2008-03-27

    
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March 27, 2008
  Gauntlet SportspinionsPDF files may take a moment to load

March Madness and Britney Spears are eerily similar and say more about our society than you probably think.

March 27, 2008
  The end of the reelPDF files may take a moment to load

Film is the magic medium. It's an art form limited only by the creator's imagination. It's a fusion of painting, photography, theatre, music and writing. Film can bring delight to children and melancholy to adults. Ever since the earliest Lumiere films scared audiences with the first moving images of a train looming into the screen, the idea of making films for a living has been the premiere aspiration for millions of starry-eyed creative types the world over.

March 27, 2008
  Calgary pentathlete a prodigious successPDF files may take a moment to load

As a fifth-year student-athlete, Joshua Riker-Fox knows a thing or two about multitasking. In fact, he does it exceptionally well. He has a job at the Calgary Winter Club, he fits in twenty training sessions per week and through it all, he has maintained a spot on the dean's list. He competed for the Dinos in three sports­--volleyball, cross-country and track and field--and he competes on behalf of his nation in the modern pentathlon.

March 27, 2008
  Mount Royal closer to university statusPDF files may take a moment to load

Students in Calgary will soon have more options to consider when applying for degree programs.

Mount Royal College is increasing the number of degree programs from its first one last year to a total of six. The addition of a bachelor of arts, arts-justice, science, business and communications last month to its previous bachelor of nursing is just another step in the process of the college becoming a university.

March 27, 2008
  The budget turns Dino redPDF files may take a moment to load

In two years, the University of Calgary could be facing a deficit situation--if the provincial government commits to a yearly grant increase of less than the promised six per cent per year.

March 27, 2008
  The line between sharing info and cheatingPDF files may take a moment to load

Facebook users breathed a collective sigh of relief at universities across Canada after Toronto's Ryerson University decided against expelling a first-year chemical engineering student over a Facebook study group.

March 27, 2008
  Editorial: Students' Union ineffective this timePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's small notice on the enrollment services website Tue., Mar. 18, noting they would no longer be accepting credit cards for tuition payments sparked calls for protest, the formation of angry Facebook groups and the circulation of leaflets calling into question the effectiveness of Students' Union representation.

March 27, 2008
  Editorial: Admin handled decision poorlyPDF files may take a moment to load

"Just give me a Pepsi free."

"If you want a Pepsi pal, you're going to pay for it!"

When Marty McFly found himself in 1955 Hill Valley in the first Back to the Future, he also found that the era of muscle cars and diners was hardly the same era of choice he was used to in 1985. There was no sugar-free Pepsi. Just plain ol' Pepsi.

March 27, 2008
  Busking is bustlingPDF files may take a moment to load

The romantic image of the guitar player, armed with only his wits and his instrument, travelling around the countryside has been engraved in the minds of musicians and fans alike since the days of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Bo Diddley's classic 1960 album, Have Guitar Will Travel. In an era of electronic beeps and boops and online downloading, that image is kept alive by a precious few that includes University of Calgary student club Busking for Smiles.

March 27, 2008
  The difference between then and NOW!PDF files may take a moment to load

It's rare to get an interview with the Dude Himself, his schedule only allowing for the highest profile conversations, taped proclamations and his two annual six-month-long tropical vacations. But when hell broke loose on his home turf, El Hefgarten felt it was a necessary measure to fly somebody out to get his side of the story. This is how I ended up in the Bahamas sippin' on potion, rappin' about the recent university protests.

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