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January 15, 2009
  Menís volleyball squad in solid position after breakPDF files may take a moment to load

It was win–win for the University of Calgary men's volleyball team last weekend as the Dinos swept the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, effectively protecting their spot as the second–place team in the Canada West conference.

Showing a growth in confidence both defensively and offensively, the Dinos managed to overcome their nerves and put a decisive stamp of victory on both matches, winning 3–2 on Jan. 10 (27-25, 21-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-9) and 3–1 on Jan. 11 (25-23, 25-27, 25-20, 25-23).

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January 15, 2009
  Twitter me timbersPDF files may take a moment to load

MFing Bird: As papers struggle to stay hip some suggest they shrink stories & use Twitter. But this leaves gaps. I'd explain more, but I'm out of space.

January 15, 2009
  Genocide trial a small step in the right directionPDF files may take a moment to load

After five years, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda sentenced Rwandan army commander and cabinet minister Theoneste Bagosora to life in prison for his role in the Rwandan genocide.

The case was declared a legal victory for people hoping to prevent atrocities with legal prosecution. However, University of Calgary professor Dr. Maureen Hibert warned there is a still long way to go before legal prosecution can successfully prevent genocides and military means and economic sanctions may be required to do so.

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January 15, 2009
  CJSW faces changing tidesPDF files may take a moment to load

Water flooded into the campus radio station CJSW offices and their on-air booth Dec. 17. Station manager Chad Saunders, no stranger to the flooding of CJSW's offices, immediately began an effort to shore up the booth from the rising tide.

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January 15, 2009
  Tuition keeps on climbingPDF files may take a moment to load

For most, the last day of classes before a much deserved break is a time of celebration. But last month, just as students were waking up, the University of Calgary's Board of Governors voted in favour of increasing tuition by 4.1 per cent next year.

The Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association each made presentations with reasons to not increase the amount students pay for each class, but after relatively minor discussion only the GSA, SU president and Su representative voted against the move.

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January 15, 2009
  The SU's woeful tales of tuitionPDF files may take a moment to load

The last day of classes for the fall semester was the big day of the tuition vote for the University of Calgary's Board of Governors and though the result is always the same (the BOG approving a tuition raise for as much as they possibly can, which is now limited to the inflation rate), the path to get there is usually varied and has its own quirks.

January 15, 2009
  IsraelPDF files may take a moment to load

I left Israel four days aft er the cease fire ended and four days before Israel launched Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. Th e trip was eye opening, and although I didn't drastically change my views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I did start to realize the many complex layers of Israeli society. Religion, nationalism, growing up with an us against-them mentality, mandatory military service and living in the shadow of the holocaust- to name a few- make the conflict seem like it may never end.

January 15, 2009
  ColdplayPDF files may take a moment to load

The best part of Coldplay's new album, Viva La Vida, is definitely the artwork on the inner panels of the album. By capturing the chaos and victory of the French in the epic battle scene, Eugene Delacroix takes the credit for the astonishing painting. Musically, Coldplay disappoints. The band's fourth release follows suit to its predecessor, X & Y, as nothing interesting grabs hold of its audience.

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January 15, 2009
  Ruby Jean & the Thoughtful BeesPDF files may take a moment to load

Ruby Jean & the Thoughtful Bees inspire a sexual attraction to doilies and other geriatric symbols throughout the visual and aural artwork of their brand new self-titled album. Ruby Jean is a wittingly-inspired moniker and a result of the names of previously successful solo artist Rebecca Higgs's beautiful grandmothers.

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January 15, 2009
  LeATHERMOUTHPDF files may take a moment to load

Let's get this out of the way early: yes, LeATHERMOUTH is the side project of My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero. Unfortunately for the 15-year-old girls who will probably purchase this album based on name recognition alone, X0 sounds a lot more like a Refused album than anything MCR might put out. In fact, the album is completely devoid of anything resembling "emo-pop," instead featuring 10 sub-three minute bursts of pure aggression.

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