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October 26, 2000
  Calgary devours Dino Cup competitionPDF files may take a moment to load

For the sixth time in the illustrious 14-year history of the Husky Dino Cup, the championship trophy will reside in the hallowed halls of the University of Calgary's Kinesiology department. The men's volleyball Dinos made that a certainty on Saturday night by defeating the defending National Collegiate Athletic Association champions, the University of California at Los Angeles Bruins, 3-1 in the tournament final.

October 26, 2000
  Solar system history falls from the heavensPDF files may take a moment to load

Fire in the sky. Such was the scene witnessed by residents of northern British Columbia and the Yukon the evening of Jan. 18, 2000. At approximately 8:43 p.m., a meteorite blazed through the heavens and found a final resting place in the ice of Taku Arm in Tagish Lake.

"This may be the crown jewel of meteorite finds," said Peter Brown, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. "This discovery will aid scientists in the reconstruction of the early solar system."

October 26, 2000
  Mr. Anderson enters the Residence MatrixPDF files may take a moment to load

Geoff Anderson doesn't take anything for granted. The newly-minted Resident Student Association President ran uncontested in the Oct. 16 election. Unlike Students' Union elections, RSA uses a yes/no vote instead of acclamations.

"I was pretty relieved," says Anderson. "I didn't think there would be any problems. If you're going to lose, it's better to lose to someone else."

October 26, 2000
  Mini-budget joy from MartinPDF files may take a moment to load

Student leaders are quite pleased with the Oct. 18 Economic Statement and Budget Update from federal Finance Minister Paul Martin.

Included in the $100 billion in tax cuts over the next five years is a doubling of the education amount which can be claimed on tax returns. The government estimates this initiative will save 1 million students $1 billion dollars over the next five years.

October 26, 2000
  Francophone culture flourishesPDF files may take a moment to load

According to University of Calgary Sociology Professor Robert A. Stebbins, lack of understanding of francophone societies is depriving Canada of different cultural and economical advantages both nationally and internationally.

The French Enigma, written by Stebbins, focuses on the survival and development of French communities across Canada and their interaction with the larger anglophone groups.

October 26, 2000
  Hello, NewmanPDF files may take a moment to load

Best-selling author Peter C. Newman inaugurated the first annual Alumni Homecoming for the Faculty of Management last Friday. Following a lead-up that anchored three days of seminars and networking for faculty graduates, the dinner featured the presentation of the first Management Alumni Excellence Award (MAX Award) to acknowledge alumni who have made exceptional contributions to both business and the community.

October 26, 2000
  University cancels student playPDF files may take a moment to load

Rumours of censorship and sexual harassment are circulating in the Department of Drama after the cancellation of "The Beard," a play slated for this semester's Nickle and Dime series. The script, calling for strong language, partial nudity and simulated sexual acts, had already been approved by Nickle and Dime administrators before questions regarding the audition process were raised.

Graduate student and director David Clark acknowledges that the content of the play made the interview process a delicate one.

October 26, 2000
  Student debt hits record highPDF files may take a moment to load

Debt is an issue that concerns the majority of Alberta's university students. As tuition and living costs continue to increase, so does the debt load burdening graduates. Earlier this month, the Alberta Ministry of Learning reported that in 1999/2000, the average graduate net loan debt increased by $706 from the previous year, hitting an all-time high of $18,066.

October 26, 2000
  Grade eh talentPDF files may take a moment to load

Doctors and hockey teams both go south, and the same seems true for our art talent. Keeping home grown talent here is difficult with the U.S. and other countries chalking up the cash for our best. Fat chance you'll find Jim Carrey in an NFB film now.

October 26, 2000
  Charming LovePDF files may take a moment to load

Sick of the way Hollywood has butchered the fairytale romance? Then the latest Nickle and Dime production will catch your heart.

Charming and Rose: True Love is the tale of a prince, princess and of course, a fairy godmother. Starring Aaron Conrad as Prince Charming, Erin Quinlan as Rose and Norma Lewis as Melisande, the godmother, it's not your typical love story.

"It's not your Disney idea of a fairytale," says director Javier Vilata. "It's a more modern approach to romance."

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