Protests have been officially put on hold until after the Vancouver 2010 Olympics."

January 21, 2010
  Women's basketball look to snap three-game losing streakPDF files may take a moment to load

After a couple of painful losses to the archrival University of Alberta Pandas last weekend, it doesn't get any easier for the Dinos women's basketball team. The University of Victoria Vikes (7-4) and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (9-3) roll into town for games Friday and Saturday, respectively, that take on an added importance because the Dinos now sit in sixth, one win out of a playoff spot.

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January 21, 2010
  Women's hockey team snap 13-game losing streak with back-to-back wins over the CougarsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women's hockey team gained a much-needed confidence boost last weekend. On the back of superb goaltending by Katie Urness, the Dinos defeated the University of Regina Cougars 3-2 and 3-0 in back-to-back games. Urness earned her first Canadian Interuniversity Sport shutout. The wins end the Dinos 13-game losing streak, which stretched back to the season opener against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

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January 21, 2010
  Swimmers look to repeat as Canada West championsPDF files may take a moment to load

It's a fairly safe thing to say that the Dinos are favourites to repeat as Canada West champions in swimming this weekend at the University of Lethbridge, for both the men's and women's sides. Their top rival, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, have 14 new swimmers on their roster and a new coach and the Dinos have lost few from the teams that finished first (the ladies) and second (the men) overall in the country. However, this doesn't mean the Dinos are expecting to swim past the other schools with ease.

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