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October 30, 2008
  Sour season ends for soccersaursPDF files may take a moment to load

Eliminated from the playoffs, the University of Calgary Dinos men's soccer team hoped to play spoiler to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, but ultimately lost 2-1 in Saskatoon last Friday. Two days later they tied the University of Alberta Golden Bears 2-2 in Edmonton.

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October 30, 2008
  Olympian splashes onto swim teamPDF files may take a moment to load

Listing her accomplishments, it's easy to forget that University of Calgary Dinos swim team rookie Erica Morningstar is only 19-years-old.

"I don't consider myself a veteran of the sport," laughed Morningstar. "I'm the same age or younger than most of the girls on the varsity team."

Despite her age, she's well accustomed to being one of the top competitors in Canadian waters.

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October 30, 2008
  New dean studies African spam mailPDF files may take a moment to load

An interim dean has been chosen to fill a gaping hole in the communication and culture hearts. Dr. Wisdom Tettey was appointed to fill the position after Dr. Kathleen Scherf stepped down to become the Thompson Rivers University president June 2008. Tettey, a development studies professor, was an international student who did his masters at the University of British Columbia and PhD at Queens after completing his undergraduate study at the University of Ghana. He joined the communication and culture faculty in 1998.

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October 30, 2008
  All for one and one for allPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is discussing the possibility of reorganizing four arts-related faculties into one super arts faculty on campus. In a recent memo, president Harvey Weingarten and provost Alan Harrison announced plans to initiate discussion between the faculties of communications and culture, fine arts, humanities and social sciences.

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October 30, 2008
  Students' Union byelection winners and wienersPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union annual byelection went by another year without any complications. The results weren't all as expected, but a 15 per cent turn out, roughly four percent age points higher than the general election in February, implies that the student democratic process is picking up.

"I was appointed before so I'll pretty much continue what I was doing except I'll have a little more freedom and less restrictions," said newly elected events commissioner Andrea Llewellyn.

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October 30, 2008
  Assimilating the artsPDF files may take a moment to load

Bureaucracy has become an integral part of university life. Students come expecting lines at the service stop and never to know the name of their dean. Getting rid of the layers of bureaucracy could enhance the sense of community on campus, but they are there to accomplish something.

October 30, 2008
  Spun: KeanePDF files may take a moment to load

Since the releases of Hopes and Fears in 2004 and Under the Iron Sea in 2006, Keane has often been regarded and recognized as one of several typical "Coldplay-Radiohead-lite" bands in music today. However, on their latest album, Perfect Symmetry, the band makes noticeable efforts to depart from stereotypical British alternative rock sounds. Keane straddles traditional and increasingly digital methods of composition on their new studio album and in the process, creates some stellar new music with the occasional misstep.

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October 30, 2008
  Spun: OasisPDF files may take a moment to load

Cutting to the thick of it, Dig Out Your Soul is good. Really good. If you happen to have followed Oasis long enough to get sick of their mid-career wank-fest, or if you just happen to be into Beatles / psychedelic influenced brit-pop, then go for this one.

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October 30, 2008
  Spun: Todd RundgrenPDF files may take a moment to load

For the past four decades, legendary musician and multimedia wizard Todd Rundgen has delivered an impressive series of cutting-edge projects. Never one to rest on his laurels, Rundgren has once again defied all expectations and released Arena, a strongly guitar-oriented, hard-hitting recording based on stadium-style rock.

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October 30, 2008
  Spun: Chris GheranPDF files may take a moment to load

There are a variety of scenes and emotions that can be conjured in 55 minutes listening to songs from Monster. Chris Gheran has a deep and husky voice which effectively conveys the contrast between strong and sweet aspects. The lyrics are slightly wordy in some songs, but overall are clear, down-to-earth and even inspiring. There are decent dynamics between Gheran and the rest of the band as their instruments create rustic and serene sounds as well as powerful and military-like tunes.

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