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February 07, 2008
  Sportspinions: Is Phaneuf worth it?PDF files may take a moment to load

Life is full of surprises. This seems to be pretty obvious and yet, things we often regard as "surprises" can usually be seen coming from a mile away. Having sex without protection? Surprise! You're pregnant. Smoking and tanning everyday until you are as orange as Hulk Hogan and sound like a busted muffler? Surprise! You have cancer. The point is, there are some things out there that if you take a moment to think about, you will realize they're not all that surprising.

February 07, 2008
  Birth control patch raises health concernsPDF files may take a moment to load

Health Canada renewed their advisories about the potential dangers of using the Evra contraceptive patch following results of a recent study. As the lawsuits and controversies mount, medical professionals continue to sing the same, sensible song.

February 07, 2008
  Dinos left scrambling for playoff spotPDF files may take a moment to load

The men's volleysaurs headed out east to the University of Winnipeg to take on the Wesmen, a team in contention for the top spot of the Canada West Conference rankings this past weekend. Though the Dinos were not victorious in either of the back-to-back matches on Fri. and Sat., their fight to the bitter end was no less than impressive. The weekend saw small victories for the visiting team, including winning one set in each match. For Fri. and Sat.

February 07, 2008
  Captain Caitlin leads team to winsPDF files may take a moment to load

Being the captain of a hockey team is a big responsibility. Solid performances night in and night out, heightened determination and effort in important moments of the game, an unwavering sense of respected leadership and being an ambassador for the sport are all necessary obligations for a successful captain. For some, these characteristics have to be learned and fine-tuned after first receiving the captaincy of a team. For others, like Dinos women's hockey captain Caitlin O'Hara, they just seem to come naturally.

February 07, 2008
  Hockeysaurs take loss against SAITPDF files may take a moment to load

Going into action against the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans this past weekend, the University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team knew they needed to play two inspired games of hockey, as four points would help distance themselves from the rest of the pack towards one of the top two spots in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and a first-round playoff bye.

February 07, 2008
  SU Presidential ForumPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union wrapped up a week of election forums with a showdown between three presidential candidates, Fri., Feb. 9. Two SU rookies--Andrew Gilchrist and Joel Skaley--contended with veteran Dalmy Baez for the top job in the organization, armed with ideas for change in the organization.

February 07, 2008
  External forum: hopeful VPs debate experiencePDF files may take a moment to load

Political mud was slung during the external forum, Tue., Feb. 5 as two vice-president hopefuls debated each others' platforms and defended themselves.

Current academic commissioner Alastair MacKinnon stressed the importance of experience while Tierney FitzGerald--who has no prior Students' Union experience--argued SU experience counts for very little, citing conversations he had with SU members before throwing his hat into the VP external ring.

February 07, 2008
  Editorial: Blessed be the qualifiedPDF files may take a moment to load

Hey, would you like to know about a job that pays around $30,000 a year and sometimes doesn't require any qualifications? What's more, you can get one of these positions while you're an undergraduate student, work on campus, have an awesome resume-padder and it includes postering pictures of yourself all over school as a prerequisite! You could have all this and more if you become a member of the University of Calgary Students' Union executive.

February 07, 2008
  SPUN: Black MountainPDF files may take a moment to load

Black Mountain has developed a nice little niche for themselves since the Vancouver band burst onto the scene in 2004. Listeners are advised to follow these instructions to properly enjoy the fuzzed-out rock of Black Mountain's latest release In the Future.

1) Roll two joints, joint A and joint B.

2) Put joint A in your left hand

3) Put joint B in your right hand.

4) Light both.

[Editor's note: HOW? Both hands are full.]

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February 07, 2008
  SPUN: Johnny HollowPDF files may take a moment to load

Dirty Hands is, in short, music for 14-year-old fat girls with an un-ironic love of black eye makeup. It's almost unfair to pick on the album; it's meant for a very specific type of person. This person--the kind who sacrifices a little sprig of mint to the Earth Mother every equinox--would definitely dig on the album's cello-led electronica-industrial-fusion. For people who aren't followers of the ancient, craven, pagan gods, Dirty Hands is done dirt cheap.

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