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June 10, 2004
  New study on campus foodbank useagePDF files may take a moment to load

A first of its kind survey of 46 Canadian campus food banks has found that students facing financial hardship often require help meeting dietary needs.

June 10, 2004
  Will the Liberals get voted off the island?PDF files may take a moment to load

With the federal election looming, the political opinions and priorities of all interested Canadians are coming out in casual conversation. The only thing to be said with certainty is that they are as varied as our country's multicultural background would suggest. University of Calgary faculty is no different.

The president of the University of Calgary Faculty Association, Dr. Anton Colijn would like to see the question of post-secondary funding raised more often.

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June 10, 2004
  Former CRO speaks outPDF files may take a moment to load

Former Students' Union Chief Returning Officer Shuvaloy Majumdar recently returned to Canada after a stint doing election work in East Timor. While he was away, Majumdar's contract with the SU was terminated by the Student's Legislative Council after an in camera discussion on Tue., May 18.

"It's a little silly that they felt I had to be out of the country to do it that way," said Majumdar. "It hasn't been explained to me why they did that yet."

June 10, 2004
  A leader remembered well?PDF files may take a moment to load

Ronald Reagan gets 60 seconds of silence. Sixty seconds from when the Alzheimer's gave one final tug to the gnarled neural fibres of a loosely knitted collection of vague smells and their faces. It's a horrible disease and no one deserves to die in such an agonizing manner, my condolences to his family and caregivers. But he still only gets 60 seconds.

June 10, 2004
  Jay Bennett & Edward BurchPDF files may take a moment to load

There's no shortage of pop songwriting groups. Even within the pop spectrum of alt-country, there are the Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, and Lambchop, just to name a few. Jay Bennett's collaboration with Edward Burch can't be written straight off, even if it is just a splinter of a splinter (Bennett left Wilco, which was formed when Jeff Tweedy left Tupelo).

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June 10, 2004
  Patti LabellePDF files may take a moment to load

Like so many previous highly-polished albums that clearly cost a pretty penny to make, self-proclaimed First Lady of Def Soul Patti LaBelle's Timeless Journey may look good but lacks musical substance.

As this is a so-called "classic" album, at some point in history she must have dazzled... somebody, at least twice. She must have done so with such awe-inspiring choruses as "Mm Mm Mm / Mm Mm Mm / Mm Mm Mm / Your love is everything" from track 8, "Mm Mm Mm."

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June 10, 2004
  GhostfacePDF files may take a moment to load

Wu-Tang may be gone, but that doesn't mean we can't flog a dead horse for all its worth, right?

Ghostface Killa's latest outing Pretty Toney Album is no exception, with the titular hero yammering on about the same old lack of comeuppance and his hypocritically obscene personal wealth. Is this all it takes to make a projected platinum selling album these days? This album seems to be geared more toward fans of Wu-Tang rather than a general audience looking for a good album.

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June 10, 2004
  FeistPDF files may take a moment to load

Ex-Calgarian Feist has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. The singer and guitar player's high school punk band lucked into opening for the Ramones on a Calgary stop and Placebo (the local incarnation, not the successful British group) made a solid name for themselves before she moved to Toronto. Since then, she has played in By Divine Right, lived and toured with the infamous Peaches, and contributed to Canada's indie supergroup darlings, Broken Social Scene.

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June 10, 2004
  Reggae CowboysPDF files may take a moment to load

The Reggae Cowboys look exactly like their name would suggest--the pictures on the CD insert show three dreadlocked men straight from the Caribbean decked out in Western garb. Everything appears normal until you notice a young Ron Jeremy lurking in the corner. First it was his "performance arts" that attracted the public eye; next he became a successful director, a bit actor in legitimate films and then even a stand up comedian. This time, however, he has outdone himself.

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June 10, 2004
  Jim Lauderdale PDF files may take a moment to load

"We both wear a wedding ring/yours of tinfoil, mine of string/if it ain't love at least we laugh a lot."

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