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March 19, 2009
  Eel porn squirms its way into MacHallPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex! It's a steamy topic that gets talked about as frequently as the Facebook craze, but do students understand it as well as they should?

To address sex in a fun and creative way, the University of Calgary Students' Union will run a series of activities in and around the MacEwan Student Centre during Sexual Awareness Week. The events will take place March 23-27.

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March 12, 2009
  BSD, CJSW, acronyms get Quality MoneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Students won't have to rush for seats in MacEwan Student Centre or pay for BSD wristbands next year, now that the Students' Union allocated over $1.6 million of Quality Money for 16 new projects.

The Quality Money proposals were approved by the Students' Legislative Council on March 3 and the funds will be divided by September 2009.

Projects funded include the MacHall student space expansion, the CJSW relocation project and Bermuda Shorts Day.

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February 26, 2009
  SU winners and wienersPDF files may take a moment to load

There are two reasons for students to be happy that the Students' Union elections are over: next year's executives start training and Tim Hortons' roll up the rim is just around the corner.

SU election results were announced at the Den on Feb. 19.

"I'm actually really excited to work with the new council," said newly elected SU president Charlotte Kingston. "I hope we'll have the opportunity to get a lot done."

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February 12, 2009
  SU tackles costly textbooks, smartlyPDF files may take a moment to load

Every year university students spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks and it seems like prices are always going up.

A new campaign, set to begin in March, is trying to tackle the cost of textbooks. The Be Book Smart campaign, put on by the University of Calgary Students' Union, is modeled after a similar campaign at the University of Alberta. It will teach students and professors ways to make academic materials more affordable.

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December 04, 2008
  $10,000 of quality money goes to Mac Hall kiosksPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students' Union has taken a page out of Mount Royal College's playbook in an effort to ease computing congestion on campus.

Funded by a quality money initiative, the SU has installed a pair of computer kiosks in MacEwan Student Centre as part of a pilot project proposed by operations and finance commissioner Bryan Campbell, inspired by a system already in place at MRC.

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November 06, 2008
  Students want/fear Flying Spaghetti MonsterPDF files may take a moment to load

The Flying Spaghetti Monster has another hurdle to tackle in spreading his noodly appendage across the land. University of Calgary third-year chemical engineering student Jeremy Zhao approached the Students' Union clubs committee with a proposal to start a Pastafarian Student Society last week and was denied.

"To them it would be a parody religion, but for us, our god wants it to be a parody," said Zhao. "They questioned our sincerity and we have a problem with that."

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October 30, 2008
  Students' Union byelection winners and wienersPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union annual byelection went by another year without any complications. The results weren't all as expected, but a 15 per cent turn out, roughly four percent age points higher than the general election in February, implies that the student democratic process is picking up.

"I was appointed before so I'll pretty much continue what I was doing except I'll have a little more freedom and less restrictions," said newly elected events commissioner Andrea Llewellyn.

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December 07, 2006
  SU Reviews: SU VP academic Shannon O'Connor, a.k.a the acrobatPDF files may take a moment to load

O'Connor has to jump through hoops thrown from the U of C administration, student faculty representatives, four academic commissioners, and any student who feels slighted in the academic realm. O'Connor is pulling off these stunts well, using the safety net of SU staff to great effect.

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April 15, 2004
  Vuckovic removed from SenatePDF files may take a moment to load

Student Senator Nick Vuckovic has been removed from the University of Calgary Senate by the Students' Union for failing to give a required report to council. Vuckovic claims the removal defames his character. He is also angry a serious three-month illness was not considered during the motion.

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November 06, 2003
  SU changes tacticsPDF files may take a moment to load

With less than one month until the University of Calgary Board of Governors is expected to raise tuition, a visible shift can be seen in how the Students' Union is putting up a fight.

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