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February 08, 2007
  U of C 101, revampedPDF files may take a moment to load

Incoming University of Calgary students will see some big changes to their orientation next year.

The Office of the Student Experience has been working to create a new and improved U of C 101 for the coming fall semester.

"The OSE is directing ship and lots of people are onboard," said OSE associate director Heather Cummings. "U of C 101 is a mandated program and we offer services that students often don't realize will aid them in their time here."

February 08, 2007
  Online Exclusive: SU op-fi commissioner forumPDF files may take a moment to load

Students will have to think long and hard before submitting their choice for vice-president of operations and finance if the op-fi Candidate's forum was any indication.

Held Thur., Feb. 8, the forum spanned the major issues that will face the next elected VP Op-Fi. All three candidates, Kyle Olsen, Michael Prang and Fraser Stuart, were in attendance and subject to questions regarding the reduction of student fees and levy packages, CJSW's move into their new space and the best use of quality money.

February 08, 2007
  Online Exclusive: SU presidential forumPDF files may take a moment to load

It can't be easy to sit for two straight hours of questions. Nonetheless, the three candidates vying for next year's SU presidency, Julie Bogle, Julie Labonte, and Wilma Shim, remained poised throughout the SU presidential forum, which took place Fri., Feb. 9 in MacEwan Student Centre.

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February 08, 2007
  Letter: Go Canada!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "X is for X-treme... for now," Jon Roe, Feb. 2, 2007.]

A sports writer writing about Canadian music. How interesting.

I would like Mr. Roe to explain to all of us how it is the CRTC's fault that some radio stations only play the Tragically Hip's '90s songs, and why those geniuses at those radio stations can't play different songs from a Nickelback album? The CRTC is not forcing anyone to play the same Nickelback songs over and over again.

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February 08, 2007
  Events candidates in beat box challengePDF files may take a moment to load

Most students decide to attend universities in order to increase their academic capabilities, but what they do after class is the primary concern of the Students' Union events commissioner hopefuls.

The events forum was held Tues., Feb. 7 and consisted of Justin Barrett, Josh Sandulak, Richard Freeman, Pamela Weatherbee, Brynn Collingridge and Riley Pollom. They were questioned by current vice-president events Eric Jablonski, who will continue in his job next year as there is no one else vying for the spot.

February 08, 2007
  SU academic hopefuls duke it out over citation methodsPDF files may take a moment to load

A heated debate in the academic forum kicked off the first of seven Students' Union general election debates, Mon., Feb. 5.

While all five academic commissioner candidates agreed on most issues, four of the candidates argued against a proposition put forward by commissioner candidate Alastair MacKinnon. MacKinnon proposed an initiative to implement universal citation across all faculties in the University of Calgary, maintaining it would relieve student stress.

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