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March 09, 2006
  The tables have turned, you critic bastardsPDF files may take a moment to load

"Oh it's spectacular!" "What a triumph!" "Truly a masterpiece!" la di freakin' da! You heard me, it's complete and utter bullshit. These are just a few critic's comments on some films over the past few years. These individuals tell us, recommend and completely discard different forms of media as they see fit. With literature and music there tends to be a more consistent consensus when it comes to placing judgment upon these items.

March 09, 2006
  Managing unions with cement shoesPDF files may take a moment to load

"That's what unions do. They get money, they can get support, they get power."

-James P. Hoffa

Living in Alberta, the province with the lowest rate of union participation in the country, I am amongst friends. While unions had a purpose in times before occupational safety acts, unsafe working conditions and the absence of employment standards legislation they have now overstayed their welcome. Accordingly, let's offer them a hefty severance package to go away for good.

March 09, 2006
  University and union seal dealPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary support staff ratified a tentative bargaining agreement last week, prompting hope that months of contract negotiations with the university may finally be at an end.

The agreement offers 3.5 per cent wage increases for each of the next three years, as well as increases to employees' health and wellness benefits.

March 09, 2006
  A lethal dose with your studies?PDF files may take a moment to load

Electric and magnetic fields keep us connected to the world through wireless internet, cell phones and radio. But as these waves connect us, chronic exposure could pose long-term health hazards, according to one Northern Ontario university.

March 09, 2006
  Wireless internet versus pesticidesPDF files may take a moment to load

Dad's first cell phone was one of those early '90s Motorola monstrosities, the kind you could look at and wonder "why does it need to be so huge?" I would stare at the riduculous battery when the phone discharged after a few hours and the only thing I could think was "where does all the juice go?" because they admittedly used a lot of power.

March 09, 2006
  2006 CIS Women's Volleyball ChampionshipPDF files may take a moment to load

The Menu

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport Women's Volleyball Championship took place Mar. 2-4 in the Jack Simpson Gymnasium. Eight teams from across Canada brought their best entrees, hoping to be crowned the winner. With the plethora of talent attending this year's tournament, there were many different flavours and the spice was strong. The Championship is a dish best served hot, so read on to find out what came off the grill in the end.

Dinos Burger- $12.95

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March 09, 2006
  Wrestling lasses land silver at CIS ChampionshipPDF files may take a moment to load

The beautiful Brock University campus played host to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Wrestling Championship Mar. 3-4. Since the ability to walk, and the ability to talk make you eligible to go to Brock, many Dinos wrestlers qualified. However, these low standards made contenders from Brock as tough as nails.

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March 09, 2006
  Bears continue a nine-season traditionPDF files may take a moment to load

In the Canada West mountain division finals Mar. 3-4, the Dinos men's hockey team clashed with the hockey powerhouse up in Edmonton, the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The Bears finished their season with a 21-5-2 record, clearly separating themselves from the rest of the pack. While the Dinos went the distance with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in the semi-finals, the Bears had the week off, advancing directly to the finals.

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March 09, 2006
  Acceptable SexualityPDF files may take a moment to load

For all that traditional feminist thought gets right, there are things that upcoming thinkers are determined to change. One of those things is, some people believe, a wrongheaded view of pornography.

March 09, 2006
  Emerson crosses the floorPDF files may take a moment to load

Changing parties never recieved as much media attention as when Belinda Stronach crossed over from the Conservatives to the Liberals. Then, David Emerson left the Liberals a day after he won in his riding. Both politicians have been called opportunists for their actions­--mostly by their consituents and rightly so.

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