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January 17, 2008
  Campus newsmakers of '07PDF files may take a moment to load

SU fights housing shortage

The City of Calgary's affordable housing shortage had an impact everywhere, including the university.

This year's wait list to get into on-campus residence was still over 750 people by the beginning of the fall semester, making student housing one of the biggest issues of the year. To combat the issue, the University of Calgary Students' Union put together an affordable housing paper.

January 17, 2008
  The ongoing debate on nuclear energyPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta may soon be the site of many nuclear plants.

The Energy Alberta Corporation proposed nuclear power early last year as a means of supplying energy to the oil and gas industry while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Peace River is a likely site for the first plant.

However, fueling the oilsands with nuclear energy is not a greener alternative, said one expert in the field.

January 17, 2008
  ENGG Week shenanigansPDF files may take a moment to load

Engineers kicked off ENGG Week Mon. with their annual parade around campus dressed to the nines in robes and costumes singing rowdy songs and setting off sirens.

"It's about having fun," said second-year civil engineering student Chelsea Smolka. "It's a great opportunity to meet other people in the faculty. It's a good opportunity for students to interact in an environment that's accommodating to all students. Not all the events are centred around drinking."

January 17, 2008
  U of C student, former ski club head passes onPDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary student died of natural causes this past week.

Eric Lahoda, an avid skiing enthusiast passed away after experiencing cardiac arrest Wed., Jan. 2 at the end of a full day of skiing at Lake Louise. He was airlifted to a Calgary hospital where he remained in a coma for nine days.

Friends of the 22-year-old described him as always cheerful and a dedicated friend. Ski Club president Josh Brydges worked with Lahoda for several years.

January 17, 2008
  NTREE recommends carbon taxPDF files may take a moment to load

Most people would agree that our ozone layer is a beloved friend, but not all can agree on how to save it.

While the introduction of a carbon tax is approved by environmental agencies and petroleum producers alike, it does not appear that the federal government will be enforcing these changes any time soon.

January 17, 2008
  Basketsaurs deal out beating on PronghornsPDF files may take a moment to load

Following the holiday break, the University of Calgary lady basketsaurs got back to business as they hosted the Lethbridge Pronghorns in the friendly confines of the Jack Simpson Gym Jan. 11 and 12. However, the Dinos did not play the part of welcoming hosts, beating the 'Horns 91-64 Fri. and 79-66 Sat.

January 17, 2008
  Making the win column homePDF files may take a moment to load

It's official. The University of Calgary men's basketball team is the number-two ranked team in the nation. Their ride to the top has not been easy but this team has proven week after week that they belong with the very best teams in CIS basketball. The only two teams in the entire country that have a higher winning percentage than the Dinos are the Carlton Ravens, who are the defending national champions and the third ranked Acadia University Axemen, who have played four fewer games than Calgary.

January 17, 2008
  Sports Shorts: keeping fans in the knowPDF files may take a moment to load

A lot of things happened over our long break in the world of Dinos athetics. We at the Gauntlet always want to keep you up to date, so here are some briefs on what happened.

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