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September 25, 1998
  Seagulls, beavers and mice, oh my!PDF files may take a moment to load

It's a lazy Sunday evening in November, and I'm at home, sprawled on my couch. My gaze floats across the living room. It fondly rests on my videotaped Dawson's Creek episodes, then lingers on my official Hanson calendar, then finally upon my poster of Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. I read the sage words again. Hmm... clean up your own mess, share everything, get along, work together, blah blah. I wonder if Fulghum ever had to produce a group project for a university course.

September 25, 1998
  Winning isn't everything but...PDF files may take a moment to load

The agony of defeat.

This simple statement sums up the Dinosaurs men's basketball season last year. After suffering numerous injuries to key experienced players and being forced to field many new and inexperienced young men, the Dinos played their season out to a final record of four wins and 16 losses.

This record is less than flattering. Yet, despite their win/loss ration, the young club refused to give up.

September 25, 1998
  O'Neill AvenuePDF files may take a moment to load

Somewhere between Melissa's 10 km Road Race and the distance Mao Tse Tung walked on the Long March lies a road of indeterminate length. With two games under their early season belts, the Dinosaurs women's soccer team is ready to find out just how far the road to Canada West respectability can stretch. After a weekend of tough love at the hands of their British Columbia counterparts, the Dinos know they have a long way to go before they sleep, but they're also confident they can make it home before it gets dark.

September 25, 1998
  Calgary sees the good in Sloan...PDF files may take a moment to load

"Wow, this place is humid."

University of Calgary swim Coach Mike Blondal just stares at me. Fighting the silence, I try to explain my brilliant comment about the U of C Aquatic Centre.

"Um, I don't swim much. I try, but it's more of a dog-paddle flail."

Silence and pity from Blondal. Pity for the person who would never survive in Blondal's world-a Galapagos paradise amidst a harsh Calgary clime.

September 25, 1998
  Winning Ugly: the '98 HockeysaursPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine the Anaheim Mighty Ducks without Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya-or can you? What do you do when half your goals are taken away?

The University of Calgary Dinosaurs men's hockey team faces just such a situation as the season comes closer to its beginning, the only difference being the expectations of a sounder defence than the Ducks.

September 25, 1998
  Big on stache, short on crashPDF files may take a moment to load

"I wish I had a pencil thin moustache."
- Jimmy Buffett

Cary Grant had one. Big deal, he probably liked his nose so much he had to underline it. Besides, that was the style then, along with smoking and those weight loss machines that just jiggle your fat around.

Until recently, this song had about the same intrigue as a nose picker in an El Camino stopped at a red light. But thanks to new-found Dinosaurs football talent Alan Giacalone, the Parrothead tune hits the nail square on the head.

September 25, 1998
  Wanted: aspiring politiciansPDF files may take a moment to load

Wanted: Aspiring politicians from the faculties of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work. Said folk are urged to apply for a position as a Student Academic Assembly Faculty Representative.

Students' Union Chief Returning Officer Lia Rogers is eagerly awaiting the submission of declaration nominations (i.e., statement of candidacy).

September 25, 1998
  Drinks o' plentyPDF files may take a moment to load

To pub crawl or not to pub crawl, that is the question.

The Students' Union Alcohol Policy states that the consumption of alcohol cannot be the primary focus of SU club events on or off campus. It is difficult to get insurance to cover high-risk activities such as pub crawls and, last year, clubs had trouble getting insurance to cover off-campus events at all.

The Faculty of Management clubs are among the campus clubs who are affected by the ban on pub crawls.

September 25, 1998
  Next phase, new wave, dance craze, anywaysPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary finalized and signed the Pepsi deal this week, after signing a letter of intent with the soft drink company over a year ago.

"I believe the contract has been signed," said U of C Executive Director for Community Relations Stuart Reid. "I imagine within the last few days."

September 25, 1998
  What's in your water?PDF files may take a moment to load

Do you have any idea what is added to our drinking water? Vice- president Information Services for the University of Calgary EcoClub Cody Torgerson does, and he and the rest of the EcoClub want everyone to understand the current debate surrounding the fluoridation of our drinking water. This is why the EcoClub is hosting a Fluoridation EcoSpeak on Sept. 30 from 11a.m.-1p.m.

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