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September 07, 2006
  Under new managementPDF files may take a moment to load

Officially, parents tell their children they have to go to university to make it in the real world. Students tell their parents they're going to learn. But everyone knows university is for keeping the kids busy and out of the house so ma and pa can make up for 20 years of missed bondage. With that in mind, the University of Calgary Students' Union is set to launch the third year of That Empty Space, giving students one more place to hang out that isn't their mom's basement.

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September 07, 2006
  The Calgary Folk Music FestivalPDF files may take a moment to load

From Finnish hoers down to spangled hippies with hula hoops, Calgarians flocked to Prince's Island Park for this year's Calgary Folk Music Festival. The fans who made it out were treated to stellar performances from the likes of Feist, Broken Social Scene and Kathleen Edwards. Those lucky enough to catch legend-worthy performances from Kris Kristofferson, Ani DiFranco and an inebriated Macy Gray will not soon forget them.

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September 07, 2006
  Blues festival retrospectivePDF files may take a moment to load

Thousands of blues lovers from around the city united in a three day celebration of live outdoor blues music for the second year running. The festival is run under the auspices of the non-profit Calgary Blues Music Association and featured over 23 local and international bands--more than 100 musicians.

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September 07, 2006
  Longboarding coasts into CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Longboarding's popularity is accelerating faster than a speedboard down an 18 per cent incline. Unlike skateboarding, where the most fun is had at busy skateparks or on public property, longboarding requires only two things: your board and a big hill. Well, almost. As was shown by the wicked spills at the Paskapoo Downhill Rodeo longboarding race Sat. Aug. 26 at Calgary Olympic Park, maybe some safety equipment is a good idea too.

September 07, 2006
  $130,000 party kicks off 40th yearPDF files may take a moment to load

The U of C hopes to kick off their 40th anniversary year in style with a $130,000 party.

On Sat., Sept. 9 the university will host the Kickoff party at McMahon stadium. The all-day event will feature a pancake breakfast, a Dinos football game and concerts featuring the Stampeders, Spirit of the West and Bedouin Soundclash. Numerous prizes will also be handed out, including two semesters worth of free tuition.

September 07, 2006
  Heeey good lookin', lemme buy you a drinkPDF files may take a moment to load

September is finally here, and only one question lingers on many students' minds: "When will the boozin' begin?"

Students drink, this is a fact, but overindulgence is a real concern at any university. To that end, Campus Security, in conjunction with the Students' Union and the Counseling Centre, have purchased Fatal Vision goggles, also known as beer goggles. The $1,400 goggles will be used to educate students about drinking responsibly.

September 07, 2006
  Student housing crisisPDF files may take a moment to load

When a health inspector deemed Cole Novak's rental house unfit for human habitation and the landlord refused to clean up the toxic mold growing in his bathroom, he knew it was time to find a new place. But the 20-year-old and his SAIT-student roommate didn't expect their search to take a month of sleeping on a friend's basement floor and living out of a suitcase.

September 07, 2006
  Uncommon PsalmsPDF files may take a moment to load

Straight out of Chicago comes Psalm One, chemist turned rapper, emcee extraordinaire, and now the only woman with a Rhyme Sayers contract. What's most refreshing is that she's raged out of the windy city and onto the international scene without relying on backstage producers or enacting nymphomaniac teen-jerkoff fantasies.

"It should be about the music," she says. "I mean, we all know I'm a sexy bitch. And there's nothing wrong with wanting to look good. But it shouldn't center around that."

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September 07, 2006
  Editorial: New people, new propagandaPDF files may take a moment to load

The paper you hold in your hands is under new management.

In fact, due to the student-run nature of the Gauntlet, we come under new management every year as our staff of volunteer writers, artists and photographers move up through the ranks and earn year-long positions on our editorial board. Though the self-indulgent nature of a first-person editorial is not lost on me, I feel compelled to lay out for you, our readers, exactly what this editorial board is planning to do with the Gauntlet this year.

September 07, 2006
  Secret Fed consultationsPDF files may take a moment to load

The federal government wanted your input on post-secondary education, but they didn't tell you.

And they didn't tell student representatives either--who found out by stumbling across the announcement on the federal government's website, according to president of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations Phillippe Oullette.

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