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May 16, 2002
  Righting the shipPDF files may take a moment to load

Alcoholics have "rock bottom," the Progressive Conservatives have the 1993 federal election and the Students' Union has the 2001--02 year. Fortunately, SU President Matt Stambaugh has experience handling large, unruly vessels.

The 21-year-old former naval officer has a lot of work to do, repairing both the SU's image at large as well as the fissures within the organization. Have no fear though, this is a position he's spent his entire life preparing for.

May 16, 2002
  All about the Clubs ChairPDF files may take a moment to load

Being clubs chair was the luck of the draw for Edward Tse. After a tie vote in March's election, Tse and incumbent Steve Skitch had to abide by Students' Union by-laws. Their names were written on identical pieces of white paper and drawn from a white grocery bag. The SU member pulled Tse's name out first.

May 16, 2002
  Done it againPDF files may take a moment to load

After a difficult court battle, Ontario high school student Marc Hall finally won the right to take his same-sex partner, 21-year-old Jean-Paul Dumond, to his prom.

Earlier, the Durham Catholic School Board ruled that while Hall would be able to go to the prom at Oshawa's Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic High School, he would go dateless. However, on May 10, the date of the school's prom, Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert McKinnon issued an injunction against the board, forcing them to allow the couple to attend.

May 16, 2002
  The by-election that never wasPDF files may take a moment to load

Federal byelections are a time of great mystery for the unwashed masses. Concepts like democracy and fairness become hazy and confusing, concubines and hustlers emerge from the menacing darkness and elect Stephen Harper in the Bermuda Triangle of Calgary Southwest.

It's a strange and trying time for those with intellect because the undeniable truths of the election sting regardless of political affiliation. Sometimes, it's hard to do anything but wince and smile.

May 16, 2002
  Dinos call U-Haul and movePDF files may take a moment to load

The beleaguered Dinos women's hockey program will have a new home for the 2002-03 season. The Dinos are leaving Canadian Interuniversity Sport to play in the collegiate league with the likes of Mount Royal College and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

"We had two choices here: either cut the program or move conferences," said Dinos Athletic Director Don Wilson on the upcoming move to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. "But we made a commitment to the program so we are happy to keep the team.

May 16, 2002
  Playing both sides and lovin itPDF files may take a moment to load

For many athletes, competition reaches its peak at the intercollegiate level. For others, competing at the CIS level serves as a preparatory ground for advancement into a professional career. This has certainly been the case for a select group of Calgary Storm players, who after succeeding at the highest level of soccer in the CIS, are now playing professionally in North America's "A" League.

May 16, 2002
  N.E.R.D., In Search of... PDF files may take a moment to load

Hot beats and live instruments aren't normally mentioned in the same breath, but the combination works on N.E.R.D.'s debut album In Search Of…

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May 16, 2002
  Elvis Costello, When I was Cruel PDF files may take a moment to load

Being the socially pre-fabricated guy I am, it would be a flat-out lie to say I appreciate music before the so-called alternative era. So when I heard that Elvis Costello put out a new album, my lack of enthusiasm was more than apparent.

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May 16, 2002
  Custom, FastPDF files may take a moment to load

Custom's Fast shows some promise-for about a minute. Then the album degenerates into mindless, violent lyrics. Duane Lavold, the man behind Custom, follows the advice "if you scream and swear enough, no one will realize you have no talent." A variety of elements, from electronic bleeps and whistles to full out rap, confuse the listener on exactly what sound Custom wants. Tracks such as the softer "Skate" show a bit of promise through a lack of screaming, but the album soon returns to brain-numbing, ear-aching drivel.

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May 16, 2002
  Rusted Root, Welcome to My PartyPDF files may take a moment to load

Excluding the occasional forays into soulful-funk, Rusted Root has a multiculturalfolk-rock sound on their latest disc, Welcome To My Party. Using African percussion, folk drums from northeastern India (khol), and a never-ending barrage of tambourines, congas, bongos, harmonicas and cow bells, the Pittsburgh natives show they're a giftedbunch.

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