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October 21, 2010
  Men's hockey win back-to-back OT gamesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's hockey team played two games against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns this weekend with surprisingly similar results. Both games were close ending with overtime wins for the Dinos.

October 21, 2010
  Mixed results for field hockey during weekend gamesPDF files may take a moment to load

It was a tough weekend for the University of Calgary Dinos Field hockey team. The Dinos headed to Victoria to try and grab second place in the CIS West to advance to the playoffs. The Dinos needed to win both games over the weekend to guarantee a second place finish. Instead they won their first game 1-0 and lost their second 2-1. The Dinos now sit two games behind the Vikes.

Calgary's Claire Beaton and Laurel Kuntz scored the Dinos' goals on the weekend.

October 21, 2010
  Rugby women lose to Pronghorns, no longer in playoff contentionPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos women's rugby team played the top-ranked team in the country, The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, last weekend. The Pronghorns scored an early try and finished the test upping the Dinos 57-11. Fullback Sylvie Mullen recorded the first and only try of the game, as well as kicking two penalty kicks accounting for all of the Dinos 11 points.

October 21, 2010
  When Cornflakes hit the fanPDF files may take a moment to load

In late July, Barb Higgins was the talk of the town. The former CTV news anchor announced her mayoral bid on July 28 and her initial support was staggering. Hundreds of volunteers and donations were pouring in and in an NRG poll conducted over the next 24 hours, 44 per cent of decided voters were already saying they would vote for her.

October 21, 2010
  The necessity of unfettered free speechPDF files may take a moment to load

Statements about free speech are made very flippantly in the west. The laws of most countries strike a balance between free speech and other rights. Even the United States -- which is often cited as the epitome of speech permissiveness -- has laws limiting expression for offensiveness or vulgarity. In Canada, laws are even more draconian, though Canadian nationalists will smugly assert their country's moral high ground rejecting suggestions from their southern neighbours.

October 21, 2010
  Canada has failed Omar KhadrPDF files may take a moment to load

Rumors of a possible deal between the American State Department and Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen currently held in the Guantanamo Bay detention center, would seem to indicate that his seven year imprisonment is drawing to a close. The stain upon the soul of Canada resulting from this, however, will endure far beyond what may be the conclusion of this travesty of justice.

October 21, 2010
  Letter: That Empty Space is StrugglingPDF files may take a moment to load

1) That Empty Space now has one event per month as opposed to previous weekly events, removing a popular community space.

2) There are no longer comfy couches, changing the organic, natural, community space that was previously welcoming for everyone at the events.

3) That Empty Space used to support local, Calgary music. Bigger acts from outside the city have been mandated and that costs significantly more than previous events

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October 21, 2010
  Judge overturns U of C facebook rulingPDF files may take a moment to load

A recent court ruling has brought a long running case between University of Calgary students and administration to an end. After posting criticism of an instructor on a Facebook page and facing charges of non-academic misconduct, the U of C was deemed to have no grounds to reprimand those responsible.

October 21, 2010
  Fitness lockers swap keys for coinsPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary fitness facility users will be switching their keys for cash when the school replaces its current lockers with new change operated units later this year.

Faculty of kinesiology director of communications Don McSwiney said that the switch is mainly to speed up the process and allow fitness staff to do other work.

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