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September 14, 2006
  Bears steal Dinos' picnic basketPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Alberta Golden Bears spoiled the University of Calgary's 40th anniversary kick-off by stealing a two point victory from the Dinos football team with four seconds left, beating them 17-15 on Sat., Sept. 9 at McMahon Stadium.

The celebration drew 6,445 fans for the Battle of Alberta, the bulk of them wearing red in support of the Dinos.

September 14, 2006
  Waiting in line is no funPDF files may take a moment to load

Every academic year brings changes like new courses, classes, textbooks and challenges that can be somewhat overwhelming for new and returning students alike. For the 2006/07 year, the University of Calgary Registrar's Office has made some changes of its own, in hopes of providing students with improved services and a welcoming atmosphere.

September 14, 2006
  Shinerama shines on for cystic fybrosisPDF files may take a moment to load

If William Shakespeare lived in the present and attended the University of Calgary, he would choose to write about "betrayal, intrigue, plotting and manipulations" in the Bling-Bling game instead of Macbeth.

September 14, 2006
  U of C kicks off 40th year in stylePDF files may take a moment to load

Despite a discouraging Dinos loss to long-time football rivals the University of Alberta Golden Bears, it was an otherwise clean kick-off to celebrate the University of Calgary's 40th anniversary.

The Sat., Sept. 9 football game and concert event at McMahon Stadium brought together almost 7,000 alumni, staff and students to celebrate the university and its community.

September 14, 2006
  Den beer prices skyrocketPDF files may take a moment to load

At least two people protested last week as students took notice of a Students' Union decision to raise the price of beer at the Den by $1 per jug on Thursday student appreciation nights.

SU vice-president operations and finance Cody Wagner insisted this 14 per cent increase was necessary to keep beer profitable.

"Beer prices keep going up and we've been keeping them artificially low," said Wagner.

September 14, 2006
  Chartwells: one year laterPDF files may take a moment to load

September marks the effective one-year anniversary of Chartwells Food Services at the University of Calgary. The takeover of campus food services by Chartwells was one of two privatization plans by the university in recent years and was met by heavy resistance from both student groups and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, citing the union job losses it would create. One year later, however, despite a continued boycott of all Chartwells locations by AUPE, many are the busiest places to buy food on campus.

September 14, 2006
  Breaking new groundPDF files may take a moment to load

Amid a fanfare of fireworks, seven-story-tall posters and enough food to feed an army of hungry students, the University of Calgary launched its $1.5 billion capital expansion plan, Mon. Sept. 11.

September 14, 2006
  NUTV goes back to schoolPDF files may take a moment to load

While some students spent their summers working minimum wage jobs or visiting relatives in Vulcan, four local filmmakers spent it honing their craft in NUTV's Documentary School. The program was spearheaded three years ago by NUTV producer and program director Tinu Sinha, and run this year by local filmmaker Smita Acharyya.

"It teaches you how to make a documentary in four months," says Acharyya. "I've equated it to a boot camp for documentary filmmakers."

September 14, 2006
  The Ancient Chinese Art of AdvicePDF files may take a moment to load

When the brass decided the Gauntlet's budget wasn't big enough to sustain separate Advice and Time-Travel Divisions, we fought tooth and nail for you, our readers. To think: a professional newspaper running without advice or time-travel; ludicrous! But it was for naught--budget restraints caused by the so-called "digital revolution" are forcing every rag to lose something dear these days.

September 14, 2006
  Letter: Roman WrongPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary vice-president external relations Roman Cooney was recently quoted throwing around some numbers that I couldn't quite follow.

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