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February 05, 2004
  Threat From Outer SpacePDF files may take a moment to load

Faced with a beige album cover offering nothing but for the band's name, the CD title, and a large face which seemed strangely half-man, half-gorilla in appearance, I was not exactly sure what to expect.

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February 05, 2004
  VP Academic - Mohamed El-RafihPDF files may take a moment to load

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How do you plan to work with the university with regards to academic initiatives?

What plans do you have with regards to future scholarships and bursaries?

How do you plan to deal with accessibility?

How do you plan to effective use SAA?

February 05, 2004
  Let's talk about sex, babyPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex concerns everyone, 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 sexually transmitted diseases and birth control to sexual harassment and homosexuality.

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February 05, 2004
  The French mafia, kidnapped cyclists and frogsPDF files may take a moment to load

We are at the height of a roaring variety show. Big band percussion meets limousine after limousine as their bloated, wealthy passengers waddle down the red carpet amid the crush of fans and flashbulbs.

February 05, 2004
  Spiritual cookery and the French Revolution take the stagePDF files may take a moment to load

Is there something to be learned from the noble carrot? Wisdom is flaky pastry? Can you find salvation in an eclair? Enter the kitchen of Antonin Carême--if you don't elevate your consciousness, you can at least be assured a good meal.

For those uninitiated in one of Calgary's most famous puppet theatre companies, rest assured: the Old Trout Puppet Workshop's latest serving of puppetry goodness, The Last Supper, isn't just delicious, it's also enlightening.

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February 05, 2004
  Hats off to BillPDF files may take a moment to load

Bill Hurley is a key member of the Dinos men's basketball team. He has never scored a single point because he has never played a single minute in a game. Bill is the team water boy, but don't let his humble title fool you.

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February 05, 2004
  'Necks and breastsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women's hockey team tied the first place team in the league. Think about that. The second last team, with a record of 4-9-2-1, faces the Grant MacEwan Griffins, with a record of 15-1-2, and they tie?

Whoa! Good on 'em.

Roughneckin'

'All hail Kaleb Toth! Fri., Jan. 31 against the Colorado Mammoth he scored five goals. Even more awe-inspiring is the fact his fifth goal was the game winner, breaking a 13-13 tie with only 20 seconds left.

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February 05, 2004
  Swimmers secondPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canada West swimming championships in Victoria, B.C. Jan. 23-25, ended with a small defeat for the Dinos swim team. They lost this battle to, yes, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, falling 80 points short of their arch rivals. The battle was minor, but not without many great individual Dino performances.

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February 05, 2004
  From school to the stagePDF files may take a moment to load

Twenty-three-year-old U of C student Jennifer Connolly isn't used to interviews quite yet which is, in a way, appropriate. After two years writing for the Gauntlet, I'm still not quite used to giving them.

"It's kind of scary," admits Connolly. "I'm afraid I'm going to say something stupid."

February 05, 2004
  Attention: cheap thrills in the Rocky MountainsPDF files may take a moment to load

Hopefully, some lucky students were able to pry themselves away from books and computers last weekend and get out into the Rockies. In addition to a few rowdy beer nights, a deserted bar and a whole lot of beef jerky, the snow conditions were some of the season's best.

Fortress was a balmy-10 Fri., Jan. 30 with about two-and-a-half feet of fresh. Not only was the snow absolutely heinous, but there were less than 100 people riding the lifts. The whole mountain was fair game for freshies up until 4 p.m.

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