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October 19, 2006
  This Week On The Internet: Five Useful ToolsPDF files may take a moment to load

We've heard it all before: The Internet is oh-so-useful and will save everybody hours and hours every day. Of course, anyone who's used the damn thing for longer than 15 minutes has likely realized this is a bold-faced lie, created by a cruel, technocratic system more obsessed with shiny bells and whistles than actually getting anything done.

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October 19, 2006
  Women's Hockey: Hockeysaurs off on the right foot despite losses.PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey season is off on the right foot, despite dropping both of their opening weekend games versus the Grant MacEwan College Bisons.

After losing a close 3-2 road decision versus the Bisons Fri., Oct. 13, the Dinos returned to Calgary and played them again Sat., Oct. 14 in the home opener. The game was close until a power play goal midway through the third ultimately turned the tide in favour of the Bisons. The Bisons would add one more, winning the game 4-2.

October 19, 2006
  Wardrobe malfunctionPDF files may take a moment to load

Fashionistas, actresses, models and other pretty people filed into CBC Calgary this month to audition as Fashion File's new host. The show spans the globe in search of fashion trends, couture, models and up-and-coming designers. Tim Blanks hosted since 1989 and was broadcast in over 75 countries. Now that he's gone, Rejean Beaudin, Fashion File's executive producer, sees Blanks' resignation as a chance to revamp the show.

October 19, 2006
  CJSW strives for new spacePDF files may take a moment to load

Two new committees have been formed by the Students' Union in an attempt to move CJSW from their current space in the basement of MacEwan Student Center to new space on the third floor.

Construction on the new space was halted in January because of cost increases and communication problems between the SU and CJSW. Costs went up by 50 per cent, a price CJSW could not afford.

October 19, 2006
  Women's centre opensPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Women's Resource Centre celebrated its official opening on the third floor of MacEwan Student Centre Wed., Oct. 18., with a buffet lunch, tours of the new space, speakers involved with the project and the community, information booths and cupcakes for dessert.

The celebration culminated in a keynote speech, delivered by Global television anchor, Nirmala Naidoo.

October 19, 2006
  MCAT exam goes digitalPDF files may take a moment to load

Aspiring doctors can put away their pencils. The Medical College Admissions Test will soon be a computer-based exam.

As of January 2007 the MCAT will only be offered in a computerized format, following other major standardized tests such as the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

"They're pretty severe changes," said Matt Fidler, MCAT program manager for Kaplan Test Preparation and Admissions. "On a scale of one to 10 I'd call it a nine, nine and a half."

October 19, 2006
  Pro-lifers protest abortionPDF files may take a moment to load

The Campus Pro-Life club brought their "Genocide Awareness Project" back to campus this week, displaying it on the lawn between Science B and MacEwan Student Center. The GAP uses graphic imagery to compare abortion to historical atrocities such as the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide.

"The goal of a campaign like this is to change public opinion," said CPL president Matthew Wilson. "To show people what abortion is and to make them think about it."

October 19, 2006
  Editorial: Shanti Day shenanigansPDF files may take a moment to load

The World University Service Club has been planning their Shanti Day since July. The aim of the event is to showcase the eight United Nations millennium development goals to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women, while raising some money for the University of Calgary student refugee program at the same time.

October 19, 2006
  Online Exclusive: Sex and Nudity!PDF files may take a moment to load

For the first ten minutes of Shortbus, the audience doesn't get a moment to recover from the non-stop dirty parts and sex scenes all over the place. After the first few minutes are over, people can start to relax as more characters start to keep their clothes on and the crux of the film begins to unfold. Underneath all the sex taking place in the film, there is an emotional storyline discussing the issues and eventually solutions for all kind of sexual problems.

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October 19, 2006
  Online Exclusive: Online voting irregularities plague SU electionPDF files may take a moment to load

Due to a technical error, students were unable to vote in the Students' Union by-election during its opening hours.

The difficulty occurred the morning of Tues., Oct. 18 when the server for Canvote-the online voting company the SU uses to administer its elections-went down and students were not able to log on to the system vote.

"It's one of things that happens when you use computers and servers," said su president Emily Wyatt. "The main concern lies with the students trying to vote from their home computers."

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