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June 21, 2001
  No place to drown yer sorrowsPDF files may take a moment to load

Max Cafe and Bar closed with less than a bang but more than a whimper.

The lone undergraduate watering hole on the University of Calgary campus closed on Fri., June 15 while the space that will eventually house the new Den is prepared.

"The Den will re-open in the beginning of August," said Students' Union Vice-President Operations and Finance Natasha Dhillon. "It won't be the same [as the old Den] but it will be a great place for students to go nonetheless."

June 21, 2001
  Slow service dies even slower deathPDF files may take a moment to load

Seven classmates wander into an establishment, the bags under their eyes blue and swollen from studying the night before the exam until the wee hours of the morning. They are not greeted by any host or service person, or even a sign. Instead, rows of tables, each surrounded by four uncomfortable looking plastic chairs, stand before them. Most of the tables are taken. Sullen and tired, they trudge to a pair of empty tables, and knowingly take up the duty of dragging them together.

June 21, 2001
  Resisting perceptions of Canadian artPDF files may take a moment to load

If you're looking for discussion of Emily Carr and the Group of Seven, this book is not for you.

Robert J. Belton, author of Sights of Resistance, wanted to get away from the typical book on Canadian art. As a result, you will not find a single work by Lawrence Harris or Tom Thompson.

"Most books on Canadian visual culture ... read like a 'greatest hits' list of Canadian art," says Belton. "They say, 'here's what to think about, this is how you should think about it.'"

June 21, 2001
  Tom Wilson's new introductionPDF files may take a moment to load

For Tom Wilson, making music is more than just a creative outlet--it's a safety blanket.

"I think in a lot of ways, music has really been my salvation to freedom," begins the former Junkhouse frontman. "I would've gotten myself into a lot more trouble than I did in life had I not had something to really concentrate on."

And as Wilson prepares for a vacation to Atlantic City before his new tour, he holds this idea close at hand.

June 21, 2001
  Kobe dreams a dreamPDF files may take a moment to load

"I always dreamt about having my own shoe."

Maybe that's not exactly word for word, but it's close enough. This little verbal tidbit came to us courtesy of Kobe Bryant, a 23-year-old professional basketball player, a two-time National Basketball Association champion and an amazing athlete. Throughout this year's NBA finals we were bombarded with Adidas commercials featuring Kobe's new shoe.

So how about it, Mr. Bryant?

"I always dreamt about having my own shoe?"

June 21, 2001
  Rough-housersPDF files may take a moment to load

You can feel the excitement and anticipation in the voice of Calgary RoughNeck's Head Coach and General Manager, Kevin Melnyk.

A former member of Canada's national lacrosse team, Melnyk has a solid idea of what it will take to add a winning team to Calgary's sports arena. And with a few key acquisitions at last Friday's National Lacrosse League expansion draft, he seems well on his way to making it all happen.

June 21, 2001
  Tainted gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, I was pleased to count myself among hundreds of proud graduates who walked the stage to shake the hand of Jack Perraton, the university chancellor. To cheers and applause, we the took our seats, replete with the satisfaction of a job well done.

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June 21, 2001
  Good news for heart researchPDF files may take a moment to load

A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but some extra cash will get better medicine.

Last week, University of Calgary researchers received the two most prestigious scholarships from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

"This will really help my research," said Dr. Donald Welsh, who received the McDonald Scholarship Award. "It'll allow me to bring in personnel that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise, or I can think about some new equipment."

June 21, 2001
  Rough times for Calgary nightclubs and patronsPDF files may take a moment to load

While the city reverberates with the echoes of the Gay and Lesbian Pride parade, another symbolic step down the path of societal acceptance, trouble brews in Calgary's downtown core at two well-known nightclubs.

"I've lived in Calgary for 24 years and I've never come across racism that blatant," said Christina Kang of Calgary. "I've never not been welcome somewhere because I'm Asian."

June 21, 2001
  CANCER RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHPDF files may take a moment to load

One day, malignant tumours may be cured by the relatively simple injection of a particular virus, according to recent medical research at the University of Calgary.

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