2008-03-06

    
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March 06, 2008
  Speedy Sam shredding up the trackPDF files may take a moment to load

Bucking the trend of childhood teddy-bears, Sam Effah has been cheered on to sprinting supremacy by coaches, teammates and a stuffed dog with no name.

Though he didn't enter the sport until his last year in high school, Sam Effah has developed so fast as a sprinter that he has become the number-one seed in each of his events entering this weekend's CIS championship. His performance thus far has been so good, it has pushed him to set a goal of representing Canada in the Olympics in 2012 and, perhaps, even 2008.

March 06, 2008
  Dinos take fourth straight CIS bronzePDF files may take a moment to load

The end of the line has come for the University of Calgary women's volleyball team and bronze is the colour that will accompany them home on the trek back from Fredericton. After an up-and-down season, the Dinos showed grit and determination, battling every step of the way, but came up a mite short in the end. Still, the season will not be looked upon as a failure, moreover small victories turned into great achievements. Every team wants to win the gold, or the national trophy, but most teams must find other types of victory.

March 06, 2008
  Dinos wrestlers host CIS finalsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary hosted the CIS wrestling championship Feb. 28 to Mar. 1. Many Dino athletes competed at the meet, and, although there were a few upsets, the Dinos had an impressive showing.

March 06, 2008
  Dinos go to finals after split weekendPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women's hockey finals between the University of Calgary Dinos and Grant MacEwan College Griffins are under way, with the series already showing signs of going the distance in grandiose fashion. The series didn't start as hoped for the Dinos, losing the first game 3-0 at Centennial Arena Feb. 29, but the girls roared back to tie the best-of-five series up at 1-1 with a 2-1 victory in Edmonton.

March 06, 2008
  Penny Lane loses battle to scan IDsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta Privacy Commissioner's ruling hammer won out in a thunderous fight with the SecureBar ID-scanning program. Privacy Commissioner Frank Works ordered the Tantra nightclub to stop scanning patrons' driver licences on Wed., Feb 20. Work also ordered the club to destroy all the personal information it already stored.

March 06, 2008
  Fuel from fries: Den waste used by students to make biodieselPDF files may take a moment to load

The norms of bar food are greasy fries, a juicy hamburger with grease dripping onto the plate, nachos with tons of greasy meat and chicken wings soaking in oil. Many people eat these delicious foods, but very rarely do people contemplate what happens to the oil and grease when the server takes the plates away.

March 06, 2008
  Federal budget '08: Changes to the Millenium scholarshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Students know all too well the foreboding expiry of a dwindling bank account. Such is the fate of the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation as it gets set to expire in 2009.

Instead, students will turn to the new Canada Student Grant Program, introduced last week in the Conservative's federal budget, for future post-secondary financial aid.

March 06, 2008
  Voting the hard wayPDF files may take a moment to load

In the developing world, from Haiti to Kenya, there are often troubles reported with the voting process. However, here in Alberta, citizens also encountered several roadblocks on their way to the polls.

A lagging website with voting station information, long lineups, conflicting information and no city-wide polls have all been complaints made about the province's election.

March 06, 2008
  Editorial: The ongoing trials of the student voterPDF files may take a moment to load

Monday morning, Albertans woke up to the possibility of electing a new government as polls opened across the province in the 2008 provincial election. A day later, 60 per cent of Albertans woke up after having not exercised their right to vote and 22 per cent jubilantly woke up to a super-majority government that they had elected.

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