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October 26, 2006
  Online Exclusive: Quality Money for Quality... Stuff.PDF files may take a moment to load

There are a lot of ways to spent $1.4 million; vacations, a new wardrobe, a flashy new car, a single bedroom condo in Calgary. But, luckily for students at the University of Calgary the Students' Union has choosen to spend the $1.4 million in quality money given to them by the Board of Governors on initiatives to improve student life.

October 26, 2006
  Women's Hockey: Dinos earn first pointPDF files may take a moment to load

The young University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team played in another home-and-home split this past weekend, this time versus the Red Deer College Queens. The Dinos left the weekend still hunting for their elusive first victory, but showed serious signs of improvement following up their 3-1 loss Thur., Oct. 19 by fighting tooth and claw Sat., Oct. 21, leaving with a 2-2 tie to show for it.

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October 26, 2006
  Men's Hockey: Goals are piling upPDF files may take a moment to load

Don't let the score sheets and statistics fool you. The University of Calgary men's hockeysaurs dominated the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, sweeping the Oct. 20-21 home-and-home series, although the scores reflected close contests. The Dinos won 7-6 in Lethbridge Friday night despite being outshot 33-48, and put away the Pronghorns in front of fans at Father David Bauer Saturday night with a 5-4 victory.

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October 26, 2006
  Football: Victory, at lastPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos football team won their first game of the year in dramatic fashion, with freshman quarterback Dalin Tollestrup setting a school-record for a blazing 105-yard pass with under a minute to go.

The game was a thrilling 30-27 come-from-behind-victory over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds at McMahon Stadium Sun., Oct. 22. The T-Birds were the ninth-ranked team in the nation going into the game. The win puts the Dinos at 1-6 on the season.

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October 26, 2006
  Bra helps heart surgery patients recoverPDF files may take a moment to load

A specialized compression bra developed by a team of University of Calgary researchers will help women recover from heart surgery.

Wearing the supportive undergarment immediately after heart surgery significantly reduces women's breast pain, according to a national clinical trial led by Dr. Kathryn King, a U of C professor and heritage population health investigator.

October 26, 2006
  Students get heard during Political Action WeekPDF files may take a moment to load

Students around campus have been tenting on the MacEwan Student Centre front lawn, riding a mechanical bull and eating large amounts of mac n' cheese to protest student debt and a lack of affordable housing in Calgary as part of the Students' Union Political Action Week.

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October 26, 2006
  Letter: SU campout too in-tentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Holding a tent city during midterm exams and just when it is getting cold is pretty brainless. How many people do you think are going to turn up for that? Or are you doing it on purpose so that when people don't turn up you can say that it isn't as big of an issue as you thought and that people aren't interested?

Zelda Sun

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October 26, 2006
  Drop out rates revealedPDF files may take a moment to load

Just over 23 per cent of University of Calgary undergraduate students drop out or are required to withdraw in the 10-year period after beginning their degree, according to a study from the U of C Office of Institutional Analysis.

The OIA introduced these new statistics in addition to time to graduation rates for each faculty in a study released earlier this month, entitled Student Progression to Degree.

October 26, 2006
  Editorial: Computer follyPDF files may take a moment to load

There's a common saying amongst those people who deal with information security: "The only truly secure computer is one that's turned off, unplugged from all networks, encased in concrete six feet below the ground in an unknown location, guarded 24/7 by elite mercenaries who shoot first and ask questions later, and even then, I wouldn't put money on it."

October 26, 2006
  Photo to the Editor: Let there be lightPDF files may take a moment to load

Anyone can submit an original photo to the editor. Drop off your high resolution black and white photo along with your name, contact information and a brief description (or haiku) including type of camera (not exceeding 30 words) to room 319 MacEwan Student Centre or email photo@gauntlet.ucalgary.ca.

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