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June 17, 2004
  Eat My Sports: highlight reel substitute for the (barely) literatePDF files may take a moment to load

Wrestler bronzed at Worlds

U of C Dinos wrestler Breanne Graham added to her medal collection at last week's World University Wrestling Championships in Poland. Graham trumped competitors from China, Japan and Taiwan but lost to the eventual gold medallist, American grappler Marcie Van Dusen, in regular competition in the 59 kg division. In her final match, Graham defeated a Polish wrestler to win the Bronze medal.

Scrum of the Earth

June 17, 2004
  U-Pass and parking, unlikely yet friendly bedfellowsPDF files may take a moment to load

Parking on campus and the U-Pass are the yin and yang of commuting to school: Two seemingly opposite concepts that somehow work well together.

The demand for parking on campus was dramatically decreased by the implementation of the U-Pass.

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June 17, 2004
  Mouse suicide causes campus blackoutPDF files may take a moment to load

In an unprovoked suicide attack on campus infrastructure on Mon., June 14, a mouse exploded itself and knocked out power to most of campus.

"We had a mouse get into an underground switch gear and blow everything up," said Mark Stevenson, a system operator at Enmax. "The switch that the mouse got across tripped out both our feeders, but they were out for less than an hour."

June 17, 2004
  Campus security report: drugs and ducklingsPDF files may take a moment to load

A vicious pitbull was found tied to some bushes near the library. The owner was located, and found to be about as agreeable as his canine companion. Both the man and his dog were banned from campus.

"Dogs that are on campus have to be walked on a leash," said Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz.

He also noted that dogs tied up outside, in particular threatening dogs often garner complaints.

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June 17, 2004
  Communist speaks outPDF files may take a moment to load

As the third oldest political party in Canada with its origins dating to the 1920s, the Communist Party of Canada is about 600 members strong and includes Canada's youngest election candidate, Anna-Celestrya Carr in the Winnipeg Centre riding. The party's campaign slogan urges Canadians to "Put people before profits!"

Miguel Figueroa, leader of the Communist Party of Canada believes this should be the case. A man of short stature, some describe his aspirations as rather tall.

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June 17, 2004
  ¡Bomba! ready to blow upPDF files may take a moment to load

¡Bomba! may have formed in Edmonton, but its roots spread across the world, with members from Chile, Brazil, Cuba, and Edmonton, ¡Bomba! melds Latin and Canadian styles for a uniquely Albertan take on Latin music. Branching across salsa, songo, rumba, funk and jazz, ¡Bomba! throws a little bit of everything into the mix.

Mario Allende, ¡Bomba!'s drummer, was born in Chile but moved to Canada as a child. He describes the bands' unconventional musical styling as "a combination of where we come from and where we live."

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June 17, 2004
  Me'ShellPDF files may take a moment to load

Most artists are lucky to manage only one work that's considered important. For many, the artistic life is a continuous struggle to create something able to transcend time and place. Something which exists independently of trends and stylistic preferences. The majority of artists settle for a brief hiccup in the tapestry of humanity.

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June 17, 2004
  Bullfrog more than KoalaPDF files may take a moment to load

His name is Eric San, a.k.a, Kid Koala. Though he may not be a towering figure in person, his shadow stretches into an inevitable singularity of focused creativity overpowering all that falls in its loom. Prolific would barely begin to describe one of the world's most revered turntabilists and one of the masterminds behind the supergroup The Gorillaz.

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June 17, 2004
  Ivana jazzPDF files may take a moment to load

Seldom is an artist as expressive, talented, and real as Ivana Santilli. Coinciding with her appearance at the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival in Calgary, the Canadian with French and Italian roots will soon release her sophomore album, Corduroy Boogie.

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June 17, 2004
  Caleixco erases borders with musicPDF files may take a moment to load

Joey Burns is a modern day renaissance man. Not only does he front Calexico he has also spent time as a member of Giant Sand, Friends of Dean Martinez, and OP8. Aside from these projects he has also contributed to records by Richard Bunker, Jon Rauhouse, Victoria Williams, Shannon Wright and Canadian alt-country sweetheart Neko Case, to name but a few.

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