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December 06, 2007
  Local filmmaker's Walk to rememberPDF files may take a moment to load

Many people dream of the glitz and glamour of filmmaking, never realizing that the road to Hollywood is long and treacherous. Too many aspiring filmmakers to count have abandoned their dreams amidst the murkiness of that path, but Robert Cuffley isn't one of them. The Calgary-based writer/director turned a youthful fascination with film into a career making movies, including the upcoming Walk All Over Me. Cuffley's path to becoming a filmmaker began in Grade 8.

December 06, 2007
  You can do it, put your back into itPDF files may take a moment to load

In what was the closest of matches played by the University of Calgary Dinos women volleysaurs this year, the young team prevailed over their northern rivals, the University of Alberta Pandas. Sticking with the formula that has brought them out to a 6-2 start this year, Coach Boyles kept his young stars on the court. Showing the type of poise usually reserved for more experienced university players, the youngest Dinos delivered some key performances in both come-from-behind victories. Leading the way on Sat.

December 06, 2007
  UN climate conference: Kyoto's phase twoPDF files may take a moment to load

The United Nations Climate Change conference was set up to create discussion--and hopefully action--for the next stage of Kyoto. The current agreement is for 2008-12 and the Indonesian conference held Dec. 3-14 aims to set goals beyond 2012.

While executive secretary Yvo de Boer is optimistic that they will be able to make a new framework to put in place once Kyoto--ends according to the UNFCCC website, others in Calgary are less so.

December 06, 2007
  SU Review: PresidentPDF files may take a moment to load

Just like Admiral Ackbar, Students' Union president Julie Bogle knows when protesting tuition is a trap.

The SU tuition consultation policy is a near-perfect example of Bogle's approach to the SU. Like the paper, Bogle is professional, well-researched and presents a strong partnership between the SU and university administration.

December 06, 2007
  SU Review: VP AcademicPDF files may take a moment to load

Help me Obi Wan Kenobi--you're my only hope!"

Obi Wan Kenobi was a Jedi Master the Rebel Alliance turned to in times of Imperial oppression. In times of academic oppression, undergraduate students turn to Brittany Sargent to defend their rights and ensure they're treated fairly by administration.

December 06, 2007
  SU Review: VP EventsPDF files may take a moment to load

Much like Luke Skywalker was called upon to save the day, so was Richard Freeman called upon to bail out the events commission. Not only was Freeman taking over for the beloved Eric Jablonski--who departed for medical school in Aug.--he also had to run the events commission short-handed and follow Jablonski's platform until the Oct. 25 byelection.

December 06, 2007
  SU Review: VP Op/FiPDF files may take a moment to load

Every day being vice-president operations and finance is like playing a game of dejarik with a wookie; Fraser Stuart is just trying to avoid getting his arms ripped out of their sockets.

The Students' Union VP op-fi helps manage the budget of a multi-million dollar organization with $13,405,230 in revenue according to the statement of operations dated Jun. 30, 2006.

December 06, 2007
  SU Review: VP ExternalPDF files may take a moment to load

Students' Union vice-president external Mike Selnes spends most of his time with his luscious hair pulled into tight buns on the side of his head, spying on government officials for the sake of the rebellion and recording risque holographic messages. Selnes' job description makes him accountable for lobbying all levels of government in the best interests of the students. He's also responsible for public and media relations as well as raising political awareness in students.

December 06, 2007
  State of mind, part IIPDF files may take a moment to load

In early November, a couple weeks after my initial excursions downtown, and tour of the Drop-In Centre, I went back with Gauntlet news editor Katy Anderson. We parked my car in front of the YMCA and walked the two blocks to the front entrance of the DIC. Against the gate separating the DIC's driveway from the street, a man and a woman were making out. A little ways beyond them, sitting on the curb of the driveway opposite us, was a young man wearing ragged clothes and with a cigarette tucked into his hat.

December 06, 2007
  Editorial: Video misses markPDF files may take a moment to load

Last month, an intro to cultural anthropology class at Kansas State University posted a video on YouTube about a student survey they collectively built. The claim made by whoever posted the video was that it provided a glimpse at "the most important characteristics of students today."

Instead, what we get is a jumbled collection of facts basically amounting to first-year kids complaining about not being entertained in lectures.

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