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December 08, 2005
  "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."PDF files may take a moment to load

It was a typically cold December night in Calgary as my girlfriend Leah and I were sitting on the couch in my southwest apartment. The sounds of Todd Rundgren's Hermit Of Mink Hollow filled the living room from my stereo speakers as we exchanged descriptions of our respective days over cups of tea.

Then the phone rang. It was Leah's best friend Sue, who sounded obviously distraught.

"I just heard on the radio that John Lennon has been shot," she sputtered. "He's been rushed to the hospital!"

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December 08, 2005
  2005: Best in gamesPDF files may take a moment to load

God of War--PlayStation 2

Killing hookers on the mean streets of San Andreas is so passe. This year, if it's sex and violence you want, look no further than Sony's surprise hit, God of War. The game's focus, an ancient greek man named Kratos, won't hesitate to tear in half any minotaurs, gorgons, or demons standing in his way. Don't worry, there's spewing blood to spare.

December 08, 2005
  2005: Best in showPDF files may take a moment to load

40-Year-Old Virgin

The 40-Year-Old Virgin won't pick up any Oscar nominations and quite frankly it shouldn't, but it succeeds admirably at everything it attempts. It is a one joke gross-out sex comedy, a bizarre coming-of-age film, a heartwarming romantic comedy and an affectionate character study all in one. Considering it balances each of those elements without falling into their traps, the film is not only remarkable, it's damn near miraculous.

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December 08, 2005
  2005: Best in tunesPDF files may take a moment to load

Sufjan Stevens--Illinois

Even in its most accessible moments, Illinois is an overwhelming album in every sense. 22 tracks, 75 minutes and some of the song titles are dangerously close to being paragraphs. On top of this, the arrangements of each song are complex enough to be albums in their own right. Choirs, bells, horns, and banjos populate Stevens' landscape on what is without question the best record of 2005.

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December 08, 2005
  Art Review: Ascension ascends to great artPDF files may take a moment to load

Mystical, ethereal, dreamscape and serene all come to mind when viewing Marcia Harris's most recent works, an exhibit collectively entitled Ascension. The content and theme of the paintings have the ability to transport viewers into foreign worlds retaining some semblance of the familiar at the same time. A timeless essence is reflected in the work, as though one is looking through the filter of memory and has the opportunity to suspend time and momentarily witness an experience unfolding.

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December 08, 2005
  From foul trouble to double-doublePDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's basketball team has a little more reason to strut about campus this week: they gave everything they had and eventually came out on top Dec. 3-4. True, they're 3-7 in league play with a half-season of work ahead of them, but with shooting averages like they had these games, it will be a short trip to the top.

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December 08, 2005
  SU VP External in the hot seatPDF files may take a moment to load

Students' Union Vice-President External Jen Smith has come under fire from her fellow SU officials over allegations of poor conduct and damaging the reputation of the SU.

December 08, 2005
  SU Midterm Review: IntroPDF files may take a moment to load

It's not our intention to needlessly harm reputations, but it is our intention to report to the student body how the Students' Union executive is working.

We looked at four major areas: How the President and each Vice-President works with and utilizes their commission, how SU progress so far matches individual campaign pledges, ways each have gone above and beyond, and things they would/could improve.

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