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November 12, 2009
  Administration and trust at the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Until recently professors were engaged in teaching and the search for truth about reality. Under the pressure of practical concerns and various political ideologies, most of which deny that either truth or reality mean anything, the old purposes seem quaintly archaic.

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March 11, 2004
  Nowhere to worshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Prayer space has been an issue for campus Muslims for nearly a decade now. Muslim students have an obligatory religious requirement to pray five times a day, but also a duty to attend classes as university students.

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May 22, 2003
  Freedom can be refreshingPDF files may take a moment to load

On May 1, my position at the U of Chaos was abolished. I was called into a room and my ex-boss and the union turnip were waiting with large brown envelopes in front of them. Having gone through this with my wife a month earlier, it did not take a genius to figure out what was coming,

I think my comment was "Oh shit."

After some management platitudes about "much appreciated work" etc., etc., my ex-boss left and I walked out on the union rep as I have an allergy to hand patting.

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March 21, 2002
  The flora, the fauna or the flurries?PDF files may take a moment to load

I am Calvin and I am Canadian.

Sounds good, but what does it really mean? Canadians travel the world with great national pride; we sew flags on our packs, pants, shirts, hats, and every other visible piece of clothing we own, all to let the world know that we are Canadian. But why are we so proud of our country and what does it really mean to be Canadian?

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February 14, 2002
  The rich man’s warPDF files may take a moment to load

Reflective and rational people must be careful when talking of "terrorism." We must remember that the Nazis called partisan resistance fighters "terrorists." The British Empire used to call unruly and rebellious tribesmen "terrorists." The African National Congress and Nelson Mandela were also labelled "terrorists" by the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

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January 31, 2002
  The Den is a dwelling for U of C studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

It hardly seems fair that the Den is closing an hour early due to recent problems with drunken patrons. The Students' Union put a lot of money into building the Den, saving students from the drab environment forced on them at Max Café. The whole point of a Students' Union-run bar is as a source of revenue for the SU which, directly or indirectly, benefits all students. It is essentially a voluntary tax on students.

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January 17, 2002
  Apologetic GeerPDF files may take a moment to load

I am going to vomit if I hear the Engineering Anthem in public one more time. Even though I am in Engineering and I enjoy it very much, I cringe every time I hear that chant. Many people wonder why there is a rivalry between most faculties and Engineering, Management in particular. I can understand why. Observing my lectures and campus events and talking to fellow students, I notice that not all potential engineers are the same.

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October 25, 2001
  Enlightenment through experiencePDF files may take a moment to load

We lived off rice and lentils, slept in a canvas tent under the cold October sky, trekked many miles and fought the harsh climate of the Alberta Rockies. The cameras were constantly on us as we struggled to achieve the ultimate goal. One million dollars? Not even close. The goal was to better understand the lifestyle of 14 million refugees worldwide.

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October 25, 2001
  WTO woesPDF files may take a moment to load

We lived off rice and lentils, slept in a canvas tent under the cold October sky, trekked many miles and fought the harsh climate of the Alberta Rockies. The cameras were constantly on us as we struggled to achieve the ultimate goal. One million dollars? Not even close. The goal was to better understand the lifestyle of 14 million refugees worldwide.

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