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June 11, 2009
  I want outPDF files may take a moment to load

When Josh Stieber was deployed in February 2007 as a part of the surge in Iraq, he was unaware that what he was going to experience would change who he was and how he saw the world around him. He came back transformed into an advocate of non-violence and opposed to the surge he had been deployed as a part of.

Stieber joined the US army thinking that he was going to prevent terrorism and liberate the Iraqi people.


February 27, 2003
  Bentley's afro magicPDF files may take a moment to load

Joe Bentley was the enemy.

His curly (bleached?) afro was evil, and his wrestling prowess was reviled. He was wrestling my best friend, Kristian Leach, in a high school city final. Kristian was in grade 12, Bentley was a grade 11 punk. Kristian had "Leach 3:16" signs in the crowd, Bentley's fans wore fake afros. We chanted "Leach!" They chanted "Fro!"

In the spotlight, when it counted, Bentley won.


February 06, 2003
  Finally, after so longPDF files may take a moment to load

For the first time in ten years, the University of Calgary will play host to a Canada West Conference playoff game in men's basketball.

Not since 1993 have the Dinos had the upper hand in a playoff series. In that time, the Dinos have had three different coaches. Not only will this be this be current Head Coach Dan Vanhooren's first shot at hosting the playoffs, it will be his first playoff appearance in three years at the helm.


January 23, 2003
  Swimmers take goldPDF files may take a moment to load

After last weekend's Canada West Swimming Championships at the U of C, the pool seems a little bit different. Is the water cleaner? Is the deck bigger? No, but the presence of a sweeping Dinos victory fills the air, and soon, a championship banner will fill space on the wall. For the swimmers, it may as well have been at an Olympic swimming pool.

"It doesn't even feel like the same place we come to everyday," said Dena Durand, a third year U of C swimmer who took gold in the 200m Breaststroke.


November 07, 2002
  Alleged U of C Escort Recruiter Arrested by Calgary PolicePDF files may take a moment to load

For University of Calgary students contemplating a career as an escort, the position is officially no longer available. On Tue., Nov. 5, following a covert sting investigation, Calgary Police Vice Detectives arrested 26 year-old Quong Chi Trinh of Calgary in connection with the "Escorts Wanted" posters found on university poster boards in early October.


October 24, 2002
  Unearthing Calgary's pastPDF files may take a moment to load

It's not just a walk in the park. While the surroundings are as beautiful as any inner-city greenspace, graveyards have gravity and serenity. The ground isn't just grass, it's a place where someone's loved one is eternally resting.

Union Cemetery--part of what's commonly called Cemetery Hill--has another feeling about it, one of history. Few other places in the city are as old as Union, which opened in 1890, and still operates today.


October 10, 2002
  Escort agency hiring at U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

They say it's the world's oldest profession, and it's coming to a campus near you.

We're all familiar with the terms associated with women who work in the sex trade: whore, prostitute, call-girl, hooker, escort... student. With the rising cost of post-secondary education, some students are looking for alternative ways to finance their higher learning. Posters advertising jobs in the escort market indicate that our city's sex trade is recruiting, and students, namely young women, are a hot commodity.


October 03, 2002
  The president: one year laterPDF files may take a moment to load

Not many people like being stopped in the halls and food courts, especially to have their work questioned or criticized. However, if you see University of Calgary President Harvey Weingarten in line for a burger, eating his lunch or walking through the plus-15, don't hesitate to stop him----he'd love to hear what you think.


September 26, 2002
  To Vancouver and Victoria and backPDF files may take a moment to load

I think we expected Fear and Loathing in Vancouver. When Sports Editor Mike Attersall and I stepped on board WestJet flight 33, we weren't armed with pills and booze but we may as well have been. We had money, which was just as good, and we had high expectations. We were young, resourceful, intelligent, independent, and really, really, ridiculously, good looking. We were also on a crash course with some great company--the Dinos men's and women's soccer teams were in town for their annual three game West Coast swing.


September 19, 2002
  Gordon Downie SpeaksPDF files may take a moment to load

The Tragically Hip's auspicious career has never been thoughtfully planned out. Their ever-changing musical style, ranging from Road Apples' blues-inducing riffs to Day for Night's glowing imagery, never alluded to its next destination. Instead, the Hip's music always carries its audience by the hands, sometimes kicking and screaming, arriving somewhere entirely unique, completely unpredictable.



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