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September 23, 2010
  Scribe and Muse describe their musingsPDF files may take a moment to load

In Greek mythology, the Muses were goddesses who inspired the creation of literature and the arts. Now, the new Scribe and Muse club hopes to do the same this upcoming year at the University of Calgary.

"We saw some issues in the English department we wanted to change," said club president Mike Beckett. "Make it a bit more flamboyant, a bit more attractive, a little more sexy."

Beckett, a fourth-year honours English student, was not always passionate about his program choice.

September 23, 2010
  Canadian hockey icon dons Dinos jerseyPDF files may take a moment to load

Hayley Wickenheiser, one of Canada's most talented and successful Olympic hockey players, is bringing her talents to the University of Calgary. Last Wednesday, Dinos Athletics called a news conference to announce that Wickenheiser will be joining the U of C Dinos women's hockey team.

September 23, 2010
  New Student Success Centre opensPDF files may take a moment to load

The new Student Success Centre has opened on the fourth floor of the MacEwan Student Centre. Supported by Student and Enrolment Services and other on-campus organizations, the new SSC is a one-stop shop that allows the university to better help and advise students.

September 23, 2010
  "Club me 'till I'm week," said the baby sealPDF files may take a moment to load

This week the MacEwan Student Centre is alive with the pitter-patter of tiny feet darting from one clubs booth to the next in an effort to receive the most free candy in the least time possible.

But the Students' Union clubs week isn't all about free swag, it's also a time for students, small and large footed alike, to learn about how they can get involved on campus by checking out one of the many University of Calgary student clubs.

September 23, 2010
  Rez executive recover from probation periodPDF files may take a moment to load

CISSA, SU, BSD, CCR, CCEL ­-- as if arriving at university wasn't disorienting enough, it seems every organization, club and event carries an acronym with its name.

September 23, 2010
  U of C in race to the bottomPDF files may take a moment to load

The U of C failed to place in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education list of the world's top universities, an annual ranking that has undergone some revisions for this year. The U of C, which placed 170th in 2008 and 149th in 2009, seemed to be holding strong. The new results don't phase provost Alan Harrison though, who stated that they are unimportant to university administration. While there are surely problems with any type of ranking, Harrison's comments are disappointingly defeatist.

September 23, 2010
  The hunt is on to save the white rhinoPDF files may take a moment to load

It seems like every day there is a new species that needs saving. While many need to be pulled from the brink of oblivion and nurtured back to health, some of the pleas for help are more captivating than others.

September 23, 2010
  Troubles with the United NationsPDF files may take a moment to load

The United Nations has, in many ways, been declining since the end of the Cold War. The failure of the UN to stop the 1994 genocide in Darfur when they had clear knowledge of its occurrence led many to doubt its effectiveness. At the turn of the millennium, then Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that the need to reform the UN was urgent. Then, following America's failure to get the UN to back the 2003 invasion of Iraq, renewed calls were made that the UN had lost its relevance. In many ways, this is true.

September 23, 2010
  Beauty is a moving targetPDF files may take a moment to load

I look into the mirror. What do I see? An imperfect complexion, a chubby tummy and, most of all, huge hips. I'm short, stout and with a 14 inch difference between my waist and hips, incredibly curvy. But most of all I see beautiful. I know I'll never be a model, nor will I ever fit into the column of classic beauty. It doesn't matter, because when I look in the mirror I see not what I can improve, but what I love about myself and what I love most about myself is that I am unique.

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