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September 14, 2000
  SU bleeding campus of its spiritPDF files may take a moment to load

School spirit, who needs it? The Students' Union doesn't seem to think we do.

The University of Calgary has always been known for lacking a sense of community and having a sense of apathy. This is probably because we're a commuter school--many students just come for classes, leaving as soon as they're over. While MacEwan Hall is packed midday, it quickly empties out as the day progresses.


September 07, 2000
  Is Labour losing its relevance?PDF files may take a moment to load

In 1894, two miles of union supporters marched through Winnipeg streets celebrating the victories and future of the Canadian working class in the first-ever Canadian Labour Day.

On Sept. 4, 2000, millions of Canadians marched to the local Gap outlet to purchase stylish body coverings for the new school year. For post-modern Canadians, it seems Labour Day has no more to do with trade unionism or workers' rights than Christmas has to do with Christ.


August 10, 2000
  Neither Art knows womenPDF files may take a moment to load

Naval Combat Forces experience the highest rate of female resignations in the Canadian Military. Add this newest fact to a lot of others: women drop out of all branches of the armed forces, women in the military file a lot of complaints, women are not the most eager to join the military, and more women are needed in the Canadian military in order to fulfill a 1989 human rights tribunal ruling insisting the full integration of women.


July 27, 2000
  A-lesson in stylish contraceptionPDF files may take a moment to load

I never knew casual sex could be a lesson in style. Getting to it might involve using some style, but learning style from the experience bewilders me. Somehow though, makers of the contraceptive Alesse are promoting such ideas through ads.


July 20, 2000
  Generation X, Y, whateverPDF files may take a moment to load

My grandfather was part of what is now called the "Greatest Generation." And if his life was anywhere close to being representational of his generation, it truly was the greatest. He fought bravely against Nazi Germany--once helping over 40 Ukrainian soldiers escape from the grasp of the brutal and totalitarian Soviet Union--and then returned home to dedicate the last 40 years of his life to public service. His generation was blessed with something that our generation appears to lack: a defining purpose.


June 22, 2000
  Death defined along ethnic linesPDF files may take a moment to load

There was a time when the term "genocide" struck awe and sincere disgust in people, when politicians were not afraid to say it, when people swore they would do everything to not let it happen again. I believe that this time has past.


June 15, 2000
  WPC: The recapPDF files may take a moment to load

My favourite quote this week came from the Sun's Bill Kaufman.
"It's too peaceful, it's just too damn peaceful," he said of Sunday's WPC protest at Olympic Plaza. "All the stuff we've written is just a bunch of nonsense now."


June 01, 2000
  MP3s just the beginningPDF files may take a moment to load

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you've heard of the debate over mp3s, CD music compressed into files small enough to transfer over the Internet, and the illegal distribution of copyrighted music.



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