2011-12-08

    
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December 08, 2011
  Letter: university = robber-baronPDF files may take a moment to load

There is long-standing discontent with the university of Calgary Bachelor of Education's structure and effectiveness; student opinion has surfaced in letters to administration.

November 5, 2010, from: pb

To whom it may concern:

I am writing to request a partial or full refund for my third semester in the Education faculty. I believe this is a reasonable request and I ask that you consider my points below. I will be expecting a reply.

December 08, 2011
  Carrier IQ: private data piratesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's possible that the Carrier iq story has been blown out of proportion, but there's currently no way to tell. The whole situation is sketchy, and those involved aren't making it any better. Part of the confusion is that what Carrier iq does -- and is capable of doing -- differs between carrier companies and devices. At best, Carrier iq, which is a third-party metrics service that you'll find on most smartphones, is sending encrypted diagnostic information to carrier companies.

December 08, 2011
  Take women's studiesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's time to consider next semester. I suggest you drop that business class and pick up women's studies instead. Taking a women's studies class is an excellent way to enhance both your life and your education. women's studies is often an undervalued field, but the wisdom available holds an immense amount of value. A women's studies class can help bring you new perspectives on the world, allowing you to see in ways you may have never considered.

December 08, 2011
  It Gets Better campaign continuesPDF files may take a moment to load

The It Gets Better campaign began in September 2010 by author Dan Savage in an effort to provide a positive message for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth facing harassment and bullying. The project gained mass appeal and sparked a worldwide movement.

Since that date, over 30,000 videos have been made and viewed more than 40 million times.

The U of C joined the It Gets Better community in 2010. It started as a partnership between the Students' Union and the Student Success Centre.

December 08, 2011
  Choosing the right type of educationPDF files may take a moment to load

As you put in the final effort to finish papers and write exams, you might experience the common feeling of not understanding why the hell you put up with school every semester. You'll fondly look back on the days when you first began class, excited to learn something new without a worry for how long the university process would take. Things are bleaker now. Unfortunately, your new pessimistic outlook might be more fitting with reality.

December 08, 2011
  New therapy for hard to cure eating disordersPDF files may take a moment to load

Although therapies for eating disorders have shown some progress over the last 20 years, none in particular has been overwhelmingly successful. Faculty of education graduate student Reana Saraceni is doing her best to change this.

December 08, 2011
  Women's hockey team gets international experiencePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women's hockey team finished the first half of their season with a 3-6 loss in an exhibition game against a skilled Russian team. The pace of the game was back and forth, with each team trading chances and playing an open style of hockey fit for the international game. The game was the second one in a two-game series -- the Dinos beat Russia 5-3 on Nov. 24.

December 08, 2011
  How to make $100,000 in four secondsPDF files may take a moment to load

Last year, Straws Milan, a 25-year-old from Cochrane, Alberta, followed in his brother's footprints and qualified for his first Canadian Finals Rodeo. His trip to the finals helped him put his foot in the rodeoing door and provided the opportunity for him to compete in the Stampede rodeo last year. If you happened to catch his performance in the Stampede, you would have seen more fist pumping than a Jersey Shore episode after he threw down a steer in 3.6 seconds, making him the top competitor in the event.

December 08, 2011
  Baseball: free from discrimination?PDF files may take a moment to load

Baseball has long been the whipping boy of the professional sports world-- the steroid scandals are only the latest in a long history of incidents that have questioned the integrity of a sport that has become synonymous with American identity. In the new collective bargaining agreement, Major League Baseball appears to be on the leading edge of one of the most controversial social issues of our generation-- discrimination based on sexual orientation.

December 08, 2011
  Letter: offence taken to offence being takenPDF files may take a moment to load

This is in response to a previous letter "Gauntlet comic extremely offensive to Sikhs" [Nov. 24, 2011] -- which was itself in response to an "offensive" meme-image displayed in the Gaunlet comic strip Network Admin [Nov. 17, 2011].

First, I'd like to thank the author of the letter for explaining the joke, as I now find it much funnier.

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