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February 12, 2004
  Climate change ignoredPDF files may take a moment to load

I found a short news item in The Globe and Mail last month. It was buried at the bottom of page 16, sandwiched between two much larger advertisements. The headline? "Global warming huge threat, study says."

According to the story, a quarter of all life on earth could be extinct by 2050 because of global warming.

A quarter of all life, a million species of plants and animals wiped out for good. This would be the largest mass extinction since the dinosaurs.

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February 12, 2004
  Course withdraw datesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Academic Assembly recently held a discussion regarding course withdraw dates at the University of Calgary. Currently, students wishing to withdraw from a course have until the last day of lectures in each semester to withdraw to avoid receiving a grade counted towards their GPA. They will receive no tuition returned as well as a subsequent "W" on their transcript.

Students at the University of Alberta have the following system (Winter '04):

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February 12, 2004
  Four easy steps to padding your resumePDF files may take a moment to load

Let's have a rare moment of honesty here. There's only about 30 people who have any idea what the Students' Union does and how much power it has. In fact, the student body's ignorance of the SU has reached such a point that we're the last people who should be voting for representatives. However, that never stopped the small percentage of us students who have voted in the past from choosing seemingly random candidates.

February 12, 2004
  This thing called artPDF files may take a moment to load

You're five years old, and you have an idea. You take old magazines, cardboard boxes from the garage, paint and duct tape, and you create art.

The result? A ripped magazine print covered in duct tape and paint. The tag on your artwork? Priceless.

February 12, 2004
  Can Sci Fi change society?PDF files may take a moment to load

It was a culture of worship, where fiction writers were gods. As a writer, how could I argue?

Mount Royal College hosted the "Symposium on SF and Social Change" Feb. 6-7, mixing scholars, writers and enthusiastic readers.

Many journalists posed the question of whether or not speculative fiction can change the world. This is a disservice to the real questions posed by some of Canada's greatest thinkers on the subject. The hows and whys were the real meat of this gathering.

February 12, 2004
  Hostile election campaignsPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

I am an MBA student and a Barski's Cabinet supporter, and, although I can't vote, I have put a great deal of time into their campaign.

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February 12, 2004
  Credit card fee PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "U of C: credit card free zone?" Jan. 22, 2004,

Eliminating credit card payments for tuition fees--if the University of Calgary can't get a better deal on service fees, then I totally agree.

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February 12, 2004
  'Geer forums all wetPDF files may take a moment to load

Engineers, always eager to show off their different ideas, shed new light on the stale ritual of student election forums last Friday.

Election hopefuls ranging from academic commissioner candidates to presidential ones were paraded in front of curious engineers and were on the business end of a water gun at the weekly Piss On Everything Tomorrow's Saturday meeting Fri., Feb. 6.

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February 12, 2004
  Union worried about jobsPDF files may take a moment to load

The university branch of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is worried about the future of on-campus print services, as the U of C considers contracting to outside companies.

"There's a certain fear from our members that their jobs will become McJobs," said Dan Tilleman, AUPE Local 52 Chair, citing the contracting out of University Health Services last year. "If you look at Health Services, it used to be in-house AUPE people. I believe six jobs were lost."

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