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February 03, 2000
  Ricky Martin makes live appearance at the Board of Governors meeting FridayPDF files may take a moment to load

I kid you not folks. After two years of being VP External and making some key contacts, I have a firm commitment from a friend of a friend of a friend who knows someone that this will happen. The Latino pop sensation has joined the student tuition movement and will be protesting along with the large crowd which is expected.

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January 27, 2000
  Show you care about tuitionPDF files may take a moment to load

We still need your help to stop tuition increases. Last year we needed your help to show the Board of Governors how important and pressing this issue is to you. They received that message. This year we need your help in sending this message to the province.

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January 20, 2000
  Is it the SU's responsibility to support your habit?PDF files may take a moment to load

Yet another smoking space on campus will soon see closure. The Black Lounge will close so that bigger, better, more profitable services can be provided for students. (If you can't tell by now, I'm somewhat pissed off by this).

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January 13, 2000
  Is it the SU's responsibility to support your habit?PDF files may take a moment to load

Yes, you've heard correctly. The Black Lounge is closing. When it is going to happen has yet to be determined. As the bearer of this news, I have a responsibility to inform you of the consequences and the options the Students' Union has.

To begin, the operating agreement and financing are now in place to begin construction of the new expansion. We are beginning preparations for building the new facility and will continue redevelopment projects in the existing buildings.

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December 09, 1999
  Keep the baby, I want my moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

There are 1,200 students on this campus who have cheques coming to them from Ottawa this winter. So, here is the scoop on how to collect your Canada Millennium Scholarship for next year if you're one of the lucky people who have money coming to them.

1. Go to the FEES OFFICE in the MacKimmie Library Block.

2. Make sure that you are registered full-time for the Winter 2000 semester (that means that you
are registered in at least three half-courses).

3. Present them with some sort of ID.

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December 02, 1999
  Kick it, kick it real goodPDF files may take a moment to load

We've all heard the high-minded rhetoric, but ultimately, the choice to use or not use any substance is an intensely personal one. Authorities on drug use point out that users are generally very well informed about the substances they are using.

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November 18, 1999
  We get by with a little help from our friendsPDF files may take a moment to load

If you're beating your head with a stick for getting that C on your Biology mid-term and still burning the midnight oil trying to finish that 20 page paper due this week, think of the bright side. Be thankful if your stomach is full. Be thankful if you have a place to sleep every night. Be thankful if you have a little money to buy presents for your family and friends. This season, many students on this campus won't have enough nutritious food to eat, and money to see their families, let alone cash to buy presents.

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November 04, 1999
  USRI looms on horizonPDF files may take a moment to load

Amidst a rash of pre-millennium preparations and Y2K preparedness drills, students at the University of Calgary are getting ready for the last teaching evaluations of the century.

"The Universal Student Ratings Instrument has been called into action as a evaluatory system," explained one official. "It has not been tested for its efficacy as a Y2K party favor, though. So this year, students will just use it to evaluate their instructor's teaching."

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October 21, 1999
  SU President admits to alien implantPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary-- Recent activities at the University of Calgary have prompted Students' Union President Rob South to deny allegations that point towards his involvement with academic affairs on campus.

"It's a lie, whatever it is," South claimed. " I have nothing to do with anything academic whatsoever. I did not have relations with the master timetable."

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October 14, 1999
  Federal government forgotten partner in post secondaryPDF files may take a moment to load

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."

-Winston Churchill

As both our federal and provincial government grapple with what to do with the huge surpluses they are projecting, questions arise as to what our priorities are as a society. One of those questions is what role should universities and colleges play in our nation's future? More specifically, what role should government play in funding post-secondary education?

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