2007-11-22

    
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November 22, 2007
  Gauntlet Sportspinions: don't blame the Europeans for playing hockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

A few years back, during the Stanley Cup playoffs, the entire population of Toronto had dreams of championships dancing in their heads. It was the spring of 2002 and they just defeated their arch-rivals, the Ottawa Senators, and were headed to the eastern final against the "lowly" Carolina Hurricanes. The Leafs' dreams went up in smoke to those same Hurricanes, as the good ol' boys from Down South booked a trip to the Cup finals. It was around this time that the term "Team of Destiny" and the Hurricanes began to become synonymous.

November 22, 2007
  Basketsaurs could be golden this yearPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's basketball team showed another glimmer of their potentially gold season, beating the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns during their two-game series this past weekend. The Dinos won the Fri. night game 90-78 and the Sat. night game by a score of 94-66. These wins improve the Dinos' record to 5-1 on the season to keep them tied with University of Alberta Golden Bears for first place in the Central division of Canada West.

November 22, 2007
  Lugers prepare for World Cup eventPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian national luge team is in the final preparation steps for the 2007 Viessmann Luge World Cup at Canada Olympic Park Nov. 23 and 24.

November 22, 2007
  Volleysaurs walk the winning pathPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women's volleyball team continued their early-season dominance on the weekend, sweeping the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and improving their season record to 6-0. The Wesmen proved to be little trouble for the deep and balanced Dinos attack.

November 22, 2007
  The oldest book you'll ever touchPDF files may take a moment to load

A year after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and just fifty years after Guttenberg perfected the printing press, the first literal commentary on the bible was printed.

Nicholas of Lyra's the Biblia Latina was just acquired by the University of Calgary's library. The four-volume book is just one of two in Canada.

November 22, 2007
  High dollar sends shoppers across the 49thPDF files may take a moment to load

For many Canadian shoppers, Christmas has come early in the form of a sky-high loonie.

"It just makes good sense to buy as much as I can from the States right now," said third-year business student Erica Bridges. "Even with the additional shipping costs, I always find much better deals when I buy online from American retailers."

November 22, 2007
  Funds flow for water partnershipPDF files may take a moment to load

Bolivia's water crisis may find a long-term solution with the help of the University of Calgary and a million-dollar grant from the federal government.

The project will send U of C graduate students and professors to the South American country to direct Bolivian students in managing and preserving their scarce water resources from 2007-13. The commitment, provided by the Canadian International Development Agency was announced last Fri.

November 22, 2007
  Calgary's Dance Dance RevolutionPDF files may take a moment to load

With the advent of shows like So You Think You Can Dance? and Dancing with the Stars, the art of dance has been suddenly legitimized in the eyes of a hungry populace looking for their next entertainment fix. It's no surprise: the dynamics seen in dance combine the dramatics of live theatre with impressive acrobatic and athletic abilities. In turn, classes have taken off as people learn the steps to such styles as flamenco, salsa and swing.

November 22, 2007
  Editorial: Mounties need to cool heelsPDF files may take a moment to load

With recruitment on the decline despite mass drives and a quarter of the force expected to retire in the next few years, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seem desperate to take anyone willing to join up. In the past few years, not only have several officers died in the line of duty, too many civilians have died in custody as a result of poor practices on the part of the RCMP. A lack of transparency has let offending officers off with seemingly few repercussions.

November 22, 2007
  The down low on birth controlPDF files may take a moment to load

Ladies and gentlemen, in the interest of having no boys and girls, let's talk about birth control.

There are many different contraceptive methods to choose from, so how one should decide what method will work for them was the main issue raised in the Understand Your Body, Inform Your Choice film series on campus this week. There were films screened in the Women's Resource Centre dealing with sexual health Nov. 20-22.

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