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September 21, 2006
  Slackers unite!PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary recently announced 1,000 of the 2,500 new student spaces created at the planned urban campus will be set aside for students who would typically not have the marks to get into university.

September 21, 2006
  Online Exclusive: Homelessness in Calgary examinedPDF files may take a moment to load

Torrential rainfall and a flurry of near-freezing winds rush down Stevens Avenue, providing little refuge to the occupants of the crowded alleyways. As winter descends upon the city, the effects of the present homeless crisis are evidentas as shelters reach full capacity and people are forced to bear the cold in the streets of Calgary.

Biennially, the City of Calgary conducts a count of those currently homeless within city limits and this year's estimate showed a 32 per cent increase over 2004 figures.

September 21, 2006
  Online Exclusive: Former CIA director comes to U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Who is the real James R. Woolsey? The benign looking man whom most of the audience didn't even recognize as he passed through the throng? Or the man who didn't wobble as he stood at the lectern on Thur., Sept. 14 and spoke convincingly about the world war the West has been mired in against the Middle East since 1979?

September 21, 2006
  Markin-Flanagan writers pass the torchPDF files may take a moment to load

Huddled beneath their umbrellas, hosts of Calgary bookworms lined up to enter the Engineered Air Theatre Thur., Sept. 14 to watch writer Melanie Little pass the torch to the University of Calgary's new Markin-Flanagan writer-in-residence Jaspreet Singh.

September 21, 2006
  Record grant gives big money for U of C medical researchPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary stands to benefit from the most generous research gifts in Canadian history.

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research announced last week that they will provide approximately $20 million in research funding to bring some of the best minds to Alberta and the university, noting students will receive residual advantages from the awards.

September 21, 2006
  Law school hopeful gets a hand upPDF files may take a moment to load

Gregory McMeekin has always wanted to be a lawyer. However, like all young law school hopefuls he must first take the notoriously difficult LSAT exam. This is challenge enough for any student, but luckily McMeekin is not one to shy away from a challenge.

McMeekin has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheel chair. His motor skills are limited, and this has made preparing for the test especially difficult.

September 21, 2006
  Calgarians tackle less glamorous issuesPDF files may take a moment to load

There are nearly 3,500 Calgarians living without a home.

To raise awareness of this issue, the City of Calgary announced it's 11th annual Homeless Awareness Week Fri., Sept. 15

"It potentially will sensitize more people to the needs and necessary strategy to further house people," said alderman Joe Ceci. "It's an education vehicle for people that are not in the know to realize there is a problem."

September 21, 2006
  A place to prayPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary celebrated the grand opening of the new Multi-Faith Prayer Centre and Chapel Wed., Sept. 20.

Located on the third floor of MacEwan Student Centre, the MFPC is a facility designed especially for students seeking religious and spiritual guidance and solitude.

According to United/Presbyterian chaplain Tim Nethercott, it is designed as a place of sanctuary where everyone, regardless of faith, can come and spend time observing spiritual silence.

September 21, 2006
  Online-Exclusive Spun: Iron MaidenPDF files may take a moment to load

A Matter of Life and Death is the legendary Iron Maiden's 14th studio album, and third since The Air Raid Siren. Although the band has shown a marked improvement since the return of Bruce Dickenson, any dreams that Maiden will ever produce another Number of the Beast are destined to remain fantasies.

First off, Life and Death is fucking epic. At 112 minutes, it is Iron Maiden's longest album to date.


September 21, 2006
  Online-Exclusive Spun: Los LobosPDF files may take a moment to load

Los Lobos are at it again with their latest, The Town and the City. Mostly a disappointment, the album's only saving graces are its three songs in Spanish with a Latin beat, "Chuco's Cumbia," "Luna," and "No Puedo Más."

While there is still a slight Latin flair to the rest of their songs, many of them, especially "The Road to Gila Bend," are simply painful to listen to.



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