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May 25, 2000
  I don't get my generationPDF files may take a moment to load

I'm turning into my parents. I look suspiciously at groups of teens and suspect they want to rob the convenience store when they're probably just talking about school. I also don't understand the fashion trends of other teens. Why is it stylish to wear the least amount of clothing? Was it only a year ago that I graduated from high school, where I used to stand with my friends and raise unwarranted suspicions? I'm sure my clothing choices worried my parents and other adults. That's apparently the nature of the generation gap.

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May 18, 2000
  Don't expect much from Bill 11... yetPDF files may take a moment to load

To many Albertans it appeared that the Klein government was deaf because anyone with hearing would have at least noticed the chants of "Kill the bill, kill the bill" coming from the steps of the legislature. To others, the government was doing what it always does, taking the necessary steps to make Alberta more prosperous for the silent conservative majority, left-wing nuts be dammed. But what has really changed with healthcare, good or bad, since the passing of Bill 11?

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April 13, 2000
  Dead Anne WalkingPDF files may take a moment to load

Alright, it's almost 10 p.m. and I'm going into final hours of the final paper of my Gauntlet editorial career. I expected this last issue to be so hard. Instead, it's been more like my Gauntlet wake, bordering on the surreal. Past editors and close friends have sent presents and cards, my family even sent flowers. I'm not dead yet, I wanted to tell them, but really the clock is ticking, deadline is approaching and my time is running down like the very last grains in an hourglass.

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April 13, 2000
  The valley of ash/When art is not art?/The end of editor CollinPDF files may take a moment to load

Something struck me last summer. I attended a lecture by Jello Biafra. The former leadman for punk rock innovators the Dead Kennedys turned advocate of social consciousness. He spoke to an assembled group of about 800 people that, frankly, would never matter.

From their dress and deportment it was obvious they would get nowhere in this day and age. It's not a criticism just an observation.

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April 06, 2000
  Questions of the damnedPDF files may take a moment to load

Shortly after Albert Einstein immigrated to the United States fleeing Germany, Hitler set about deriding his theories as wrong and the work of Jewry. A large panel of top Nazi scientists was assembled and began deconstructing his work. Again and again they lashed out, claiming his work shoddy, his theories impossible and his character deplorable.

To his credit, Einstein's response to the numerous attacks was calm; it would not take an entire panel to prove him wrong, but simply one professor asking the right questions.

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March 30, 2000
  Lament for the typewriterPDF files may take a moment to load

There is no place in this world for a Renaissance man," I remarked as the dental hygienist shot deadly nanorays through my jaw.

"And what is it with these people and their weird obsession with my teeth?"

The streaming muzak background only strengthened my argument: technology, once our friend, serves as the new master of unconscious alienation.

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March 23, 2000
  Less evil than banks?PDF files may take a moment to load

"Look at me: I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty."- Groucho Marx

     The most depressing thing happened the other day: I handed in the first of what will be many job applications for summer. Oh, I'm not depressed about the likelihood of finding a job, I'm depressed because no matter what I do, I won't earn enough to support myself in the next year of school. This means I, like most other students, will apply for a dreaded student loan.

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March 02, 2000
  Do you have better things to do?PDF files may take a moment to load

In the next couple of weeks, students on this fair campus will be inundated with one message: vote in the Students' Union General Elections. "It's important," the rhetoric will go. "It's your democratic responsibility, your right to bitch."

Less than 20 per cent of students will listen.

As for the other 80 per cent, I can only think of one good reason for not voting: priorities.

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