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January 19, 2004
  Tuition protest blocked trafficPDF files may take a moment to load

On the last day of classes in December, about 50 students braved the cold weather to protest tuition on the streets of Calgary.

Operation Barricade, organized by Students' Union Events Commissioner Greg Clayton and External Commissioner Kevin Maloney, brought students to the intersection of 24 Ave. and University Dr. NW Dec. 5, the same day as the Board of Governors tuition decision.

Students left MacEwan Student Centre with orange street barriers in their hands, chanting "high tuition has got to go."

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January 19, 2004
  Fighting western alienationPDF files may take a moment to load

Dr. Jack M. Mintz, President and ceo of the Toronto-based C.D. Howe Institute spoke on the issues of Western Canadian alienation and the need for federal policies that promote economic growth on a national scale for the Canadian Club of Calgary, Tue, Jan 13.

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January 19, 2004
  Computer giant helps U of MPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation approved a $17 million us grant for the University of Manitoba help fight aids in India. The donation was part of a $200 million us initiative by the Gates Foundation, the first of its kind in 2004, to help improve health standards in less fortunate countries around the world.

January 15, 2004
  More transit funPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Quit your bitching!" Nov. 27, 2003,

Mr. Miller's attempted justification of the U-Pass was the saddest yet in a sad line of ill-fated efforts. His suggestion that those who live too far from the city centre to benefit from public transportation should completely reorganize their lives and relocate near a C-Train station just so they can justify being forced to purchase a U-Pass is insulting.

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January 15, 2004
  Transit funPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Transit changes during exam time," Dec. 4, 2003,

In 2002, University of Calgary students voted in favour of a compulsory U-Pass proposal.

This meant all students would pay a $50 per term transit fee and were entitled to ride Calgary Transit, whether they chose to use transit or not. This proposal was intended to encourage the use of transit and make it less expensive for those who needed the service.

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January 15, 2004
  Blur PDF files may take a moment to load

For more than a decade, Blur has amazed fans and critics alike with every transformation they have made. After a four-year break, with singer/songwriter Damon Albarn focusing much attention on his side project Gorillaz, the band produced yet another great album. Even though guitarist Graham Coxon quit the band after disputes with album producer Fat Boy Slim, the final product, Think Tank, was still very true to the band's code of conduct.

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January 15, 2004
  Gauntlet comic discriminatesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,

Re: "All Dead Babies Go to Heaven," Dec. 4, 2003,

The university campus is a place of ethnic diversity and multiculturalism. Students on the University of Calgary campus are privileged to attend a school free of discrimination and be able to express their multicultural thoughts and beliefs without fear of repercussions. There should be no better example of this than our very own university student newspaper, the Gauntlet.

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January 15, 2004
  Milner on MurderPDF files may take a moment to load

Being the first person murdered this year probably wasn't anything like being the first baby of the New Year.Being a New Year's baby is a good thing, while being a murder victim is not.I am neither, so I can only assume.

There have been six murders in the Calgary area in 13 days.That's well on pace for over 168 murders this year.But don't worry, the murdered generally know their murderers in Cow Town even when there is nearly 1 murder for every 5,500 people.

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