2004-09-23

    
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September 24, 2004
  Movie Review: Wayward First DaughterPDF files may take a moment to load

When you look at the repertoire of Forest Whitaker's roles, compared side-to-side with his directorial portfolio you have to wonder how in the hell someone involved with films like Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai and Platoon could also be responsible for cinematic atrocities like Sandra Bullock's Hope Floats and the dismal Waiting to Exhale. But Whitaker's directorial past shouldn't be held against him. He and his new film First Daughter deserves another chance, don't they?

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September 23, 2004
  Celebrate BisexualityPDF files may take a moment to load

September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, a day for bisexuals across the globe to celebrate their diversity and pride. This day is sprouting into a healthy entity onto its own, and it summons creativity and self-expression. It is a day to celebrate the diversity and fluidity in sexuality.

September 23, 2004
  High hopes and high spandex shortsPDF files may take a moment to load

What do you do when you've climbed to the top of Mount Everest? What do you do when you've won the coveted Olympic gold medal? What do you do when you've won the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championships for women's volleyball? According to Dinos women's volleyball Head Coach Kevin Boyles, the goal is "to win it all again."

September 23, 2004
  The pen is mightier than the sawPDF files may take a moment to load

Think twice before using a Kryptonite U-lock to lock up your fancy new bicycle--everyone and their cousin knows how to unlock them with a ball-point pen.

This method, which has been known to criminals for untold years, has recently been unveiled to the general public by national media. The process includes shoving a pen casing into the circular locking mechanism and jiggling and twisting until it opens.

Every lock with a tubular cylinder locking mechanism is vulnerable.

September 23, 2004
  SU has reservations for co-curricular transcriptsPDF files may take a moment to load

Are co-curricular transcripts a good idea? On the one hand, a transcript of your volunteer work during university career sounds like a good idea, however, people have differing opinions about the program.

"This is essentially a recognition of students for their involvement at the University of Calgary," said Students' Union Vice-President Academic Laura Schultz. "[It's] great that the U of C wants to recognize students who volunteer and participate in extra curricular activities."

September 23, 2004
  Overflow is overPDF files may take a moment to load

For the fourth year running, Overflow kicked off the year last Thursday with an unbeatable combination of great music, good vibes, and lotsa booze. The Students' Union packed MacEwan Hall with help from local talents DJ John Delirious, Dragon Fli Empire and Chixdiggit, along with well known party band Swollen Members.

"It went really well, it was a good party," said SU Vice-President Events Alex Vyskocil. "There was good flow."

September 23, 2004
  Disappointment over SU smoking policyPDF files may take a moment to load

On Sept. 14, the Students' Union passed a policy attempting to reconcile their position on smoking with the Smoke-Free University of Calgary sub-committee's position. Unfortunately, the policy, while well meaning, doesn't call for any real action.

"Essentially, the policy doesn't change a lot," said SU Vice-President Operations and Finance Greg Clayton, who went on to say the policy's only purpose is to solidify and clarify the SU's stance.

September 23, 2004
  Trailer park of excellence?PDF files may take a moment to load

The first month of school is always tough on students, but imagine walking into your class to find that you're forced to sit on the floor because there isn't enough space. Also imagine finding out that you can't register for a class because there aren't enough sections offered. Over-crowded classes have become a problem on campus and many students are left wondering what the university will do about it.

September 23, 2004
  Going to the career fairPDF files may take a moment to load

For a number of years, students have visited the annual Career Fair. For a number of years, they have been disappointed.

Almost everyone hiring at the fair required that potential applicants hold some kind of degree. This shouldn't be a problem for university graduates, but they left university in the summer. Bright-eyed frosh and third-year students without degrees needn't apply to be a big-box retail supervisor, a bank teller, a meat packer, or a car rental sales representative.

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