2011-02-10

    
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February 10, 2011
  Hill leads women's basketball team in pair of winsPDF files may take a moment to load

The women's basketball team picked up two big wins against the Manitoba Bisons in large part thanks to two huge performances by the team's only fifth-year player, forward Ashley Hill.

Hill chipped in 38 points on Friday night -- a career best -- and another 34 on Saturday. She now sits just 65 points behind Meagan Koch for second place on the all time Dinos scoring list.

On Friday night guard Tamara Jarrett would also step up and score 24 points during the Dinos 93-79 win over the Bisons.

February 10, 2011
  Bikram hot yoga encourages stressed students to cool offPDF files may take a moment to load

Take yoga, add a lot of heat and you've got the perfect answer to long hours at school and bitter winter winds. That is, if you can deal with a slammin' physique and a more relaxed state of mind as a result.

Hot yoga is basically regular yoga, but in a hot, humid room for 90 minutes. The heat allows your muscles to stretch more easily so even beginners can feel like a rubber band.

February 10, 2011
  Bookstores and the case for communityPDF files may take a moment to load

Let's agree that reading is a solitary activity. Aside from the exciting and emotional journeys we take with our favourite fictional characters, reading is best experienced alone (preferably during a quiet evening with a glass of wine or a cup of tea). That said, the connections we make with other readers of shared texts are often the most enjoyable. Lively participation in a reading community is a significant loss as the downfall of the bookstore-- and the replacement with its online equivalent-- becomes increasingly apparent.

February 10, 2011
  Nenshi tunnels his way to a campaign promisePDF files may take a moment to load

If there's one thing that will politically motivate the public as much as exorbitant charges to watch cat videos online, it's the possibility that their morning commute might take a little longer. Only five short months ago, many students flooded their Facebook and Twitter accounts with purple mania in support of mayoral candidate Naheed Nenshi.

February 10, 2011
  Scrapped city projects the Gauntlet is upset aboutPDF files may take a moment to load

City council approved an underpass beneath the airport's new runway at a cost of $295 million. To pay for construction, Calgary will tap funds designated for future projects. Below are some of those projects we'll now never see.

1. White hat ceremonies for gopher population

2. Leather upholstering of Saddle Dome exterior

3. Replacement of Olympic Ski Jump with world's longest Slip & Slide

4. South East transit corridor serviced by rickshaw

February 10, 2011
  Observatory looks for alien life at open housePDF files may take a moment to load

The sheer vastness of our universe makes it hard to imagine that there isn't life somewhere out there.

For an opportunity to hear from someone on the front lines of the search for extraterrestrial life visit the Rothney Astronomical Observatory's open house Saturday, Feb. 12. Phil Langill, from the U of C's department of Physics and Astronomy, will speak about strategies currently being used to find planets outside of our solar system.

February 10, 2011
  Global Village still trying to meet goalsPDF files may take a moment to load

In January 2010, with construction finalized, Global Village and Hotel Alma officially opened their doors to students and visitors. One year later, initial goals of the facility have yet to be accomplished.

The University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business' hotel and resort management program planned to partner with Hotel Alma to develop an experiential learning component. This has not yet happened.

February 10, 2011
  LikeALittle is liked a lotPDF files may take a moment to load

The popularity of new social media site LikeALittle has skyrocketed in the last few months at the University of Calgary after popping onto the scene last October. The site, which encourages users to "flirt anonymously with students on your campus," has gained critics who question what is becoming of the social media world.

February 10, 2011
  Students' Union backs mayor's proposal for secondary suitesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union is working with Mayor Naheed Nenshi to relax regulations regarding secondary suites. Nenshi is proposing secondary suites be legalized in all Calgary neighbourhoods, but that they should be subject to three conditions -- the suite must meet all health and safety codes; the landlord must provide a parking spot, though this will be waived if the property is within 500 metres of an LRT station; and the owner must live on the property.

February 10, 2011
  Study looks at nutrition and child developmentPDF files may take a moment to load

You are what you eat, or potentilly what your mother ate, says a new study.

The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition study is being conducted at the behavioural research facility at the Alberta Children's Hospital. The study follows mothers throughout their pregnancies and investigates possible links between nutrition, maternal mental health and infant development.

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