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October 02, 2008
  The Beatles are overratedPDF files may take a moment to load

There has been something burning in my soul like the Hindenburg for a very long time. It is a contentious issue, there is no doubt about that. I usually bring it up after a few beers or when I feel like arguing with a friend, but I think for my maiden voyage into the opinion genre it is as good a topic as any. My issue is with the Beatles. Or, more to the point, how overrated they are.

October 02, 2008
  UBC netminder fools Dinos once, Dinos get last laughPDF files may take a moment to load

Hope springs eternal for all teams before the start of a new season and the Dinos were no exception heading into their season opening series against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Sept. 26-27.

Despite the 10-1 rout on Saturday, head coach Scott Atkinson felt that his team's 4-3 losing performance a day earlier could have garnered a win as well.

"I was disappointed we didn't get two wins," he said.

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October 02, 2008
  Dinos deliver in biggest game to datePDF files may take a moment to load

Na na na na. Na na na na. Hey hey hey. Goodbye.

A boisterous crowd sung the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds off the field Saturday after the University of Calgary Dinos football team thumped them 24-11.

The win earned them sixth place in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport top ten ranking-- the highest they've placed since 2003.

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October 02, 2008
  CIS CANADA WEST MEN'S HOCKEY PREVIEW 2008-09PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos enter Canada West play this year looking to carry last years' second half surge forward into this campaign.

Complicating matters for the team is the loss of former NHLer and short-lived Canadian Interuniversity Sport superstar Jared Aulin and former all-star captain Ryan Annesley.

Together Aulin and Annesley combined for 25 goals and a whopping 72 points, pacing the team to a 16-8-4 record-- good for third in Canada West competition.

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October 02, 2008
  Promoting promiscuity?PDF files may take a moment to load

Whenever new vaccines are introduced to the public, health professionals and parents alike have a right to question them. What exactly will these vaccines cure or prevent? Are they reliable and is there any chance that there will be adverse side effects? Careful consideration of all possible outcomes are studied before the vaccines are used on the public and in most cases, if all is well and the vaccine passes initial testing, it is incorporated into most health systems with little friction.

October 02, 2008
  HPV freakoutPDF files may take a moment to load

Recently, the Calgary Catholic School Board decided not to provide Genital human papillomavirus vaccines to girls in grades five and up through their schools.

October 02, 2008
  CJSW takes another baby step towards new cribPDF files may take a moment to load

It's only a small step forward, but it's still a step in the right direction. University of Calgary campus radio station CJSW was given the green light from vice-provost students Ann Tierney and the university to go to tender, meaning their new space may be built within the decade.

Station manager Chad Saunders explained what this bureaucratic term means to the CJSW new space project now that the station is finally able to start accepting bids.

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October 02, 2008
  From Wall Street to Main StreetPDF files may take a moment to load

The American economy has been through a tumultuous fall. Many economists, journalists and politicians have described the crisis with varying degrees of fervour, but all agree that the situation is serious.

October 02, 2008
  No one left to point students in the right directionPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students seeking advice might be in for a bit of a shock come midterm time. The university is currently without a students' rights advisor.

In the past, students who felt wronged by the university, academically or otherwise, could seek out the SRA for advice on their next course of action. According to Students' Union vice-president academic Pamela Weatherbee, the SRA was very helpful to students.

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October 02, 2008
  New chair tackles domestic violencePDF files may take a moment to load

After six years of planning, the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence was established last December. The chair was made possible by donations from the Barrie Strafford Foundation, an anonymous donor and others, including the University of Calgary dean of social work Gayla Rogers.

Dr. Leslie M. Tutty from the faculty of social work was introduced as the first chair Sept. 26.

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