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March 15, 2001
  Election farcePDF files may take a moment to load

I could have voted 10 times in the Students' Union election. Did I? I'm not telling. But you should be aware that I--for that matter, any student--could have voted as many times as there are polling stations.

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March 08, 2001
  Women's tennis a fair gamePDF files may take a moment to load

It's hard to believe, but women's tennis is at the forefront of social change. Martina Hingis, the Williams sisters and even Internet queen Anna Kournikova managed to do for tennis what no others ever could: they got equality and they got respect.

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March 01, 2001
  Post-secondary left in the coldPDF files may take a moment to load

Something's missing in our provincial election. Is it a dominant Tory agenda? Nope. Is it a lack of intelligent discussion? Maybe. Is it a lack of post-secondary issues? Of course.

Let's face it. A doe-eyed, precocious eight-year-old is more photogenic than a tired, jaded university student. It's easier to sell the public an image of overcrowded elementary classrooms than a university student working two jobs.

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February 15, 2001
  Napster goes beddy-byePDF files may take a moment to load

Somewhere Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is chuckling and baring his cigarette-smoke-stained teeth with glee. He should be very thrash happy because the record industry has what it wants, and--more importantly--artists like Ulrich have inched closer to protecting their art.

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February 01, 2001
  Jimmy Olsen bluesPDF files may take a moment to load

I wonder how many little boys feared they might wake up and realize that overnight they were transformed from puny runts in the throes of adolescence into tall, handsome and super-hero strong MEN, in capital letters. How many cowered in terror imagining their chests might suddenly bulge out of their hooded sweatshirts?

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January 25, 2001
  USA in crisisPDF files may take a moment to load

Exciting news this week as both fringes of American politics prepare for the apocalypse. On the extreme right-wing, brand-spanking new president George W. Bush is wringing his hands as he awaits the result of the Miami Herald's impending recount of tens of thousands of contentious Floridian votes. Thank extraordinarily liberal access- to-information laws in the Sunshine State for this enticing development.

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January 18, 2001
  Day did it legallyPDF files may take a moment to load

My hand hurts in protest when I touch the keyboard. But hey, that's fair. I'm about to defend Stockwell Day. I've made fun of him twice in print this year already and I'm itchin' to do so again. And wow! Here's Day, stuck in a stupid lawsuit, using public funds to defend himself over a stupid mistake. Great! Here's Mr. Tax-cuts, the protector of the private investor and the critic of inefficient and high-spending Ottawa. Here he is using our tax money to defend his sorry ass in court. I thought I'd have a field day with this.

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January 11, 2001
  Banff reaps what it sowsPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine it's 10 years in the future. You're driving into Banff and you see a magnificent cougar at the side of the road. You stop the car, rush over to the cougar and pat it on the head as its animatronic arm creaks to and fro in a grotesque wave while a metallic voice drones, "Welcome to Banff, welcome to Banff" from a hole in its neck.

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December 07, 2000
  A modern Christmas talePDF files may take a moment to load

Once upon a time in the year 2000, a couple named Mary and Joseph lived happily in their modest-sized bungalow in the suburbs. They were happily engaged and felt no need to have children.

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