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April 15, 2004
  A strange bondPDF files may take a moment to load

Championship teams are always tight-knit groups built on close relationships, trust and lifelong friendships. Few things compare to the unity shared by teammates, never mind champions. Those kind of bonds comes from a variety of places, but in the case of the national champion Dinos women's volleyball squad, it's a little unorthodox.

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April 15, 2004
  Going out on topPDF files may take a moment to load

In team sports, it is very rare for a coach to openly acknowledge they have built a team around a particular player. By doing so, there is the danger of marginalizing other players or putting too much pressure on that one player. Despite that, Dinos women's volleyball Head Coach Kevin Boyles has often referred to Amanda Moppett as the cornerstone of the program over the course of this, her fifth and final season.

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April 15, 2004
  Footballers say adiosPDF files may take a moment to load

If you have ever painted yourself red, drank yourself silly and been to a Dinos football game--especially a homecoming game--then you know that football here at the University of Calgary is something else. You're not sitting in the Jack or on some random stands by a random field. You're yelling at the top of your lungs outside in the same massive stadium the Stamps play in.

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April 15, 2004
  Drowning in a pool of their goodbye tearsPDF files may take a moment to load

Emma Spooner was almost overlooked in the fifth-year profile hunt, and rightly so--she is graduating after four years, an almost unheard of feat for athletes, not to mention the Gauntleteers who cover them.

With an English Honours degree under her belt, Emma hopes to continue swimming beyond the familiar depths of the U of C swimming pool, with an eye on the Olympic trials and possible Olympic glory.

"The trials are coming up, so we'll see what happens," says a humble Spooner.

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April 15, 2004
  Paper, Rock, ...PDF files may take a moment to load

An attempt to secure the University of Calgary a place in history ended in failure Wed., Apr. 14, with only 50 people showing up to organizer Ian Smedley's rock, paper, scissors tournament. Falling well short of the 1,000 participants needed to impress the Guinness Book of World Records, Smedley described the event as "another story about university apathy," as he and his rock, paper, scissors enthusiasts were forced to play simply for the love of the game.

April 15, 2004
  Report: wages stagnantPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta Federation of Labour has released a report that shows a trend of stagnation and decline in the average Albertan's wage. However, some question the data analyzed.

Entitled Running to Stand Still, the January document used Statistics Canada data to demonstrate that the average weekly wage corrected to inflation has flatlined, something the AFL believes shouldn't happen in Alberta's strong economy. The AFL predicted that there could be a decline in wages in 2003, which was confirmed by new data.

April 15, 2004
  Engineers worried about APEGGAPDF files may take a moment to load

APEGGA's proposal to introduce a new classification of engineers and geoscientists has created controversy within the engineering community.

April 15, 2004
  Meet Haskayne's new deanPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's new Dean of the Haskayne School of Business has moved from the corporate board room to the halls of academia.

Michael Grandin took office Thu., Apr. 1. Since then he has met with faculty members, fellow deans, and recently attended an international exchange student dinner. It is the beginning of a new era for the faculty, and a different culture for Grandin.

So far, he is learning from students and business partners while adjusting to an academic environment.

April 15, 2004
  Tuition frozen for Ontario studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Ontario post-secondary students received a two-year reprieve from tuition hikes following a tuition freeze by Premier Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government. The freeze will be accompanied by a $48.1 million influx of funding to colleges and universities.

However, Alberta Learning spo- kesperson Josepha Vanderstoop defended Alberta's policies, calling tuition freezes unsustainable.

April 15, 2004
  March debaucheryPDF files may take a moment to load

The combination of alcohol and loud music forced one man to part ways with his punk.

During the Frostbite Festival on Mar. 9, a young man who had had his share of the hooch found his way on stage and began dancing with the band. He then "stage dived" into the crowd, expecting to be caught. He was not, however, met by an eager audience. Instead, the sea of punk rockers parted and the man was introduced to the floor.

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