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June 17, 1999
  CASA to Martin: more core fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

They gave him something to talk about.

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations met with federal finance Minister Paul Martin and members of the Liberal Caucus Committee on Post-secondary Education last week, getting a head start on the lobbying season.

The main topic discussed was core funding for post-secondary education, which CASA says is essential to offset rising tuition and fees.

June 17, 1999
  SLC budgets for GST on booksPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students’ Legislative Council completed the first reading of its 1999/2000 annual budget Tuesday.

“In terms of revenues and expenditures this year’s budget is approximately $5 million; last year’s was approximately $4.7 million,” said Students’ Union President Rob South.

The increase represents the adjustment in spending areas of this year’s budget.

June 17, 1999
  Academic appeals: "do"s and "don't"sPDF files may take a moment to load

Don’t think you deserved that F last semester? Have you been requested to withdraw from a course? Unbeknownst to many people, you have the right to appeal.

“There’s always an opportunity to appeal,” said Students’ Union Vice-president Academic Heather Clitheroe. “Whether or not an appeal is heard is determined by someone else, but these are the rights that students have: you can appeal for a reappraisal of term work, assignments, rulings, charges of plagiarism, or academic misconduct.”

June 17, 1999
  Everyone is free...PDF files may take a moment to load

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of 19999, B.C.:

Wear a loin cloth.

If I could offer you one tip for the future, it would be to wear a loin cloth. The long-term effects of outer coverings have been proven by previous generations, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis whatsoever, they are simply thoughts coming from my meandering Cro-Magnon skull. I will dispense this advice now.

June 17, 1999
  Simply smashing PDF files may take a moment to load

Here Comes the Bride, the Spin
Doctors' latest album could not be a more appropriate title for this
New York band's fourth effort. It is the name of the first track
on the CD and epitomizes the music and new image of this Grammy-nominated
band. "Something old/... something new/... something borrowed/and
something blue."

The old elements of the band are still there—drummer Aaron Comess
and lead singer Chris Barron's ever recognizable vocals. It's

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June 17, 1999
  Try it again, Sam PDF files may take a moment to load

Blending rock, rap, ska, funk,
punk and pop, DDT's latest offering, Urban Observer, deserves respect
for its diversity. This quality is DDT's greatest strength. Unfortunately,
Urban Observer invites too many comparisons with artists more melodically
savvy than DDT.

At their worst, on songs such as "Pistol Whip" and "I Can't
Take My Eyes off You," DDT recall Econoline Crush's thick, post-grunge
sound. At their best, DDT's rhythm section toys with funk grooves

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June 17, 1999
  A celebration of the circus of lifePDF files may take a moment to load

What would you get
if you morphed a Volkswagen full of clowns with an eight-piece New Orleans-style
Jazz band, and a group of Decidedly Jazz Dancework dancers? (Try saying
that six times fast.)

Soul Jugglers, baby.

Asked to sum up the production in three words, Vicki Adams Willis, the
brainchild behind Soul Jugglers, responds instead with seven: "[A]
Celebration of dance, music, circus and life." But who can blame

June 17, 1999
  Some're Dancing PDF files may take a moment to load

Do you enjoy listening to the
pounding rhythms of the African world beat? Do the peaceful and aggressive
hooks of Radiohead turn your crank? Does sweat pouring off the skin of
attractive dancers working it up on stage make you wanna shake yo'
booty? Even if you answered no to all of these questions, you may still
get something out of Summerdance '99.

Summer Dance features two parts.
The first is compiled by Denise Clarke, a resident choreographer and part

June 17, 1999
  A whale of a band PDF files may take a moment to load

"We'll rant and roar like true Great Big Sea fans--Newfie style."
-Great Big Sea

In an ocean of Celtic music, Great Big Sea is more than just a band riding
the waves. Vocalist Darrell Powers and his three compatriots Allan Doyle,
Sean McCann and Bob Hallet make up this folk-influenced band. Formed in
1991, this hard-working band has played an impressive 273 shows in Canada,
the us and the United Kingdom last year alone. Great Big Sea also played

June 17, 1999
  Threadbare band PDF files may take a moment to load

This four member Vancouver based band has an edgy quality. They sound as if they want to be categorized in the same manner as Bush, but with one big difference-they lack the allure.

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