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March 20, 2008
  Diversity through sports and socialsPDF files may take a moment to load

It's really cool, the diversity and the variety with everybody coming together," says Ron Griffith. "It's just a really healthy way to meet new people, a healthy way to spend your leisure time and to be part of a bigger community."

March 20, 2008
  Life of PiePDF files may take a moment to load

Beginning with a pink wristband and ending with a pink Speedo, Pi Week may have been strange, but holy hell, it certainly was fun.

March 20, 2008
  Core camera courtshipPDF files may take a moment to load

In a move to combat crime activity, the City of Calgary is deploying new closed-circuit television surveillance cameras in downtown areas in a one-year pilot project.

Up to 24 cameras will be installed in various locations in a two kilometer radius around City Hall, such as Olympic Plaza and the East Village, on a wireless network. The police and senior bylaw officers would view the video downloaded on authorized laptops.

City council approved the project, which will cost $500,000, on Mon., Mar. 17.

March 20, 2008
  The future looks grimPDF files may take a moment to load

The dust has settled, the plants can see the light again, though they're scarcely better off for it. Certainty has died, leaving only the disquiet of the future.

March 20, 2008
  How Facebook is changing the day-to-dayPDF files may take a moment to load

In a social world submerged in wireless techno-gadgets and digitally distanced Facebook friends, it takes someone on the edge of cyberculture to help us understand modern life.

That person is the University of Calgary's Dr. Maria Bakardjieva.

"I was an outsider," said Bakardjieva. "It wasn't part of the culture that I came from. I was like an anthropologist coming to study a new culture."

Bakardjieva, explained she collided with new Internet technologies upon her arrival in Canada in 1993.

March 20, 2008
  Online exclusive: International Women's DayPDF files may take a moment to load

Half of the world's population consists of females leaving an essential place for gender equality dialogue, not just in Canada, but globally.

In 1975, the United Nations declared Mar. 8 would be celebrated as International Women's Day. Women's Resource Centre executive director Stephanie Garrett stressed the importance behind the day.

March 20, 2008
  Struggling sessionalsPDF files may take a moment to load

It's a generally-accepted view that university professors are paid more than burger-flippers. However, many students would be shocked and appalled to learn the wages at McDonalds are significantly higher than those received by a full quarter of the university's teaching staff.

March 20, 2008
  Editorial: Canada won't go it alonePDF files may take a moment to load

This past week, the House of Commons voted 198-77 in favour of continuing Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan beyond the initial Feb. 2009 commitment, extending the mission until Dec. 2011. The vote, coinciding with the 81st military casualty in Afghanistan, was followed by protests against the mission and has called into question Canada's military role in the world.

March 20, 2008
  Editorial: The need for balancePDF files may take a moment to load

The role of a university in society is debatable.

Its two main functions--research and teaching--indisputably play a vital role in society. That said, one function cannot be sacrificed for the other. It has been shown that those with a university degree are more likely to stay above the poverty line, vote more often and overall be more aware citizens. However, academic research lends important contributions by adding to a society's knowledge base, which provides a basis of inquiry for advancing further research.

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