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January 19, 2006
  SU View: Mmm... Votes!PDF files may take a moment to load

Canadians are in the midst of a federal election, with our final opportunity to vote fast approaching on Monday, January 23.

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March 10, 2005
  Get your taxes done for freePDF files may take a moment to load

We all know the cliche that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. I'm pleased that the Students' Union is once again offering free tax preparation to all campus students, faculty and staff for the 2004 tax year. For some students, this service helps to alleviate at least some of the stress in your life at this time of year.

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March 25, 2004
  BSD: The fifth horse of the ApocalypsePDF files may take a moment to load

It's coming...

You've waited all year long for this day--bermuda shorts in one hand, funnel in the other and that big shit-eating grin on your face that says "BSD, here I come!" And when Apr. 16 rolls around, you and thousands of other students will be ready to cut loose and party hard as we once again celebrate the end of classes.

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February 26, 2004
  Academic advisingPDF files may take a moment to load

Do you know what academic advising is? Do you know who academic advisors are and what they do? If not, don't worry, because now is your chance to help resolve the situation. The university's Academic Advising Coordinating Committee has commissioned a small sub-committee to develop principles on academic advising and outline the roles and responsibilities of both your advisors and of the students. It is at this stage where we need your help.

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February 12, 2004
  Course withdraw datesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Academic Assembly recently held a discussion regarding course withdraw dates at the University of Calgary. Currently, students wishing to withdraw from a course have until the last day of lectures in each semester to withdraw to avoid receiving a grade counted towards their GPA. They will receive no tuition returned as well as a subsequent "W" on their transcript.

Students at the University of Alberta have the following system (Winter '04):

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February 05, 2004
  Election? What election?PDF files may take a moment to load

If you find yourself reading this article, you must surely be aware of an impending election, where the over 30 elected positions on the Students' Union are about to be filled. The big question is: who's going to be the big winner, and who's going to spend the next few months sitting over a bowl of bitter-disappointment-soup, wondering where they went wrong?

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January 29, 2004
  Current Redevelopment ProjectsPDF files may take a moment to load

As we near the next general election, a few potential operations and finance candidates are likely wondering if it is possible to make promises that relate to redevelopment of MacEwan Student Centre that can be kept. This year, the Students' Union has witnessed events that should put their concerns to rest.

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January 22, 2004
  Academic FestivusPDF files may take a moment to load

Students often struggle to recognise that many services are available to them through the Students' Union and the University of Calgary to ease the pains of academics. For example, did you know that Counselling offers academic and career workshops to help you learn how to prepare for tests and conquer test anxiety? If your essays are not A+ material, the Effective Writing Centre offers free writing consultations to give advice on how to improve essay structure, get advice on documenting sources, and reviewing returned essays.

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January 15, 2004
  Academic integrityPDF files may take a moment to load

In order to assist a small committee of faculty members, staff and Students' Union representatives who are working on developing some resources on academic honesty, we need your feedback. The Academic Integrity Committee is seeking to define what 'honesty' means in the academic world and how relevant it is to you, your program and/or your faculty.

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November 27, 2003
  Pennies and wafflesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's just over a week until the Board of Governors will meet to decide if your tuition will increase by 4.8 per cent. This year may not be a year of protest, but rather a year of education. This year, the Students' Union is working towards educating the community about rising tuition and the increased financial burden that is placed upon students. In light of this awareness campaign, the following are events that will be occurring in the near future:

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