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February 14, 2008
  August shinesPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes the biggest problems start in the simplest of situations. The complicating factor in August, An Afternoon in the Country, is not the setting in which it takes place, but rather the intentions and motives of the characters delivering the story. August is set at the home of a family living in rural Quebec, with the story unfolding in real-time over a family dinner. This may sound like a gross oversimplification, but it exemplifies the monochromatic scheme of the plot versus the vibrant undertones of the conflict.

February 14, 2008
  A Young captainPDF files may take a moment to load

The importance of the captain on sports teams is unparalleled, with responsibilities that come on and off the court, the presence is even felt when the individual is not speaking. Sometimes the captain is the team's ultimate cheerleader, or that stoic individual who everyone respects. Examples of different leadership styles can be found all across professional sports, whether it be Jason Varitek, who as a member and team leader of the Boston Red Sox, led a nutty, zany crew to the 2004 Major League World Series.

February 14, 2008
  Dinos split weekend with WolfPack to take a place at playoffsPDF files may take a moment to load

It wasn't easy, but the men's volleysaurs managed to eke their way into post-season contention after splitting play with the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Feb. 8-9. Going in to the weekend, the men were required to pull at least one win from the double-header to continue to the playoffs. While Fri. night's nail-biter failed to end in the Dinos' favour with final set scores posted as 13-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 15-11, the volleysaurs managed to synthesize nerves into victory on Sat.

February 14, 2008
  Coat doesn't wear thinPDF files may take a moment to load

At a time when theatrical productions seem destined to become more grandiose and effects-laden to compete with motion pictures and other modes of visual entertainment, it's rare that a high-profile production goes in the opposite direction--stripping itself of all but the bare essentials in order to spark the audience's imagination. Rarer still is an occasion where the effort is successful, but such is the case with Sean Dixon's The Gift of the Coat.

February 14, 2008
  Split weekend puts basketsaurs at 18-4PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dino men's basketball team finished their season on the road, splitting their weekend series against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Feb. 8-9. Both games were mostly for pride, as the outcomes had no bearing on either team in the standings or whom either team would play in the post-season.

February 14, 2008
  Fort Mac is all about oilsands and rockingPDF files may take a moment to load

The idea of anything coming out of Fort McMurray besides dirty water, environmental degradation and oily sand is a bit ridiculous. The common conception about the town is that there's nothing there but work, getting drunk and going to the strippers. Generally done in that order. Conventional wisdom says that Fort Mac is unique in its complete absence of culture.

February 14, 2008
  Dinos shut out WolfPack with double 3-0 winsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos women's volleyball team closed out their regular season in winning fashion Feb. 8-9. Gearing up for the playoffs the Dinos swept Thompson Rivers University in both Fri. with 25-18, 25-18, 25-12 and Saturday's 25-20, 25-20, 25-17 matches, building much needed confidence heading into the post-season.

February 14, 2008
  Lady basketsaurs split weekend to squeek through to the post-seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary basketball ladysaurs concluded their regular season schedule with a double-header versus the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Feb. 8-9. The Huskies, despite an inferior record, put up a fight versus the sixth-ranked Dinos, winning one of the two games at Jack Simpson.

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