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September 14, 2000
  Stay tuned, we'll be right backPDF files may take a moment to load

Traditionally, commercials have signalled the time to get up and use the washroom, make popcorn, or get a drink so as not to miss the show. However there are many 30- second ad spots that keep viewers glued to their seats and are, in fact, better than the program.

The World's Best Commercials of the Century celebrates those phenomenal miniature films and hilarious jokes found in television ads.

September 14, 2000
  Once upon a time, in KleindomPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, Alberta Premier Ralph Klein announced the province will give post-secondary institutions an infrastructure grant totaling $200 million. Many regarded the move as a positive step to improving the physical condition of campuses across Alberta. However, the distribution of the grant money perplexed many, particularly student leaders at the University of Calgary, which did not receive one cent of funding.

September 14, 2000
  The World According to eGPDF files may take a moment to load

Congratz, you've wandered into the twilight zone. This is this home for our little pet project, the kind where you set up something like an ant farm, but you're not sure if you'll bake the little guys because you've left your farm in the sun. This is the Web Section of the electric Gauntlet, the initiative that Tony Grimes and myself, Mike Leung, are taking to liven up this place a bit. Imagine it as a bit of redecoration, a bit of makeover, a bit of splash of colour here and there.

September 14, 2000
  U of C left out of the moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, Alberta Premier Ralph Klein announced the province will give post-secondary institutions an infrastructure grant totaling $200 million. Many regarded the move as a positive step to improving the physical condition of campuses across Alberta. However, the distribution of the grant money perplexed many, particularly student leaders at the University of Calgary, which did not receive one cent of funding.

September 14, 2000
  A microscopic example of a macroscopic epidemicPDF files may take a moment to load

What images do you normally associate with a liquor store? If you said perverts, alcoholics, shoplifters and libidinous high school girls, you're only partly right. However, there is one aspect of liquor stores that most of you don't know about: the colossal amount of waste behind the scenes.

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September 14, 2000
  Lycra-loving men forge the fashion worldPDF files may take a moment to load

My Dad never ventures far from the straight and narrow when it comes to fashion. Nothing too ambitious really. Pants that fit and a shirt tucked into them with a collar and buttons down the front. Shoes and a belt. These are the boundaries and he wants it that way because he doesn't have to think about it. The clothes are simple and sure.

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September 14, 2000
  Speak up in class, get a better educationPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the most dreaded and discredited features of some upper-year courses is the "class participation" component. Almost no one, student or prof, has a consistently pleasing experience with it. Many students will avoid any section of a course that uses it. As someone who uses this form of student evaluation, I think it is also one of the most misunderstood.

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