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September 05, 2002
  Ladies, Ladies, Ladies!PDF files may take a moment to load

Pub crawls are generally dominated by men. I'm not sure why women don't partake as enthusiastically; I'll refrain from speculation, as I'd only insult members of both sexes. Hoping to encourage the girls to come out and party, the First Annual Ladies Night Pub Crawl was born. We only actually hit one Ladies Night this time out, also visiting a restaurant, martini bar, and strip joint--oh, and a shoe store.

Melrose Cafe and Bar (17th Ave.)

September 05, 2002
  Shambhala 2002PDF files may take a moment to load

It hit me one night about a week after the fact.

I was sitting in the courtyard of a northwest condo complex, picking the last tasty morsels of lobster out of the delicious creature's claw with a plastic fork. There were a few dozen other people milling about around me, most dressed in nice collared shirts, sun dresses and other semi-formal attire. Not my usual crowd, but a comfortable setting to say the least. It was a cool summer evening and I was lost in my thoughts. 

"Are you Lawrence?" 

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September 05, 2002
  Confused about your future?PDF files may take a moment to load

Do you ever feel nervous about your future? Is everyone pressuring you to decide what you want to do with your life-and you have no clue? Feel like the "real world" is approaching and you're not ready? Well, you're not as alone as you may think. Many university-aged people feel like they're going through a "quarter life crisis," unsure of what the future has in store and worried that they are on the wrong path. Fortunately, help is available.

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September 05, 2002
  How far do one’s religious freedoms extend?PDF files may take a moment to load

Last month, Catholic Priest Rev. John Maes did an about face, refusing to marry Medicine Hat resident Celina Ling and her fiancé Robert Symmonds. The decision came after Maes' discovery that Ling is employed by Planned Parenthood, which among other things, is Canada's largest pro-choice (read: abortion) advocacy group.

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September 05, 2002
  A fashion faux pasPDF files may take a moment to load

This fall, ladies' clothing stores have hit the mark with their most recent trends. From patchwork peasant pullovers and velour pants to floral jerseys and suede skirts, popular stores like Le Chateau, Suzy Shier and The Garage all stocked up on lacy frills and light, flowing styles that can be described as a combination of chic cowgirl and modern fairytale romance.

The only downside to the latest fashion is that it's so damn popular.

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September 05, 2002
  A victim of late night TV PDF files may take a moment to load

So there I was, trying to become a more sensitive, understanding, enlightened guy, when, dropped right in the middle of my edification I find an ad for a telephone dating service with smutty pictures of hot, sweaty shower action.

I am, and have been for some time, an aficionado of late night television. I'm addicted to the mind numbing high that comes with simply allowing my nervous system to glaze over to the point of near-coma.

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September 05, 2002
  Battling the morning afterPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine you're having sex. You and your partner are having an enjoyable time, but the two of you aren't stupid: the appropriate half of your couple is wearing a condom. You don't want an std, and you don't want a pregnancy. You and your friend-you're responsible. Good for you.

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September 05, 2002
  You’ve got poor grammarPDF files may take a moment to load

I cringe every time I hear the phrase "You've got mail." Not because I fear getting angry letters from readers or stupid virus-laden Flash forwards from people who think aol is the Internet, but because the expanded phrase "You have got mail" is broken.

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September 05, 2002
  Looking for my own private tragedyPDF files may take a moment to load

The inner workings of my psyche are sometimes beyond even my own comprehension. Post 9–11, after the work cafeteria televisions were turned off and people switched back to their regular radio stations instead of the cbc, and some even decided it was time to go airborne again, I was still pondering. Certainly 9–11 impacted us all somehow. Aside from the emotion--the shock, sadness, sympathy, for some anger--names like my uncle's (Abdul), my cousin's (Nabeel) and my boyfriend's (Rahim) became widely known in North America.

September 05, 2002
  Alberta Ferret Society copes as evil volunteers try to wrest controlPDF files may take a moment to load

Like most of you, the Gauntlet receives large amounts of e-mail, most of which is either irrelevant or useless. However, occasionally we manage to come across some precious jewel that is simply too good to keep to ourselves. With this in mind, the Academic Probation section proudly presents one we like to call The Great Ferret Coup.

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