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November 04, 2010
  Football ends regular season with recordsPDF files may take a moment to load

Kicker Aaron Ifield provided lots of drama for fans as his record setting field goal sailed through the crossbars in the dying seconds of last Saturday's game. Receiver Matt Walter broke a record of his own, but in a somewhat less dramatic fashion.

November 04, 2010
  Stop the temporal oppressionPDF files may take a moment to load

Continuing an annual ritual you can set your clocks to, people will go into work Sunday to find they are an hour late. The most oblivious students will be late for class on Monday, left shaking their heads wondering how society could have ever wronged them so badly. This, dear readers, is the steep price we pay for daylight saving time. How such a silly custom came into being is a good question. The bigger question, however, is why we are still practicing it.

November 04, 2010
  Siu defeats Mohajer in science rep electionPDF files may take a moment to load

Science students voted in Jack Siu as their new faculty representative Oct. 28. With 43 per cent of the vote, Siu claimed the position of Science faculty representative. Ola Mohajer was a close second with 36 per cent of the vote and Philip Hanson third with 27 per cent. A total of 238 science students voted in the Students' Union byelection.

"It went pretty well despite the amount of time I could put into campaigning because I had a few midterms coming up," said Siu. "It went surprisingly well."

November 04, 2010
  First stop: Much MusicPDF files may take a moment to load

It's a common image -- a pop-punk band's MySpace populated with images of them standing in a field, with their hands firmly stuck in their pockets, serious grimaces painted across their faces.

For the Weekend's MySpace is slightly different. It features the band members in swimming suits in a bathtub, surrounded by rubber duckies. Next you stumble across the videos of them crab walking while playing guitar and bass and it becomes obvious that this isn't your regular pop-punk outfit.

November 04, 2010
  Playground “Candy-Van” operation closes for businessPDF files may take a moment to load

Entrepreneur and University of Calgary business grad James Thorton slid his panel door shut for the last time this week as his start-up business, Candy- Van, closed forever.

Thorton started Candy-Van in 2008 after noticing children's attraction to the sweet taste of candy. Thorton said the only thing he's bitter about is that future children won't have the opportunity to have free candy offered to them out of a van from the comfort of their own school playground.

November 04, 2010
  New clubs space delayed by renovationsPDF files may take a moment to load

Community radio station CJSW wrapped up its annual funding drive this past week and station manager Chad Saunders said phones rang off their hooks delivering a high level of pledges this year.

"There's a lot of math involved when it comes to the funding drive," said Saunders. "One of the first maths is that we raised $182,00o on the pledge line over a week."

Saunders said that when the funding drive events and concerts are totaled, the amount might reach $190,000.

November 04, 2010
  Hockeysaurs beat U of APDF files may take a moment to load

The football team wasn't the only Dinos team to have a record setting weekend. The women's hockey team set a milestone of their own by beating the University of Alberta Pandas for the first time in 11 years. The win came 11 years to the day as the Dinos last beat the Pandas on Oct. 29, 1999.

The Dinos started the game slowly and were outshot 7-1 in the first period.

November 04, 2010
  Men's soccer heads to playoffs after winPDF files may take a moment to load

It was a busy weekend for both of the University of Calgary soccer teams as the men's and women's squads finished off their regular seasons. The men were assured a post-season berth after beating the University of Fraser Valley 2-1 on Oct. 30. The win guaranteed the Dinos a third place finish in the CIS West with a 8-4-2 record. They wrapped up their last game of the season with a loss against Victoria 2-1 in a game that had no bearing on their final standing.

November 04, 2010
  Abandon arbitrary qualities when votingPDF files may take a moment to load

The American midterm elections this week sparked memories of the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries and the presidential election. That year, both had fierce competition between candidates, with future president Barack Obama versus Hillary Clinton for the Democrats, and Obama against John McCain in the presidential race. Although there were other candidates involved in the process, these three clearly took the stage: an African-American, a woman and a white man.

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