2001-09-20

    
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September 20, 2001
  Pre-season hijinksPDF files may take a moment to load

Reality finally hit the Dinos men's hockey team.

They have a new coach, a new system, and a whole whack of new players. It's a good thing too, because at last weekend's pre-season Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Eye Opener tournament, they lost two key players for at least six to eight weeks.

Forwards Jason Boyd and Sean Robertson both suffered serious knee injuries in what was supposed to be a warm-up for conference play beginning in early October.

September 20, 2001
  Summer's dynamic Dino duoPDF files may take a moment to load

"You can do three things in the summer," said Dinos volleyball captain Amanda Moppett. "You can do absolutely nothing, you can play court like the girls on the national team did, or you can play beach. Being short and all, we played beach."

September 20, 2001
  Damned if you do, damned if you don'tPDF files may take a moment to load

When you don't score, it's hard to win. This lesson was reinforced when the University of Calgary men's soccer team visited Edmonton last Sat., Sept. 15 and played the University of Alberta. The next night they learned an equally valuable lesson: Scoring at will doesn't come with any guarantees either.

September 20, 2001
  Soccersaurs draw a complete blankPDF files may take a moment to load

The following quote is from the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Web site. It's a women's soccer press release written by the University of Saskatchewan propaganda department.

"The women's team, fresh off a
5-0 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns, has to settle for 0-0 tie with the Dinos."

September 20, 2001
  Campus on alertPDF files may take a moment to load

In an incident that occurred in broad daylight, a visiting student was abducted from the University of Calgary campus and sexually assaulted.

While walking by the ICT building, the victim was approached by a lone male driver at 2:35 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 9. The driver engaged her in conversation by asking for directions. He then forced her into the vehicle, drove to a vacant campus parking lot and sexually assaulted her. After the assault the offender released her by the Education Tower.

September 20, 2001
  Cyberworm freezes campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Faster than a speeding bullet, a new computer worm wreaked havoc on the Internet on Tues., Sept.18.

"Nimda," the latest development in cybermischief, slowed network access to a crawl across campus and left frustrated students behind.

September 20, 2001
  Hidden health hazardsPDF files may take a moment to load

Once students leave home for university, many things change. Not the least of these are sleep patterns, diets, and general lifestyle habits. Binge drinking, drugs, stress and sex quickly become common words in a university student's vocabulary.

Not all students are unhealthy, but during a typical university career most students suffer health issues ranging from common colds to pregnancy, depression or drug overdose.

September 20, 2001
  Landlords and rent warsPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary's housing situation clearly indicates a seller's market--especially for students.

However, landlords don't always do what is legal, as one Calgary area student found out when he was looking for an apartment last month.

September 20, 2001
  Marching to different beatsPDF files may take a moment to load

Eleven days after the Attack on America, Calgary will host its first Walk With the World.

"This is something that needed to happen," said University of Calgary student and Walk organizer Sidd Thakore. "Especially after what happened last week. Bringing people together in Calgary has an added weight now."

September 20, 2001
  Generating debate in gender issuesPDF files may take a moment to load

"Why do you still exist today?"

Allisha Sordi, a member of Women in Science and Engineering and a third-year engineering student at the University of Calgary is often asked this question

Her answer is that despite a population that is over 50 per cent female, women are still under-represented in many academic disciplines at the U of C, specifically those that are science-
related.

This is just one topic that concerns the researchers at the U of C Institute for Gender Research.

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