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September 04, 2008
  The G-Team's Quest for the Slurpee Cup is a successPDF files may take a moment to load

While summer often means sun, surf and sand for students, it meant a lot of hard work for the Gauntlet's Slurpee Cup hockey team. Disappointed with a string of tournament appearances without a berth in the playoffs, team captain "Rugged" Jon Roe spent the entire month of May scouting for players around the world. Due to the cost of his world travel, however, Roe settled on recruiting players from around the office for the team instead.

September 04, 2008
  Ambassador to Afghanistan visitsPDF files may take a moment to load

Three more Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this week, prompting Canadians to question the role of their country in Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, the Centre of Military and Strategic Studies at the U of C sponsored "Defining Success in Afghanistan-- Perspectives from the Canadian Ambassador," a public presentation with outgoing Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Arif Lalani.

September 04, 2008
  SAIT helps with U of C student housing crunchPDF files may take a moment to load

A lucky few University of Calgary students will be getting twice the campus experience they signed up for.

After several days of media attention surrounding the lack of landlords posting on the Students' Union off-campus housing website, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic had a solution. The communications office told Students' Association president David Jones to offer 73 spaces still available in SAIT's new residence tower to U of C students.

September 04, 2008
  Melting north up for grabsPDF files may take a moment to load

Melting ice in the Arctic is a physical transformation that is drastically changing the political and economic climate of the north. A U.S. geographical survey estimated that one-quarter of the Earth's undiscovered petroleum reserves-- 90 billion barrels of oil and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of natural gas-- is quietly waiting under the environmentally fragile Arctic seabed.

September 04, 2008
  Bearing giftsPDF files may take a moment to load

Miss Canada International launched its fourth Teddy Bears of Hope campaign this year, collecting well over 50,000 stuffed animals for children living in Afghanistan.

Rhiannon MacDonnell, a busy Miss Alberta International ambassador and graduate student at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business, spent her summer gathering stuffed animals by the bagful for Teddy Bears of Hope. The 23-year-old hopes that Canadian children will seek positive change both locally and internationally.

September 04, 2008
  Language learning's jump to the futurePDF files may take a moment to load

The area of international languages teaching has not been paid proper attention in distance learning. However, there exists clear rationale behind the need to develop distance learning classes for teaching international languages.

September 04, 2008
  Better spaces for more students, hopefullyPDF files may take a moment to load

Students on campus won't have to worry about catching a cold from a drafty window anymore.

The province of Alberta gave post-secondary institutions across Alberta almost $155 million for their maintenance and infrastructure needs last Friday, billed as the largest ever allocation of funds for the maintenance of Alberta's post-secondary institutions. The University of Calgary also received funding for 227 new spaces.

September 04, 2008
  Editorial: Ending the Accidental MajorityPDF files may take a moment to load

In the past four years there have been two federal elections. According to sources inside the Prime Minister's Office, there's about to be a third.

Senior government officials speaking on the condition of anonymity revealed to the CBC, among other news agencies, that this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper will ask Governor General Michaelle Jean to dissolve Parliament and set an Oct. 14 election date. The official election call is expected by week's end.

September 04, 2008
  Courts rule in accident casePDF files may take a moment to load

The driver who hit a University of Calgary nursing student and her daughter, seriously injuring the mother and killing the six-year-old, was aquitted last month.

Last January, Angela Ta, 18, faced three charges including careless driving. Ye Qiao Chang, 36, and Jenna Yingqian Chang lived in student family housing and were crossing 32 Ave. at 37 St. NW when Ta's BMW entered the crosswalk, tossing the two 25 metres.

September 04, 2008
  Take the empower backPDF files may take a moment to load

In the '60s and '70s, women in the liberation movement were fighting to change how females were viewed in the world. At the time, abortion was still illegal, men could rape their wives without penalty and the Pill was seen as central to women's sexual liberation. This was a key era in history for both women and men as sex became an issue of empowerment-- especially given that women now had more tools to prevent pregnancy.

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