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September 13, 2007
  Frisbee: the ultimate form of funPDF files may take a moment to load

Ultimate frisbee is the sport for nearly everyone. Membership ranges from those who played sports in high school but didn't make the cut for the university varsity teams, former college players who want to give a new sport a try and to those who just want to get involved in a new extracurricular activity and maybe meet some new friends.

September 13, 2007
  Canadian gymnasts qualify for OlympicsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian Olympic men's gymnastics team returned with mixed feelings from the gymnastics World Championships in Germany Sep. 10.

The team finished in 11th place in the Beijing 2008 qualifier, guaranteeing them a spot in the upcoming Olympic games, despite missing team leader and gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt.

"Everybody on the team did a good job," said team member Grant Golding. "Everybody made our routines and there were no big mistakes. It was basically just like training."

September 13, 2007
  Students examine the oil sandsPDF files may take a moment to load

One University of Calgary class aims to keep Alberta green, both environmentally and financially.

The university's environmental science department sent 22 students on a field school experience to study the oil sands and other potentially at-risk industrial environments throughout northern and southern Alberta. These excursions, which occurred two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall semester, gave students an up-close look at the impacts and nuances of Alberta's economic engine.

September 13, 2007
  Local literature fans prepare for a Blow-OutPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the upsides to Calgary’s recent economic boom has been the increase in opportunities presented to Calgary’s artistic community. The boom has seen the birth or resurgence of numerous film, theatre and music festivals in town. The area’s literary community has also benefited, creating both the annual Wordfest and its lesser-known counterpart, the Calgary Blow-Out, presented by Filling Station magazine since 2005.

September 13, 2007
  U of C 101 recapPDF files may take a moment to load

This year's U of C 101 included an induction pledge, carefully chosen words and 5,000 frosh.

In surveys from previous years student responses indicated the program was too long. To accommodate this and other recommendations from the surveys, the program was cut back to two days instead of three days, removing extracurricular sessions.

September 13, 2007
  New Solar Car's design lights upPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary solar car project is coming up to speed, and heading Down Under for the 2007 World Solar Challenge. This year's car--the Schulich 1--will be shipped Friday, but the big race won't start until Oct. 21. Over the past two years the team has been hard at work preparing a completely new car for the 3,000 km route across the Australian continent­--from Darwin to Adelaide.

"We've got a good team," said business manager Adam Berti. "We've got a quality car that should race fairly well."

September 13, 2007
  Editorial: Deferred universityPDF files may take a moment to load

Campus Calgary Digital Library, groundbreaking ceremony: Mar. 31, 2006. That was then.

Taylor Family Digital Library, groundbreaking ceremony: spring 2008. This is Now.

September 13, 2007
  Green DawnPDF files may take a moment to load

It has never been like this before. In a world where popular magazines condone the appropriation of intellectual property by advocating for the fan-fiction and mash-up communities and famous authors turn beloved Victorian children’s icons into insatiable tramps, the re-imagining of what’s dear to us has never been so important.

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