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September 07, 2000
  Alberta Grad Students band togetherPDF files may take a moment to load

A new era of government relations started for graduate students on Aug. 22 with the launch of the Alberta Graduate Council. Representing 98 per cent of graduate students in Alberta, the AGC is an umbrella organization that graduate students at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta approved by referendum last spring.

September 07, 2000
  What we believePDF files may take a moment to load

The Gauntlet's purpose, while multi-faceted, is quite simple. We are a student newspaper; we are run by students, for students. Any undergraduate student can contribute to this newspaper, and as such, all genders, politics, income levels and ethnicities can be represented by the Gauntlet. We are truly as representative of the U of C campus as its students desire us to be.

September 07, 2000
  Reader incredibly supports both NDP, Dinos PDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet
Re: Something

I am a supporter of Alberta's New Democrats. One of my favourite teams is the Dinos football team. Win or lose, the players are always role models. I understand they first crack the books; then they wear the Dinos jersey with pride. To honour the French fact in Canada I have written the following:

Charte canadienne des droits et libertés, section 9-Chacun à droit a la protection contre la détention ou l'emprisonnement arbitraires.

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September 07, 2000
  Indoor smoking extinguished on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

It's off to the cold outdoors for smokers at the University of Calgary after the Students' Union closed the Black Lounge, a smoking room on the second floor of MacEwan Hall, Thurs., Aug. 31.

The Black Lounge, the last indoor smoking space on campus that is not part of a bar, was closed as part of the SU's redevelopment and expansion of the MacEwan Student Centre.

September 07, 2000
  Alberta's tuition third highest in countryPDF files may take a moment to load

Statistics Canada reports that, as a result of more provinces instituting some form of a tuition freeze, the average undergraduate arts tuition only went up three per cent in Canada this year--an increase significantly lower than the average increase in previous years.

In Alberta, the average tuition increase is five per cent, the third highest in the country. University of Calgary Students' Union President Toby White connects the high cost of tuition in Alberta to a lack of government funding.

September 07, 2000
  The rock says, "I'm moving"PDF files may take a moment to load

It's been climbed on, rolled, sat on, tarred and feathered, and painted countless times; now it's being moved. The rock outside MacEwan Hall will roll to another location due to expansion.
Not to worry though, the rock will stay in our hearts and on our campus.

"I think students definitely want to make sure the rock stays... it's one of our more popular traditions," explains Students' Union President Toby White.

September 07, 2000
  Fringe introduces culture to cowtownPDF files may take a moment to load

Last weekend was an important one, but not because it was Labour Day or the last weekend of summer. Last weekend was important because Calgary started to build its own Fringe Festival tradition.

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September 07, 2000
  "Innocent" fun can often feel threateningPDF files may take a moment to load

We move through life anonymously, inconsequential among billions, except to those who know us, love us, care about us. We know others are as self-involved as we are. Life plods on; we live in our small social spheres mostly unaffected by the world until one day, walking down the street on a lazy long-weekend Sunday we hear:

Honk, honk!

"Whazzup?! You ladies are looking fine today!"

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September 07, 2000
  Save yourself, kill your Internet habitPDF files may take a moment to load

I can hardly forget the joy that filled my heart when I connected to the Internet for the first time. Whoo-ah! Try to understand that I started typing on a VIC-20. Then I made the bold step to second generation DOS. And here I was a couple years later and my computer could actually suck information through a phone cord. My computer screen was no longer just a boring collection of familiar images and sentences. I could actually see things that came from other computers. We were all pretty darn impressed.

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