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March 26, 2009
  Take a stand for Darfur and the MacarenaPDF files may take a moment to load

What does the Macarena and a deadly conflict in Africa have in common? University of Calgary students are pairing with local entrepreneurs to put a stop to both.

Night to Fight: a Benefit for Darfur will feature live local music, an interactive fashion show and a visual art installation in an effort to raise money for international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.

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March 26, 2009
  U of C prof reminisces about time in RwandaPDF files may take a moment to load

Although the state of affairs in Rwanda have quieted down since 1994, its violent past will not be soon forgotten. At Big Rock University, the brewery hosts a lecture every month on a different issue. This month's speech was about the Rwandan genocide.

The featured speaker, University of Calgary sociology professor Dr. Augustine Brannigan, discussed his studies and experience in Rwanda.

He focused on the Rwandan genocide, when Hutus killed hundreds of thousands of Tutsis.

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March 26, 2009
  Campus Pro-Life returnsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Campus Pro-Life club may face more charges of trespassing after setting up their Genocide Awareness Project display again this week.

In November, the university asked the group to turn their signs depicting abortions, victims of the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide inwards. After they failed to comply, the university charged the students with trespassing February.

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March 26, 2009
  Grasshopper beats old masterPDF files may take a moment to load

Winning two sports championships in a row in most sports is difficult and squash is no different. Graeme Schnell, a squash player from the University of Calgary, successfully defended his Canadian University and Colleges Championship in Toronto on March 8, defeating the University of Waterloo's Eric Dingle 3-2 (11-9, 6-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5) in the final.

"It felt really good to win a second time," said Schnell. "The first one was more of a shock, this one I knew I was capable of winning."

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March 26, 2009
  Deconstructing HorsedogPDF files may take a moment to load

Human beings have walked the Earth for roughly 200,000 years, according to scientists. In that time, we have discovered fire, mastered flight and made scientific discoveries that have revolutionized the way the world works. The creation of Horsedog makes every other human achievement seem like a small child's inane scrawlings. In the annals of Western civilization, only the Cosby Show and Webster's English Dictionary come close to having the cultural impact that Horsedog boasts.

March 26, 2009
  White supremacists blocked from City HallPDF files may take a moment to load

A white supremacist group that marched downtown last weekend was met with strong opposition, but not everyone was pleased with the result.

The Aryan Guard, an anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic group based in Calgary, organized a White Pride march from the Mewata Armoury to City Hall on March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination.

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March 26, 2009
  Fine arts cuts staff againPDF files may take a moment to load

The faculty of Fine Arts will have to make do with less support staff after shedding over a dozen positions during the last few months.

Four individuals were let go and several vacant or part-time positions with interim staff were discontinued.

Many of the positions lost belonged to the first people students approached if they had questions, said Students' Union fine arts representative Joey Brocke.

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March 26, 2009
  As spring comes, so does WintersleepPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite the dreary weather, Wintersleep has opted out of hibernation and has instead been hitting the road. The band has been touring relentlessly to promote the U.K. release of their third album Welcome to the Night Sky.

Though touring has helped the group gain more exposure and bond, vocalist/guitarist Paul Murphy still feels the pull of home.

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March 26, 2009
  Proper conduct towards peacePDF files may take a moment to load

After reading about Israel Apartheid Week and other clashes between pro-Palestine and pro-Israel groups across Canadian campuses, my school spirit swelled a little after walking past a poster for Palestine Awareness Week.

March 26, 2009
  Thirsting after sanityPDF files may take a moment to load

Demonstrating that intellectual honesty isn't necessary for international agreements, a majority of countries declined to acknowledge access to clean water as a human right at a United Nations meeting in Istanbul this past Sunday.

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