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February 17, 2011
  Confession: a Roman Catholic app isn't a good ideaPDF files may take a moment to load

Little iApps has faced a variety of well-deserved reactions for their iPhone app, Confession: a Roman Catholic App, which is targeted at pious sinners. The app, which aims to help the forgetful during confessionals, was developed with help from actual reverends and with official church imprimatur.

February 17, 2011
  Volleyball finish season sixth in CWPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women's volleyball team closed out the regular season with a pair of games against the team they will face in the first round of playoffs -- the University of Alberta Pandas. Both matches were close and potentially foreshadow what the Dinos can expect next weekend.

The Dinos took a close match 3-2 (17-25, 26-24, 21-25, 26-24, 15-12) on Friday night. Despite being down 2-1 in the third set, the Dinos battled back to win.

February 17, 2011
  Political sex can be a useful toolPDF files may take a moment to load

Although I'm not usually surprised to see the sex scandals of politicians making headlines, this week had a different ring to it: the focus of two such stories was on women, not men. From huge feminist protests in Italy, to a much quieter suggestion of a sex strike in Belgium, women's bodies have become contested during the past two weeks in Europe.

February 17, 2011
  Valentine's Day and consumerismPDF files may take a moment to load

This past week, one of the daily polls on The Globe and Mail's website was "Valentine's Day makes me want to . . ." with the dominant response being "do nothing -- it's a consumer holiday and I won't buy into it." This answer received about 65 per cent of the 5,246 votes. This is unlikely a perfect portrayal of Canadians' thoughts on Valentine's Day, but the answer did garner a large portion of respondents, so it has some merit. Also, we have all heard that argument before: stop consumerism, reject this consumer-driven holiday!

February 17, 2011
  A penny taxed is still a pennyPDF files may take a moment to load

It's the classic call of all voters: we want more stuff, but we don't want to pay for it. Last week Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, on a visit in Toronto, mentioned the possibility of raising the Goods and Services Tax by one per cent for Calgarians. The money collected would go toward arts and culture projects such as new libraries and Glenbow Museum renovations, as well as recreation centres and parks.

February 17, 2011
  Asshole ex-girlfriend plans to remain asshole for benefit of ex-boyfriendPDF files may take a moment to load

More than six months after the end their long-term relationship, third-year chemistry student Jennifer Miller remains committed to maintaining a persona of spite, inappropriate anger and bizarre personal attacks in an effort to help ease Chad Brooks transition out of their relationship.

February 17, 2011
  Empty bottles, trash or cash?PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students' Union's sustainability fund is getting almost as empty as the bottles it receives funds from.

To combat this, the SU is planning to spend almost $1,300 on a fence to protect recyclable bottles from theft.

"It's an ongoing concern for us," said Campus Security director Lanny Fritz. "We have people who have no fixed address coming onto campus to grab a bag of recyclables."

February 17, 2011
  SU looks to trademark Bermuda Shorts DayPDF files may take a moment to load

Last April, The Back Alley Night Club had hundreds of students click "attending" to their unofficial Bermuda Shorts Day event on Facebook. The Students' Union is trying to put a stop to this 'marketing scheme' for their end of the year event by trademarking BSD.

"Every year, multiple Calgary clubs advertise an after party for the campus-wide event," said SU vice-president student life Jennifer Abbott. "The beer gardens on campus from 12 to 4 p.m. at the U of C is the only official after party of Bermuda Shorts Day."

February 17, 2011
  Bears dominate men’s basketballsaursPDF files may take a moment to load

Good thing basketball is not a fashion show because last weekend was not pretty for the Dinos. On Friday, the men were handed a 94–51 beating by the University of Alberta Golden Bears. Saturday was not as brutal, with a 78–68 loss, as the Dinos seemed to regain some of their prowess that we know and love them for (if just being our varsity team is not enough.)

February 17, 2011
  Spun: Buck 65PDF files may take a moment to load

20 Odd Years is a celebration of Buck 65's 20 year history in the Canadian hip-hop scene. He's part of a cohort of Canadian rappers who carved out their own niche with a unique style, rather than imitating high-profile Americans. Where others would release a greatest hits album to mark this milestone, Buck 65 does not-- 20 Odd Years is entirely new material and Buck does what he does best.

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