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October 25, 2007
  Rockin' around the world with Henry RollinsPDF files may take a moment to load

Henry Rollins is the multimedia wunderkind of our times. He has served as frontman of Black Flag and the Henry Rollins Band, television host (The Henry Rollins Show), radio host (The Henry Rollins Show), movie actor (Jack Frost, Bad Boys II), and acclaimed author (Get In The Van). The man's work ethic is brutal and uncomprimising and his artistic output is staggering, to say the least.

October 25, 2007
  Breaking down the walls of JerichoPDF files may take a moment to load

Youngsters often dream of having seemingly unattainable careers, such as being an astronaut or a dinosaur. Some of these dreams persist as the dreamers mature, to the point where newfound knowledge and maturity force one to either abandon the goal or to come up with a really great plan for reaching it.

October 25, 2007
  Canadians need to cut down on the poutinePDF files may take a moment to load

Food is an essential part of survival, day in and day out. However, the key thing about it is how it only serves its purpose properly when used in moderation. Too little creates starvation, yet too much is just as much of a concern. While the small end of the scale used to get the most attention, it's the big side that is now becoming the pandemic.

October 25, 2007
  Colbert's presidency ambitions totally awesomePDF files may take a moment to load

The voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative."

Last week Stephen Colbert--or rather, the conservative lobotomy case that he plays on the Colbert Report--declared his intention to seek the office of the President of the United States.

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October 25, 2007
  Walk like a UgandanPDF files may take a moment to load

When I say Gulu, you say walk.

These words echoed for the durations of Sat., Oct. 20's GuluWalk campaign as participants walked throughout downtown Calgary to increase awareness of the longstanding conflict occurring in northern Uganda.

Calgary GuluWalk organizer Robert Bombardieri explained the large component of awareness that is involved in the event, which is in its third year.

October 25, 2007
  Local media and democracyPDF files may take a moment to load

Nationally, 75 per cent of newspapers are owned by three companies.

Media Democracy Day was Thu., Oct. 18. Although events were held in Vancouver and Toronto it went virtually unnoticed throughout the rest of the country.

October 25, 2007
  News for the unnewsedPDF files may take a moment to load

Over half a million people have been evacuated from their homes due to massive fires in California this past week. Two people have died from burns in the fire that is believed to be caused by a dry season, hot temperatures and wind. Currently 1,200 homes have been lost with another 6,800 deemed at risk. Over 6,000 firefighters are working against the fire which destroyed over 300,000 acres of land. A state of emergency has been declared and several hundred million dollars of estimated damage is predicted.

October 25, 2007
  Mis-calculated reactionPDF files may take a moment to load

Starting this semester, first- and second-year engineering students will be using the same standardized non-programmable calculators for all their quizzes, midterms and exams.

Many engineering professors were frustrated with the number of students using programmable calculators to aid them in passing their tests. They decided on using a standardized one-line Casio scientific solar calculator.

October 25, 2007
  Mad cattlemen seek compensation for BSEPDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary professor is fighting on behalf of a group of Canadian cattlemen who were adversely affected by the closure of the American border to Canadian beef following a case of BSE on an Alberta ranch May 2003. U of C faculty of law professor Todd Grierson-Weiler, is a leading expert on the North American Free Trade Agreement and international arbitration, is among a team of lawyers who are attempting to use the NAFTA as a mechanism to compensate a group of 120 cattlemen to the tune of no less than $300 million.

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