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<p>Dante Bencivenga • Nicole Dionne • Kurt Genest • Connor Goodfellow • Michael Issakidis • Kaleem Khan • Jenny Lau • Emily Macphail • Fabian Mayer • Dawn Muencrath Elizabeth Scott • Justin Seward • Manal Sheikh • Isaac Szeto Michael Tom • Louie Villanueva • Nam Vuong • Charis Whitbourne • Carlie Yeung • Mackenzie Zunti • • • The esteemed Golden Spatula goes to Nam Vuong (cough), I mean the indomitable Mysterioso, for his silent but violent power in headline mastery. The Gauntlet has finally recognized this modest warrior of words and immortalizes him in the pages of our venerable publication.</p>

January 24, 2013
  Pubic lice declared an endangered speciesPDF files may take a moment to load

Pubic lice, commonly known as crabs, were declared an endangered species last week. A 2003 study from the Australian Kirby Institute showed pubic lice as the most common sexually transmitted infection in Australia. Now, a mere 10 years later, the Kirby Institute has noted a dramatic decrease in the number of pubic lice infections.


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January 24, 2013
  TFDL offers TeamSpot to help students get alongPDF files may take a moment to load

The Taylor Family Digital Library has incorporated the software TeamSpot into its workrooms in an effort to enable more efficient collaboration for students. The TFDL currently offers around 30 workrooms for students, each with a portal for TeamSpot.


Paul Pival, public services systems librarian at the TFDL, explained that TeamSpot was chosen in an effort to help students “play nicely together.”


January 24, 2013
  Freedom of the press under threatPDF files may take a moment to load

There is a common idiom that goes, “Without journalism, there can be no democracy.” Journalism spans from national giants, like the Globe and Mail, to, yes, student papers. 


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January 24, 2013
  World Cup speed skating hits the OvalPDF files may take a moment to load

On Jan. 19 and 20, Calgary’s Olympic Oval hosted the exciting, world-class speed skating World Cup. Skaters from around the world competed in front of a sizable crowd in what was the last race prior to the World Sprint Championships on Jan 26. and 27. 


The race was a part of the International Skating Union’s World Cup, a series of races held during the winter around the world. Skaters earn points towards World Cup standings based on their performance in each individual race. 


January 24, 2013
  Digital puppet mastersPDF files may take a moment to load

Almost everyone who has owned a Mac or wandered into an Apple store has played with Photo Booth at least once. The popular webcam application allows users to manipulate and distort their appearance in comical ways, shrinking and expanding faces to create hilarious images. While most people are just content to use Photo Booth to have a laugh with friends, Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre is much more ambitious — they are using it to perform a digital puppet show.


January 24, 2013
  Improving the state of mindPDF files may take a moment to load

“There is absolutely a negative stigma around mental illness. In society, it has been [taught to]us to think that mental illness is a huge problem and that it’s negative and dangerous, but that isn’t true,” said fourth-year University of Calgary psychology student Chantai Minet.


January 24, 2013
  Traversing the mists of ArgyllPDF files may take a moment to load

The turn of this decade was a thrilling time, if you are old enough to remember. Economic instability, glamorous celebrities and political turmoil around the globe captured the imaginations of a generation of young people. I, a precocious yuppie, naturally turned to the sweater aisle of our city’s shopping complexes in my search for answers to the problems of the day.


January 24, 2013
  Don’t hate the playerPDF files may take a moment to load

The Occupy Wall Street movement may be over, but an anti-business sentiment still lingers. Corporate executives have come under fire for continuing to accept millions of dollars in compensation while thousands lost their jobs and received pay cuts in the recent economic downturn. Thus, calls for significant salary cuts and even a maximum wage have stemmed from the sourness.

January 24, 2013
  Dinos swimmers head to Canada West finals PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary swim team is heading to another Canadian Interuniversity Sport final this year. In order to reclaim their national banners, the Dinos will start their postseason in the Canada West championships. 


This season, there is an added importance to qualifying for the CIS championships because they are being held at the U of C aquatic centre on Feb. 21–23.


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