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January 27, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Looking into the ceiling for real theatrePDF files may take a moment to load

For some, the theater has been an enigmatic place for the pompous and pretentious to attend in their mothballed nightwear and feign understanding of the arts. But those days of Frasier and friends have long since passed, making way for a more hipper and fresh perspective on the long thought musty theatre. Thanks to the efforts of the fresh and funky spirit of One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo, theatre has been freed from the clutches of the opera glass wearing bourgeoisie.

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January 27, 2005
  The comfort zonePDF files may take a moment to load

What are the arguments for gay marriage? 1) That it is an arrangement between consenting adults; 2) It is an issue that is private, as it does not harm anyone else in society (the old Trudeau defense); and 3) What place is it for the government to stand between two people who love each other and want to reinforce their love and fidelity with religious and legal vows?

January 27, 2005
  Show us yer tits!PDF files may take a moment to load

Months after the Red Mile craze struck Calgary, the nudity that took place on 17th Avenue during the Calgary Flames Stanley Cup run is about to be analyzed.

A University of Calgary Professor, Dr. Mary Valentich, is conducting an anonymous study on why so many women decided to display their breasts to the public.

"It's uncommon behavior," said Valentich. "I want to understand it from their viewpoint."

January 27, 2005
  The axe fallsPDF files may take a moment to load

Carolyn Andres has been a beloved member of the Political Science Department for 13 years, helping students and faculty with the often unglamorous tasks of photocopying, scheduling and organizing course materials. As of this week Andres' job no longer exists, and she isn't alone.

In the first tangible effect of University of Calgary budget cuts announced last year, Andres is one of three confirmed support staff from various departments in the faculty of Social Sciences that has been laid off.

January 27, 2005
  Things to do in Lethbridge: splitPDF files may take a moment to load

Just when the Dinos men's basketball team thought they were sitting securely in first, the chair got knocked out from under them. The men traveled to the University of Lethbridge and were defeated by the Pronghorns 70-64 on Jan. 21, but won 87-66 on Jan. 22. Unfortunately for the team, they were only traveling with eight players. A family crisis summoned the brothers Brar (Rick and Sandy) to the west coast and newcomer Mike Asmus was too sick to travel.

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January 27, 2005
  Club me 'till I'm weekerPDF files may take a moment to load

If you've been wondering what all those booths in the MacEwan Students Centre courtyard are about, here is your enlightenment. It's the second installment of Clubs Week this school year, an event organized by the Students' Union Clubs Committee.

"It's a chance for clubs to demonstrate their flair, recruit students at large, and generally show that they're having a good time," said Clubs Committee chair Jonathan Griffith.

January 27, 2005
  SU holds government to its promise for fundsPDF files may take a moment to load

With government officials in the midst of formulating and finalizing the provincial budget, the University of Calgary Students' Union has been in the throes of an annual struggle for provincial funding. Since the last election however, Premier Ralph Klein and his government have publicized intentions to reinvest in post secondary education, a promise the SU intends to see fulfilled.

January 27, 2005
  The happy Harper fun hourPDF files may take a moment to load

Let me tell you a story about a man named Jim-Bob Cornball. Now Jim-Bob, or just plain ol' Jimmy as the yokels down home prefer to call him, had two favorite hobbies: polishing his sleek phallic .12 gauge masterpiece, and reading the bible. His favorite book was Leviticus, in particular the verse 18:22:"You shall not lay with a man as you lay with a woman; It is an abomination."

January 27, 2005
  Theatre Review: Faithless pleases even the heathensPDF files may take a moment to load

All in the space of seconds, two men switch from masquerading as husband and wife to playing temperamental siblings. Then, just as quickly, they're father and son. Co-authors and performers Chris Craddock and Steve Pirot manage to pull off the numerous characters in this religion-infused drama with humor and a real sense of believability. In just under two hours, Faithless explores the more serious matters of piety and the afterlife with a certain breeziness that makes the controversial issues extremely palatable.

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January 27, 2005
  Theatre Review: Kaha: Wi beautifulPDF files may take a moment to load

The set consists of five trees drawn onto fabric stretching from floor to ceiling on the black stage. There is the occasional light show among the simple costumes of neutral colours. The vibrant life of this production goes beyond its set dressing, coming from the dance choreography of Santee Smith and the production's haunting music.

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