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September 16, 2004
  Mike moves in mayoral racePDF files may take a moment to load

A new municipal government will be elected on Oct. 18 and a U of C student hopes to be among the newly inaugurated. Mike Pal, aged 21 and a Philosophy and Political Science major, is running for mayor.

Working with a campaign team assembled over the last year, Pal is running because he and his team want to see the implementation of important ideas rather than the implementation of big-money interests.

"We're running because we don't think that big money trumps big ideas," said Pal.

September 16, 2004
  Liberals warn of sticky energy contractsPDF files may take a moment to load

Whether or not to get an energy contract can now be added to the list of things that students living on their own need to worry about. All energy market deregulation has created new choices for energy consumers. The first of these choices is to pay the Regulated Rate Option, which is a fixed price. The second is to sign a contract, which allows the consumer to pay the same rate every month for a fixed number of years.

September 16, 2004
  U of C 101PDF files may take a moment to load

Just as it has been done since 1997, U of C 101 kicked off September 1, and as usual, there were mixed opinions about the program.

"More work can be done to make 101 more social, like the hypnotist on Thursday night," said Students' Union Vice-President Events Alex Vyskocil. "In the past, the university gave money to the SU to throw parties, but they don't do that anymore."

September 16, 2004
  Swann dives into electionPDF files may take a moment to load

If the Alberta Liberal Party has its way, the next elected representative in Calgary Mountain View may very well be a familiar face on campus, Dr. David Swann.

Dr. Swann's nomination meeting was well attended by a crowd of over 100 supporters--a strong showing early in the election race.

Dr. Swann asserted his cause to the gathering.

September 16, 2004
  SU passes token smoking policyPDF files may take a moment to load

In a rare unanimous action by Students' Legislative Council, the Students' Union passed a smoking policy on Tue., Sept. 14.

The policy states that the SU is committed to taking a leadership role in reducing smoking on campus and working with the city to hasten the city-wide smoking ban, however, there will be no changes in the way cigarettes are sold or where they can be consumed on campus.

September 16, 2004
  Distinguished writers change the guardPDF files may take a moment to load

The Markin-Flanagan Disting-uished Writers Programme hosts its annual passing of the torch public reading this Thu., Sept. 16, bidding adieu to award-winning Nova Scotian author Robert Finley, and welcoming our newest writer-in-residence Natalee Caple, who begins her residency this Wednesday.

The evening gets rolling at 7:30 p.m. at the Cantos Music Foundation, and for the benefit of starving students everywhere, it's absolutely free and open to the general public.

September 16, 2004
  Custom essays not such a good ideaPDF files may take a moment to load

Online essay sites can provide students with an easy way to get assignments done at a price. Not only are these sites expensive to use, but students can find themselves being accused of plagiarism by their professors or departments.

September 16, 2004
  Slow August for campus securityPDF files may take a moment to load

Like most Augusts, last month was quiet for the University of Calgary campus, however, a few people met up with Campus Security.

A male was spotted with four brand new chemistry department computers, still in their boxes, exiting from Science A.

"[The computers] were not yet installed," said Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz. "A regular patrol spotted him. He looked suspicious with four computer boxes."

September 16, 2004
  Would you like privatization with that?PDF files may take a moment to load

If you're holding this paper in your hands, odds are you've been inside the franchise fiasco that is the MacEwan Students center. Every day, people eat, study, meet up with friends and engage in a multitude of other activities in MSC without really appreciating the intricate political clockwork that manages the delicate human resources of the food court.

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