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April 17, 2008
  Everybody was kung fu fightingPDF files may take a moment to load

Hollywood has a long and eventful history with the martial arts. From the 90-minute Sega Genesis commercial Surf Ninja to the "classic" Three Ninjas, there's a long pedigree of insultingly-bad films that attempt to bring martial arts to the mainstream audience. Despite trying so hard to escape from these problems in an attempt to honour the classic Shaw Brothers-era films, ultimately the Forbidden Kingdom fails so spectacularly.

April 17, 2008
  Chaos in KosovoPDF files may take a moment to load

For the majority of the past decade, cable news shows have provided periodic updates on the chaotic political situation in the Balkans. Despite the best efforts of the news media, the average person on the street has been continually befuddled by the continuing boundary changes and strife in the former Yugoslavia. View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo sheds some light on Kosovo and its tumultuous political standing in the world.

April 17, 2008
  Going to court without paying a dimePDF files may take a moment to load

It's not a kissing booth, but it's the next best thing. The Court of Queen's Bench in downtown Calgary will be setting up an "Ask a Lawyer Booth," among other displays and events, as part of their 26th annual Law Day.

The event promises a free, activity-filled day dedicated to introducing the general public to key people in the judicial system, while promoting access to justice and challenging some myths around current Alberta law.

April 17, 2008
  School's not out for summerPDF files may take a moment to load

With Bermuda Shorts Day right around the corner, most students are getting ready to reject all things academic for four months. For the many U of C undergrads doing research projects over the spring and summer, the work is just beginning.

Whether students have won awards or grants, been lucky enough to land a position under a professor's funding or were simply accepted overseas, a myriad of opportunities exist for undergrads looking to broaden their research base over the vacation months.

April 17, 2008
  SU organizes rally to protest credit card decisionPDF files may take a moment to load

Shaking off their notorious Thursden hangovers, students got up at 8 a.m. to protest against the University of Calgary's controversial credit card decision at the university's Board of Governors meeting. The Students' Union served free pancakes and protest signs to the students who came out to the rally which was held outside the BoG meeting in the Haskayne Building. The credit card rally drew attention from local and national media such as Global National and the CBC.

April 17, 2008
  The last supperPDF files may take a moment to load

If I had to have a swan song, it would be "Blame It on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli off of their album Girl, You Know It's True, because if everyone around me is slightly uncomfortable and confused when I die, I can maybe go out with a smirk on my face like I've always wanted.

(If this was an audio/visual medium, there would be a record scratching sound right here, as though we were in an early nineties dance hall, and I had just stepped up to the burly downrock champion with my slick new uprock stylee.)

April 17, 2008
  The last supperPDF files may take a moment to load

They tell me part of being a grownup is eventually settling down, becoming less boisterous, less bomabstic. Actually, only one person has ever explicitly told me that, but the sheer numberof times I've been deserted mid-

April 17, 2008
  The last supperPDF files may take a moment to load

Everyone knows that masturbation is pretty alright. Well, except for maybe a few Christians with exceptionally good vision, but it's a pretty widely held fact within the rest of population. Thing is, it's a little hard to unabashedly whack it in a room full of people, unless you're a homeless exhibitionist. Then anything goes.

April 17, 2008
  Spinning hard drivesPDF files may take a moment to load

The world of music is like a revolving door. No other form of media has seen such radical changes in the way it is conceived, produced, delivered and experienced. Even within many of our lifetimes, music has surfaced in the forms of vinyl records, eight-track tape players, cassette tapes and compact discs. With the advent of digital music, a fundamental and undeniable shift is occurring in the concept of music itself.

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