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September 09, 2010
  U of C hopes to curb campus vehicle usePDF files may take a moment to load

The Office of Sustainability and Parking and Transportation Services at the University of Calgary have implemented several initiatives to help reduce car use on and around campus this fall.

A carpool program, one of the initiatives, gives a 50 per cent discount on parking for all cars with at least three people.

"Currently the carpool discount is available in Lots 10, 11, 32 and the Arts Parkade," said Susan Austen, Parking and Traffic Services director.

September 09, 2010
  Lobby group hopes to lower text pricesPDF files may take a moment to load

After a brief hiatus vice-president Alyssa Stacey and others are working to revive the Canadian Roundtable on Academic Materials. CRAM brought together student unions from across the country to discuss ways to help keep academic material costs down for students.

CRAM was created to bring attention to the high costs of textbooks and course packs. Former 2008-2009 University of Alberta SU vice-president academic John Braga was involved in the operation of CRAM at the time it started to lose momentum.

September 09, 2010
  Summer Campus Security reportPDF files may take a moment to load

With most students gone for the summer, one might think the U of C would be nice and quiet but this wasn't the case. The summer had its share of happenings ranging from fire alarms and break ins, to summer Den drama.

"The campus is a little different. We don't have our regular student population but of course we have people here attending conferences and we have 9,000 children attending day camps," said Campus Security director Lanny Fritz.

September 09, 2010
  Women's Centre changes concern studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Members of the University of Calgary campus community are upset with what they see as plans to change the Women's Resource Centre from its original intent.

For the past several months the U of C transitioned the WRC, located on the third floor of MacEwan Student Centre, to include a new Centre for Community-Engaged Learning ­-- a campus service that operates a campus food share program as well as several volunteer initiatives.

September 09, 2010
  Huskies dominate Dinos in season openerPDF files may take a moment to load

After allowing the University of Saskatchewan Huskies a touchdown on the game's first possession, the University of Calgary Dinos struggled to mount any offence or defence that could halt the Huskies' eventual 34-13 victory in the driving rain at McMahon Stadium Saturday night.

A 69-yard touchdown run by Huskies receiver Jeff Hassler opened the scoring a mere 1:36 into the game, foreshadowing the formidable offence that would lead the Dinos 17-7 into the second quarter.

September 09, 2010
  Battle of the borderPDF files may take a moment to load

The Battle of the Border returned to the University of Calgary's Jack Simpson gym August 11-15, pitting the U of C Dinos, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns and Concordia's Stingers against the University of Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. With five back-to-back game days still ahead of them, the 'Jacks tipped-off against the U of L Pronghorns first, defeating them 106-72. Arizona extended their winning streak when they crushed Concordia 117-66 in their single match up of the tournament the following evening.

September 09, 2010
  An autumn TV line-up you'll fall forPDF files may take a moment to load

If there's one thing I know, it's TV. I'm the kind of person that can devour a 13-episode season in two days (for the record, I'm talking HBO hour-long episodes, not that wimpy 43-minute garbage that airs on cable providers). I pick up shows at an alarming rate and once I'm a season deep, I become too invested to quit, no matter how zany or ridiculous they become -- I'm looking at you True Blood. You had so much potential.

September 09, 2010
  StarRez a success in matching studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Residence students can now resort to the online "matchmaker" program, StarRez if they need a roommate.

StarRez is an online program that lets students select their roommates when applying for residence dorm rooms. Residence services started using the program in 2009.

September 09, 2010
  SU and school work to end couch racesPDF files may take a moment to load

Senior administrative officials at the University of Calgary and the Students' Union met this summer to work on eliminating the much beloved but often risky annual couch races. Couch races, a notorious tradition that takes place at St. Andrews Heights on Bermuda Shorts Day, was shut down by police last year.

Typically, teams of students engineer couches with wheels to race for the fastest time. Few couches make it down the hill in one piece and many students go flying.

September 09, 2010
  Whatever happened to religious freedom?PDF files may take a moment to load

Xenophobia: intense or irrational dislike or fear of strangers, foreigners or anyone perceived as different. Albeit a social faux pas, it is quite possible that this fear of "the other" was of evolutionary value, making it a psychological trait that was selected for in our ancestral past. Phewww. I thought the angry Americans protesting against the construction of an Islamic cultural centre in the neighbourhood of Ground Zero were just plain crazy!


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