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<p>Sumaira Ahmed • Anah Aslam • Dante Bencivenga • Grace Elekwa • Holly Flegal • Connor Goodfellow • Vaneska Grechinski • Andrew Kemle • Tobias Ma • Fabian Mayer • Dawn Muenchrath • Matt Parkinson • Elizabeth Scott • Sean Sullivan • Louie Villanueva • Curtis Wolff • Jeremy Woo • • • Our Golden Spatula recipient for the week of March 21 is Holly Flagel, a fierce slasher of copy and irrelavent rhetoric. The Gauntlet appreciates your laser eyes and vast vocabulary. The spatula is golden, and so too are you!</p>

March 21, 2013
  The silent genocidePDF files may take a moment to load

In June 2011, Pakistan and Aghanistan militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi issued an open letter calling for the systematic extermination of the Shiite population of Pakistan. The letter, translated from Urdu, read, “Pakistan means land of the pure, and the Shiites have no right to be here . . . our mission [in Pakistan] is the abolition of this impure sect and people from every city . . . every corner of Pakistan.

March 21, 2013
  Storybook basketball season ends in ReginaPDF files may take a moment to load

Though the result may be the same as last season, the circumstances are much different for the University of Calgary women’s basketball team after the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final Eight wrapped up in Regina on March 17. The Dinos finished fourth after being defeated by the St. Mary’s University Huskies in the bronze-medal game — the same finish as the 2011–12 season when the Dinos lost to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in Calgary. 


March 21, 2013
  Canadian film challenges deportationPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine being unceremoniously taken to a place that is completely unfamiliar — one where you have no friends, no family and no idea of how to fit in. Then imagine being told that you can’t go home, and that you may be stuck in this alien world forever. While a scenario like this sounds like something that could only exist in a work of fiction, this is the harsh reality for the thousands of people deported to Jamaica from Canada, the United States and Britain every year.

March 21, 2013
  Can we live waste-free?PDF files may take a moment to load

This week’s feature is the fourth and final in our series on food security. The first part looked at a Canadian perspective, the second looked at organic farms in New Orleans. and the third looked at composting. This week’s is about reducing waste.





Can we live waste-free in a world where most goods come packaged, and throwing stuff away allows us to forget about it? We need to change the way we think about waste and reduce the amount of waste we produce. 


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March 21, 2013
  Summer woes without summer jobsPDF files may take a moment to load

For the first time since it was established in 1972, the Summer Temporary Employment Program has been indefinitely suspended. 


STEP offered thousands of students employment opportunities at many different organizations across Alberta.


In summer 2012, STEP had an operating budget of $7.1 million, providing over 3,000 students temporary summer jobs at many small businesses and non-profit organizations that wouldn’t have had the funds to hire students otherwise. 


March 21, 2013
  Crown corps tranquilize fiscal insanityPDF files may take a moment to load

Issues regarding economic and fiscal stability have, for the most part, replaced issues of domestic security as matters of primary concern for nations since the end of the Cold War. Classical and reform liberal ideologies have provided some solutions to these economic issues faced by Western democracies.

March 21, 2013
  Escalating rhetoric in North KoreaPDF files may take a moment to load

North Korea is crying for help — but the reclusive country isn’t going to do anything rash anytime soon. On March 5, North Korea scrapped the armistice that ended Korean War hostilities in 1953. The cease-fire ended after a United States-led push for the United Nations to sanction North Korea over its recent nuclear tests. North Korea completed its third nuclear test in February. 


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