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September 12, 2002
  Executive houseboatingPDF files may take a moment to load

Usually, elected Students' Union officials take six separate group retreats, to plan the upcoming year. This year, they'll be houseboating in British Columbia from Sept. 28–30, 2002 at the cost of $6,500.

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September 12, 2002
  Bling bling for charityPDF files may take a moment to load

What the heck is "bling bling," anyway? For the Students' Union, it was a fundraising drive that pitted U of C 101 students in a race to raise the most money for Cystic Fibrosis research.

However, it was not just a simple matter of collecting as many of the required pennies as possible. Groups could sabotage the opposing teams' progress by placing other denominations of money in their buckets.

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September 12, 2002
  Clubs Week PDF files may take a moment to load

Instead of milling around the campus in solitude next week, check out Clubs Week from Sept. 16–20. This year's Clubs Week includes new activities to end extracurricular apathy and to bolster the faltering roster of student clubs.

"In previous years, we would only have tables set up in MacEwan Student Centre and the Science Theatres," said Students' Union Clubs Committee Chair Edward Tse. "This year, in addition to that, we wanted to have a stage where clubs can do performances."

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September 12, 2002
  Commissioner Gavin Preston gets offPDF files may take a moment to load

At 1:19 a.m. on Wednesday, the Students' Legislative Council found that Academic Commissioner Gavin Preston violated the su Governance bylaws by lying to SLC. The decision to suspend Preston from his slc and Students' Academic Assembly duties until he apologizes in writing to slc came after over two hours of deliberations by the slc Committee of Hearing, which refused the option of sending the matter directly to the su Review Board.

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September 12, 2002
  The changes fade awayPDF files may take a moment to load

"The world changed on September 11."

This phrase may have been the work of the cliché-driven media, but it rang true with many, especially in the United States. The "new" spectre of terrorism combined with the sudden barrage of international politics was a significant step away for the norm, again, especially in the u.s.

In truth, however, if the world did change, that change lasted for about a month, then slowly faded away.

September 12, 2002
  Brad, Welcome to Discovery ParkPDF files may take a moment to load

If Welcome to Discovery Park had come out in 1975, people today might call it a classic. If it had come out in 1988, it might well have become an underground success, a throwback to the days before the synthetic soul of new wave. In 2002, it just seems like a logical extension of the current trend towards all things retro.

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September 12, 2002
  Lowest of the Low, Nothing Short of a BulletPDF files may take a moment to load

"Motel 30" has always been a great song. Now it begins with the roar of the crowd, followed by the ever-recognizable wah, building tension and urgency. Then, almost when you're ready to give up--you can't take it anymore--therein lies your relief. Guitars (complete with more wah and distortion), drums and the voice of an independent legend Ron Hawkins lead you into the Lowest of the Low's live reunion album, Nothing Short of a Bullet.

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September 12, 2002
  Rocking outPDF files may take a moment to load

If you talk to Ian Blurton, he'll tell you rock and roll never died. If you listen to his band, Blurtonia, you may just be convinced that it never will. Though they list influences everywhere from Chuck Berry to Television, it's obvious that the spirit of the music holds more sway than the bands themselves.

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September 12, 2002
  Who needs food? PDF files may take a moment to load

I am not an 18-year-old girl entering university, but it doesn't take one to recognize the poor quality of this book. Fighting the Freshman Fifteen tries to cover health, nutrition, psychology and cooking in an easy-to-read 180-page literary identity crisis. Redundancy, logical inconsistencies and a lack of focus sabotage a potentially competent book about not gaining 15 pounds in university.

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September 12, 2002
  Tom Green, funny?PDF files may take a moment to load

I'm confused. It seems like I'm watching Kids in the Hall spliced with The Tom Green Show. The cast is different, but the humour is the same. I'm half expecting to see Tom Green shag an animal carcass, or start squishing heads between his thumb and forefinger.

Tom Green, as Walter "Duff" Duffy freaks out like one of his alter-egos on his tv show. He's a bumbling low-life goof with a lawn-maintenance business.

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