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October 19, 2000
  What's an Ergathon?PDF files may take a moment to load

Students walking through Mac-Ewan Student Centre last week were treated to a rare sight. Approximately 15 members of the University of Calgary Rowing Club participated in the annual 24-Hour Ergathon in hopes of raising funds for their team. The rowers accepted the challenge put to them by their coach, Blair Carey, and kept two rowing machines (otherwise known as ergometers) constantly moving all through the night, starting at 4 p.m. Thursday and going until 4 p.m. the following day.

October 19, 2000
  Dinos don't want predators touching their cupPDF files may take a moment to load

Thurs., Oct. 19 marks the opening of the 10th annual Husky Dino Cup, and like the nine before it, this promises to be another entertaining tournament. This year the Dinos welcome back the University of California at Los Angeles Bruins, as well as the University of the Pacific Tigers and our provincial rivals, the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

October 19, 2000
  Hockeysaurs traumatizedPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women's hockey team suffered two of the worst defeats in their young history last weekend, losing 11-1 to the University of Alberta Pandas on Oct. 13 in their season opener and 8-1 the subsequent evening.

Led by second-year forward Stacy Sorensen, who scored both Calgary goals, the young Dinos put forth a valiant effort but looked nervous and inexperienced compared to their northern rivals.

October 19, 2000
  Hockey Dinos host national champsPDF files may take a moment to load

While last year saw the University of Calgary's men's hockey team capture a birth in the National Championship, this year's squad has higher expectations, and wants to not only get there, but to win.

"There are no backdoors for us this year; we have to make it on our own" said team captain Judd Casper. "I think we have a really good core this year. We just have to learn to win as a team."

October 19, 2000
  Soccer dominationPDF files may take a moment to load

Both University of Calgary soccer teams continued their successful season last weekend with an exciting trip to colourful Lethbridge. The Dinos went in hoping to kick ass and left town with big smiles on their faces. The men defeated the Pronghorns 3-0 in a stunning display of offensive brilliance and defensive toughness. The women were equally impressive beating Lethbridge 2-0.

The men opened up the scoring just 25 seconds into the first half on a goal by Colin Smith.

October 19, 2000
  Football Dinos eviscerate RamsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos defeated the Regina Rams 47-13 in front of 1,271 fans at McMahon Stadium on Friday. Quarterback Lincoln Blumell completed 18 of 29 passes while adding 50 yards on the ground, and runningback Dean Fisher chipped in 186 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Dinos. This was the fifth straight game in which tailback Fisher rushed for over 100 yards this season.

U of C stayed in second place in Canada West and is now creeping up the national rankings to become this week's number seven.

October 19, 2000
  Auditor General questions province's fiscal practicesPDF files may take a moment to load

Controversy is swirling around the Alberta Auditor General's annual report which was released last week. Opposition parties claim the report shows the government is unfit to manage the province, while the government believes the report demonstrates little more than the higher standard of accountability to which the province holds itself.

October 19, 2000
  CJSW sends out signal for supportPDF files may take a moment to load

CJSW may not get by this year without a little help from their friends. On Oct. 20 their annual funding drive will begin and this year's funding drive is particularly important for the campus-based radio station.

"It's pretty serious, it's rock'n' roll being on the air or not," said program director and interim station manager Alex Di Ninno.

Her main cause for concern is CJSW's need to relocate their transmitter from its present location at the Southern Alberta Institute for Technology before January.

October 19, 2000
  Supplements may help treat bipolar disorderPDF files may take a moment to load

Bipolar disorder may be treatable with nutritional supplements, according to researchers at the University of Calgary.

U of C Faculty of Medicine professors Bonnie Kaplan and Steve Simpson presented their team's research at the Canadian Psychiatric Association's annual meeting earlier this month.

"It's a broad spectrum nutritional supplement," said Kaplan. "It has 36 ingredients; most of them are minerals."

The supplement, called E.M. Power+, also contains vitamins, metals and antioxidants.

October 19, 2000
  Tewksbury promotes Positive Space CampaignPDF files may take a moment to load

In an effort to raise campus awareness of sexual and gender-related issues, the University of Calgary launched its Positive Space campaign Wed., Oct 18.

"The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness, to disseminate accurate information, to invite the campus community to think about and discuss the issues, and generate a visible commitment to welcoming sexual and gender diversity," said campaign coordinator Shirley Voyna Wilson.

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