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October 13, 2011
  "This again?! Abort me already..."PDF files may take a moment to load

Guess what's back in the news? Conservative mp Brad Trost warns that the debate on abortion access has been reopened in Canada, and that aggressive new tactics will be the name of the game.

Okay, fine. Let's talk abortion. We'll assume that abortion is murder, and that our goal is to eliminate it. I know some of you disagree with the assumption, but I bet all of you agree with the goal of eliminating murder.

The obvious approach would be to ban abortion. You can't kill if you're not allowed to, right?

October 13, 2011
  A science of progress is a reliable sciencePDF files may take a moment to load

The Sept. 22, 2011 issue of the Gauntlet ran an article entitled Limits of the Scientific Method by Louis Joubert. I have found this article to be most erroneous in its criticism of science. Part of this stems from the failure to clearly define science.

October 13, 2011
  Editorial: Unfounded fears- Wi-Fi and cancerPDF files may take a moment to load

Wayside Academy in Peterborough, Ontario recently made the decision to remove Wi-Fi from its classrooms following pressure from concerned parents. Are their children any healthier or safer because of this decision? No.

In May of this year, there was wide-spread fear-mongering when the World Health Organization announced the International Agency for Research on Cancer listed radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as a Group 2B agent. That simply means all wireless devices are considered to be possible carcinogens.

October 13, 2011
  Haskayne joins the ranksPDF files may take a moment to load

After nearly 10 years in development, the Haskayne School of Business will be joining other top-calibre business schools in the country with its construction of a new Finance and Trading Lab.

Calgary billionaire N. Murray Edwards donated $500,000 to the construction of the lab, giving Haskayne the facilities needed to provide its finance students with practical hands-on learning experience.

October 13, 2011
  The Boxer RebellionPDF files may take a moment to load

These days, it can sometimes be difficult to find a song with a theme other than that of the tragedy of love. Musical works touching on eerie themes of death and out-of-body experiences, such as astral projection, are few and far between. A London-based band by the name of The Boxer Rebellion, however, has decided to approach the art of songwriting differently.

October 13, 2011
  Footloose and eighties-freePDF files may take a moment to load

When talking to the children of the eighties, there is one movie most of them can name -- a movie that helped guide their generation, as well as define the time period. It became so decade-defining that people are still talking about it. Footloose is regarded by many as the ultimate story of youth empowerment. On October 14, this generation will have the chance to see director Craig Brewer's modern-day version of this classic film -- a fresh take on a timeless story.

October 13, 2011
  Film review: The Ides of MarchPDF files may take a moment to load

For the record, I'd probably vote for George Clooney if his name popped up on my local election ballot. Wouldn't you?

He has built a reputation as one of the classiest and most charismatic men in Hollywood -- an Oscar-nominated actor on-screen and an active advocate of resolving the conflict in Darfur. If you happen to need any other reason to appreciate him, I'll give you one more.

October 13, 2011
  Pink Floyd: RemasteredPDF files may take a moment to load

On September 26, EMI Music launched "Why Pink Floyd?", a new advertising campaign surrounding both studio album re-releases and distribution of previously unreleased audio and video footage. However, a more apt question than "Why Pink Floyd?" may be "Is it worth it?"-- especially when one considers the slew of Pink Floyd releases that have trickled out over the years, some less worthy than others.

First, it is worth considering the context of both the recording industry and Pink Floyd's catalogue.

October 13, 2011
  Fair trade Fridays at the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Engineers Without Borders club is attempting to make the U of C a fair trade campus.

EWB has been holding 'Fair Trade Fridays' in a push to promote Fair Trade on campus.

"Fair Trade Canada came to EWB with this Fair Trade Campus idea to try to get EWB to implement it because there are chapters across Canada," said Sara Wilde, co-organizer of Fair Trade Fridays.

Fair Trade Canada is an organization dedicated to promoting fair trade products in Canada.

October 13, 2011
  Ten years of success for NAPI programPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Native Ambassador Post-Secondary Initiative is in its tenth year. The goal of the program is to motivate and inspire Aboriginal youth to pursue post-secondary.

Senior NAPI ambassador Tessa Baily is from Teslin Tlingit First Nation in the Yukon and is in her third year at the U of C. When Baily came to the U of C she volunteered at the Native Centre located in MacHall. It was there she was asked to get involved in NAPI. Baily has been involved in the program for two years.

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