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Reader response

By A.M. Counsell

Editors, the Gauntlet, Re: "Universal bus pass debate," Jan. 25, 2001      It seems we are jumping to conclusions based on some false perceptions about a possible universal bus pass and an incomplete understanding of the issues that are relevant to a meaningful discussion. The U-pass deal is not written in stone. The numbers we have… Continue reading Reader response

Reader response

By A.M. Counsell

Editors, the Gauntlet, Re: "Day did it legally," Jan. 18, 2001 What rich irony that Kris Kotarski’s defence of Stockwell Day’s use of public funds to defend his libel suit is printed immediately beside a polemic against bias and concentrated ownership of the media. Kotarski grossly misrepresents the facts when he erroneously proclaims that "…Day’s… Continue reading Reader response

Current system A-OK

By A.M. Counsell

Editors, the Gauntlet, Re: "Proportional representation worth a closer look" Nov. 2, 2000 Proportional representation means hung parliaments and governments by coalition, which are neither proportional, nor representative. Oliver Letwin, a British constitution expert, refers to the absence of "proportionality of power" under coalition government evidenced by small parties remaining part ofEuropean governments for decades… Continue reading Current system A-OK

Coming home by coming out

By Sean Sullivan

This year, scripts have been tossed out as performers draw on their personal stories and experiences for the University of Calgary’s fourth annual Coming Out Monologues, presented by U of C’s Leadership and Student Engagement from March 13–16.
 The Coming Out Monologues, inspired by Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, began at the University of California,… Continue reading Coming home by coming out

Event helps homeless in Calgary get ID and shelter

By Morgan Haigler

Imagine for a moment that you are surviving without a home. You have no personal identification card and in turn, you can’t deposit money into a personal bank account. Help is coming. The Calgary Homeless Foundation will host Project Homeless Connect for disadvantaged people Sept. 20. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.… Continue reading Event helps homeless in Calgary get ID and shelter

Academic Festivus

By Demetrios Nicolaides

Students often struggle to recognise that many services are available to them through the Students’ Union and the University of Calgary to ease the pains of academics. For example, did you know that Counselling offers academic and career workshops to help you learn how to prepare for tests and conquer test anxiety? If your essays… Continue reading Academic Festivus

Learn how to jump through hoops at the academic carnival

By Rosie Nagra

The SU View and its corresponding headline is printed without Gauntlet editorial revision, and does not reflect the views of the Gauntlet Publications Society Now that exams are beginning to take their toll, the effects of coffee are starting to wear off, and the thought of staying up to 4 a.m. studying for an exam… Continue reading Learn how to jump through hoops at the academic carnival

PIRG on the prowl

By Editorial

Around this time of year, the Students’ Union gears up for its general elections. Now, before we lose you at the word “election,” consider that this year’s ballot box will be bursting at the seams with referenda questions. Unsurprisingly, not all of groups vying for your money deserve it. Not yet, at least.It seems the… Continue reading PIRG on the prowl

Ease your mind

By Joanna Farley

From Jan. 23–25, a group of Clinical Pyschology graduates will launch the University of Calgary’s first mental health awareness week. The event is designed to provide information about mental health and how to maintain it. In addition,the organizers emphasize that mental disorders are not a character flaw. "Right now there is a stigma attached to… Continue reading Ease your mind