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Matthew Parkison • Athena G. Csuti • • • Athena G. Csuti is the proud recipient of the golden spatula this week. Named after the Norse god of journalism, Csuti conquered the written word with her first album review for the Gauntlet. We thank her for taking time out of her bright summer day to help us pale, stressed out editors with this doomed publication.

June 13, 2013
  City smokers down to the last dragsPDF files may take a moment to load

A few of us at the Gauntlet smoke cigarettes. I know, smoking will likely kill us, and I know, it’s expensive, gross, stupid and yada yada yada.


New smokers quickly realize that society no longer accommodates them. Soon, we’ll have fewer places to indulge in our addiction in public.


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June 12, 2013
  Unpredictable SuunsPDF files may take a moment to load

Montreal rock band Suuns will be making their first Sled Island appearance this year at The Palomino on June 20.


Their stop at Sled Island comes during a long tour this summer to promote their latest album, Images du Futur which was released in March. The Suuns spent three weeks touring in Europe and the last couple of weeks in western Canada and the United States.


“We’ve already played well over 50 shows in the last three and a half months,” guitarist Joseph Yarmush says.


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June 12, 2013
  Credit card surcharges dropped in MacHallPDF files may take a moment to load

Surcharges on credit card purchases in MacEwan Student Centre are no more. The extra costs for purchases made with Visa or Mastercard ended on Friday, June 7, after the Students’ Union learned that these charges were being used by several MSC vendors, violating the contracts the businesses have with their credit card providers.


June 12, 2013
  News round up: June 13, 2013PDF files may take a moment to load

Feds give research cash to U of C

The University of Calgary recently announced that it will receive $1.8 million in additional funding from the federal government for research.

The money will go towards several projects, including research in stem cells, kidney disease and fish health. U of C professors Ed O’Brien and Justin MacDonald will collect the largest share of the funds, with $393,727 going towards the study of new treatments for vascular anti-inflammatory therapies.

June 12, 2013
  Album Review: Queens of the Stone AgePDF files may take a moment to load

It’s clear while listening to …Like Clockwork that singer and guitarist Josh Homme is not the same person he was when Era Vulgaris was released six years ago.


Homme experienced severe complications during surgery in 2010 and was bedridden for three months. He slipped into a deep depression and questioned whether or not he would ever be all right again.


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June 12, 2013
  Film review: The PurgePDF files may take a moment to load

What’s worse than dumbing down an intelligent concept for an audience? Ignoring it altogether. This is the crime of The Purge, a horror movie which could have been one of the best films of the year and is instead is one of the most disappointing. The movie’s premise has almost limitless potential but is used simply to set up a generic, bland and stupid home-invasion film. I came out of the theatre feeling defeated and wondering exactly what the filmmakers were thinking.


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June 12, 2013
  From psychedelic post-punk to folkPDF files may take a moment to load

Peace will be making their third Sled Island visit this year, performing at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 Branch on June 19 and at Tubby Dog on June 22. 


Frontman Dan Geddes says their sound has changed slightly over the years since they began in 2008.


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June 12, 2013
  New clubs space gets rid of private officesPDF files may take a moment to load

With its opening scheduled for Sept. 1, the current renovations of the clubs space in the MacEwan Student Centre will create big changes for campus clubs — more specifically, to their offices.


Prior to the renovations, clubs used private offices that were assigned by the Students’ Union. Once construction at The Hive is completed, clubs will no longer have these private offices, as the new space will be transformed into open, common areas.


June 12, 2013
  SU approves first draft of budgetPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students’ Union passed the first draft of its 2013–14 operating budget on Tuesday, June 11, during Student Legislative Council, outlining the organization’s fiscal plans for the upcoming year. The budget was passed unanimously with 14 votes. A majority of nine was needed for the budget to go through.


SU vice-president operations and finance Eric Termuende presented the budget late during SLC. He began by discussing the SU’s net revenue, which has grown considerably since 2010. 


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