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January 21, 2010
  Marquee match Saturday at the JackPDF files may take a moment to load

Here come the Thunderbirds. Number one in the country. Unbeaten at 11-0 so far in this men's basketball season. Runners-up at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship last season. The team that knocked the Dinos out of the tournament. The team the Dinos beat to take the conference title last year. The team that knocked the Dinos off at home in the Canada West final four the year before.

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January 21, 2010
  A clash of the titans!PDF files may take a moment to load

China is known to limit freedom of speech and has attacked activists' rights in the past. The battle over censorship in China recently took a new turn with cyber attacks on the Gmail accounts of known Chinese dissidents. In response, Google said it is no longer willing to censor its Google China website and will pull out of China if need be. Google was criticized for initially agreeing to censor content when they set up Google China.

January 21, 2010
  Learning to love political elitismPDF files may take a moment to load

In light of Conservative MP Tony Clement's comments detailing who exactly cares about prorogation -- "I know it's a big issue with the Ottawa media elite and some of the elites in our country" -- it is painfully obvious that being labelled an "elite" is a political insult. Clement's words are offensive to Canadians.

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January 21, 2010
  A letter to NBCPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear NBC,

The past few years have seen your stock fall in the eyes of television viewers. Your once-proud network now boasts only a single block of solid programming -- Thursday's line-up of Parks & Recreation, The Office, Community and 30 Rock -- after a series of poor decisions.

January 21, 2010
  Late night comedy is serious, serious businessPDF files may take a moment to load

The prestigious peacock is no longer. NBC, formerly known as the more intelligent and esteemed network, has become cheap and tawdry. A few months ago NBC moved late night king, Jay Leno to a primetime spot in an effort to produce a cheaper alternative to the sitcom as well as give Leno something to do. Like others before him, he passed the torch to Conan O'Brien to host The Tonight Show, leaving Conan's Late Night spot for Jimmy Fallon.

January 21, 2010
  Letter: unsettling timesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

So another decade has ended and a New Year has begun, but while the economists have expressed optimism that the bleak times of the recession are behind us one is left pondering what 2010 will bring for the University of Calgary; I suspect it will be a rather unsettling year.

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January 21, 2010
  On Haiti, God, and the case for aidPDF files may take a moment to load

Underlying all earthquakes is the idea of Fault," says a character in Salman Rushdie's novel The Ground Beneath Her Feet, which begins with an earthquake that kills the female protagonist, and then jumps back to trace her life from beginning to end. Rushdie is a master story-teller who wonderfully describes the search all people face to answer the difficult question: Why did this happen?

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January 21, 2010
  History professor long way from IsraelPDF files may take a moment to load

The Arab-Israeli conflict is perhaps one of the most complex situations in the world and David Tal has come from his home in Tel Aviv to share and continue his research on the subject by joining the University of Calgary as Kahanoff Chair of Israeli Studies.

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January 21, 2010
  'Rebooting' apathetic Alberta's politicsPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta is a province beset by apathy, but according to a new initiative aiming to "reboot" Albertans, this no longer has to be the case.

Following poor voter turnout in 2008's general election, Reboot Alberta is attempting to channel Albertans' frustrations with provincial politics. Through web-based forums, blogs and, most recently, a planned gathering in Kananaskis, project founders are determined to alter how regional politics are perceived.

January 21, 2010
  Harper's prorogation controversy continuesPDF files may take a moment to load

On Dec. 30, 2009 Stephen Harper decided to prorogue parliament, which has become a contentious issue for many Canadians. Rallies and protests across the country are being planned. The Facebook page "Canadians against the proroguing of Parliament" has grown to over 200,000 members, while "Canadians for the proroguing of Parliament" has less than 500.

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