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October 23, 2008
  Men's soccersaurs playing for pridePDF files may take a moment to load

Mathematically still alive but essentially playing for pride, the University of Calgary men's soccer team prepared to face two of the country's finest soccer squads last weekend.

Up first was a rematch against the nationally ranked number two University of British Columbia Thunderbirds-- a team that defeated the Dinos handily two-nil in Vancouver on Sept. 20.

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October 23, 2008
  Mamet's words ring in Lunchbox's new spacePDF files may take a moment to load

In a crowded hallway near the base of the Calgary tower, dozens of eager theatre goers look on as Lunchbox Theatre's board member and CEO James Bailey cuts a crimson ribbon unveiling Lunchbox's brand new space. After all the speeches and thanks, the show begins: David Mamet's classic comedy A Life in The Theatre, directed by Martin Fishman. The wonderfully executed production certainly did justice to the new space and makes an excellent lunchtime diversion for any lover of the thespian arts.

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October 23, 2008
  Women's hockey tallies six goals against QueensPDF files may take a moment to load

The old adage is undeniably true: if you put the puck on net you will score goals.

The University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team peppered Red Deer College Queens goalie Grace Gaska with 32 shots and came away with the 1-0 win on Saturday at the Olympic Oval.

The win puts the Dinos at 2-0 on the season as they also beat Red Deer 5-2 on Thursday.

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October 23, 2008
  Researcher saves appendixesPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadians can now blame those pesky SUVs for their appendicitis. University of Calgary medical researcher Dr. Gilaad Kaplan and his team have discovered a possible link between appendicitis and air pollution. Five thousand adults admitted to Calgary hospitals with appendicitis between 1999 and 2006 were used in the study, which attempted to correlate levels of various air pollutants with the incidence of appendicitis.

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October 23, 2008
  Solar panels, coming to a home near youPDF files may take a moment to load

Sunlight is an abundant renewable resource, but solar panels are expensive and yet to be widely used. University of Calgary chemistry professor Dr. Curtis Berlinguette is working on making panels cheaper and commercially viable.

"We have like five to six orders of magnitude more sunlight striking the Earth than the entire global community currently uses," said Berlinguette. "So it all comes down to cost."

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October 23, 2008
  CJSW annual funding drive begins againPDF files may take a moment to load

After bringing 53 years of diversity, culture and a collection of sound to the ears of radio listeners, CJSW will launch its 24th funding drive this Friday at 9 a.m. Some perks for those donating include new swag, live bands and a $25 Friends of CJSW card which gives people discounts at select Calgary businesses.

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October 23, 2008
  Humanities dean passesPDF files may take a moment to load

Dr. Rowland Smith, University of Calgary faculty of humanities dean, passed away early Monday morning at the age of 70. Smith is survived by his wife Ann and his children Russell and Belinda.

Students' Union humanities faculty representative Daniel Pagan said Smith will be remembered by his students as a man who shared his immense kindness with all who crossed his path.

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October 23, 2008
  The benefits of not votingPDF files may take a moment to load

With our southern neighbours engaged in one of the most interesting elections in recent memory, Canadians can feel proud that they decided to assert their independence and largely ignore the election here. Although the lowest voter turnout in Canadian history has garnered much negative publicity, there are actually a number of reasons that such a situation should be praised rather than derided.

October 23, 2008
  The silent ballotPDF files may take a moment to load

With a unified voice, 10 million Canadian voters asked for change by staying home and not voting. These silent voices know that their ballot won't count and they refuse to vote just for sport. In this day and age, with our complex first-past-the-post system, you have to work very hard to make your vote count, you have to study the riding and find out who actually has a chance of winning.

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