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October 04, 2007
  The playoffs are a long way offPDF files may take a moment to load

With a playoff berth a long-shot at best, the University of Calgary Dinos entered play last weekend with a mission. Needing to pick up as many points as possible against tough provincial rival the University of Lethbridge was their goal.

October 04, 2007
  Dinos footballers lose again and againPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos football team turned the ball over seven times in their third loss in a row, dropping to 1-3 on the season against the University of Alberta Golden Bears Sat., Sep. 29. The Dinos have lost five games in a row to the Bears in the regular season, dating back to 2004.

The Dinos, Canada West's leading rush offence, gained only 117 yards on the ground, much less than their 330-yards per game average coming in.

October 04, 2007
  Goyette's girls get ready to go for greatnessPDF files may take a moment to load

The hiring of a new coach to a sports team is often a cause for understandable excitement. It's used as a means of positive change and newfound prosperity, as a new coach brings a fresh assessment of the team's situation and the a chance to improve upon the work done by their predecessor.

October 04, 2007
  Soccersaurs call it an all-nil weekendPDF files may take a moment to load

It was a no-score, no-win weekend for the University of Calgary lady soccersaurs Sep. 29 and 30.

After two matches against the Lethbridge Pronghorns away and at home, neither team was able to assert enough of an offensive grip to make a goal, leaving the Dinos slightly ahead of the 'Horns by one point in Canada West standings.

October 04, 2007
  Dinos play hard in home openerPDF files may take a moment to load

Home proved to be the advantage as the University of Calgary men's hockeysaurs and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns engaged in the other Battle of Alberta with a home-and-home series Sep. 28 and 29.

Lethbridge took the opener in a hard-fought 3-2 victory Friday night over the visiting Dinos, but the hockeysaurs returned the favour by defeating the 'Horns with the same score the following night in front of fans at Father David Bauer Arena.

October 04, 2007
  SU hosts affordable housing forumPDF files may take a moment to load

After a successful affordable housing forum held by the Students' Union, struggling students have a reason to look forward to change. The paper presented by the SU to politicians and officials--Working Together: Finding Solutions to Affordable Accommodations for Students--carefully outlined a series of recommendations to each level of government as well as the university.

SU president Julie Bogle opened the forum with a call to government participation.

October 04, 2007
  IRON SCIENCE!!!PDF files may take a moment to load

Reality TV isn't just for TV anymore.

Iron science, an educational contest modeled after the reality television show Iron Chef, aims to get high-school students engaged in science class. The contest involves a "secret ingredient" which teachers will use to develop an interesting lesson plan that will both enlighten and entertain.

October 04, 2007
  Peoplesoft frustrations risePDF files may take a moment to load

Frustrating," "confusing," "the devil," "a total nightmare," and "PeopleHard" were some of the many heated labels heard from University of Calgary students concerning the new student registration program PeopleSoft.

PeopleSoft was implemented in Feb. to replace Infonet as the new student administrative system. The welcome, however, has not been warm. Accordingly, when asked about their opinions on PeopleSoft, students did not hold back.

October 04, 2007
  NUTV has fun at summer schoolPDF files may take a moment to load

Summer is a magical time for most students. Judging by the lack of people on campus, the majority take the time to travel to exotic locales or sling coffee to locals in exchange for tuition money. Luckily for a foursome of aspiring local filmmakers, school was still in session at NUTV.

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