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November 06, 2008
  Seeking stability in RussiaPDF files may take a moment to load

We Russians desperately need stability in our politics today. We have a very popular president and prime minister, but we still lack a stable, legitimate and overall efficient constitutional system. Corruption and social ignorance are still widespread. The current economic crisis is going to be a real test to the stability of the political system.

November 06, 2008
  Tenacious D holds off RamsPDF files may take a moment to load

Keeping it simple is the best policy for success. At least it was in the University of Calgary Dinos 24-17 victory over the University of Regina Rams in the Canada West semi-final at McMahon Stadium on Sunday.

By shutting down Regina's passing game and running the ball right at the heart of their defence, the Dinos won their first playoff game since they won the Vanier Cup in 1995.

With the win Calgary will host the Canada West final (Hardy Cup) next Saturday as the Simon Fraser University Clan come to town.

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November 06, 2008
  Equipped to winPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine walking into McMahon stadium expecting to see a football game only to view players standing around in their underwear, unable to throw around footballs. Without someone to take care of player's uniforms and equipment, a football game ceases to exist. This person will rarely be in the newspaper, is not on the score sheets after the game and will never be voted MVP. For the Dinos, this person is Allan Naylor, manager for the University of Calgary football team.

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November 06, 2008
  Recycling picks up on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has come a long way since it formulated sustainability practices three years ago. Throughout 2008, the university developed strategies for carbon capture and storage solutions, built nutritional food venues and ranked second in Canada for administration, food and recycling, green building and student involvement in the 2009 College Sustainability Report Card.

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November 06, 2008
  Students want/fear Flying Spaghetti MonsterPDF files may take a moment to load

The Flying Spaghetti Monster has another hurdle to tackle in spreading his noodly appendage across the land. University of Calgary third-year chemical engineering student Jeremy Zhao approached the Students' Union clubs committee with a proposal to start a Pastafarian Student Society last week and was denied.

"To them it would be a parody religion, but for us, our god wants it to be a parody," said Zhao. "They questioned our sincerity and we have a problem with that."

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November 06, 2008
  Vision care sighted in near futurePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary undergraduate students could have vision care included as part of their health plan, as soon as January 2009. Otherwise, it could be added in time for the 2009-10 school year.

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November 06, 2008
  Bad decisions about boozePDF files may take a moment to load

Despite alcohol use and misuse being such an important and potentially destructive issue for students, the Students' Union has decided to forgo alcohol awareness week this year. The rationale for discontinuing the event hinges on its supposed lecture-like nature and the idea that putting everything into one week is simply too much.

November 06, 2008
  Online Only: Montreal outfit knows how to playPDF files may take a moment to load

Montreal-based band Land of Talk knows the value of a good live show. The trio, consisting of guitarist and singer Liz Powell, drummer Eric Thibodeau and bassist Chris McCarron, always provides fans with inducing energetic performances and Powell's honest, nostalgic melodies and equally-emotive gritty guitar create an intimate, arresting atmosphere.

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November 06, 2008
  SU View: Research Symposium takes place November 13th!PDF files may take a moment to load

Here's your chance to improve your Jeopardy skills . . .

Have you ever wondered how music can act as an anxiety therapy treatment for patients with cancer or how cryopreservation acts to maintain human bone marrow for stem cells?

From nymphs to marital satisfaction and Rwandan judicial issues to nanoparticle tracking, the third annual Students' Union Undergraduate Research Symposium has something for everyone!

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November 06, 2008
  Turbulent see seen as the Church tries to rectify WWII era wrongsPDF files may take a moment to load

October was a tumultuous month for Pope Benedict. During a mass commemorating Pope Pius XII (who reigned from 1939 to 1958), Benedict spoke of the good works done by the Nazi-era pope, hoping to accelerate the beatification process that would eventually lead to Pius' sainthood.

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