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October 02, 2008
  First win feels good for field hockeyersPDF files may take a moment to load

What happens when a Dino is matched up against a Panda? The Panda gets mauled as evidenced by the University of Calgary Dinos 3-1 win over the University of Alberta Pandas at Foote Field on Sunday.

It was their first victory over the Pandas since the 2003-04 season, giving the Dinos a 1-5 record.

The win comes off the heels of a 2-1 loss against the Pandas a day ealier.

Head coach Jenn Swagar was excited about the Dinos first victory this season, pinning it on a new team chemistry.

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October 02, 2008
  Our football is better than your footballPDF files may take a moment to load

There is a remarkable difference in the playoff structures of Canadian and American university/college football. The American system is not a fair judge of the best team in the nation.

In Canada, for a team to be crowned the Vanier Cup Champions, they must qualify for playoffs in their region, go through elimination rounds and then play in a championship game.

This is a fair system and can correctly determine the proper national champion because it forces the best teams to play each other.

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October 02, 2008
  Dinos golf teams repeat as ACAC champions in Red DeerPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary golf team had a swingin' time in Red Deer last weekend claiming all four individual and team gold at the Alberta College Athletic Conference championships for a second year in a row.

The victories mark the fifth championship in eight years for the man's team.

"It's a good feeling," said first-year member Eric Allard.

The Earl Grey golf club member captured individual gold by beating Lethbridge product Rob Sakamoto by four strokes.

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October 02, 2008
  Dino volleysaurs tourney champsPDF files may take a moment to load

Smashing their way to gold at the Cougar Invitational, the University of Calgary women's volleyball team is ready to take on the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West season.

"I think all the girls are excited about the upcoming season," said head coach Jesse Knight.

The Dinos had a slow start to the tournament, losing to the University of Alberta Pandas three sets to one, but got rolling later in the day shuting out the University of Winnipeg Wesmen 3-0 on the first day of action.

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October 02, 2008
  Women soccersaurs get their roar backPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women's soccer team finally got their roar back as they chased, attacked and ultimately defeated the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. They managed to bank seven goals beating the Pronghorns 5-1 and 2-1 in a home-and-home series this past weekend.

The wins bring the Dinos within one spot of a playoff berth as they sit seventh in the Canada West standings and only one point behind the University of Alberta Pandas.

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October 02, 2008
  SU ViewPDF files may take a moment to load

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, election time! Students get to head to the polls twice in October and this SU view is to let you know when and why you will be voting this month.

The SU By-Election is fast approaching with nomination days (the days you can hand in your completed nomination package) running from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6–8. You can pick up nomination packages in the Students' Union office in Mac Hall right up until the last nomination day.

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October 02, 2008
  The incorrect response to HPV: jeopardizing the health of young girlsPDF files may take a moment to load

If you had the chance to save a young woman from dying from cancer, what would stop you? The Calgary Catholic School District recently passed a motion refusing to offer the human papillomavirus vaccine to young girls in their schools. The trustees voted six to one to opt out, claiming they feel it would unintentionally send a message that casual sexual activities are okayunder the advisement and guidance of Bishop Fred Henry.

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October 02, 2008
  The trouble of being KanyePDF files may take a moment to load

What do Pamela Anderson, Jude Law, Lily Allen, Britney Spears, Tommy Lee and now Kanye West have in common? They've all been arrested for allegedly assaulting photographers. As of Sept. 11, West can claim membership in the exclusive club of those who have gone on rampages, after he and his bodyguard allegedly smashed a $10,000 camera while at Los Angeles International Airport.

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