2008-11-20

    
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November 20, 2008
  SU View: Post-Election PhilosophizingPDF files may take a moment to load

Election season has come to an end. In the last year, we have gone to the polls and elected new (the same) municipal, provincial and federal governments. By and large, Calgarians, Albertans and Canadians have opted for the status quo.

Reflecting on the events of the last twelve months, I take satisfaction in knowing that the pundits were wrong, and students are not apathetic.

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November 20, 2008
  Feminism and the churchPDF files may take a moment to load

We can look back with nostalgia to only a few decades ago when gender equity was a growing ideal. The proliferation of gender equality was a great success during the '80s. In an age of technological advances, why not also advance social statuses as well?

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November 20, 2008
  Blasphemy: a victimless crimePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Alberta hosted Salman Rushdie last Thursday for its "Festival of Ideas," marking the institution's centennial. Making a symbol of an individual, as has been done by the media with Rushdie, obscures inquiry into the individual's situational circumstances, relegating them to a mere superficiality. On this ground, Rushdie is right to resist any labelling because his case becomes increasingly significant with more details.

November 20, 2008
  This hour has 22 stereotypesPDF files may take a moment to load

The historic election in the U.S. has kept everyone on their toes with anxiety, anticipation and even fear. Such a dramatic turn in politics is not common. The U.S. and Canada have truly taken steps toward creating racial equality.

November 20, 2008
  Don't smoke and drive . . . anymorePDF files may take a moment to load

If you're ideal summer day consists of inhaling the cough-inducing smoke of a lovingly rolled, green-filled joint as you cruise down the Red Mile to the tune of "Low Rider," then Calgary Police Services would like you to meet their new drug recognition officers. These new officers intend to take that not-a-care-in-the-world attitude out of driving high. Specifically, the task of the no doubt keenly astute "drug recognizers" is to crackdown on individuals driving under the influence of any impairing substance.

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November 20, 2008
  Football program's sea change arrives earlyPDF files may take a moment to load

With a mix of humility and dignity on his face, University of Calgary Dinos quarterback Deke Junior turned to The Score camera and said, "I'd like to say I love you to all my family back home. I'll try my heart out out here, let's go."

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November 20, 2008
  Dinos levelled at LavalPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary spent thousands of dollars taking the Dinos football team to Quebec City when they simply could have gone to a bull ring in Olds to experience the same sort of punishment. The Dinos were destroyed 59-10 by the Universite de Laval Rouge et Or in the Uteck Bowl on Sunday. The Rouge et Or were simply the better team on the day, despite a valiant effort by the young Dinos.

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November 20, 2008
  Online Only: Event calls for sex education updatePDF files may take a moment to load

Do you remember learning about same gender families in kindergarten? About safe homosexual sex in grade 11 career and life management class? If these subjects came up, odds are it was spontaneously and not as part of the curriculum. U of C student Andrew Barry decided to confront why K-12 education remains predominantly heterosexist.

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