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September 07, 2006
  Football previewPDF files may take a moment to load

The prospect of former Dinos lineman Dan Federkeil living out the NFL dream in Indianapolis seems like a good omen for Dinos football this season.

It really won't take much to improve on last season's dismal showing, as the team finished with a 2-­6 record, missed the playoffs for the second time in three years and were outscored by their opponents by over 100 points.

September 07, 2006
  Dinos defeatedPDF files may take a moment to load

In the season opener Sat., Sept. 2 against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, the Dinos football team came up just short, losing 22-16 in Vancouver. This, despite an excellent game from rookie quarterback Dalin Tollestrup who completed 21 of 35 passes for 228 yards, and a touchdown.

Tollestrup lead the team in rushing with 63 yards followed by running back Justin Marit who ran for 26 yards on seven attempts and RB Alex Andrews who ran for 14 yards on four attempts.

September 07, 2006
  52 things to do before you graduatePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is man things. It's an institution struggling to find a place in the Canadian post-secondary environment. It's a series of buildings dropped into a middle-aged neighborhood. It's an architectural mish-mash stuck between ugly '60s brown and The Jetsons. Most importantly, though, the U of C is a place you will be spending the next four to 120 months of your life.

September 07, 2006
  C'mon Calgary, get with the flow!PDF files may take a moment to load

As Calgarians, we don't need to avoid contracting embarrassing diarrhea or potentially fatal viruses. Yet, bottles of water are on display at every vending machine and sell fairly well--a frightening trend that has emerged as we have become increasingly reliant on private sources of water. Recognizing this, the United Church of Canada drafted a resolution requesting its members stop buying bottled water in protest of the privatization of water supplies. Perhaps it is time to ask "what would Jesus do?"

September 07, 2006
  A future fit for a kingPDF files may take a moment to load

I believe Mariah Carey put it best, Mr. Klein, when she said "Look inside you and be strong/and you'll finally see the truth/that a hero lies in you." Tell us, you dog, when did you woo such a fine dame? Because it really is hard to believe she would have written that song about anyone but you. Sitting here--as per my nightly ritual--and listening to it, tears are welling up. Has the empire really crumbled, the dynasty faded? I cry the same tears you cried mere days ago before the legislature and the world.

September 07, 2006
  U of C aint' got no communityPDF files may take a moment to load

I walked through a magical place. Old, decrepit houses loomed three stories above me. Twenty-somethings lounged on un-kept lawns, taking slow sips from flashy beer cans. Ratty, brown couches from the '70s never ceased traveling in and out of the houses at awkward angles. A sonic buffet of Bob Marley, Sublime and Cake drifted through the air, changing from song to song but never to other bands

September 07, 2006
  An open letter to ScientologyPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear Scientology,

Last May, you announced that you are nearing completion of the Super Power program, a seminar that, when completed, endows Scientologists with super powers. When I read this, I could scarcely believe my good fortune.

September 07, 2006
  Copyright prices go wrong directionPDF files may take a moment to load

Students across the country will need to stretch the budget a little more for course materials this fall.

Access, the Canadian copyright licensing agency, has upped its copyright royalties from 8.7 cents per page to 10 cents per page, as of Sept. 1.

The change will be reflected in the price of all photocopied materials including course packs and lab manuals, according to University of Calgary copyright officer Wendy Stephen.

"On a 200 page course pack, it will be another $2.60," said Stephen.

September 07, 2006
  Summer news in reviewPDF files may take a moment to load

Better than a Happy Meal toy

The University of Calgary offered its first "i" class this spring, where lectures were delivered by podcast, allowing students to download audio files of lectures to play on their computer or MP3 player.

Students also got a free iPod for signing up.

U of C Students' Union vice-president academic Shannon O'Connor said she was pleased that the university is increasing students' options, but cautioned against technology replacing face-to-face teaching.

September 07, 2006
  U of C pioneers Canadian war policyPDF files may take a moment to load

In his lovely office overlooking Calgary, blood-stained words spill from Dr. David Bercuson's mouth.

War, conflict, terrorism--terms that have become permanent fix-tures in news and politics--are also the primary concern of the University of Calgary's Center for Military and Strategic Studies.

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