1999-11-04

    
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November 04, 1999
  USRI looms on horizonPDF files may take a moment to load

Amidst a rash of pre-millennium preparations and Y2K preparedness drills, students at the University of Calgary are getting ready for the last teaching evaluations of the century.

"The Universal Student Ratings Instrument has been called into action as a evaluatory system," explained one official. "It has not been tested for its efficacy as a Y2K party favor, though. So this year, students will just use it to evaluate their instructor's teaching."

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November 04, 1999
  Debt politics are deadPDF files may take a moment to load

Debt is not a dirty word.

Well, maybe not anymore.

Federal Finance Minister Paul Martin's recent announcement of a $90 billion-plus surplus must leave some of the recent political opportunists with their head's spinning.

It seems for an eternity now, we've been talking about how the federal debt steals 30 cents of every tax dollar or about future generations being crippled. Indeed, if you let your family run up a $500 billion dollar debt, you'd be a bad person, wouldn't you?

November 04, 1999
  CASA responds to HRDC excusesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Students lobby Parliament" Oct. 28, 1999

I am writing this letter regarding Human Resources and Development Canada spokesperson Brigette Nolet's comments.

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November 04, 1999
  Here comes the sun, er, snowPDF files may take a moment to load

If the walk up to the front of the class doesn't kill you, the exchange of superficial smiles and the transfer of pulp to your prof will. The exchange lasts only a brief second before you turn and head to the back of the room and your work. Your facial expression reveals all to your peers and every gesture represents your score, for better or worse.

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November 04, 1999
  I'll take" Sexist Comments" for $1000, AlexPDF files may take a moment to load

People make verbal blunders all the time. In today's politically correct, equality-driven society, there is little room for blunders anymore. Last Tuesday, Alex Trebek told a 15-year-old Teen Jeopardy contestant if she never realized her dream to be editor-in-chief of a magazine, she could get married instead.

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November 04, 1999
  Your holiday for two generations of livesPDF files may take a moment to load

The sky is clouded over. Small snowflakes fall from above and, as each one lands on my cheek, it melts to join the tears that are present. The cold stings my flesh but I don't notice. I look at the people around me and think, "why?" Their old, withered faces have seen so much death, so much suffering. The memories still haunt them. I look around again and see little children laughing. If only they knew. If only they could understand. I'm not sure I even understand.

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November 04, 1999
  Men's hockey team needs a new beltPDF files may take a moment to load

Try running with your pants down. You'll notice immediately that pavement doesn't taste good, and you'll also notice that by the time you get up, that beautiful boy or girl you were chasing is far, far away. You're behind from the start and bitter disappointment ensues. If you try this, you could feel like the Dinos men's hockey team did this weekend after dropping two games to the University of Alberta Golden Bears, 4-1 and 5-3.

November 04, 1999
  Off to a rough startPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's basketball teams stumbled out of the starting blocks with two losses to start off their regular season. The Dinos visited the University of Manitoba Bisons last weekend, dropping the first game 66-63 and the second one 67-59.

"Well, we can't go undefeated," joked head coach Cory Russell. "Offensively, we struggled the whole weekend."

November 04, 1999
  Domination, as usualPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos began the 1999/2000 men's volleyball season with a two victories over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

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