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October 13, 2005
  Hail Cephalopod!PDF files may take a moment to load

Today marks the second anniversary of the most momentous event in zoological history. Twenty thousand leagues and two fateful years ago, beneath the briny waves of the Atlantic ocean, marine biologists discovered an eight meter long cephalopod. Jokingly, and since all research specimens require a name, the scientists called their quarry Lord Fuzzledumpkin III Esq.

October 13, 2005
  New birth control and old favouritesPDF files may take a moment to load

All you ladies on birth control pay close attention. With newer products showing up on the Canadian birth control market, such as the NuvaRing and the patch, the focus has shifted to a new ideal, replacing the need for daily doses of drugs.

October 13, 2005
  Political JuijitsuPDF files may take a moment to load

"The envious man thinks that if his neighbour breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself."

-Helmut Schoeck

October 13, 2005
  Immigrants to blamePDF files may take a moment to load

Immigrants tend to get the blame in today's society for most of our problems be they cultural, social or economic. We hear a lot about "too many immigrants," terrible foreign drivers and the problems with gangs. The headlines of the Calgary Sun over the last week have been filled with doom laden opinions about gangs taking over. Talking to Calgary residents leaves you with the view it is immigrants who are the cause of this.

October 13, 2005
  Time to do more than just talk, HarveyPDF files may take a moment to load

The president's job at an institution like the University of Calgary is undoubtedly a busy one. Representing the U of C at events in the community, sitting on numerous committees like the Board of Governors and campaigning the government to keep the bills paid, U of C President Dr. Harvey Weingarten hasn't got a lot of free time to devote to students. However, in an interview with the Gauntlet this summer, that's exactly what Weingarten promised to do, and he hasn't yet.

October 13, 2005
  Access levy changedPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students' Union recently abolished the Access Levy Board, requiring all accessibility requests to go through the SU Executive Council. The SU is also questioning the need for the Access Levy altogether, citing the federal government's "Duty to Accommodate" requirement.

October 13, 2005
  And... Counterpoint!PDF files may take a moment to load

As Joel Klettke stated in his article last week, we are living in the "era of the mundane, of the mediocre." Never before have things been quite this bad, and woe is us to have been born into this sad state of affairs. All we can do is hope and pray the next generation has things better than us because the way things are, it really couldn't get much worse.

October 13, 2005
  Spun: DisturbedPDF files may take a moment to load

"They fucking suck" or "I really like these guys" are about the only two responses you hear in regards to the inventive rock group Disturbed. In all reality, people either like or outright hate their approach of exaggerated guitar solos, sub-par lyrics and raspy growling vocals. With their latest release, Ten Thousand Fists, much changed, while at the same time, a lot has stayed the same.

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October 13, 2005
  Spun: Sheryl CrowPDF files may take a moment to load

Reviewing Wildflower, Sheryl Crow's latest release, is difficult to do without making reference to 1998's The Globe Sessions. A sublime mix of music alternately rootsy and radio-friendly, Sessions would have been a deserving Grammy winner of Album of the Year, a category it was nominated for. Wildflower's best songs recall the highlights of this defining album but its worst points push out in another direction entirely.

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