1999-09-09

    
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September 11, 1999
  Video killed what radio star?PDF files may take a moment to load

Back when Saturday Night Live was good, Dana Carvey had a great character
in the "Grumpy Old Man." The gist of the aged and crusty octogenarian
was that he embodied our stereotypes of old people; aged and crusty. Things
were better way back when when I was young etc.

September 09, 1999
  Billy Blanks at Campus RecPDF files may take a moment to load

Another year, another slogan from Campus Recreation.

This year the people at Campus Rec are urging us to 'goActive' with an emphasis on increased diversity and accessibility.

Taking suggestions from students and trends, Campus Rec has added a number of programs designed to involve as many as possible. A variety of classes and intramural sports provide an affordable way to enhance ones physical and social well being.

September 09, 1999
  MacHall expansion slow-going progressPDF files may take a moment to load

For anyone familiar with the Students' Union's MacEwan Hall expansion project and MacEwan Student Centre redevelopment, it may come as a surprise to see construction underway.

"We are currently working on redevelopment projects within the building," said SU Vice-president Operations and Finance Amanda Affonso.

September 09, 1999
  The killer costs of livingPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet

Re: "The hunting," Aug. 12, 1999

Robert Wright's article on the cost of living for students in Calgary should raise an outcry in protest to a provincial government that believes the economic system will take care of everyone.

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September 09, 1999
  Reno off targetPDF files may take a moment to load

If you try to quit smoking, it would be silly to pretend that cigarettes do not exist.

In the words of one reformed smoker, "you need to have a cigarette in your hand and simply not want to smoke it."

It is from this vantage that Canadians look to our southerly neighbor, the us, and its ongoing battle to contain its increasingly violent society.

September 09, 1999
  Throw off your chainsPDF files may take a moment to load

"So comrades, come rally. And the last fight let us face The Internationale unites the human race."

Dear fellow prisoners of want:

Happy belated labor Day. What did you do Monday to help destroy the outdated imperialist dogma that perpetuates the economic differences in our society? I must sheepishly admit to not doing my part to rattle the chains of greed. After all, I don't think I could exactly be considered a comrade of unions.

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September 09, 1999
  It's a small worldPDF files may take a moment to load

At 10:00 a.m. on the morning of August 17, I was rudely snapped into reality by my clock radio. During those first few moments of consciousness my mind was overwhelmed with a large number of "significant" thoughts. How was I going to pay for my books this fall? How much longer before my Ford Thunderbird quits for good? Before being completely submersed into my own universe, I was interrupted by an alarming radio announcement. A severe earthquake had hit Turkey only hours earlier. At least 100 people were dead and more than 500 injured.

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September 09, 1999
  Slick production, poor contentPDF files may take a moment to load

Package 1: The left eye brow raises in uncertainty. The host's slow, contemplative gaze turns from contestant to computer and back again.

"Could you repeat the question?"

"Most of North America is watching this program right now because

a) There's nothing better on;

b) The host is fiendishly charming; (cue laugh track and coy chuckle from host)

c) Viewers want to find out, once and for all, if muffins are actually dairy products;

d) Shiny packaging."

"D."

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September 09, 1999
  Manditory fees not so democraticPDF files may take a moment to load

When you enroll in a full time or part time program at the U of C, you automatically become a part of the Student's Union. You are not given a choice; you are simply added to their membership and made to pay a pre-determined amount ($33, plus $20.75 in anomalous fees). This primarily funds the ongoing operations of the SU. It's not as if they tempt you with all of the available perks at the SU, either. You pay blindly. Whether or not the services matter to you is unimportant; you are now part of the union.

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