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February 05, 2004
  Birth control: pill vs. patchPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex concerns every individual, nearly every day. A large problem in the grand scheme of things is the informative aspect is often ignored.

Fortunately, events such as Sexual Awareness Week promote a more knowledgeable approach to sex and sexual health.

The three-day affair will be held Feb. 9-11, in the north courtyard of MacEwan Students' Centre, and will deal with various issues ranging from STDs and birth control to sexual harassment and homosexuality.

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February 05, 2004
  RicassoPDF files may take a moment to load

Greg Hargarten--better known as Ricasso--is not one to follow trends. He owns a record company instead of a record company owning him and his music style varies with his mood. His debut album Disgraceland received sensational reviews and proved to be a hard CD to follow up to.

Ricasso is already getting noticed in the music community with his latest CD, Pollution, a heavy pop punk mix with some '60's rock and energy mixes and an ironic look at today's society.

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February 05, 2004
  FalconerPDF files may take a moment to load

Back in 1999, when Swedish group Mithotyn split and frontman Stefan Weinerhall announced plans to start a new group using clean vocals, people were skeptical. In 2000, Falconer was born and has since climbed toward power-metal stardom.

The Sceptre of Deception introduces talented vocalist Kristoffer Göbel, who lets all predecessors be forgotten. Folk influences, mighty choirs and hymnal elements are all present. This epic concept album gets better with every listen.

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February 05, 2004
  Various ArtistsPDF files may take a moment to load

Over the years, MuchMusic's Big Shiny Tunes franchise has provided a mainstream rock music compilation featuring songs from current big bands. Determined not to stray from that motif, they have released yet another CD containing the same array of songs each of the previous ones did.

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February 05, 2004
  Krafty feels dirty after touching his computerPDF files may take a moment to load

At 3 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, sleeping is what most of our diurnal population hopes to be doing. So, tossing and turning with no signs of sleep coming soon, it was at around this time that I found myself cruising the internet looking for something to do.

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February 05, 2004
  Matthew BarberPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite the seemingly endless amounts of infinitely repeated choruses courtesy of Kiss, the mercifully timed fadeout followed by a kick in the face when it fades back in, classic rock radio stations do play some good music. It takes a lot of resilience to sit through all that Trooper and Van Halen waiting for those truly "classic" gems to emerge, but it can be well worth it.

At least, that's what Matthew Barber has taught me.

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February 05, 2004
  StarsailorPDF files may take a moment to load

Starsailor's second release, Silence Is Easy, is an excellent follow up to their debut. They have been compared to other famous British bands like Coldplay and The Stone Roses. The first song on the album, "Music Was Saved," has an insistent tempo and an oldies rock feel to it. The album's highlight is "Four To The Floor," with a funkified beat and astounding instrumentals.

With soulful lyrics and a mellow sound, this CD is perfect to listen to anytime, any mood.

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February 05, 2004
  Story Of The YearPDF files may take a moment to load

There's a how-to guide for everything these days, from Instant Piano to Sex For Dummies. Nonetheless, it was still a little disappointing to discover Story Of The Year's debut album, Page Avenue, was crafted straight out of the alternative metal textbook.

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February 05, 2004
  Another take on sciencePDF files may take a moment to load

Do the social sciences deserve the word "science" connected to them?

Critics argue no because of many flaws, yet they fail to make critical connections that prove otherwise. There are indeed many connections between the so-called natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc.) and the social sciences linking these two disciplines together.

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February 05, 2004
  K-LinePDF files may take a moment to load

This is difficult for me to admit, but in my youth I supported the Vancouver Canucks. I cheered the glimpses of brilliance and sucked up the frequent, bitter taste of defeat. This is very similar to the feeling I encountered listening to K-Line's self-titled album.

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