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Mohsin Aziz • Grace Elekwa • Holly Flagel • Connor Goodfellow • Salimah Kassamali • Emily Leedham • Tobias Ma • Sabian Mayer • Dawn Muenchrath • Jan Ong • Suneil Sachdeva • Bhuvana Sankaranarayanan • Sean Sullivan • Louie Villanueva • Curtis Wolff • Jeremy Woo • • • The Golden Spatula signifies more than just a kitchen utensil. For the countless people frequenting the Gauntlet office, the Spatula is a symbol of prestige and honour. This week we award Mohsin Aziz with this coveted prize for his tireless contributions.

April 04, 2013
  Virtual ViolencePDF files may take a moment to load

When Anita Sarkeesian started a fundraiser on Kickstarter, an online platform for creative projects, to look at the way that women are portrayed in video games, the backlash was incredible. The negative reaction from the online community was overwhelmingly populated by comments about raping Sarkeesian.


April 04, 2013
  Student Empowerment ProjectPDF files may take a moment to load

The Student Empowerment Project, created at the University of Calgary by second-year political science student Dave Beninger, looks to fight the recent provincial budget cuts to post-secondary education.


The Alberta government announced a 6.8 per cent decrease to post-secondary operational funding on March 7. On March 29, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Enterprise sent out the first draft of the post-secondary expectation letter, stating a “non-negotiable” plan for universities to streamline their programming.


April 03, 2013
  Pope Francis has Easter revelationPDF files may take a moment to load

Pope Francis announced at Easter Sunday mass on March 31 that he had an Easter revelation. Before he announced the revelation, he was quoted saying “This might seem like a complete reversal of my previous position” and indeed it was. The Pope announced that gay marriage is now OK under Catholic doctrine and that contraception is not actually the devil’s invention. This revelation has shocked the world and especially Catholics who strictly follow the Pope’s word instead of bending the rules as most slightly religious people do. 


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April 03, 2013
  Modern evolution for new Dinos logoPDF files may take a moment to load

The dinosaurs may be extinct, but the University of Calgary has ensured that the Dinos keep on evolving by officially unveiling their new logo to students on Wednesday, April 3 at the MacEwan Student Centre South Courtyard.


The Dinos have changed their logo several times throughout their over 40 year history as a university. The U of C introduced their first dinosaur logo in 1964 and has updated it four times since then. When the Jack Simpson Gym floor was installed, the logo was the rotund dinosaur from the 1980s. 


April 03, 2013
  Haunted by Ghosts of ViolencePDF files may take a moment to load

Domestic violence is a difficult topic — it is painful, intimate and terrifying, and due to this it is often a topic that is left in the shadows. Victims may not know how to escape these situations, or know that escape is even possible. With their performance Ghosts of Violence, the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada hopes to educate young audiences about the realities of domestic violence, as well as let victims know that they are not alone.

April 04, 2013
  Magnetism of the mallPDF files may take a moment to load

When the average Calgarian couple are not at work and not at home, there is a good chance they are at the mall, wandering the carefully engineered streets of a micro-city of consumption. In today’s society, shopping has become an increasingly important pastime. If nothing else, the sheer amount of time that we spend within our city’s malls make it imperative that we consider the social and spatial impacts of this behaviour. How is this seemingly harmless activity shaping our city? 


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