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November 20, 2008
  Vegas, prostitutes and the meaning of universityPDF files may take a moment to load

Each and every year I have been a university student I have made a trek south of the border to go surfing in northern California during February reading break. The basic principle behind this trip is to pack five guys into a smelly Ford and create some memories that will (theoretically) last a lifetime. While every edition has been unique, last year's voyage was undoubtedly the highlight of my adult life and demonstrates best why the total university experience is crucial to a young person's life experience.

November 20, 2008
  Women's hockey continues to gain momentumPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team finally fulfilled their vendetta against the Grant MacEwan Griffins for defeating them in the championship series last year.

The Dinos got revenge by beating the Griffins 2-0 at the Olympic Oval on Saturday. The Dinos came out of the gates flying and took the game to the Griffins in the first period. They peppered Grant MacEwan goalie Kristin Sugiyama with eight shots while Dinos goalie Katie Urness only faced two in the period.

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November 20, 2008
  Albertan students can't escape the violencePDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta has the highest reported rate of domestic violence in Canada. November is Family Violence Prevention month in the province. Many community agencies in Cal-gary observe it by holding events to raise awareness about the issue.

University of Calgary Brenda Strafford domestic violence chair Dr. Leslie Tutty defined the broad term of family violence as including child abuse, dating violence, elder violence and intimate partner violence.

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November 20, 2008
  Students take their show on the roadPDF files may take a moment to load

What do ethics, glowing bacteria and revolutionary new software have in common? They were all projects presented by University of Calgary teams at the recent International Genetically Engineered Machines competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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November 20, 2008
  Something for everyonePDF files may take a moment to load

Having been run for just under four decades, the University of Calgary's Dance Montage is Calgary's longest running dance show. Originally created to feature dances created by students in the faculty of kinesiology, it has grown over the years to feature university students, grad students and community members.

The show's creation begins in May. Choreographers' applications are sent in and a selection committee goes over the proposals and selects a wide variety of choreographers.

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November 20, 2008
  This university ain't for teachin'PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is continuing its tradition of missing the mark on improving the quality of teaching, despite setting itself a goal of being a so-called "learning-centred university."

November 20, 2008
  Another refugee student to get U of C fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

The Refugee Student Program may just be one of the University of Calgary's best kept secrets.

The program, adopted by the university in 1986, is little known, but helps the university connect with refugee camps across the world.

World University Services Canada links Canadian post-secondary institutions with students living in refugee camps. Students only need a high school diploma or an equivalent to participate.

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November 20, 2008
  Spun: Mavis StaplesPDF files may take a moment to load

With Barack Obama's decisive victory as President-elect of the United States, musical movers and shakers of the civil-rights movement in years past have widely supported the African-American leader and his drive for change. Civil-rights activist and soulful songstress Mavis Staples recorded Live: Hope At The Hideout in June 2008 at the Hideout, a renowned roots club in Chicago. Her concert at the Hideout is littered with raw and groovy songs echoing Obama's message for hope and change.

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November 20, 2008
  Online Only: All the drama and dance to take you into the new yearPDF files may take a moment to load

There are less than two weeks of classes left, but it's hard to imagine there will ever be an end to the late nights studying and writing essays. Everyone seems to be scrambling to get prepared for final exams. In all the chaos, it's easy to forget how to relax and have some fun. Re-teach yourself with the drama and dance as they end '08 with reflective pieces and ring in the new year with lively shows sure to get you excited for '09.

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