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March 09, 2012
  SU election winnersPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students’ Union representatives for the 2012-2013 school year have officially been selected. Student votes went a long way in this close contest, in which over 5,700 students hit the polls. Here are the winners.

For SU president, it was a race between Hardave Birk and Matt McMillan. Birk proved successful, grabbing only four per cent more of the vote. He promises extensive negotiations to keep the campus in students’ hands, as well as an SU smartphone application.

March 08, 2012
  Editorial: Hit the hay elsewhere, AndersPDF files may take a moment to load

Our hearts go out to the students who reside in the Calgary West riding. Since 1997 they have had the undue embarrassment of putting up with the ranting, snoozing and general ineffectiveness of their Member of Parliament, Robert J. Anders. However, Anders's antics may finally be catching up with him, and we might now be capable of imagining a future Calgary that is free from the dead-weight of Rob Anders.

March 08, 2012
  U of C to become fair trade campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is aiming to become Canada's second fair trade campus by May -- the result of an initiative led by the Engineers Without Borders U of C chapter, in cooperation with the Students' Union and university administration.

The designation, first awarded to the University of British Columbia by Fair Trade Canada last January, acknowledges institutions showing leadership in support of sustainable trading practices, according to the organization's website.

March 08, 2012
  Redefining design PDF files may take a moment to load

On February 9, the Gerry Thomas Gallery is filled wall-to-wall with models, photographers, style bloggers and public relations managers at PARK's third annual fashion industry mixer. Photos hang from the ceiling and the tables are messy with business cards and empty wine glasses. The success of the event is evident in the amount of attendees, but the forces behind PARK believe that many still do not know about – and could benefit from – Calgary's thriving fashion scene.

March 08, 2012
  Election lessons from Al Smith to Mitt RomneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Those following the ongoing Republican Party primaries may have noticed the name Al Smith appearing with increasing frequency.

But unlike contenders Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, Smith is not seeking the Republican presidential nomination. In fact, Smith went down that road some 84 years ago when he was the Democratic nominee in the 1928 presidential election, which he lost in a landslide to his Republican opponent.

March 08, 2012
  Against disingenuous communityPDF files may take a moment to load

Constantly in our ears like cheap linguistic currency is the word 'community,' as if each of us instinctively understands the merit of its ceaselessly repeated use, as if each of us are still intimate members, comrades, brothers and sisters of one meaningful togetherness or another. It is the intensity, the vibrancy of life, the density of presence and thought that gives genuine community its critical identity. But, to adapt a phrase from the Invisible Committee: community has everywhere already disappeared.

March 08, 2012
  Handball is not a hit with studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The latest intramural sport offered at the University of Calgary is handball. Handball has been offered for the last two semesters, but has not generated enough interest to run as a league.

Handball is fashioned like other sports -- a team must win by scoring on the other team's goal. It is typically played on an indoor soccer field. However, there are variants of handball where it is played outside -- the most popular styles are field handball and beach handball, more commonly called sandball.

March 08, 2012
  Breasts: larger isn't always betterPDF files may take a moment to load

Breasts are everywhere. In the media, breast talk can range from cancer to sexualization. But when it comes to how large breasts adversely affect women, coverage is limited.

Women need to take care of their breasts, support them properly and know the consequences of having a big bust. When it comes to breasts, larger is not always better.

March 08, 2012
  The battle for the women's hockey CIS title: Alberta PandasPDF files may take a moment to load

The Pandas hockey team has won seven national championships since their inauguration as a varsity team 15 years ago. But this will be the team's first opportunity to claim national gold on home ice. The Pandas finished second in Canada West at the conclusion of the regular season. Seven overtime losses throughout the year left the team staggering behind the dominant U of C Dinos in the divisional rankings with a 14-3-7 regular season and 2-2 in playoffs.

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March 08, 2012
  The battle for the women's hockey CIS title: Montreal CarabinsPDF files may take a moment to load

This will be the second time the Carabins play in the national championship-- they took fifth in 2010. The Carabins ended the season second in the RseQ with a 17-7-2 overall season losing the gold medal match to the McGill Martlets 4-0. Goaltender Rachel Ouellette had a 9-6 season, including one shutout. Ariane Barker led her team in goals with 13, Josianne Legault had 16 assists and Kim Deschenes was the points leader with 9-11-20. This is only the third year of play for the Carabins and already their second trip to nationals.

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