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April 03, 2008
  Sportspinions: No country for b-ballin'PDF files may take a moment to load

The other night, I was over at my buddy Adin's house enjoying a beer and the cinematic gem No Country For Old Men, when he turned to me and asked me who I thought was the most valuable player in the NBA this season. I stared at him in disbelief, partially because everyone knows Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets deserves the award and partially because he interrupted a scene in the movie involving Javier Bardem and Woody Harrelson that was pretty intense-if you have seen the movie, you know which part I'm referring to.

April 03, 2008
  We're all winners, reallyPDF files may take a moment to load

The 41st Annual Night of the Dino commandeered MacEwan Hall for a night of shiny awards and smiling faces Tue., Apr. 1.

The Dinos celebrated their various achievements this year, including CIS gold and silver in men's and women's swimming, CIS bronze in women's volleyball, CW gold in cross country, ACAC silver in women's hockey, CIS silver and CW gold for men's and women's track and field and CIS silver in women's wrestling.

April 03, 2008
  Breakthrough made with Norwalk virusPDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary professor will soon find a cure for a common but serious stomach virus thanks to his breakthrough medical research.

Researcher Dr. Kenneth Ng has recently discovered the structure of an essential enzyme in the common Norwalk virus.

"We focus on the proteins that are important for reproduction of the virus," said Ng. "[They are] responsible for copying the genetic material of the [disease]. When the virus infects a cell, it needs to make

April 03, 2008
  Discussing DarfurPDF files may take a moment to load

When the massive genocide termed the Holocaust occured, it was followed by the promise of "never again." That promise was never kept.

The Glenbow Museum held an open forum accompanying the Darfur/Darfur exhibit to discuss the current genocide and international action--or lack thereof--Tue., Mar. 25. The four main speakers chose to focus on issues surrounding genocide including media, economies, general apathy and the struggle to define genocide.

April 03, 2008
  If I had $1.4 million...PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary and Students' Union are coming to paint the town red with millions of dollars thanks to the Quality Money Initiative. The collaboration between the Students' Union and university administration will see nine new projects, such as a campus bike initiative, a co-curricular transcript and an SU Wellness Centre being funded by $1.4 million.

April 03, 2008
  U of C 101 set to change for next yearPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students' Union, TriMedia and other campus groups may have a bigger role in next year's U of C 101. The Office of Student Experience is considering the SU's proposals for changes to frosh week, such as the resurrection of the inter-faculty games, a clubs fair and an SU-guided tour of MacEwan Students' Centre.

April 03, 2008
  SU plans rallyPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union is planning a protest at the University of Calgary Board of Governors meeting to express their disapproval of the university's handling of the recent decision to not accept credit cards to pay tuition.

"From the amount of student feedback we've received, we're confident this is a major student concern," said SU president Julie Bogle.

She had a meeting with university administration Tue. Apr. 1, but administration declined to give the issue any more thought.

April 03, 2008
  Editorial: On informed dissentPDF files may take a moment to load

A flash of movement, a reflected gleam.

Out of the corner of an eye--youthful and unwrinkled, though its lid was stretched and beaming in a cheerful smile--the almost imperceptible bright spot shot down the nearby marble wall.

The victim began to turn, but it was too late.

April 03, 2008
  Changing the face of mixed martial artsPDF files may take a moment to load

After a night in fight club, everything in the real world gets the volume turned down," writes Chuck Palahniuk in his cult novel, Fight Club.

This sentiment rings true for the real-life mixed martial arts fighters who face opponents in head-to-head battles that test will and resolve to an extreme degree.

April 03, 2008
  Let's play some physical chessPDF files may take a moment to load

While the epic cry of d'Artagnan and others who ventured into sword-fighting duels seems like an echo of the past, modern fencers are strongly continuing the finessed Renaissance combat art to this very day.

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