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September 06, 2007
  New SU executive member namedPDF files may take a moment to load

Eric Jablonski's unexpected resignation posed more problems for the Students' Union than just finding a replacement.

On Tue., Aug. 21, the Student Legislative Council, consisting of the SU executive and commissioners, elected Richard Freeman to serve as the new vice-president events. An election was held in response to Jablonski resigning on Wed., Aug. 1, due to his admission into the University of Calgary faculty of medicine.

September 06, 2007
  U of C introduces emergency text messaging systemPDF files may take a moment to load

Following tragic school shootings at two North American institutions last year--Dawson College and Virginia Tech--the University of Calgary has implemented a new communication initiative to warn students about emergencies on campus sooner.

Students are encouraged to sign up for a new text messaging alert system that will be used along with the current e-mail system to issue security alerts, explained campus security director Lanny Fritz.

September 06, 2007
  Dalai Lama to visit U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Pope Benedict better watch out for his Calgary congregations 'cause the Dalai Lama's coming to town, yo.

The University of Calgary will be hosting the Dalai Lama of Tibet September 2009. The three-day visit will include a public speech, presentations to the Buddhist community and a purposed symposium surrounding his teachings.

September 06, 2007
  The Dinos be ballin', straight upPDF files may take a moment to load

The Jack Simpson Gym was buzzing as the University of Calgary Dinos men's basketball team led the charge against some unusual opponents Labour Day weekend.

The basketsaurs faced off against two NCAA Division I teams, the Creighton Bluejays and the Weber State Wildcats, in three games during the second annual Battle of the Border Sep. 1-3. Creighton, the defending Missouri Valley Conference champion and Weber State, holder of the Big Sky conference title for 2006-07 presented a big challenge for the Dinos.

September 06, 2007
  Splish splash, skiing into a pool!PDF files may take a moment to load

In the minds of many, combining small children strapped to skis, a giant wooden ramp and a pool of water probably seems like a bad idea. To freestyle aerial skiers, however, this is the perfect training recipe for future star athletes.

September 06, 2007
  Editorial: Administration fails U of C 101PDF files may take a moment to load

It's September again and it's time for another mass of fresh faces to be indoctrinated into university culture by the University of Calgary's introductory sessions, U of C 101. The informal classes led by student volunteers provide frosh with their first opportunity to become acquainted with the campus and community that will absorb the next four or more years of their lives.

September 06, 2007
  406: Not AcceptablePDF files may take a moment to load

Network neutrality has been a big issue in the United States in the past year or so. The debate inevitably arrived in Canada a few months later, becoming a greater threat here than south of the border. Network neutrality is the principle that the Internet should be free of restrictions to access. Universal access to web content, protection of web applications and freedom from censorship fall under the umbrella of Net neutrality.

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September 06, 2007
  Let's talk about: Lubrication!PDF files may take a moment to load

(Editor's note: Those readers from last year no doubt remember "Carnal Knowledge," the Gauntlet's sex advice column. The writer of that column has moved on to new projects, so please welcome Lesley-ann Barrett, our new Gauntlet sexpert. Ms. Barrett is training to become a professional sex therapist and her experience in the adult toy and novelty industry lends her a tremendous amount of wisdom.

September 06, 2007
  Wrestling should be wregulatedPDF files may take a moment to load

The past year has been a rollercoaster ride for the world of professional wrestling. Industry juggernaut World Wrestling Entertainment posted some of its largest profits to date, anchored by the WrestleMania 23 event becoming the highest-grossing wrestling card ever. All the successes were immediately forgotten when longtime WWE star Chris Benoit killed his wife, son and himself over a weekend in June.

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