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February 16, 2006
  If you're going to peak, peak NOWPDF files may take a moment to load

The weekend the Dinos women's hockey team has been preparing for all season has finally arrived. The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference quarter-finals begun Thu., Feb. 16, with the Dinos up against the third ranked SAIT Trojans. After playing some of their best games in record weeks, the Dinos have the potential to peak at just the right time and have a surprising playoff run.

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February 16, 2006
  Slippery skaters salvage a splitPDF files may take a moment to load

As the XX Winter Olympic Games kicked off, CBC drew more than 2.85 million viewers for their broadcasts. Still, close to 400 fans managed to show up at Father David Bauer Arena for the Dinos men's hockey games Feb. 10-11. These fans were treated to two overtime thrillers that ended quite differently.

At the end of the day, not only did the Dinos fail to gain any ground in the standings against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, but the games left them dissatisfied and with a less than happy coach.

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February 16, 2006
  Mohammed cartoons: No one is rightPDF files may take a moment to load

Twelve people died in Afghanistan in the past week during Muslim-led protests against selected Danish newspaper cartoons. From Damascus to Copenhagen, Jakarta to Montreal, a number of Muslims have participated in protests against what they believe are offensive cartoons, originally published in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

February 16, 2006
  Campus 5.0, the January beatPDF files may take a moment to load

The month of January kept Campus Security busy responding to thefts, disturbances and attempted abductions.

Campus Security was compelled to warn students by email of a suspicious male who approached a female student and demanded she get into his van.

"After we issued the warning it prompted other students to come forward who reported a similar experience," said Campus Security manager Lanny Fritz, noting the suspect is still at large.

February 16, 2006
  Nurses denied summer U-PassPDF files may take a moment to load

Nursing students are still stuck with full price transit in the summer, just like the rest of us.

Last month, preliminary talks began between the University of Calgary and Calgary Transit to have the U-Pass extended over the summer for nursing students in the fast track program. These students must work practicums through the summer, but are ineligible for the U-Pass.

February 16, 2006
  Student paper censoredPDF files may take a moment to load

The controversy over cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed has hit Canadian shores. A student paper in P.E.I. is being censored by its university administration , while a local magazine has drawn the ire of the Muslim community for publishing the cartoons.

The Western Standard, a Calgary based news magazine, published eight of the 12 sensitive cartoons in its Feb. 13, 2006 edition.

February 16, 2006
  Pro-life club still negotiating spacePDF files may take a moment to load

The debate over the University of Calgary Campus Pro-Life Club's desire to hold an anti-abortion display is continuing on campus. The controversial display known as the Genocide Awareness Project involves a series of graphic images comparing abortion to historical genocides including the Holocaust.

Earlier this fall, the club submitted a proposal to hold the exhibit on the MacEwan Student Centre south lawn and was unable to reach an agreement with the Students' Union on the conditions of the event.

February 16, 2006
  Professor sues U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

A prominent University of Calgary faculty member is taking legal action against the university. Haskayne School of Business Law professor Dr. Peter Bowal has filed a lawsuit accusing the university of wrongfully withholding his salary and for an abuse of trust and discretion, causing 'incalculable personal hardship and torment.'

February 16, 2006
  Publish or perish just plain wrongPDF files may take a moment to load

If one dairy cow ate a lot of grass and was thusly able to fertilize large tracts of land, but wasn't able to produce the tasty milk that was its purpose to produce, and another produced milk that gave its drinkers superpowers but didn't fertilize very much land, it should be very clear which cow should be rewarded. The U of C administration doesn't see things this way.

February 16, 2006
  Spun: Tanya TagaqPDF files may take a moment to load

Tanya Tagaq is "the Jimi Hendrix of throat singers," according to David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet. If you failed to catch Tagaq's recent Calgary performance with Kronos, Sinaa demonstrates how Tagaq redefines the human voice just as Hendrix redefined the electric guitar.

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