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September 27, 2001
  Political "Science"PDF files may take a moment to load

With four long and arduous years of post-secondary education and a kinesiology degree under my belt, I decided it was time to stretch my wings and expand the horizons of my intellectual pursuits. After labs, computers and cadavers, I was ready for something less scientific, less defined and a little more subjective.

Accordingly, this September I registered in two political science classes.

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September 27, 2001
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WHEEE! One student takes the Department of Psychology"s new driving simulator for a spin. Worth over $300,000, the simulator will allow researchers to address questions related to traffic safety and driver response that coulds not otherwise be answered. The simulator consists of five networked graphics workstations, three high-luminance projectors, three screens and a full-size Saturn sedan.

September 27, 2001
  Bang and a whimperPDF files may take a moment to load

Though procrastination is a staple of student life, next year's tuition increase is already under negotiation.

September 27, 2001
  Rockin' the night awayPDF files may take a moment to load

Like a Picasso version of the energizer bunny, purple-clad fraternity members jumped on a scooter and kept on going.

The University of Calgary Phi Gamma Delta fraternity's annual 24 hour Race Around the Rock took place on Thu., Sept. 21, raising just over $1,000 for Crohn's disease and colitis research.

The U of C Phi Gamma Delta chapter, better known as the Fijis, began fundraising for Crohn's and colitis research a few years ago when one of their frater- nity brothers was affected by the disease.

September 27, 2001
  Learning to leadPDF files may take a moment to load

Gender roles in the modern world are a far cry from those of cavemen and cavewomen. Perhaps men and women are closer to equality than ever before, or perhaps they are merely playing the same game on very different playing fields.

On Tue., Sept.25, and Wed., Sept. 26, approximately 120 women came to the University of Calgary to attend "Women In Business: Discovering the Leader Within," a conference hosted by the Faculty of Continuing Education.

September 27, 2001
  Prayers and misunderstandingsPDF files may take a moment to load

On Thu., Sept. 21, a multi-faith prayer meeting for peace went awry.

Religious Studies Department Head Eliezer Segal commented on his reaction to events which transpired at the memorial for the Sept. 11 tragedy, which was shared by others attending.

"For hours after the service, I was trembling with shock and disbelief," he said.

September 27, 2001
  A question of ethicsPDF files may take a moment to load

Are we lost? If we were would we care?

Dr. Margaret Sommerville, author of The Ethical Canary and founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University addressed these questions on Tues., Sept. 25 at the University of Calgary. In doing so, she debunked current conceptions regarding individualism and expounded on the need for a healthy relationship between ethics and medical science.

September 27, 2001
  DUKIN' IT OUTPDF files may take a moment to load

While a jet engine generator probably isn't on Calgary's horizon, Calgary mayoral candidates had it out over other university and municipal issues.

September 27, 2001
  AfghanistanPDF files may take a moment to load

Many words have been written about human rights abuses throughout the world. We've all read about the unfair, horrible lives of people suffering in third world countries, of people enduring repressive regimes and of people struggling to survive in a war-torn nation.

In the case of Afghanistan, all three--a worthless economy, a repressive regime, and a long-running war--exist.

September 27, 2001
  Clubs sandwichPDF files may take a moment to load

Clubs week is a very busy time for students. With classes just beginning, many students have trouble juggling study time, social time and work time. Clubs week places the additional burden of forcing you to spend time listening to sales pitches from clubs you're not even interested in. As a service to readers, the Gauntlet decided to look at some of the lesser-known clubs which you may not have found time to hear about last week.

The Official SU Fan Club

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