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The source of political strife

By Chris Samuel

Editor, the Gauntlet,Re: “Not quite censorship,” May 27, 2004,During my tenure as a member of the executive at the University of Alberta Students’ Union, we had several discussions over whether or not to shut down our webboard (http://webboard.su.ualberta.ca). In my humble opinion, I think our webboard is slightly more vitriolic and antogonistic than yours (our… Continue reading The source of political strife

U of A switching marks

By Julian Cheung

Give it a little over two years, and University of Alberta students will be glad to see fours on their transcripts. The U of A’s General Faculties Council approved a proposal to change the nine-point grading scale to a four-point scale similar to that used by other North American institutions. Currently the school uses a… Continue reading U of A switching marks

Film review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

By Sean Sullivan

Mistrust seems to be the name of the game in Hollywood these days. After years of media coverage on NSA surveillance, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the question of whom we can trust is being asked by screenwriters from every film studio. That question is at the heart of the latest Marvel… Continue reading Film review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Nickle Galleries finds new home

By Michael Grondin

After two years of construction and relocation, the Nickle Galleries reopened in the Taylor Family Digital 
Library on October 5. The Nickle Galleries — formerly the Nickle Arts Museum — offers members of the University of Calgary a chance to see a wide range of contemporary and historical artifacts.
 In 1970, philanthropist Samuel Nickle donated… Continue reading Nickle Galleries finds new home

Islam defies easy definition

By Eric Klotz

Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism reinforce negative stereotypes of Islam as a violent religion and fuels academic arguments for a clash of civilizations between the West and Islam. This week the Muslim Students Association is doing its part to reverse negative stereotyping with Islamic Awareness Week at the University of Calgary. “The Muslim, Christian and Jewish… Continue reading Islam defies easy definition

Movie Review: Star Wars cashes in on crap

By Garth Paulson

George Lucas has finally done it. After countless years filled with shoddy merchandise, poor licensing decisions and reissue after needless reissue, he has finally managed to ruin his once revered Star Wars franchise. The latest installment in his prequel trilogy, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, is merely the last bullet to pierce… Continue reading Movie Review: Star Wars cashes in on crap