1999-08-12

    
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August 12, 1999
  The huntingPDF files may take a moment to load

With less than a month left before the September housing crunch, the yearly race is on, and students are finding it difficult.

Quoting a 0.5 per cent vacancy rate and estimating that more than 10,000 students will seek housing in the next few weeks, the University of Calgary Students' Union is trying to call attention to the issue of affordable student housing and alleviate some of the crunch.

August 12, 1999
  The huntingPDF files may take a moment to load

With less than a month left before the September housing crunch, the yearly race is on, and students are finding it difficult

Quoting a 0.5 per cent vacancy rate and estimating that more than 10,000 students will seek housing in the next few weeks, the University of Calgary Students’ Union is trying to call attention to the issue of affordable student housing and alleviate some of the crunch.

August 12, 1999
  Confessions of a news snobPDF files may take a moment to load

"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."

- Edith Hubbard

August 12, 1999
  Interstellar Rootcellar returns to the stage PDF files may take a moment to load

Interstellar Rootcellar did not break up. Let's make that clear. Though they may have been absent from the public eye for almost a year, pawning their instruments has not crossed their minds.

August 12, 1999
  Practicum students learn from the Boys and Girls Club PDF files may take a moment to load

A program between the University of Calgary and The Boys and Girls Club Community Services is providing social work and education students with the opportunity to apply textbook principles to real-life situations.

"I learned independence through a variety of experiences," said former Boys and Girls Club Community Services practicum student Michelle Chanet. "If I had an idea, they would let me go with it if it was within reason and under good supervision. It gave me a lot of confidence"

August 12, 1999
  Biomechanics rock CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology is sponsoring the xvii Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Taking place Aug. 8--13 at the Telus Convention Centre, the congress will explore issues including muscles and bones, sports, aging, and posture. Biomechanics is the examination of forces that act on and in the human body.

August 12, 1999
  Information Commons to arrive this fallPDF files may take a moment to load

Students returning to school this fall will notice something different about the MacKimmie Library. The entire second floor of the Library Tower, Block and Link will emerge from construction as the new Information Commons.

"Basically, this facility has been transformed from a traditional library facility where we had largely print and electronics to a new facility called an information commons," said Project Manager Lori Van Rooijen.

August 12, 1999
  The great rock n' roll swindlePDF files may take a moment to load

A couple of weeks ago Rockfest was supposed to be the rocking-ist festival of the summer. All the bands were booked, all the tickets were sold, but in the end there was only half a concert because organizer disappeared with all the cake. Sure Def Leppard and Loverboy played for half their going-rate (which for Def Leppard is just over $67,000), but I digress.

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August 12, 1999
  Miracles or Marshmallow heads?PDF files may take a moment to load

She is motionless with swarms of hopeful believers waiting patiently nearby. Beads of blood and oil fall from the cheeks of Christian figurines while she lay in an unknown place where some say miracles can happen. She is a 15-year-old Worcester, Mass. resident from whom thousands seek to test their faith. Audrey Santo is a miracle worker, some have said. What bells go off at this statement? Beware-rejoice?

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