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March 04, 2004
  Viruses attacking campus againPDF files may take a moment to load

A new wave of worms spreading on the Internet this week is attempting to trick users to help it spread.

Messages infected with Bagle.j may claim to be from "the ucalgary.ca team," use an official-looking subject line regarding users' e-mail accounts and contain a message stating something is wrong with users' e-mail accounts. Launching the attached file, as instructed by the body of the message, will infect the local computer and potentially spread the Bagle.j to e-mail users in the address book.

March 04, 2004
  Passion critics misguidedPDF files may take a moment to load

It's been unfortunately easy to fall for the hype surrounding The Passion of the Christ this past week, and this is to say nothing of the excessive violence, alleged anti-Semitism and anticipated public outcry surrounding Mel Gibson's depiction of Jesus Christ's final hours.

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March 04, 2004
  First kiss fantasiesPDF files may take a moment to load

From fairy tales to romance novels, from sitcoms to full-length movies, we're taught a first kiss should be romantic, meaningful and emotionally intense.

Real life, however, tends to send a different message.

From junior high dances to clubs, from first loves to blind dates, first kisses are often awkward, nerve-racking and unsettling.

Of course, there are exceptions.

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March 04, 2004
  The frightening naked truthPDF files may take a moment to load

It takes courage to tell the stories no one else does. The stories where maybe your face didn't seem as bright as you wished it did or where you ended up with skinned knees through no fault of your own. It takes courage to tell about the times you didn't have the right words to spit back or the strength to stand up for yourself in yet another battle. It takes courage to say you didn't have the energy to put on yet another suit of armor.

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March 04, 2004
  Linguistic imperialismPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the biggest job markets for students nowadays involves ESL teaching in foreign countries. The idea is quite appealing: free travel, cash and a chance to educate the rest of the world. In reality, the bigger picture shows they are participating in a global conquest for perfecting Standard English.

Indeed, in many countries, the more English you know, the better off you'll be. It's a pity many kids don't even respect their mother tongue anymore and only aim to learn the more "useful" English.

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March 04, 2004
  Anti-Bush not anti-AmericanPDF files may take a moment to load

Rick Mercer, a CBC comedian, gained the most attention for his series of segments and subsequent special, Talking to Americans.

It tapped a secret joy of Canadians, consisting of Mercer illustrating the ignorance of the American public, and sometimes their leaders, by asking questions with misleading preambles. It is questionable whether Canadians would have answered differently to the same questions, but we loved the fact Americans were so clueless when it came to the world outside the USA.

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March 04, 2004
  SU discriminating against MuslimsPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "SU will not waive fees for Ramadan," Feb. 26, 2004,

By forcing the Muslim Students' Association to pay more than $2,000 for the use of student facilities during the holy month of Ramadan, the SU is effectively discriminating against Muslims.

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