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February 15, 2007
  Giving technology the bootPDF files may take a moment to load

"The typical Canadian spends on average an hour and a half on their cell phone, 2.6 hours on the internet and 3.7 hours in front of the television per day."

-Public Health Agency of Canada

February 15, 2007
  SU View: SU needs your inputPDF files may take a moment to load

For the past few years, the Students' Union has received a significant amount of money from the Board of Governors to fund projects and initiatives that increase the quality of the student experience here. This year, once again, the SU will receive approximately $1.4 million to improve campus life for students. Past uses of quality money include classroom size reduction, scholarships and bursaries, the social science corridor renovation along with other programs and initiatives.

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February 15, 2007
  Publicity off the port bowPDF files may take a moment to load

They may not have eye patches or peg legs, but the crews aboard the Farley Mowat and the Robert Hunter officially became a band of buccaneers when the two Sea Shepherd vessels were deregistered. Without registered flags, the ships are legally classified as pirate ships under maritime law.

Over the past six months, the two ships--captained by controversial marine conservationist Paul Watson--have pursued Japanese whaling vessels in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.

February 15, 2007
  Letter: Ineffective RequirementPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

This may seem completely random but I think the policy behind the effective writing requirement is a big steaming pile. Sure, you have to prove that you are proficient enough in English to be here, but come on! Why is it that marks from social studies 30/history IB do not qualify for it?

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February 15, 2007
  Happy year of the pig!PDF files may take a moment to load

Students who have already given up on their New Year's resolutions have another chance: Chinese New Year is fast approaching.

The Year of the Pig begins Sun., Feb. 18. Based on the Chinese lunar calendar, which is based on moon phases, Chinese New Year varies in date from year to year. Each year is also represented by on of 12 animals.

To celebrate, the Hong Kong Students' Association held a festival in MacEwan Student Centre Mon., Feb. 12.

February 15, 2007
  Students protest poverty on National Day of ActionPDF files may take a moment to load

In an act of solidarity, students united from coast-to-coast in a pan-Canadian effort to protest student poverty an demand government action Wed., Feb. 7.

The National Day of Action was the climax of an ambitious year-long campaign driven by the Canadian Federation of Students, the country's largest student lobby organization. CFS represents approximately 500,000 post-secondary students across the country.

February 15, 2007
  Mac Hall #3 concert venue in CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

Mac Hall rocks! At least according to Pollstar's annual ticket sales report, which ranked the University of Calgary's student centre as the third best concert venue in Canada, behind Massey Hall in Toronto and the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. The concert magazine also put MacEwan Hall in 82nd place among the top 100 theatre venues in the world.

February 15, 2007
  Dinos player blows WHL scholarshipPDF files may take a moment to load

A former University of Calgary hockey player's career may be in jeopardy following a positive drug test.

More light was shed on Jarret Lukin's mysterious departure when the Dinos announced Fri., Feb. 9 that Lukin had tested positive for cocaine metabolites and faces a two-year period of ineligibility from Canadian Interuniversity Sport competition. Following the announcement, Lukin was also suspended indefinitely by the East Coast Hockey League, pending an investigation.

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