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February 03, 2011
  Pimp my tobogganPDF files may take a moment to load

The average wooden toboggan or crazy carpet may seem like a fairly simple thing, but that's not the case for a group of engineering students taking the toboggan to a whole new level. Thirty University of Calgary students competed in the 2011 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race held in Edmonton from Jan. 26-30.

February 03, 2011
  Say no to usage based billingPDF files may take a moment to load

Thanks to a new ruling by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, you might have to think twice about spending the next four hours playing FarmVille while streaming videos on the side. The CRTC-- responding to a request by Bell-- has allowed Usage Based Billing for Internet access in an attempt to offset the cost of heavy Internet users like yourself. In other words, you may soon start paying for any data you use above a certain unfortunately low cap.

February 03, 2011
  Toxicology still not as popular as mixologyPDF files may take a moment to load

A new team of toxic crusaders is on the job at the University of Calgary.

The U of C's new Institute of Environmental Toxicology aims to clean up chemicals and other toxins that can harm the environment.

February 03, 2011
  Research hopes to help queer youthPDF files may take a moment to load

Finding out how to transition successfully into adulthood can be tough, that's why one University of Calgary researcher is trying to help make it easier.

Assistant professor Andrew Estefan is looking for a few more students to study the support systems queer youth need to transition into adulthood. Estefan recently completed a study that looked at successful young queer students and what helped them get there. He is now expanding that information into the new project.

February 03, 2011
  A growing vicePDF files may take a moment to load

Last month, the Mara 18 gang set a Guatemalan bus on fire, killing nine people and injuring a dozen more. Only the latest attack in ongoing gang violence, the arson was an extortion attempt on the company that owns the bus. This year, many similar attacks have happened in Central America where gang violence, largely spurned on by drug trafficking, is tearing the region apart.

February 03, 2011
  Gauntlet Psychic Predictions — FebruaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Hello dear children of the first dimension, I once again join you from the humble house of DeBoir. I once again risk my mind, my very soul, gazing deep, deep into your futures.

February 03, 2011
  CJSW Profile: Daydream Dance PartyPDF files may take a moment to load

Zoe Pearce was first recruited to help move CJSW into their new space, but it didn't take long for her to take on a time slot. Her show, Daydream Dance Party is on the airwaves from 12-2 p.m. every Tuesday.

Gauntlet: Where does the name Daydream Dance Party come from?

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February 03, 2011
  U of C wants more Aboriginal studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is reaching out to Aboriginals in Canada in order to encourage more students to apply for medical school.

Medical students from University of Calgary and University of Alberta met with provincial Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Len Webber on Nov. 29 to raise awareness about the need for more Aboriginal students in medicine.

There are approximately 325 Aboriginal physicians in Canada, one for every 3,600 Aboriginals in the country.

February 03, 2011
  Spun: Amos LeePDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine you're sitting on the front porch of your farmhouse listening to your big brother play his guitar. It's a beautiful summer's evening and you just had an enormous dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. Your mother is sewing up the holes in your socks and your father has pulled out his old trumpet to jam with his son. These are the kind of images Amos Lee's new album, Mission Bell, conjure up.

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February 03, 2011
  Spun: Jimmy ZeePDF files may take a moment to load

Vancouver musician Jimmy Zee's latest release is an R&B mixture of various genres bordering on blues rock, funk, soul and folk. Each track is dominated by Zee's appropriately gravelly vocals which tie all of the song styles together into a cohesive whole. Zee penned all but one of the songs himself with the exception being a rocking blues cover of Sweeney Todd's schmaltzy seventies pop hit "Roxy Roller." Surprisingly, Zee and his band pull this one off with muster making it one of the best cuts on the disc.

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