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April 10, 2003
  Living under tyrannyPDF files may take a moment to load

A "modern-day Nazi regime" is the only way I can describe it. You may think it's harsh to refer to it in such a manner, extreme even, but if it was your everyday life, you could only agree. Some of you can relate to my difficulties, my trials, and few triumphs: those with Chinese parents.

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April 10, 2003
  Don't give up on the media yetPDF files may take a moment to load

It's easy to criticize the media, but you need us--not just to give you your morning war report as you feast on toasted bagels and gourmet Starbucks coffee. As hard as it is to believe in this day of 15-minute world news and cozy CNN press conferences, some of us are here to help ensure a free society and maybe even bring a little justice to our world. Unfortunately, the media has been doing a piss-poor job of this lately, and quite frankly, it makes me sick.

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April 03, 2003
  Everything I learned, I learned in ECSPDF files may take a moment to load

I am taking a stand right here and now that we completely ban history from elementary schools right up to university. No American, European, Middle-Eastern or Canadian history anywhere. It's long, tedious, kinda complicated, and basically irrelevant in our day-to-day lives. Well, consider it gone.

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April 03, 2003
  Yeehaw for war!PDF files may take a moment to load

It was a wonderful day as the sun smiled upon Calgary last Sunday. I stood outside MacEwan Hall enjoying the sun with a Palestinian friend of mine in the most unlikely of places; smack in the middle of hundreds of pro-war protestors.

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March 13, 2003
  Activism, basketball and the American wayPDF files may take a moment to load

A lot of people claim to stand for something, but seldom do they do anything about it. This explains attendance at the University of Calgary's annual tuition rallies, the sorry state of our health care system, and more brutally, something as simple as a homeless man.

However, there are those who stand up for what they believe in. A few are politicians (Trudeau), many are populist leaders (Malcolm X), and sometimes, once in a generation, an athlete joins these exclusive ranks as well.

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February 27, 2003
  The first stepPDF files may take a moment to load

For many students coffee is a necessity. It gets us going for those eight o'clock lectures and keeps us awake for those late night study sessions. However, the next time you buy a cup of coffee, take a moment to think about the people whose lives really do rely on coffee.

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January 30, 2003
  Adding up the important numbersPDF files may take a moment to load

As the possibility of war draws ever nearer, the inhumane look at potential casualty numbers is becoming simply astonishing. As the military experts prophesize the death tolls of wars on Iraq or North Korea, the ease in which they operate seems frightening to me.

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December 05, 2002
  Security tramples basic rightsPDF files may take a moment to load

Standing in line, innocently waiting to check in at the airport, a man is suddenly pulled aside by security guards, whisked away to a secluded room. He is then told to stand absolutely still while they unceremoniously open his suitcase, meticulously examining every personal article as he is forced to stand in a corner without sound or movement, or risk being arrested. What place could this possibly be? Israel, China, or perhaps Iraq?

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