2002-01-31

    
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January 31, 2002
  Britney and her ilk will be society’s downfallPDF files may take a moment to load

Surveying today's popular culture, one arrives at an astonishing and frightening conclusion: the majority of it sucks. We are dominated by a force more terrible than Orwell's Big Brother, a force that eats away at the very substance of our society. It is a force commonly referred to as "pop music."

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January 31, 2002
  Bought love and lust in RussiaPDF files may take a moment to load

Wanna have something different? Maybe a smoothie made of romance and drama with a touch of weirdness? Then add a cliché or two, topped with surprise and a grin on the side? Then go see Birthday Girl and you'll get a good mixture.

The characters are neither doctors nor lawyers. You'll find no glamorous make-up and a simple set. Yet, you get all the romance and bizarre drama you could ask for. The unusual story grabs you and an ensemble of well-chosen actors and a smart central thread keeps the movie going.

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January 31, 2002
  The Spoon ready to eat competitionPDF files may take a moment to load

An air of confidence rises from him as he sits alone at the table. With mics propped in front of him, lights glare in his eyes, cameras capture his every movement, his every expression. It is fitting situation for one of Canada's best individual athletes.

January 31, 2002
  CJSW to scoot with lootPDF files may take a moment to load

Contrary to the normal state of affairs, CJSW now has a request for students.

At the Jan. 22 meeting, the Students' Legislative Council approved a referendum question to increase the University of Calgary radio station's levy by $1 per semester. The levy is paid by all students regardless of session or status and if the increase is passed CJSW would receive $4 per semester.

January 31, 2002
  In the pursuit of higher learningPDF files may take a moment to load

It wasn't so much a clash of the titans as it was a polite dialogue.

On Tue., Jan. 29, the Higher Education Research Group at the University of Calgary presented the inaugural installation of its "Higher Education in Alberta: the 21st Century" series, intended to stimulate discussion on the future of post-secondary education in this province.

January 31, 2002
  PIRG on the prowlPDF files may take a moment to load

Around this time of year, the Students' Union gears up for its general elections. Now, before we lose you at the word "election," consider that this year's ballot box will be bursting at the seams with referenda questions. Unsurprisingly, not all of groups vying for your money deserve it. Not yet, at least.

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