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March 30, 2000
  The Watchmen continue to impressPDF files may take a moment to load

Lining the MacHall Ballroom Wall of Fame is a picture of the Watchmen, who last Saturday returned to the familiar venue to prove their status as a favourite Calgary band still exists.

A mostly college-aged crowd was once again treated to this Winnipeg-based rock band's extraordinary musical talents and artistic lyrical expressions.

March 30, 2000
  Underground no more:PDF files may take a moment to load

"Hip-hop is not my life, but it has been a large part of it. There have been times I've loved it more than any woman. There have been times I hated it with the viciousness usually reserved for a cheating lover."

So says Nelson George in his 1998 critically-acclaimed expose, Hip Hop America.

March 30, 2000
  Hoop and soup to EdmontonPDF files may take a moment to load

Bus fare may be $1.60, but on Wednesday, the Students' Union gave students soup for free to get them on a bus to Edmonton. The soup kitchen was the second in a series of activities related to the SU's planned bus trip to the provincial legislature on April 6.

The soup kitchen, held by the Puff 'n' Pop in MacEwan Hall, attracted a few students as they passed through from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"We got rid of probably about 70 cans [of soup]," said SU Vice-president External Nassr Awada.

March 30, 2000
  SU pulls out of COREPDF files may take a moment to load

The SU's decision to pull out of a campus-wide lobby group was caused by administration's delay in finalizing a tuition agreement, say senior SU officials. CORE--which includes administration and the Graduate Students' Association--is now without the SU, one of its founding members.

"We would like the university to deal in better faith with the SU," said SU Vice-president External Nassr Awada. "Until we get the tuition consultation Memorandum of Understanding with the U of C, our involvement with CORE is minimal."

March 30, 2000
  Prof lights up EverestPDF files may take a moment to load

Close your eyes and visualize a night-time world without light. Now you see how half of humanity passes each night--in the dark," says University of Calgary professor Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday.

March 30, 2000
  Chechnya presentation examines warPDF files may take a moment to load

Late last summer, several massive explosions rocked Russia, killing over 300 innocent civilians while they slept. While no one claimed responsibility for the atrocity, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and his Prime Minister Vladimir Putin placed the blame squarely on "Chechen terrorists." Chechnya, a tiny landlocked nation of less than one million people located in the remote Caucauses Mountains, denied any involvement.

March 30, 2000
  Post-secondary kids coveredPDF files may take a moment to load

A s of April 1, dependants of post-secondary students are eligible for health benefits under the Alberta Child Health Benefit program.

The program will provide 100 per cent coverage for dental services like basic dental work, eye wear, prescription drugs, essential diabetic supplies, and emergency ambulance service from home to a hospital. The ACHB is part of a series of programs of the National Child Benefit.

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