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March 04, 2010
  Get a B.A. in beatmatching at VoxboxPDF files may take a moment to load

Flautists need not apply to Voxbox Studios DJ School. The studio and school is a place where wannabe DJs can load up their gear and learn the art of mixing and scratching from some of Calgary's best.

Owned and operated by David Gale, a.k.a. DJ Damage, Voxbox has taught the art of mixing for five years, though its origin is a lot more humble.

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March 04, 2010
  Editorial: Poster vandals crossed the linePDF files may take a moment to load

Grafitti on Students' Union election candidates' posters is par for the course. Unfortunately, this year the graffiti has gone farther than mere obscenities.

Ola Mohajer and Hara Madri, two visibly Muslim candidates, had their campaign posters vandalized with racial slurs. Mohajer, running for the Faculty of Science representative position, had her slogan changed from "I am science" to "I am a terrorist." The poster has since been taken down.

March 04, 2010
  Ruminations on SU election endorsementsPDF files may take a moment to load

Every year at roughly this time, eager prospective student politicians run around clamouring for support in the Students' Union election. Every year the hallways are wallpapered with posters. Every year roughly nine out of 10 students summarily ignore the election and don't vote. Nevertheless, the ones that are actively involved with the election pick up the Gauntlet, read our coverage and then criticize our practice of endorsing candidates.

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March 04, 2010
  Students see decrease in scholarships, increase in loan accessibilityPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta students may find themselves in a new financial situation next year with fewer scholarships and bursaries and increased access to student loans following the announcement of this year's provincial budget.

The budget, announced on Feb. 9., outlined a $54 million decrease in up-front assistance, but a $38 million increase in student loans.

A Government of Alberta communications officer explained to the Gauntlet the reason for the changes.

March 04, 2010
  Students to march on legislaturePDF files may take a moment to load

Students will have the chance to take their tuition concerns to the provincial government later this month alongside the Students' Union.

The "Legislate This! March to the Legislature" unites students of the universities of Calgary, Alberta and Lethbridge against proposed tuition hikes to professional programs and large compulsory fees next year.

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March 04, 2010
  Students' posters defaced on campaignPDF files may take a moment to load

With Students' Union election posters decorating campus, students may not have noticed several being replaced after some posters were targeted with hate vandalism. According to Campus Security, posters hanging in the science building were defaced with anti-religious and racist material Thursday night. With the two candidates primarily affected both being visibly Muslim women, many feel that the attacks reach beyond the specific candidates.

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March 04, 2010
  Battle of Alberta men's hockey playoff match-upPDF files may take a moment to load

The wait for the University of Calgary men's hockey team is over. The Dinos, who finished fourth in Canada West standings, are set to play the first place University of Alberta Golden Bears in the first round of the playoffs. The three-game series will run in Edmonton this weekend. Playing all three games on the road will be no easy task for the Dinos, especially when they are facing a team that has only lost four games in regulation this year.

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March 04, 2010
  Men's volleyball heads north for conference finalsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's volleyball team closed out their home schedule in style over the weekend, sweeping their playoff series with the University of Manitoba Bisons. With the wins, the Dinos clinched a spot in this weekend's Canada West Final Four, which will be hosted at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. After the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack won their playoff series Sunday, the Dinos also have a guaranteed spot in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships.

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March 04, 2010
  Dinos look for strong individual performances at CIS championshipsPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite failing to claim a Canada West team title in Edmonton this past weekend, the Dinos have high hopes for their individual athletes heading into the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships in Windsor, Ontario March 11-13.

The stars of the show were Amonn Nelson and Sam Effah, who both swept their individual events. Nelson won both the 60- and 300-metre races, coming close to the Canada West records in both events. Given her training this year, that is an impressive feat.

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