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January 31, 2003
  Mid-East Expert Speaks-Out on the Violence in IsraelPDF files may take a moment to load

On Thu., Jan. 30, Dr. Alan Dowty from the University of Notre Dame spoke at the University of Calgary on the subject of the ongoing dispute in Israel. A specialist in Mid-East politics, Dowty traveled extensively to conduct his research.

Dr. Dowty's began by criticizing common misconceptions about the Arab-Israeli conflict portrayed in the media. He does not believe the fighting is a matter of primordial hatred rooted in history.

"Basically, it's a fight between two people, over one piece of land," he said.

January 30, 2003
  Dubrovnik, CroatiaPDF files may take a moment to load

Lawrence Bailey recently returned from a trip to Prauge with the Term Abroad Program. Of all the places he visited, Dubrovnik was the most beautiful, the most breathtaking. For more information on the Croatian city, read his feature.

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January 30, 2003
  Being Chinese Canadian often means feeling torn between two cultures--but that's not necessarily a bad thingPDF files may take a moment to load

Every Chinese New Year, I realize to what extent my identity is in a state of flux.

Last year, I watched Toronto residents celebrate the New Year on TV, explaining to reporters the symbolism of the food eaten, the lion dance, and so on and so on. To my dismay, many of the facts were previously unknown to me.

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January 30, 2003
  Adding up the important numbersPDF files may take a moment to load

As the possibility of war draws ever nearer, the inhumane look at potential casualty numbers is becoming simply astonishing. As the military experts prophesize the death tolls of wars on Iraq or North Korea, the ease in which they operate seems frightening to me.

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January 30, 2003
  The art of parkingPDF files may take a moment to load

Students slowly surrendered to Parking Services on Tuesday evening as more than a dozen idling cars slowly exited the exhaust-filled Arts Parkade. Resistance to paying $4 to exit the lot lasted well beyond midnight as lot attendants and students locked horns in a deranged staring contest.

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January 30, 2003
  DubrovnikPDF files may take a moment to load

I have been fortunate enough in my life to have traveled many places, but none of my excursions, expeditions, not even my wildest dreams, ever prepared me for the glory of Dubrovnik. In a nation boasting both the blissful solitude of the northern island Krk and the breathtaking wilderness of the central Plitvice National Park, Dubrovnik keeps jaws agape as one approaches Croatia's southern border.

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