2011-10-20

    
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October 20, 2011
  I think, I am, I know nothingPDF files may take a moment to load

Our era has been called the information age. The internet is available at the touch of your phone. If you still only use a computer for the internet, that means you're down right old-fashioned. Wikipedia, internet dictionaries and encyclopedias are our constant companions. Daily the media is bombarding us with new bouts of international information. Who killed whom -- and when and where. Ever wonder how much of it is true? What if absolutely none of it is?

October 20, 2011
  OneCard negotiations re-openPDF files may take a moment to load

For the last few years negotiations to encourage OneCard use by vendors within the MacEwan Student Centre have been ongoing. The latest proposal from the university to expand the program came this summer but was unanimously rejected by vendors. For the last two months, negotiations were at a standstill, but in the last 24 hours the SU and university have re-opened talks.

October 20, 2011
  Hundreds participate in Faculty WarsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union held the first Faculty Wars Dodgeball Tournament of the year on October 4th.

Vice-president student life Matt Diteljan organized the University of Calgary Faculty Wars Dodgeball Tournaments through the Students' Union for the first time. This is a campus-wide event aiming to foster a sense of belonging among students.

"Everyone can get out, get together and meet other people in their faculty. They can compete in a fun and light-hearted way against other faculties," said Diteljan.

October 20, 2011
  Editorial: Environment Canada is melting awayPDF files may take a moment to load

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty wants to balance the federal budget by 2014, and so over the past few months the funding to various government programs has been substantially reduced. More is sure to follow. Improved fiscal control-- and the steps needed to achieve it-- was an important issue in this year's federal election. Led by Stephen Harper, the Conservatives won their first majority, so fiscal tightening is important for many Canadians.

October 20, 2011
  Kate ReidPDF files may take a moment to load

At first glance at the album artwork, I was under the impression that Kate Reid’s Doing It for the Chicks
would be a country-rap album about a cougar whose main priority was getting laid. This was not the case at all. It was only a country album.

October 20, 2011
  Elliott BROODPDF files may take a moment to load

Alright, I admit that I was an Elliott BROOD fan prior to listening to Days into Years, the band’s third full-length album. However, I am much more than just a fan after listening to the new album — now I am a zealot.

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October 20, 2011
  Violent KinPDF files may take a moment to load

The brother-sister duo of S.J. and Maygen Kardash that forms Violent Kin have returned to Saskatoon to record and produce from their home studio. People is the second full-length release from Violent Kin, and the result of these recording sessions.

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October 20, 2011
  Speed skaters get ready for trialsPDF files may take a moment to load

Speed skaters from around the world gathered at the grand opening of the Olympic Oval on Oct. 15 to iron out some kinks from the summer. Teams have been on the ice for three weeks gearing up for World Cup trials at the end of the month, where skaters will race for the chance to represent Canada in a battle of blades against the world's finest.

Kevin Crockett, Oval program long-track coach, said the next few weeks are going to be tough for skaters who will be training hard for a spot on the Canadian team.

October 20, 2011
  Athletic wear: short shorts to NASA-engineeredPDF files may take a moment to load

While athletic clothing of the past may be hilarious to look at, performance has always been behind the design.

Today, even our everyday clothing -- shirts, pants, shoes, etc. -- are designed with performance in mind. Design can start with something as simple as how quickly a pair of pants can dry but athletes need their clothing to go further than that.

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