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September 16, 2010
  Dinos make cuts to support teammate’s battle against cancerPDF files may take a moment to load

Cancer is a disease that always seems to strike somewhere else, at least until it hits close to home. The revelation that 20-year-old Dinos women's hockey forward Sinead Tracey was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin's Lymphoma last spring has shocked teammates and caused the wider Dinos community to rally around her.

September 16, 2010
  Mayoral candidates take to twitter for online debatePDF files may take a moment to load

The first mayoral debate over Twitter in Calgary took place Tuesday night at 7p.m.. Mayoral candidates Greg Berdette, Craig Burrows, Kent Hehr, Paul Hughes, Alnoor Kassam, Jon Lord and Naheed Nenshi participated. A few candidates said they could not make it but agreed to answer the questions at a later date. The debate was moderated by Kirk Schmidt from CalgaryPolitics.com.

September 16, 2010
  Research looks to reconnect nerve damagePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary researchers have recently published findings on peripheral nerve regeneration that could potentially help people regain lost sensation and motor function.

Dr. Douglas Zochodne has researched peripheral nerves, which allow for the sense of touch, since 2006. It is common for people with different nerve injuries, or neuropathy, to have damaged nerves regenerate at a slow rate. People with diabetes can also lose their sense of touch and suffer a great deal of pain.

September 16, 2010
  The Future of CubaPDF files may take a moment to load

In July, many Cubans thought Fidel Castro was dead. The former Cuban president hadn't appeared on live television since 2006, after undergoing intestinal surgery which later forced him to pass on his presidency to his brother, Raúl. This August Fidel spent 11 minutes sharing his concerns about a nuclear war between Iran and America. He has been in the limelight more frequently since August, speaking on events pertaining to foreign policy.

September 16, 2010
  Injury-plagued Dinos deliver Kickoff winPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos football team came into their second game of the year facing questions about injuries, their first game loss and most importantly their 18-year-old rookie quarterback. However, over the course of the game, the team came up with answers to these questions.

The annual kickoff crowd was huge, loud and wielding plastic noisemakers. There were even several students dressed up in spandex shorts and tights in a show of team spirit.

September 16, 2010
  Health project brought students to rural AlbertaPDF files may take a moment to load

A three-week pilot project that allowed 11 University of Calgary students to study and practice medicine in a rural environment is coming to a close. The Preclinical Networked Medical Education program gave medical students the chance to live in rural communities where they studied neurology, geriatrics and pain, a mandatory course for the undergraduates.

The project, funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, runs from August 30 to September 17.

September 16, 2010
  Downtown Campus now openPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Downtown Campus opened its doors Sept. 13 in an area that both City Hall and the U of C have admitted has a less than stellar reputation. The new campus in the west end of downtown is expected to revitalize the area and drive down crime, however concerns remain that little is being done to protect students in the area.

September 16, 2010
  It's time to rethink the prison systemPDF files may take a moment to load

The criminal system has existed in its present form for a very long time. Sure, some things have changed -- we don't chop off the hands of thieves, nor do we send criminals to Australia -- but for the most part the judicial system is the same it has been for at least a thousand years. First, a crime is committed; then, either the suspect ("perp" isn't used anymore) is apprehended or a personhunt ensues. After this a trial of some form occurs. If sufficient evidence can be shown, the criminal is often put in jail.

September 16, 2010
  It's time to reform Canada's immigration systemPDF files may take a moment to load

In the aftermath of the arrival of a boat containing 490 Tamil refugees off the coast of British Columbia, the government is now seeking ways to prevent this form of illegal immigration from happening in the future. Canada needs to develop a better system to handle such occurrences, which are sure to continue since the Sri Lankan civil war ended last year. A recent Angus Reid poll shows that 46 per cent of Canadians think immigration is negatively affecting Canada.

September 16, 2010
  Festival of words passes to new handsPDF files may take a moment to load

In a time when digital publishing and the internet have made the future of books uncertain, Wordfest festival director Anne Green is remarkably confident.

"I wouldn't say it's affected us in a negative way at all. This is the tangible dimension. You still want to go to a concert even though you can download somebody's tunes from the Internet," says Green.

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