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September 04, 2003
  Park ya vee-hickle, you slack-jawed yokelPDF files may take a moment to load

Ahhh Calgary, a magical land where everyone and their dog drives. For anyone just coming here from out of town, are you not amazed at the ridiculous love affair this city has with the automobile (and, more recently, the SUV)? It baffles me to no end and I'm a born and raised Albertan.

No matter the reason for it, Calgary's love affair with the combustion engine leads to a huge demand for parking lots. You know, those huge slabs of concrete that take of space that could easily be used for anything and everything else.

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September 04, 2003
  Campus Media: Informing the massesPDF files may take a moment to load

Your time has come. No longer do you shuffle through the drab walls of high school in a stupor you wished was drug induced. It is time to awake and spit out the ball gag of silence given to you by an anonymous public education system. At the University of Calgary, you have a voice and it will be heard.

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September 04, 2003
  Beer, the working man's winePDF files may take a moment to load

Shame on all of you who think the best thing about beer is it's cheap grog you can sip on all night. And woe to those who don't realize beer can be as flavourful and varied as any wine, without the pretense.

September 04, 2003
  A karaoke missionPDF files may take a moment to load

Our mission to penetrate deep into the heart of the Calgary karaoke scene led our team of karaoke hopefuls the night of Aug. 1 to Harry's, Hannibal's and Ducky's pubs, in that very particular order. What we found within the soundproof walls were not only the best booze deals in town, but a mysterious community of hidden talents, courage, and a sense of release that infected each one of us by the end of that fateful night.

September 04, 2003
  Turn your eyes skywardPDF files may take a moment to load

Poetic Justice

As I accelerated to 130 km/h, with windows down and Atmosphere in speakers, the haze on the horizon was already visible. A pillar of smoke billowed forth from beyond the foothills, as if I was at Mordor's doorstep. It was my third consecutive year rolling through picturesque southern Alberta en route to Shambhala, but this year there was a chill, despite the 32 degree heat.

September 04, 2003
  Meet the new TUCFA presPDF files may take a moment to load

The new school year brings the University of Calgary Faculty Association a new president, Anton Colijn.

Colijn, a computer science professor, held the post previously from 1995 to 1997. Among the complicated reasons why he ran again were his interest in the faculty association and the well-being of the university.

"I thought it was a good opportunity to do something for the faculty association, for the university and for our members most importantly," said Colijn.

September 04, 2003
  Doing what you wantPDF files may take a moment to load

Life is good. Even as I watch many of my close friends traipse into the "real" world degrees in hand, even as summer draws to a close and school looms on the horizon, even as I realize this so-called four-year program is entering its sixth year, I'm loving life.

Why?

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