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February 02, 2006
  Library picks up Amazon adsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Library has recently entered a partnership with the online bookstore Amazon, prompting questions about advertising in the academic environment.

Students searching the library catalogue now have the added option of expanding their search into the Amazon databases. If they purchase anything from Amazon, the library earns a small percentage of the revenue.

February 02, 2006
  SU election announces candidate selectionPDF files may take a moment to load

Nominations are closed on three of five Students' Union executive positions in this year's SU General Election.

The presidential race is closed, with current Residence Students' Association president Emily Wyatt squaring off against two-time SU vice-president events Alex Vyskocil, current operations and finance commissioner Andrew Lahey, and newcomer Mark Armstrong.

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February 02, 2006
  A student loan nightmarePDF files may take a moment to load

Getting less money than expected from Alberta Student Finance may be a slice of heaven compared to being forced to pay back your entire student loan within 90 days.

Calgarian and 2005 Devry graduate Tyler Gislason is facing that possibility after coming into conflict with Alberta Students Finance. ASF accused Gislason of misrepresenting information on his student loan application and claim he owes close to $36,000, the entire amount of his loan.

February 02, 2006
  Karla Homolka not as bad as once thoughtPDF files may take a moment to load

Coming on the heels of Saw II, the $20 million opening of Hostel proves that there's a new trend afoot in Hollywood these days. Gory, low budget horror movies featuring no-name stars have reaped huge profits as of late, and the trend appears likely to continue.

February 02, 2006
  Does Bush walk the walk... on water?PDF files may take a moment to load

"Religion has never had a big problem with murder. More people have been killed in the name of God than for any other reason. All you have to do is look at Northern Ireland, Kashmir, The Inquisition, The Crusades, and September 11th, to see how seriously the religious folks take thou shall not kill. "

-George Carlin

February 02, 2006
  Ralph Bucks a vote grab? No!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet

[Re: Ralph Bucks]

Experts with the Investors Group have estimated that if Klein would have put these funds into investments for a period of two years, we could have doubled if not tripled the amount of our return.

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February 02, 2006
  Volleysaurs look for clutch, not crutch playersPDF files may take a moment to load

If injuries were spots due to melanin buildup beneath the skin, the freckle-prone Dinos women's volleyball team has spent too long basking in the glory of the sun. They went into a pair of road games against Canada West's top team, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, Jan. 28-29, short four players.

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February 02, 2006
  Not just splashin' aroundPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos swim team was drenched by a perfectly executed University of British Columbia Thunderbirds cannonball at the 2006 Canada West Swimming Championship Jan. 27-29. While the T-Birds dominated like the only able-eared kid in a deaf kids' game of Marco Polo, the Dinos were certainly second.

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February 02, 2006
  100 points easyPDF files may take a moment to load

What happens when you cross a pack of wolves with a Dinosaur? Apparently, you just get a Dinosaur that is a little less hungry. The Dinos women's basketball team paid a visit to the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Jan. 27-28 and came home with a belly full of laurels.

"I really like where we are right now," head coach Shawnee Harle explained. "But I still think that we've got a little bit more improvements left in us. I would expect to see those coming out in the next two to four weeks."

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