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February 27, 2003
  Harvey's worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Once upon a time, Canadians were very fond of wine and gardens. However, one national leader came very close to destroying the country. This is how it all happened:

Young, and sporting a hockey jersey on his days off, he looked like the kind of guy you would want running the country; he was one of them. He even liked to garden and drink wine, a pastime of the masses. Canadians optimistically sat back, sighed with relief and awaited the changes he was sure to make, changes that would undoubtedly be to their benefit.

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February 27, 2003
  Inherent need for superiority fuels reality TVPDF files may take a moment to load

Poor Reality TV. Sure, you're popular, but it seems like no one has anything good to say about you. When people confess to watching you, they use a hushed tone as if divulging a shameful secret. You have been accused of being stupid, dumb and cheesy, pandering to the lowest common denominator, and setting feminism back 30 years (I'm looking at you, The Bachelor).

Would somebody please cut Reality TV a break?

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February 27, 2003
  The first stepPDF files may take a moment to load

For many students coffee is a necessity. It gets us going for those eight o'clock lectures and keeps us awake for those late night study sessions. However, the next time you buy a cup of coffee, take a moment to think about the people whose lives really do rely on coffee.

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February 27, 2003
  The right manPDF files may take a moment to load

Former White House insider, David Frum spoke at the University of Calgary about his experiences with U.S. President Bush and his new insider expose, The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush, on Mon., Feb. 14.

Frum unexpectedly became Special Assistant to the President for Economic Speech Writing in January 2001.

"I was asked to take this position out of the blue," said Frum, son of respected journalist Barbara Frum. "What qualifications did I have for the job? Absolutely none."

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February 27, 2003
  Students vote down Health and Dental Plan fee increasePDF files may take a moment to load

By a 30 vote margin, students chose not to pay an additional $7.50 per session for insurance coverage under the Students' Union Health and Dental plan.

"There's a chance it might end in August," said SU Vice-President Operations Robbie White. "Students have said 'no' twice [to an increase]. It may not be appropriate to ask for a third time."

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February 27, 2003
  $11,000 tuition fightPDF files may take a moment to load

A mechanical bull ($1,100), a car bashing device ($20), and food for a tent city of 2,000 people ($4,532) are all on the tuition fight 2003 budget approved by the Students' Legislative Council on Tue., Feb. 25.

"We need to get a lot of people out: it all comes down to size," said SU President Matt Stambaugh. "U of A had a rally but it was not as big as it could be."

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February 27, 2003
  Funny thing about PDF files may take a moment to load

Five million dollars. Three hundred students. One new building.

The O'Brien Centre for the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program--yes that is the name of the building--promises to bring together leading students and researchers for a multidisciplinary, problem-solving, group-learning experience.

February 27, 2003
  Screwed!PDF files may take a moment to load

Items periodically go missing when people steal on campus. In January, 392 thefts occurred at U of C. Apparently the University of Alberta has a similar problem; on Sun., Feb. 23, the Dinos men's basketball team was robbed of a victory.

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February 27, 2003
  CIS swim season all dried upPDF files may take a moment to load

The top two finishes at last weekend's CIS Swimming Championships look the same for both the women and the men: British Columbia first, Calgary second. Though the Dinos beat both Thunderbirds teams at the Canada West Championships, they came up a little short at CIs.

The women finished a mere 50 points behind UBS's 666.5 score, well ahead of third place Laval's 327 points. The men finished with 428 points to UBC's 618.5, while McGill was third with 312.

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February 27, 2003
  Dinos pop caps in Pronghorn posteriorsPDF files may take a moment to load

Simply put, it was a war. And when the clock hit zero and the air cleared, the good guys walked away from the first round victorious. 

The first round of the Canada West playoffs offered high intensity hockey, good goaltending, and a slough of powerplay goals; one for every girl with missing teeth cheering for the Pronghorns in the stands. 

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