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January 17, 2008
  Sportspinions: It ain't about the money, man.PDF files may take a moment to load

I came to a rather sudden conclusion the other day: most of my life philosophy is based upon the anecdotal advice and teachings of cab drivers. Depending on who you are, this will likely strike you as either utterly nonsensical or a stroke of genius. For those of you in the latter camp, well, this article is for you.

January 17, 2008
  U of C takes a second look at projectsPDF files may take a moment to load

Inflationary pressures have changed the scope of some of the University of Calgary's capital expansion plans. However, university administration asserted that all of its projects are moving forward and will be completed by their intended deadlines.

January 17, 2008
  Stick like a gecko does: awesomelyPDF files may take a moment to load

With a little help from a South African gecko, a University of Calgary professor has shed light on how these tiny lizards get themselves both into and out of sticky situations.

Geckos have long fascinated biologists with their mysterious ability to attach to nearly any surface without the use of a sticky secretion. However, for Dr. Anthony Russell, a gekkotan adhesion expert, it was not the attaching but the detaching that first drew his attention.

January 17, 2008
  Dinos lose to Griffins in shootoutPDF files may take a moment to load

After a long, holiday-induced hockey hiatus, the University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team hit the ice again, beginning the latter half of their 2007-08 season this past weekend. The Dinos were looking to finish off their extended home-and-home split with the Grant MacEwan College Griffins by exacting some raptor revenge for a 2-1 shootout loss they received before the break. However, the Dinos fell just inches short in the shootout once again, losing 3-2.

January 17, 2008
  Dinos split weekend setPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's hockeysaurs headed east to face the reigning Canada West champs, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, in their Jan. 12-13 series at the Rutherford Rink. The Dinos, who just came off a two-game sweep of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds the weekend before, were looking to extend their six-game winning streak. Friday night's contest went in the Dinos' favour, as they were victorious over the Huskies in a 5-4 shootout victory. But Sat.

January 17, 2008
  Spirals in the skyPDF files may take a moment to load

Flying high, above in the sky, it's a bird... no! It's a plane... yes! Suddenly in an apparent free-fall, it twists back up at a sharp angle. While at first glance, this airplane's pilot is seemingly losing control, closer inspection reveals they are exhibiting expert mastery of their craft.

January 17, 2008
  Editorial: When music labels attack!PDF files may take a moment to load

Like a meteor, coldly and silently moving through the heavens on a collision path with the earth, so too do a number of parliamentary bills in the coming weeks that may affect the lives of Canadians in a myriad of negative ways.

January 17, 2008
  Avast! There be pirates!PDF files may take a moment to load

Pirates, sword fights, maidens in distress and singing? The Pirates of the Penzance, an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, is making its way to the University of Calgary this week thanks to the work of director Colleen Whidden, music students and members of the community.

January 17, 2008
  Snork, let's get 'em boss!PDF files may take a moment to load

Dear Da Shredder,

Re: Union Issues,

As you are without a doubtedly aware, morale on da ground dese days has gone to a shitter. Never before has so much of da troops wanted to not do da stuff you say and I personally find dis to be an issue, I dunno if you'se agrees.

You seem like a smart enough armored ninja dude, so I am gonna put dis to you as best I can what with my inhibited mental capable abilities.

January 17, 2008
  Svedeesh Puretes! Bork Bork Bork!PDF files may take a moment to load

While the debate over copyright law rages on in Canada, elsewhere steps were taken in the right direction after seven Swedish members of parliament put forward a proposal to decriminalize file sharing altogether. In an opinion piece published in Swedish daily newspaper Expressen, the seven MPs defended their position.

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