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June 22, 2003
  "You're making me angry..."PDF files may take a moment to load

The Ang Lee touch was what made The Hulk--and almost unmade it. His presence is everywhere, but comes through too strongly in elements like pacing, which was so languid it felt more like The Wedding Banquet than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It may fit with theme and character development, but North American audiences generally don't enjoy two-hour-and-fifteen-minute action movies.

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June 19, 2003
  Jazz beats digressPDF files may take a moment to load

52nd Street, New York, 1944. In smoky, dim-lit clubs, a jazz beat penetrates the walls as masters Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Thelonius Monk improvise to the beat of Bebop, leading a growing rebellion against the commercialized swing jazz music of the '20s and '30s. Bebop soon became the king of jazz culture in the heart of black America, packing underground clubs and revolutionizing jazz music.

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June 19, 2003
  Campus royaltyPDF files may take a moment to load

After their last exams, students usually plough ahead into summer employment, hoping to earn big bucks. Some jobs are more interesting than others and most likely Natasha Calf Robe/Ayoungman's position is among the more intriguing ones. This University of Calgary student will participate in the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth as the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess for 2003.

June 19, 2003
  Manginas in ReginaPDF files may take a moment to load

What in God's name would possess someone to ride a bike across the second most expansive country in the world?

"I just got this crazy idea," explains fourth-year University of Calgary student Mike Murray. "And then I asked Pete to do it with me, because he's the next craziest person I know."

"Yeah," chimes in Pete Golden, a recent Engineering graduate. "I'm like the Buzz Aldrin of crazy."

June 19, 2003
  Redevelopment and expansion to be finishedPDF files may take a moment to load

June 17's Students' Legislative Council meeting marked the beginning of redevelopment and expansion in MacEwan Students' Centre--possibly for the last time.

Passing their first readings were a $230,000 expenditure to complete redevelopment and expansion of MSC and a $40,250 for a point of sale system.

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June 19, 2003
  Yarr, staying afloat!PDF files may take a moment to load

Since you're reading this, odds are you already have some first-hand experience with student debt. If that is the case, you may want to keep reading.

Sarah Deveau, a surprisingly well-educated product of this university, as well as a former Gauntleteer, knows a thing or two about student debt. Her new book, Sink or Swim: Get Your Degree Without Drowning in Debt, provides ample evidence of that.

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June 19, 2003
  U of C budget 2003-2004PDF files may take a moment to load

The new University of Calgary budget promises many changes in the upcoming year including larger class sizes, reduced course selection and more layoffs.

The university hopes to reduce spending by $30 million to eliminate a possible $22 million deficit. To do so, the U of C will absorb restructuring costs of $8.7 million for 2003/04 and $8.2 million for the following year.

U of C Vice-President External Roman Cooney justifies the two-year plan because it decreases burden on the university.

June 19, 2003
  It's finally herePDF files may take a moment to load

It's the rush of hot air that hits you square in the chest as you step outside after a long day cooped up in the office.

It's that "ow-that-hurts-my-fucking-feet" feeling of scalding hot pavement.

It's the absolute relief once you scamper onto moist, lush, green grass to literally cool your heels.

It's walking out of the bar at 2 a.m., a little sweaty and a little drunk, realizing it's still hot out and you're only wearing a T-shirt.

June 19, 2003
  Offseason adventures in Dinoland: PDF files may take a moment to load

A week in picturesque Canmore, Alberta hardly seems like work, but for a few dozen athletic directors from coast-to-coast that's exactly what it was. From June 9-13, the sleepy mountain town played host to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Annual General Meeting.

While a great deal of the meeting was focused on housekeeping matters and taking stock, there were a few changes and decisions of note.

June 19, 2003
  Offseason adventures in Dinoland:PDF files may take a moment to load

Don't let the eight-month school year fool you, being a student athlete is a year-round job. Just ask Dinos men's basketball players John Riad, Chris Wright and Whit Hornsberger.

The trio of hardcourt warriors set off for the University of Alberta Wed., June 19 along with former Dino Chris Harris for the Canadian national men's development team tryouts. The tryouts, which run through Sat., June 28, will focus primarily on the World University Games taking place in Taegu, Korea from August 21-31.

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