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March 12, 2009
  Lucky bounce ends triple overtimePDF files may take a moment to load

During the playoffs the bleachers become crammed full of parents, friends and hockey fans, all looking to help the Dinos achieve victory. A boisterous crowd at the Olympic Oval cheered the Dinos to a 4-3 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday. There were fans dressed in Dinos jerseys, a man with a red wig banging away on a water jug and a lady emphatically ringing a cowbell.

"It makes it fun to play in front of a lot of people who are cheering you on," said Dinos assistant captain Ali Webb.

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March 12, 2009
  Introducing the LeadersPDF files may take a moment to load

Hooliganism is an ugly word, associated with crowd violence in British and South American football. It's associated with fans' passion for a team getting out of hand. Now the University of Calgary Dinos have their own hooligan, the Leaders.

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March 12, 2009
  BSD, CJSW, acronyms get Quality MoneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Students won't have to rush for seats in MacEwan Student Centre or pay for BSD wristbands next year, now that the Students' Union allocated over $1.6 million of Quality Money for 16 new projects.

The Quality Money proposals were approved by the Students' Legislative Council on March 3 and the funds will be divided by September 2009.

Projects funded include the MacHall student space expansion, the CJSW relocation project and Bermuda Shorts Day.

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March 12, 2009
  City one step closer to living wagePDF files may take a moment to load

Vibrant Communities Calgary presented its case for a living wage at the Finance and Corporate Services standing policy committee Wednesday.

The committee passed the report, which gave the city three options for how to proceed on the issue. However, critics like the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy are calling it a symbolic idea that would do nothing for the city's workers, warning it could have negative economic consequences.

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March 12, 2009
  Petition for social science fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

The Social Science Grant Commission has new funds following the announcement of the federal government's most recent economic action plan, but some are unhappy with the new restrictions.

The government announced a two per cent funding increase for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on Jan. 27, giving them an additional $17.5 million.

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March 12, 2009
  Student on probation for Facebook commentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Several university students were charged with non-academic misconduct after writing comments about a professor they didn't like on a Facebook group.

The group, called "I no longer fear Hell, I took a course with [instructor's name]," first showed up when students were unhappy with their professor's teaching capabilities in their fall 2007 Law and Society 201 course.

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March 12, 2009
  Doom! DOOOOOM! New Gauntlet editors electedPDF files may take a moment to load

Well, we're fucked.

The Gauntlet elections took place Wednesday and, as most people expected, the results were disastrous.

"I'm happy to be accepting this position," said newly elected Editor-in-Chief Cam Cotton-O'Brien, sounds of horse hooves and "Flight of the Valkyries" echoing outside. "I think I can probably do a good job."

Lighting crashed and the building shook as the results were announced. Cotton-O'Brien won over his competitor Ryan Pike.

March 12, 2009
  Warner's NoTube policy and why it's a bad ideaPDF files may take a moment to load

YouTube is one of the biggest websites around, pulling in a whopping 100 million visitors every month. When it first started, YouTube made deals with record labels on licensing fees for music videos. When you click on your favourite artist's music video, they and their record label get money or they split advertising revenue. Record labels receive tens of millions of dollars from this nifty site you view for free.

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March 12, 2009
  Letter: Unfunny jokes are hurtfulPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Sexist and racist jokes are still current and common in day-to-day life. Despite the many works that anti-racist activists and feminists have done to end the formal discrimination of peoples, the sexist and racist joke is seen as an innocent commentary on "facts." This then trivializes and downplays the power structures underlining the problem existing today.

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March 12, 2009
  Letter: Prohibition bitesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

The main reason marijuana is still illegal is because the police want it that way ["Marijuana legalization at the public library," Ændrew Rininsland, March 5]. Marijuana prohibition offers police all the leverage they need to harass the young, the poor, people of colour and people with non-regulation haircuts.

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