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September 16, 2004
  Poor World Cup FinnishPDF files may take a moment to load

What a tournament it has been! With NHL labour strife almost certain, this is the last we'll see of our beloved hockey heroes for a while. Team Canada, with the gold from Salt Lake City in hand, has finally overcome the heartbreak of the previous World Cup final against the Americans in 1996. Now we've completed the mission that was not completed then; claim the World Cup of Hockey.

September 16, 2004
  Christening virgin turfPDF files may take a moment to load

"Well, at least it's not snowing," remarked Dinos women's soccer Head Coach Robin Slot as his girls took to the field Sept. 14 for a preseason game against the Mount Royal College Cougars. The pounding wind and cold rain didn't seem to dampen the spirits of the girls as they prepared for the game and for a new season.

September 16, 2004
  Dinos suffer another lossPDF files may take a moment to load

Revenge could be sweet! After the Dinos suffered a heartbreaking loss last year to the Simon Fraser University Clan that resulted in being kicked out of a playoff spot, the Dinos were out for blood. Unfortunately, they are still left hungry for a win. The Clan won bragging rights with a 24-35 win over the Dinos.

September 16, 2004
  Young and manly, but leaderlessPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's soccer team is looking for a few good men. Well, maybe just one. Head Coach Andy Gibbs is choosing a new captain this week and he's looking for more than just a good player.

"Maradonna's a good player--but would you follow Maradonna? No, he's an idiot," said Gibbs in jest.

September 16, 2004
  Recent research on smoking cessationPDF files may take a moment to load

A pair of recent studies about tobacco use caught our attention this week. The first meta-study examines the effectiveness of various smoking prevention measures, while the second focuses on smoking cessation on one college campus.

September 16, 2004
  What a difference planning can makePDF files may take a moment to load

When the 62nd Student Legislative Council was inaugurated last May one of the first things identified as a key weakness in the organization of the Students' Union was a lack overall purpose and direction. For years the SU has survived (and in some areas even thrived) on the bare minimum of future planning. This trend has been called the "nature of the beast" as every year the council is purged of its executive council and replaced with a new one.

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September 16, 2004
  Canada joins Star WarsPDF files may take a moment to load

After learning that Canada has signed an amendment to allow Norad to share information with the U.S. National Missile Defense program, I am reminded of the parable of the frog in the pot of boiling water. If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water it will jump out, but if you increase the heat of the water incrementally the frog will get cooked.

September 16, 2004
  The great job huntPDF files may take a moment to load

I did a very important thing this week.

I crossed the great gap from being a carefree kid to being an adult.

The transformation occurred in about one minute, the minute I got and accepted a job offer.

September 16, 2004
  Our hurried worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Two weeks ago, I was working the till at my fast food job downtown during a busy lunch rush when four teenage girls approached the counter. They held up the line by assaulting me with silly questions ("What is the calorie count in Diet Pepsi?") in singsong voices. As I was putting up their tray, two of the girls reached over the counter and played with the stamp for the frequent buyer cards, helping themselves to free stamped cards.

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