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March 24, 2011
  Not so fast, EgyptPDF files may take a moment to load

Following any revolution, there is likely to be a hangover as both citizens and leaders begin to face tough questions about the future of their country. One month after Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Egypt is now facing these questions in earnest, as made apparent after a referendum last Saturday on constitutional changes. While 41 per cent of Egyptians turned out to vote -- and nearly 80 per cent of those who did vote approved the amendments -- there is a risk that Egypt is moving too quickly to build a lasting democracy.

March 24, 2011
  Western alienation is the price of loyaltyPDF files may take a moment to load

Naheed Nenshi, the lovable freedom fighter who has become a Robin Hood-like hero for oppressed university students, recently revealed that it seems unlikely Calgary will receive federal funding for the underground tunnel to Nottingham, er, the airport. There are few, if any, prospects for another contributor to this hot-button project and it appears as if the dream of the tunnel will die in its crib. Quebec City, meanwhile, will receive federal funding to improve transportation networks for its airport.

March 24, 2011
  Spun: Matt Epp and Amorian AssemblyPDF files may take a moment to load

From Winnipeg, Manitoba and Granada, Spain come Matt Epp and the Amorian Assembly. The name Amoria comes from the Latin root for love, but that doesn't mean that Amorian references dominate the new songs.

The group has been dubbed "Canada's best-kept secret singer-songwriter," and they've earned it -- Epp's songs are not without complexity, contradiction or concern. Part of his Amorian philosophy is that "love doesn't avoid conflict," and Epp and the Assembly live up to it.

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March 24, 2011
  Spun: Tarun HayarPDF files may take a moment to load

If you don't know what to expect with Tarun Nayar -- and let's be honest, you really don't -- you might be pleasantly surprised to find yourself groovin' to his wildly ambitious techno beats.

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March 24, 2011
  Spun: Kim ChurchillPDF files may take a moment to load

The Gauntlet offices are often flooded with new records, making it tempting to simply toss discs out based on artwork alone. Australian native Kim Churchill's second album, Turns to Stone, was no exception, being one of the most terribly designed albums since Brooks & Dunn's Hard Workin' Man.

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March 24, 2011
  Sports briefsPDF files may take a moment to load

Men's rugby

The Dinos men's rugby club team made their way to the west coast for two tournaments on back-to-back weekends.

During the first tournament, the Dinos faced off twice against the University of British Columbia. In the first game, on March 4, the Dinos' red squad were down 15-3 at half time and ended up losing 60-3. The Dinos' black squad had more luck against UBC the next day, keeping it close until the end but eventually losing 25-12.

March 24, 2011
  Reid Jorgensen prepares for life after university hockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

Reid Jorgensen is not only the Dinos Hockey scoring leader -- he sits third in CW scoring with 17 goals and 16 assists -- but is also the team's captain, leading them both on and off the ice.

His approach to playing hockey is to work hard and do the little things right.

"Right place, right time, you just chip in and make sure you're not doing anything to hurt your team and hopefully things will go your way," said Jorgensen, a fourth-year history major graduating at the end of this semester.

March 24, 2011
  Squashing the competitionPDF files may take a moment to load

Every student-athlete must find a balance between academics and athletics. Sometimes, however, university even gives athletes newfound opportunities to compete and excel at both. Graeme Schnell, a squash player in fourth-year kinesiology at the Uniersity of Calgary, has been more than happy to take advantage of these opportunities. For the third time, Schnell won the Canadian University and Colleges Squash Championships.

March 24, 2011
  The state shouldn't be God's publicistPDF files may take a moment to load

There are only two possible ways of interpreting the motive behind a resolution to be put before the American House of Representatives and they both make one feel sick to the stomach. The Republican representative to Virginia, Randy Forbes, has proposed along with 64 co-sponsors that display of the phrase "In God We Trust" should be encouraged in public buildings and schools.

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