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September 09, 2004
  Mad professor of poetryPDF files may take a moment to load

Dr. Christian Bök loves to mix poetry with experimental sound effects and visual art. So much so, he once showcased his work by building an entire book of poetry with tiny Lego blocks. Known for his creativity and contribution in avant-garde experimental poetry, Dr. Bök will help students at the University of Calgary understand and grasp the arts of expert wordplay in his new role as an English professor.

September 09, 2004
  Recruitment before profitsPDF files may take a moment to load

Following a survey released last month rating the University of Calgary's tobacco reduction policy as the worst of 35 Canadian post-secondary institutions, the U of C Students' Union is again under fire for their support of tobacco marketing.

"Tobacco companies [on campuses] are spending as much on tobacco promotions and retailing as they are on tobacco production," said Les Hagen, Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health, a health charity devoted to tobacco reduction based in Edmonton.

September 09, 2004
  Soccer pitch pattern baldnessPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is set to host the Canada West Men's Soccer Finals November 6‑7 on their brand new soccer field. There's just one problem--the field might not be ready.

In order to accommodate the large number of teams playing, the university built a soccer field next to the power plant on the west side of campus. The field was seeded to be ready for the tournament, but due to poor weather conditions the grass never grew and the field had to be sodded.

September 09, 2004
  Leave your grandma at homePDF files may take a moment to load

Most seniors will be offended by vulgar language, sexual innuendos, bare asses, violence, heavy-metal music, alcohol and drug abuse. The grandmas sitting behind me during the Sunday matinee performance of Ground Zero Theatre's play Illegal Entry most certainly were. They even told the stage manager, "turn down that horrible rock and roll music".

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September 09, 2004
  Rock like the Hulk and bite like a crazy Courtney LovePDF files may take a moment to load

"The long running theory was that if kids listen to angry, violent music they're going to go all bug-fuck sociopathic and start sniping people off from the top of the MacKimmie Library tower. I think that if I didn't have angry, brutal music to listen to and play I'd be a lot angrier and violent," says Terese Lanz of local hardcore band Kilbourne.

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September 09, 2004
  Enter the Dragon and check yo' FliPDF files may take a moment to load

Even though Calgary's hip-hop scene is small and unknown, many local urban artists are willing to contribute their mind and soul to the growing culture. Leading the pack are DJ Cosm and Teekay, collectively known as Dragon Fli Empire. Just last month, they released their spectacular debut album Conquest after their single "Mount Pleasant" made it onto CBC Radio's Top 20. Now, the duo is devoting their time to preach hip-hop to the city.

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September 09, 2004
  Barrage ready to take on CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

There's a certain satisfaction in being the hometown boy returning home after making good. Especially if the hometown boy has been traveling for nearly ten years giving highly acclaimed performances around the globe. Even more so if the hometown boy is actually a traveling musical theatre group virtually unheard of at home, yet returning as an international success.

September 09, 2004
  New space for Multi-faith Chaplain's CentrePDF files may take a moment to load

The Multi-faith Chaplain's Centre has taken up a new residence at MSC 373- and everyone's happy.

"It's kind of a promotion," said Lutheran Chaplain Klaus Ohlhoff. "Being close to the Counselling Services and the Native Centre gives us more legitimacy. It's also great for our visibility."

The Chaplain's Centre was previously located at MSC 318, sharing the floor with MacEwan Ballroom, the Gauntlet and the unfinished space that is to become the CJSW office and the Multi-faith prayer space.

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