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April 15, 2004
  Travel Supplement IntroductionPDF files may take a moment to load

The contents of this supplement are a little immature, especially as far as travel goes, considering the bulk of the authors and photographers are new to the game. Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia... these are not the Himalayas, Burundi or even Russia. Most of your friendly neighbourhood student journalists are not that different than your average suburban kid, we start small--going for a piss-up in Amsterdam--and then "discover" the "undiscovered" parts of Paris, go clubbing in Berlin, or find "the truth" in Ibiza.

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April 15, 2004
  AsiaPDF files may take a moment to load

For student backpackers, Southeast Asia is probably one of the best destinations possible. Not as expensive as Europe but lacking the hostage takers of South America or the railway system of India, Southeast Asia has become a well-trod route on the backpacking circuit.

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April 15, 2004
  Western EuropePDF files may take a moment to load

The year is 50 BC and a Gaulish village in the west of France is still holding out against the Roman conqueror. Thanks to the druids' magic potion, a little group of undaunted Gauls succeed--among other things--in irritating Caesar and his proud legions to the utmost degree. Their only fear is that the sky may fall on their heads...

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April 15, 2004
  Eastern EuropePDF files may take a moment to load

One of the most beautiful experiences in life is the feeling of elation as the plane descends and you excitedly and frantically look out the window trying to see this new land you will soon be exploring. The knowledge that when the plane touches down, when you finally disembark, you will be launching yourself into a world hitherto unknown is a remarkable, freeing experience.

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April 15, 2004
  Stay awake, the play's begunPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine becoming so anxious and fearful about your life that you lose the ability to sleep. You start taking baths at five in the morning and are unable to help your spouse with your newborn child. This unsettling scenario occurs in the University of Calgary's production of Insomnia, a play by award-winning playwrights Daniel Brooks and Guillermo Verdecchia.

April 15, 2004
  Best of the best?PDF files may take a moment to load

Allow me to be the first to admit it: I was wrong. Funny thing is, I've never been happier to be wrong in my entire life.

It all goes back to Dino Cup weekend.

I was perched in the press box, looking down on the Jack Simpson Gymnasium, chatting with Cameron Maxwell from the Calgary Sun as we waited for the Dinos women's volleyball team to kick off their season against their arch-rivals, the University of Alberta Pandas. Small talk gave way to shop talk and we began prognosticating.

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April 15, 2004
  Genocide still ignoredPDF files may take a moment to load

Sixty years ago, people vowed "never again." As news of the Holocaust spread around the world, people were determined to make sure such heinous crimes would not be repeated. Yet, 10 years ago, everything went to hell in Rwanda. 800,000 people died, and few people seemed to care.

What happened?

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April 15, 2004
  BSD, a newly exclusive partyPDF files may take a moment to load

Due to unforeseen weather conditions, the Students' Union has decided to limit access to Bermuda Shorts Day, which has been moved to indoors.

The year-end party, which many students look forward to, features a beer garden and live bands. It is also one of the SU's biggest profit-generating events.

"We had to move it indoors," said SU Vice President Events Richard Bergen. "Look at the weather outside. We spent this whole morning meeting about it."

April 15, 2004
  A steadily improving but unspectacular yearPDF files may take a moment to load

An ideal vp Events attends to the recreational lives of students on campus and the community. Arranging and promoting Bermuda Shorts Day, concerts, performances and other activities during the academic year is a large part of the portfolio. Other less event-related aspects include Safewalk and relations with residence students and other on-campus groups.

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