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September 25, 2008
  Men's soccer squad winless on weekendPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos men's soccer team took to the road over the weekend needing to secure two wins in order to jump start an otherwise fruitless season of play in Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West competition.

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September 25, 2008
  Sportspinions: San Jose Sharks look for Yao Ming of hockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

Sepetember 18, 2008 will be remembered as the day the mysterious China Shark first appeared in the city of Shanghai and changed sporting life there forever.

Never heard of the mythical sea creature? Well, to be quite honest, neither had I before that fateful day. In fact, prior to the Olympics I had never given China all that much thought in any capacity- which is especially depressing given that I am a political science major. As it turns out, there is actually a lot going on over in their corner of the world.

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September 25, 2008
  Celebrated playwright takes the reigns of U of C dramaPDF files may take a moment to load

There's nothing that mimics life as graphically, or as realistically as theatre," says new head of University of Calgary drama department, Clem Martini.

An award-winning playwright, screenwriter and writer of short fiction, he's been a professor at the University of Calgary for a number of years, prior to his new position. With this experience, he's ready to show the city what his department has to offer.

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September 25, 2008
  What's the Spanish flu?PDF files may take a moment to load

World War I killed 20 million people from 1914-1918. The Spanish Flu, killed anywhere from 20 to 100 million in half the time from 1918-1920. Of those who fell victim to the fatal flu, 50,000 were Canadians. Alberta Theatre Projects' production of Canadian Kevin Kerr's play, Unity (1918), explores the impact of both tragedies on the town of Unity, Saskatchewan and the ways in which struggle can both bring communities together and tear people apart.

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September 25, 2008
  Sport shortsPDF files may take a moment to load

CFL has eyes on Steenbergen

University of Calgary Dinos offensive lineman Dylan Steenbergen's confidence got a little boost when he was named the number eight ranked CFL draft-eligible player last week.

The rankings are produced by the CFL's amateur scouting bureau, which is made up of a team of scouts, player personnel directors and general mangers from the eight teams in the league.

Steenbergen is eligible to be invited to the league's 2009 evaluation camp and Canadian draft.

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September 25, 2008
  The ghost of CaesarPDF files may take a moment to load

A long time ago in a far away country, a Prime Minister struggled against rebel ministers in his party, who called for a leadership race. The rebels predicted heavy defeats for the party in the next general election due to the prime minister's unpopularity, while the renewed Conservative menace waited in the dark. Wait a minute, are we talking about Paul Martin, the former finance minister who forced Jean Chretien to step down in 2003?

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September 25, 2008
  It's a Google world, we're just living in itPDF files may take a moment to load

As late as the early part of the 20th century, the world was dominated by states. States shaped laws. States shaped behaviours. States shaped economies. Much in the same way states defined the century before, recent years have seen the world dominated by corporations. As England, the United States and the Soviet Union stretched their influence throughout the globe years ago, companies like McDonalds, Starbucks and Microsoft have become standard-bearers worldwide.

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September 25, 2008
  U of C studies effects of roadside memorialsPDF files may take a moment to load

A new University of Calgary study explored Calgarian's reactions to flowers, photographs, stuffed animals taped to lampposts, street signs and crosses erected on Albertan streets and highways as tributes to lives lost in traffic and pedestrian collisions.

This unique research wasn't conducted by psychologists, sociologists or nurses who deal with loss and grieving. It was conducted by engineers.

September 25, 2008
  Funding for thousands of new studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

A huge post-secondary edu cation funding announcement made last Friday left Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary with thousands of new spaces for students.

The announcement at SAIT, totaling $425 million, had a strong technology and trade focus. SAIT will receive $300 million, BVC will receive $119 million and the U of C up to $5 million annually.

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