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February 05, 2004
  Women's basketballPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women's basketball team saw some sad slaughter and some sweet success in Saskatchewan on Saturday and Sunday. They broke a four-game losing streak this weekend, bringing them to 7-9 on the season.

The Dinos met the University of Regina Cougars Sat., Jan. 31. Lindsay Maundrell and her tall socks dominated for the Dinos with 23 points. Unfortunately her stupendous performance didn't earn the Dinos a win. They fell 54-63.

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February 05, 2004
  SLA levyPDF files may take a moment to load

Student Legal Assistance is the subject of a referendum question for the 2004 Students' Union General Election to reduce their levy.

Currently, all students pay $3.50 per student for both the fall and winter semesters. The proposal looks to decrease the levy to $2.00, its pre-2001 figure. SLA would lose approximately $40,000 annually from the SU, which is their second biggest financial contributor.

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February 05, 2004
  Student paper in troublePDF files may take a moment to load

A recent proposal to restructure the hiring and firing procedures at the Queen's University student newspaper has sparked controversy over its editorial autonomy.

February 05, 2004
  Not all profs wear tweedPDF files may take a moment to load

Even early 20th century university students felt research-orient professors weren't good teachers, according to a new book.

Set for release in late 2004, Historical Identities: The Professoriate in Canada is a new book edited by University of Calgary professors Dr. Paul Stortz and Dr. E. Lisa Panayotidis. The book hopes to create a better understanding of scholars in Canada and shed some light on the origins of stereotypical representations of professors which still exist.Â

February 05, 2004
  President - Michael SoronPDF files may take a moment to load

It is always a delight to see an individual so passionate about their school and their education. In the case of Students' Union Presidential candidate Mike Soron, however, it's unfortunate that passion isn't tempered with a better understanding of the position he seeks.

February 05, 2004
  President - Andrew SimonPDF files may take a moment to load

There's an age-old political adage which states "we elect our betters, not our equals." While politicians like Ralph Klein are exceptions to this rule, Andrew Simon is the reason the phrase was coined.

February 05, 2004
  President - Sonia BloomerPDF files may take a moment to load

It's like the little engine that could, except it's not likely Sonja Bloomer can.

That's not intended as a slight in any way to her dedication, motivation or passion, but as an honest assessment of the fact Bloomer doesn't understand the scope, nature or responsibility of the position she seeks.

February 05, 2004
  VP Op-Fi - Jarrod FuhrPDF files may take a moment to load

"Monies and finances, oh joy! Being an Op-Fi commissioner, I sat on the budget committee this past year, so I have a pretty good understanding of the SU budget currently. Also, working for the YMCA [as] a day camp coordinator, working with limited funds and human resources."'In a field with several electable candidates, Jarrod Fuhr stands slightly above all others with a good combination of experience, refined goals and non-imposing charisma.

February 05, 2004
  VP Op-Fi - Angus CampbellPDF files may take a moment to load

As the strongest outside candidate, Angus Campbell has some interesting and viable visions for the VP Op-Fi portfolio, but none which are distinctly his own. Though he lacks the particular SU experience of the inside candidates, his experience with business operations and his desire to further transform the SU work to his advantage.

February 05, 2004
  VP Events - Spencer BrownPDF files may take a moment to load

It is unfortunate Brown is not running for Events Commissioner, a position he would be much better suited to. He lacks a succinct platform vision of his own, and appears to be an odd addition to the Action Party, who have a minor concern about events.

If Brown gets elected, one thing is guaranteed: we will all see more benefit concerts--and not much else. Brown's qualifications consist mostly of concert promotion, and his ideas for VP Events reflect that.

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