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March 15, 2000
  Presidential forumPDF files may take a moment to load

nlike last week's presidential forum, all three candidates--Tyler Brekko, Faisal Rana and Toby White--attended the Tuesday Forum at Speaker's Corner to prove why they should be the next Students' Union president.

The forum started out with the question of whether elected officials of the SU should act more in a representational capacity or to produce the results the majority desires.

Brekko was believed the president should represent the students but also be a mouthpiece for the Students Legislative Council.

March 15, 2000
  Academic Commissioners face offPDF files may take a moment to load

This year's Students' Union election may forever go down as the Year of the Acclamation. But if it's a race you're looking for, there was one last Thursday in the foodcourt at the Academic Commissioner's Forum.

Six candidates are vying for four positions on the Academic Commission, making this the most highly contested race of the election. The forum was hosted by outgoing VP Academic Heather Clitheroe and VP External-elect Duncan Wojtaszek, both of whom peppered the candidates with dozens of questions.

March 15, 2000
  Students protest for free TibetPDF files may take a moment to load

It's been 41 years since the Tibetan uprising against the oppression by the government of China occurred. To commemorate this event, Students for a Free Tibet and the Canada Tibet Committee organized a loud, but peaceful, protest in front of the Chinese Consulate in downtown Calgary in the late afternoon on Fri., Mar. 10.

March 15, 2000
  Bright future for track and fieldPDF files may take a moment to load

The future of track and field at this university looks very bright. Instead of dwelling negatively on the team results after the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union championships in Montreal last weekend, coach Les Gramantik and his determined followers can now look to the future with a positive outlook.

March 15, 2000
  Men's Basketball coach let goPDF files may take a moment to load

Cory Russell's tenure as head coach of the Dinos men's basketball has come to an end.

On Mon., Mar. 13, University of Calgary Athletic Director Don Wilson announced that Russell's contract would not be renewed for the 2000/01 season.

"Decisions like this are very difficult," Wilson said. "I felt that in the best interests of the players, a change in team leadership was essential."

March 15, 2000
  Feel the power of the DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's hockey team bounced back from its losses two weeks ago to the University of Alberta to stomp the Brandon University Bobcats and grab the wildcard spot in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union championships in Saskatoon. The Dinos soundly put the Brandon Bobcats in their place, winning 4-2 and 7-3 to take the best of three series in two straight.

March 15, 2000
  Proving they belongPDF files may take a moment to load

Only one team in the country is able to consistently beat the Dinos women's basketball team.

The University of Victoria Vikes were the only team to sweep the Dinos in the regular season and then beat the Dinos in two games to steal the Canada West title. Last weekend, they were the only thing left standing between the Dinos and a Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union championship at the University of Alberta.

March 15, 2000
  Tara Sloan: A tributePDF files may take a moment to load

A remarkable life and successful swimming career that showed great promise for the future came to an end last weekend when Tara Sloan passed away at the age of 20.

Tara was a member of the Dinos swim club for seven years and a member of the varsity swim team for one year. She took the 1999/2000 season off from the varsity team to concentrate on training for the 2000 Olympic Games, although she was still taking courses at the University of Calgary.

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