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March 14, 2002
  Time Machine lost in space-time continuumPDF files may take a moment to load

It's strange that when watching The Time Machine, one can suspend the obvious disbelief and still get distracted by minor details. In hindsight, it's not surprising as even director Simon Wells-the great grandson of writer H.G. Wells-ignores the more intriguing themes and questions of time travel.

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March 14, 2002
  Timeless characters in historic metaphorPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Department of Drama has departed from their usual fare, presenting Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard.

This production is different in two important aspects. First, it's a modern piece-considered "a masterpiece of modern theatre" by some. Second, it's a collaborative effort between the Department of Drama and the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies.

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March 14, 2002
  Jurassic gymnasts discovered at the JackPDF files may take a moment to load

"It's tough to compete at the World Championships when you've only been to three or four international competitions in your life," explained U of C/Team Canada gymnast Scott Lang. "Especially when there's guys there who've been to 40 or 50 in the last year."

March 14, 2002
  Bisons deny Dinos in national finalPDF files may take a moment to load

This season ended almost like the last one. There was a conference title, there were high hopes for nationals but in the end there were only hollow eyes and tear-stained cheeks.

Last year, team captain Amanda Moppett hid her face in a hoodie after the Dinos women's volleyball team dropped their opening match to the University of Toronto. The second seed lost to the seventh seeded Blues at nationals-a memory that pushed them all year long.

March 14, 2002
  National pride before personal gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

Picture it. It's a warm winter day and you are on your way to the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games. Ahmed Marshall remembers it well.

A University of Calgary student, Marshall joined the Canadian Olympic Bobsled Team this year after only two and a half seasons competing in the sport. The team arrived at the Games five days prior to the Opening Ceremonies, which for unrecognized Canadian athletes was quite an experience.

March 14, 2002
  Universal or useless, you decidePDF files may take a moment to load

The U-Pass is an ineffective and inexcusable attempt at wholesale redistribution of wealth. While proponents brand it with the "universal" façade, the U-Pass isn't. Much like communist economic programs, it doesn't reach those who need it and is incapable of serving everybody. Indeed, the success of the U-Pass is dependent upon its own disuse and failure.

Claims of alleged benefits the U-Pass will provide are flawed and ill-conceived for several reasons.

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March 14, 2002
  Universal or useless, you decidePDF files may take a moment to load

Students are so disillusioned with the Students' Union that most probably won't bother voting this week. But, student politics aside, there is one very good reason to log on to polling stations for this year's general election.

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