2002-11-21

    
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November 21, 2002
  Linguistic heritagePDF files may take a moment to load

Many students believe that practical field research is only available to graduates. However, the Department of Linguistics offers more than just lectures and labs to undergraduates. Dr. Darin Howe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, and an expert on aboriginal languages, leads a group of 15 students in Linguistics 505 to gather first-hand information on the Blackfoot language.

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November 21, 2002
  Alumni vs. student debatePDF files may take a moment to load

The tenth annual Alumni vs. Student debate took place last Thu., Nov 14. Differential tuition was the topic this year.

Moderator Aaron Szott began the debate by introducing the speakers and laying the ground rules. Trevor Lynn and Byron Nelson represented the alumni, while Erin Weir and Michael James were the voice of the students. Decided via coin toss, the alumni rallied for differential tuition, while the students opposed.

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November 21, 2002
  SU says no to campus clubPDF files may take a moment to load

Students interested in joining the Christian Advance Club at the University of Calgary will have to look elsewhere for membership after the prospective group was denied official club status earlier this year. The proposed Christian Advance, comprised of members of the International Churches of Christ, was rejected by the Students' Union Clubs Committee because of the church's history on university campuses throughout North America and Europe.

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November 21, 2002
  When the rich attackPDF files may take a moment to load

Reality sure bites for actress Winona Ryder. Who actually thought she'd get slapped with vandalism and grand theft, a double felony? And the question on everyone's mind is, why would someone as rich and famous as Winona steal anyway? Well, you can pick your choice from the multiple excuses Ms. Ryder offers: she was high on drugs that she did not have a prescription for; she thought her personal assistant had paid for the merchandise; or my favourite, she was researching a role for an upcoming movie about a kleptomaniac.

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November 21, 2002
  Striving for last placePDF files may take a moment to load

Since my first year at the University of Calgary, I have become accustomed to the annual shock and outrage expressed by students and other Calgarians as the U of C's reputation sinks lower and lower in Maclean's annual ranking of Canadian universities. How anyone could possibly be shocked at the university's poor standing is beyond me.

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November 21, 2002
  Getting a piece of the terrorism piePDF files may take a moment to load

Everyone wants a piece of the terrorism game.

Since 9-11, there seems to be a sense of pride derived from being a victim, or potential victim of terrorism, with al Qaeda being the most fashionable threat. Recent intelligence has revealed Canada and Calgary as possible targets, which is about as hip as it gets.

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November 21, 2002
  More from the mailboxPDF files may take a moment to load

This jewel came in the mail at the beginning of November and has been floating through different mail boxes looking for a home ever since. Well, it found one. So without further ado, the albino squirrel people.

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