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Christina Aguilera supports Thai sex trade?

By Jackie Panera

Christina Aguilera’s latest video, Dirrty, certainly lives up to its name, but not just because she is prancing around scantily-clad in a boxing ring. This pop singer’s latest business stunt is beyond dirty; it’s despicable. She is trying to turn a profit by exploiting women and children who are victims in Thailand’s sex industry. In… Continue reading Christina Aguilera supports Thai sex trade?

Alumnus named chief prosecutor

By Christina Lam

A University of Calgary alumnus is taking on Calgary’s criminals. Lloyd Robertson replaced outgoing veteran crown criminal prosecutor Gordon Wong on Nov. 3 to become Calgary’s interim chief Crown prosecutor. In his new position, Robertson will lead a team of 85 lawyers as they tackle the greatest challenges facing Calgary’s justice system. “There’s really been… Continue reading Alumnus named chief prosecutor

Patients shell out $400 for HPV vaccine

By Christina Lam

Young women looking to protect themselves from cervical cancer in the near future may have little more than cheerful faces on television commercials to help them cope with medical expenses. Despite the recent allocation of $300 million in the federal budget to fund the introduction of HPV vaccination programs across Canada, women seeking treatment with… Continue reading Patients shell out $400 for HPV vaccine

Naughty nurses ixnayed

By Christina Lam

Years after the University of Alberta’s Med Show sang its controversial swan song, Calgary’s future doctors have to watch their step as they take the stage. Often associated with its risque reputation, Med Show is an annual three-day variety show which raises funds for medical student initiatives while showcasing their lesser-known talents. However, in March… Continue reading Naughty nurses ixnayed

MCATs go online, with a few glitches

By Christina Lam

Medical school hopefuls can breathe easier now that feedback from the new computerized Medical College Admissions Test has rolled in. The first session of the new MCAT–which was recently converted from a written to a digital exam–took place in late January. Apart from a number of minor glitches, the first writing drew an overall positive… Continue reading MCATs go online, with a few glitches

Online Exclusive: SU VP op-fi forum

By Christina Lam

Depending on the results of the Students’ Union operations and finance commissioner election, the future may be very blue for patrons of MacEwan Student Centre. During the forum for op-fi Commissioner candidates, held Thur., Feb. 8, the questions posed ranged from the light hearted, “What color should be Mac Hall be painted?,” to the serious,… Continue reading Online Exclusive: SU VP op-fi forum

Online Exclusive: SU op-fi commissioner forum

By Christina Lam

Students will have to think long and hard before submitting their choice for vice-president of operations and finance if the op-fi Candidate’s forum was any indication. Held Thur., Feb. 8, the forum spanned the major issues that will face the next elected VP Op-Fi. All three candidates, Kyle Olsen, Michael Prang and Fraser Stuart, were… Continue reading Online Exclusive: SU op-fi commissioner forum