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<p>Dante Bencivenga • Kurt Genest • Richard Goldberger • Connor Goodfellow • Kaleem Khan • Tim Louden • Henry Lung • Emily Macphail • Fabian Mayer • Dawn Muenchrath • Jan Ong • Matthew Parkinson • Mark Villani • Louie Villanueva • Alicia Ward • Jeremy Woo • • • Tim Louden is our Golden Spatula award recipient this week after conquering the undefeated Opinions section debator champion, and fearlessly speaking his mind no matter how offensive. Tim, we at the Gauntlet can’t say we love you, nor can we claim to agree with you all the time, but we can unanimously say that we respect you and your meat-eating skills.</p>

January 30, 2013
  Picky politicsPDF files may take a moment to load

There is a special place in etiquette hell for picky eaters. With the exception of individuals suffering from severe allergies, people with mechanical problems — like no teeth — and cantankerous two-year-olds, being open to trying new foods should be a given for all able-bodied adults. 


January 30, 2013
  Idle No More stalls progressPDF files may take a moment to load

It’s easy to support political movements in Canada like Idle No More, no matter how vague or questionable they are. Canadians have the right to petition for legislative change, but we should take a sober second look at the increasingly vocal Idle No More movement. 


January 30, 2013
  Women on topPDF files may take a moment to load

Kathleen Wynne has become the first female premier of Ontario, beating out her rival and front-runner Sandra Pupatello. Wynne is also the first openly gay premier. She joins five other women who are currently serving as premier of provinces or territories. This brings the male to female ratio in provincial leadership to 50:50 for the first time in Canadian history — now 75 per cent of Canadians are being governed by a female premier. 


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January 30, 2013
  Film review: ParkerPDF files may take a moment to load

Parker was a much better concept for a film before Jack Reacher underperformed at the box office — both films are adaptations of popular novels made into generic action movies that serve primarily as vanity pieces for their lead actors. However, instead of megastar Tom Cruise playing the lead role, Parker stars Jason Statham, perhaps the most reliable and most typecast action hero currently working in Hollywood. Audiences know pretty much exactly what they’re getting into when they see a 
Statham-led production.

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January 30, 2013
  Corb Lund brings a grittier Alberta to the GlenbowPDF files may take a moment to load

If you went to junior high and high school in Alberta, you’ve probably had your fair share of this province’s history beaten into you — although whether it is stuck or not is a different matter entirely. Even at the Glenbow museum, 
Alberta’s history is presented in a very certain, impersonal way. But a current Glenbow exhibit, which will be running into the spring, titled No Roads Here: Corb Lund’s Alberta, presents the history of our province in a different way.

January 30, 2013
  Environmental institute called a failurePDF files may take a moment to load

David Keith, a Harvard climate scientist, is calling the University of Calgary’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy a failure. ISEEE is a graduate research institute that develops sustainable solutions and was created in 2004.


January 30, 2013
  Arts Lounge opensPDF files may take a moment to load

The Arts Lounge is now complete and ready for students to use. It is located on the first floor of the Social Sciences Building.


Currently, the lounge is not fully-furnished. However, the Students’ Union is in the process of filling the lounge with useful amenities for students.


Faculty of arts representatives developed the initiative for the lounge in 2010.


According to third-year U of C English student and faculty of arts representative Kelsy Norman, the space will make a great social 
environment.


January 30, 2013
  Club to improve health carePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students are working to develop solutions to make the health-care system more sustainable and efficient through the Calgary Healthcare Improvement Network. The group held their first event at the Foothills Campus on Jan. 30.


CHIN is the Calgary chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an international organization.


Formed by nursing and medical students at the U of C last August, CHIN is a student-run club with over 150 members.


January 30, 2013
  Residence due for an overhaulPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary’s residence facilities will soon undergo major expansion under a new residence master plan.


The new plan, which was approved by the U of C’s Board of Governors, will cost an estimated $240 million over 15 years.


The main goals are to expand residence capacity and improve the quality of life for students living on campus, according to executive director of Residence and Ancillary Services Voula 
Cocolakis.


January 30, 2013
  Holy homophobiaPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary professor of education Tonya Callaghan is working to bring attention to the issue of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals in the Catholic school system.


Her research, the subject of a talk called “Holy Homophobia” held on Jan. 29 at the U of C, looks at the situation of LGBTQ students and teachers in Catholic schools.


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