2013-04-11

    
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Rand Al-Hashmy • Grace Elekwa • Holly Flegal • Salimah Kassamali • Michael Kwas • Lauren Ferkranus • Gabriel Gana • Tobias Ma • Lidrah Mah • Fabian Mayer • Dawn Muencrath • Pujita Saja • Sean Sullivan • Mark Villani • Louie Villanueva • Charis Whitbourne • Curtis Wolff •Jeremy Woo • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes once again to Louie Villaneuva, a dashing and cunning rogue of a photographer who spent his teenage years hunting Somalian pirates. After almost running over a blue whale in his ocean liner, Louie turned his lens onto a less dangerous but equally exciting opportunity: photography at the Gauntlet.

April 11, 2013
  Engineers-to-be show off their skillsPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2013 University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering Capstone Design Fair occurred on April 9. Over 50 teams comprised of fourth-year engineering students developed and designed unique projects to showcase their engineering skills.


In Canada, all fourth-year engineering students must develop a Capstone project. This year was the first time first-year students also participated with design projects.


There was a large variety of projects at the fair, ranging from renewable energy to remote controlled drones.


April 11, 2013
  Debate: Dinos Logo RedesignPDF files may take a moment to load

On Wednesday, April 3, University of Calgary provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall unveiled the new logo for Dinos athletics to an eager student body and faculty. As part of the rebranding campaign, the Dinos have partnered with Nike as their official sponsor for their athletic apparel, in addition to other changes around athletics that include the upcoming overhaul of the Jack Simpson Gymnasium. This new corporate partnership brings potential for increased athlete recruitment and merchandise sales. 


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April 11, 2013
  Parting shots: Let loose a littlePDF files may take a moment to load

The last Gauntlet issue of the school year is when the outgoing editor-in-chief is supposed to cry his or her heart out or, rather, do one final hoorah. Usually, I’m not big on sentiment, but, in order to keep with tradition, brace yourselves for an utter spewing of my heart. This is a rare moment of insight into me, someone you have probably never heard of and probably don’t care about in the slightest. Regardless, only a year so incredible warrants such a catharsis. 


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April 11, 2013
  Study finds students can’t read anymorePDF files may take a moment to load

A recent study at the University of Calgary has found that university students are losing their ability to read. One of the first signs of this decrease is an inability to understand satire. The lead researcher, Dr. Cindy Whitehorn, said that although this decrease is sad, it really comes as no surprise. 


April 10, 2013
  Calgary Comic Expo growing quicklyPDF files may take a moment to load

While annual events naturally grow from year to year, few could have predicted how quickly the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo has become one of the city’s largest and most popular events. What started as a small convention in 2006 is now an internationally-renowned event, drawing attendees and special guests from around the world.


April 11, 2013
  Hitmen ready for long playoff runPDF files may take a moment to load

The Calgary Hitmen have advanced to the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference semifinal against the Red Deer Rebels. The Hitmen defeated the Swift Current Broncos in the quarter-finals series 4–1 and currently have a 3–1 series lead against the Rebels in the semifinals. Game five of the series is on April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Saddledome. If needed, game six is on April 13 in Red Deer and game seven would be on April 16 at the Saddledome.

April 11, 2013
  Butler called to the big leaguePDF files may take a moment to load

It was a special night for University of Calgary Dinos goaltender Dustin Butler. The Vancouver Canucks played the Calgary Flames on April 10, a game without major playoff implications for either team with the Canucks firmly secured in a playoff position and the Flames attempting to finish their season with pride. However, there was one remarkable storyline that emerged in the hours leading up to the game.

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