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October 02, 2008
  With Glowing Hearts we trademark theePDF files may take a moment to load

It doesn't seem fair that shady Joe can make shoddy mugs emblazoned with the Vancouver 2010's new slogan and come away with a profit. The Vancouver Organizing Committee recently released their official motto for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, "With Glowing Hearts," and has proceeded to trademark the line from our national anthem. Such an action was made possible through the introduction of Bill C-47, the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act.

October 02, 2008
  The benefit of teach-o-nautsPDF files may take a moment to load

In elementary school, every kid wanted to be an astronaut. However, the ideas for future careers broadened when the realization set in that the likelihood of being an astronaut is less than a four-foot-one kid playing in the NBA. In 1985-86, Ronald Reagan proposed sending a "citizen passenger" into space to promote the space program. Since kids are troublesome and would probably end up floating out into space, Reagan decided to have teachers apply for the job.

October 02, 2008
  People who shouldn't nap:PDF files may take a moment to load

For people who are afraid of flying, having to board an aircraft for a flight can be a startling ordeal. When faced with the actual logistics of flight, the potential for disaster increases in our minds. But as the famous saying suggests, "You are more likely to die in a car accident than in a plane crash." There are, of course, individuals who don't even think twice about boarding an aircraft. These are the regular fliers and travellers who are comfortable with the experience.

October 02, 2008
  W's terrible legacyPDF files may take a moment to load

With only a few months left until the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, George W. Bush undoubtedly has legacy on his mind. All political leaders exiting public life leave a legacy-- a synopsis of the successes or failures of their time in office. The current American president can look to his handling of the September 2001 terrorist attacks and the nonpartisan coming-together of the nation which followed as a high point for his presidency (though, obviously not for the nation).

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October 02, 2008
  Nuclear energy's powerful questionsPDF files may take a moment to load

If anyone remembers Chernobyl, they'd recall that the 22-year-old Soviet nuclear reactor suffered an incredible disaster. To this day, we're still haunted by the consequences that arose from the debris of Chernobyl. Over 600,000 people were affected by the nuclear fallout and the resulting fear has essentially halted the progression of nuclear power in the world. However, with the extreme cost of oil, nations around the world have been searching for alternative sources of energy that don't rely on the depleting natural resource.

October 02, 2008
  Mind fights: The abolition of arts fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

Pro: cash better elsewhere

Over the last couple weeks, arts funding has drawn much attention, more specifically, the $45 million cut to certain programs. Although the arts community loves to join hands and cry their outrage, it is actually a baseless attack.

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October 02, 2008
  Housing debate continues, slowlyPDF files may take a moment to load

While progress on affordable housing for students is as slow as any other university related project, it has not been forgotten.

Provincial politicians met with Calgary officials and the Students' Union on Monday to discuss different ways to increase affordable housing. Calgary-Currie Liberal MLA Dave Taylor met with others in a sparsely attended forum in the MacEwan Student Centre south courtyard.

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October 02, 2008
  News for the unnewsedPDF files may take a moment to load

Another Tory MP says a silly thing

Tory Member of Parliament for Calgary-Centre Lee Richardson unleashed a storm of opposition fury after he was recently quoted blaming "people that have grown up in a different culture" for crime in Calgary.

"They don't have the same background in terms of the stable communities we had 20, 30 years ago in our cities and don't have the same respect for authority or people's person or property," Richardson said in an interview with Fast Forward Weekly.

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