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November 16, 2006
  Stem cell research neededPDF files may take a moment to load

Knox United Church brought together the best and brightest from the scientific, philosophical and religious communities to raise awareness about the ethical issues surrounding stem cell research Wed., Nov. 8.

November 16, 2006
  Security tight despite barroom brawlPDF files may take a moment to load

A scuffle at the Den is leading to questions about alcohol and violence at the beloved campus watering hole.

On Thur., Nov. 2 a fight broke out involving five Den patrons, all believed to be university students. The combatants were escorted out by bar staff, who then called Campus Security as well as city police. No charges were laid, but those involved are barred from the Den for a year.

November 16, 2006
  Spun: Barenaked LadiesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Barenaked Ladies have always walked a tightrope between the sophomoric and the serious, and for most of their career, they've managed to retain their balance remarkably well. But on Barenaked Ladies are Me, their seventh album, their position becomes a lot more precarious. Lyrically and musically, the band severely tests their balance with songs pointing in shaky new directions.

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November 16, 2006
  The Oriental semite -- "The Muslim", Pt. 2PDF files may take a moment to load

In part two of her three-part feature on the Muslim Sarah Malik discusses many aspects of Islam often neglected by Western media. Examining anti-semitism throughout the world, she delves into the historical relationship between Jews and Muslims and explores Islam’s role as the Other of Western society, naming them the Oriental semite.

November 16, 2006
  Students storm Parliament HillPDF files may take a moment to load

Members of the University of Calgary Students' Union were in Ottawa last week to give students a voice on post-secondary education issues.

The SU members joined the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, a member-driven organization that changes guard annually and lobbies the federal government to bring PSE issues to the forefront of the national agenda. While on Parliament Hill, CASA members had over 150 meetings with members of parliament, senators, head bureaucrats and even the prime minister.

November 16, 2006
  Letter: Seeking SoapboxPDF files may take a moment to load

[Re: "The Muslim," Sarah Malik, Nov. 9, 2006]

In the spirit of equality please provide for the Jewish and Christian communities on campus to write as extensively on their self-understanding as you have the Muslims.

Arthur JC Schmidt

[Editor's note: Our volunteer base is open to all members of the university community.]

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November 16, 2006
  Editorial: Bylaws to be spat atPDF files may take a moment to load

Nothing ruins a dinner date downtown like stepping on a large, yellowish, bubbly glistening gob of slippery spit.

If a new City of Calgary bylaw passes next week, spitting will not only be gross, but illegal within city limits. Citizens caught spitting or performing other socially inappropriate public acts like putting feet up on public benches, standing on statues, fighting, urinating or--gasp!--defecating, will be slapped with a fine of anywhere from $50 to $300, depending on the severity of the inappropriate act.

November 16, 2006
  Online Exclusive: Inside Fine Arts Awareness WeekPDF files may take a moment to load

MacEwan Student Center was transformed into a stage for budding artists last week as the Students' Union opened up the university to the world of fine arts, during Fine Arts Awareness Week.

From Nov. 6-10 the MSC north courtyard and other places around campus became a bridge between artists and the university community as students presented their talents in the hopes of raising more awareness of all art forms.

November 16, 2006
  This Week On The Internet: How not to break the Internet, Pt. 2PDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, we went over a couple of free programs designed to help prevent new and experienced computer users alike from getting viruses and spyware. This week, we continue in the same vein, stopping 3 a.m. tech-support phone-calls everywhere with a couple of practical tips.

#3: Install some anti-malware programs

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