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October 24, 2002
  Through a different, prejudiced eyePDF files may take a moment to load

The stereotypical Chinese person drives a suped-up Civic, has an accent, relies on the family wealth, practices Kung Fu and has nerdy parents. While a lot of non-Chinese find it hilarious to imitate my ancestors' accent and poke fun at certain "Chinese" characteristics, my race is playing the same game of ethnocentrism. Within the Chinese community, we talk about the "Gwai Lo," translated literally as "demon person" (i.e. non-Chinese, especially Caucasians), and their funny deviant ways of living. -Fat, big and hairy

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October 24, 2002
  Framing the mid-term electionsPDF files may take a moment to load

During the 1996 United States presidential election, Republican nominee Bob Dole tried to make President Clinton's ethical problems the issue (and this was before the whole Monica Lewinsky story became known). But the American people voted en masse for Clinton. Why? Well, they did not care about Whitewater or Paula Jones. They cared about money. "It's the economy, stupid," was the mantra of Clinton's suburban cadre of "soccer moms."

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October 24, 2002
  Christina Aguilera supports Thai sex trade?PDF files may take a moment to load

Christina Aguilera's latest video, Dirrty, certainly lives up to its name, but not just because she is prancing around scantily-clad in a boxing ring. This pop singer's latest business stunt is beyond dirty; it's despicable. She is trying to turn a profit by exploiting women and children who are victims in Thailand's sex industry.

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October 24, 2002
  Young and intelligent hip hop?PDF files may take a moment to load

The new school underground hip hop is all about being poetic and intelligent. Emcees everywhere are spitting clever, abstract, and even political lyrics over trippy beats for audiences to ponder afterwards. Some of my favourites are Josh Martinez and Sonic Sum--two of the leading names within the poet-emcee community. They must thank the Internet for bringing them fame. Since the day Napster spawned a whole new medium for music, people actually have access to the independent with ease.

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October 24, 2002
  Did you hear that?PDF files may take a moment to load

Cramped in a tiny apartment with only the noise of his neighbours keeping him company, Doyle understandably has some very deep-rooted psychological problems. Whether it's frustration built up by the elderly blind woman next door, unaware her husband is lying dead on the floor, or the writer upstairs constantly tearing up rejection letters, Doyle can't escape from the people around him, nor can he engage them.

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October 24, 2002
  Letter: Krafty falls shortPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Krafty puts spin on houseboat trip," Oct. 10, 2002.

After reading Richard "Krafty" Bergen's opinion article on the SU houseboat trip, I made a one-eighty on my views on the SU. The SU managed to accomplish a great deal.

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October 24, 2002
  Student club supports Paul MartinPDF files may take a moment to load

Federal Politics may not have much to do with campus life, but the new Paul Martin for Prime Minister Club sees things differently.

"The idea of our group is to present the ideas of Paul Martin," said club President Bryan West. "Many of us are members of the [U of C] Liberal Association."

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October 24, 2002
  U-Pass eases parkingPDF files may take a moment to load

It wasn't without growing pains, but the U-Pass appears to be having the desired effect on campus.

"What we really needed to do was ease the demand in the peak hours," said Peter Fraser, Director of Ancillary Services at the University of Calgary. "I think we are about 90 per cent there."

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October 24, 2002
  Student irked at ResidencePDF files may take a moment to load

While some students are living happily on campus, Blair Birdsell is still awaiting a "fair trial" for his eviction from residence Sept. 20, 2002, and may pursue legal action to get one.

"It will forever be unknown whether I would have been evicted if policies had been followed and all facts presented correctly [by Residence Services]," stated Birdsell, a University of Calgary student. "Residence services does not follow their own policies or University of Calgary policies."

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October 24, 2002
  U of C's new VP External RelationsPDF files may take a moment to load

Perhaps the best phrase to describe Roman Cooney's attitude towards his new job is enthusiastic and excited. As of Nov. 4, 2002, Cooney will become the University of Calgary's first Vice-President External Relations, a new position that includes duties such as alumni relations, marketing, public relations and government relations.

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