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February 12, 2009
  Lady Dinos are aces of ACACPDF files may take a moment to load

Grant MacEwan has flashier jerseys and socks that are modern, streamlined and flashy, but everyone knows that the aesthetics of a team only carry it so far. The Dinos women's hockey jerseys, on the other hand, have not received the upgrade that is deserved, but there is little upgrade needed for their skills.

On an exciting Friday night at the Olympic Oval, the Dinos did what was expected and defeated the Grant MacEwan Griffins 2-1. The Dinos followed up the win with a 2-1 victory in the rematch in Edmonton on Saturday.

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February 12, 2009
  Why the kids don't votePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is at the centre of a perfect storm of political apathy. Every member of Parliament from Calgary is a Conservative. Same goes for the majority of the Alberta legislature. The mayor's office changes occupants only when the incumbent decides to retire and changes in aldermen tend to have little effect. Student government has been trying to combat tuition hikes for years with no success.

February 12, 2009
  Beer, sex and . . . bugs?PDF files may take a moment to load

Nestled in the industrial section of southeast Calgary is a rather conspicuous building that looks much more like a country house than a manufacturing plant or a distributor.

Inside, a group of people get together ­-- some are new, but most are regulars.

They meet here almost every month on a Wednesday night for an educational experience, last week's focused on alcohol, sex and . . . bugs.

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February 12, 2009
  Pro-lifers lose club statusPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary's Campus Pro-Life club was disbanded by the Students' Union on Tuesday afternoon.

The council chambers in MacEwan Students' Centre were packed as media crowded into the circular room to hear the SU's verdict on whether or not the club would remain sanctioned.

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February 12, 2009
  2009 Gauntlet Election SWATPDF files may take a moment to load

The middle of February is generally a time devoted to love and affection. That is, unless you're a student at the University of Calgary and have to suffer through the annual Students' Union election campaign. In the spirit of the season, the Gauntlet's Academic Probation section has collected the three biggest assholes in the office to tear apart the hard work of others for their own amusement.

The Judges: Jordyn Marcellus, Ryan Pike and Jon Roe

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February 12, 2009
  Online Only: Oscar predictions you can bank on!PDF files may take a moment to load

The ballots have been cast and the lights have been dimmed, so it must be time for the Gauntlet's annual Academy Awards preview. This year, resident movie nerds Hoang-Mai Hong and Ryan Pike tackle Hollywood's tribute to itself. Who will win? Who will lose? More importantly, who will predict more winners-- Hoang-Mai or Ryan? [Editor's note: probably Hoang-Mai]

Lead Actor:
Richard Jenkins (The Visitor; first nomination)
Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon; first)

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February 12, 2009
  Handling violent video gamesPDF files may take a moment to load

While the war between gamers and computer-generated enemies wages on consoles around the world, another battle is being fought irl (in real life, for all those non-gamers) as the argument surrounding the increasing popularity of violent video games and their effect on those playing them is coming to a head.

February 12, 2009
  Darwin part deuxPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week I finished by pointing out the difference between a scientific truth and a political (social, cultural) ought. Many people, including some well-known scientists, have confused this issue. Science is not in the business of telling us how we should live; rather, it describes the world and defines the implications of philosophical ideas. Darwinian theory is frequently attacked on mistaken grounds, so it is important to look at the effects of the misunderstandings and why they are wrong.

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February 12, 2009
  Saint Valentine's charmPDF files may take a moment to load

St. Valentine's Day is coming and it's coming fast. Yeah, yeah, this must mean that it is time to truly show one's hate for "corporation-created, greeting card holidays." But Valentine's Day, although decently rooted in the greeting-card business, is so much more than a money-making scheme. It gives a definite date to something one should do everyday: show appreciation to those close to them.

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