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March 23, 2006
  The grand funding shell gamePDF files may take a moment to load

Last February, administration awarded the Students' Union with $2 million of quality money to improve the student experience on campus. At the Students' Legislative Council meeting on Tue., Mar. 21--in a classic case of tied-aid­-the SU voted to give $100,000 of that quality money right back to administration.

March 23, 2006
  Nill enough for Dinos?PDF files may take a moment to load

After the Dinos football team's head coach of 10 years, Tony Fasano, was let go in early January, a scramble to find a replacement began.

By late February, that replacement had already been appointed. Blake Nill, an ex-Dino, will become the fifth head coach of the Dinos football team in 42 years.

March 23, 2006
  Tyranny on the turfPDF files may take a moment to load

Although most Calgarians know as much about paddle-ball as six-year-olds do about their reproductive systems, our great prairie city managed to host the Canadian Paddle-ball National Extravaganza Mar. 13-23.

For you unfamiliar saps, paddle-ball is played on a soccer-pitch-sized field with 19 players per side, curved, beachball-sized paddles, a ping-pong-sized ball, two goals and a hanging spotlight overhead.

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March 23, 2006
  Oval speed skater in a Klassen of her ownPDF files may take a moment to load

Our Olympic Oval was buzzing Mar. 18-19 as the International Skating Union All-Round World Speed Skating Championship took place. There were crashes, disqualifications, cheering fans and new world records. Athletes panted in pain and savoured their victories. The international event saw the Dutch in a sea of orange while the Norwegians cheered with spontaneous 'festive' sing-alongs. It was truly an epic weekend.

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March 23, 2006
  The athletes don't get all the gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

Two University of Calgary staff have made their mark in the sporting community in very different ways. Jack Neumann is slated to be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum May 26 and Don Wilson will be the Chef de Mission at the 2007 Winter Universiade in Torino, Italy.

March 23, 2006
  Uncommon talent at Commonwealth GamesPDF files may take a moment to load

As we come down from the Olympic buzz, there are a few other events to keep us going until our blood boils with playoff hockey in April. Along with the Paralympics and various World Championships taking place, the XVIII Commonwealth Games run Mar. 15-26 in Melbourne, Australia.

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March 23, 2006
  Spun: Anti-FlagPDF files may take a moment to load

Fuck authority! Fuck government! Fuck your roots! Oh wait, what was that last one? After a few years of touring and relaxation, rebel punk rockers Anti-Flag have returned with power, enthusiasm and a new record label. That's right, the fist pumping boys of summer signed with a major label. Sell-outs you say? Maybe, but it might not be too bad if you take their new album, For Blood and Empire, as evidence.

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March 23, 2006
  Spun: The Robocop KrausPDF files may take a moment to load

Even with new wave's resurgence in the last few years, it's hard to find any standout bands. Though most of these new wave bands, like the Killers or Bloc Party, have catchy songs, it seems like they're just reviving the '80s and bringing nothing original to the table. The Robocop Kraus take their own stab at new wave with their fourth full length album, They Think They Are the Robocop Kraus, resulting in--surprise--something everyone's heard before.

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March 23, 2006
  Spun: Magneta LanePDF files may take a moment to load

The ability to dance with daggers without injuring yourself or someone else, requires extreme concentration and tons of practice. Let's apply this concept of striving to succeed in doing something potentially dangerous--like entering the perilous realm of the music industry--to the rocking girls of Magneta Lane and their new album Dancing with Daggers.

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March 23, 2006
  Spun: Various ArtistsPDF files may take a moment to load

Like the movie it came from, Dave Chappelle's Block Party soundtrack is a wonderfully spontaneous meeting of soul and hip-hop performers who throw down in the name of love, unity and good times.

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