2013-09-05

    
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David Bray • Emily Macphail • Jack Middleton • Tina Shaygan • Gurman Sahota • Marshal Wolff • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to Marshal Wolff, a former North Korean volleyball champion who escaped by laying for 72 hours at the bottom of an ox cart on its way to a One Direction concert. Mr. Wolff now works as a liason to the Gauntlet under the agreement that we will air his story this weekend to all of Calgary. Unfortunately, he does not know that we are not a radio station.

September 05, 2013
  Student fees raised by another $150PDF files may take a moment to load

A new year begins and a fee increase is born.

Student fees have once again risen by $150 for the fall semester, with students now paying $450 to attend the University of Calgary in addition to their tuition, Students’ Union membership dues and other fees. The fee is part of an increase that was passed in April 2010 by the U of C’s board of governors when members voted to charge more fees to students to pay for services previously covered by tuition.

September 04, 2013
  Advice for aspiring poetsPDF files may take a moment to load

Derek Beaulieu is a Canadian poet who has published nine books of poetry. His most recent book Please, No More Poetry was published in February from Wilfred Laurier University Press’s Laurier Poetry Series. Beaulieu is the first poet under 40 to be published as part of the series and the first Albertan.

September 04, 2013
  Cut Redford out of our educationPDF files may take a moment to load

Hopefully by now, students have heard of the deep cuts to education funding that Premier Allison Redford’s government announced in the spring provincial budget. Across the province, seven per cent was cut from post-secondary budgets, for a total of $147 million. This cut has affected schools differently. Mount Royal University was arguably hit the hardest, with a budget shortfall of $14 million, having suspended eight programs and looking to cut 600 full-load equivalent spots.

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September 04, 2013
  Dinos score one for Canadian basketballPDF files may take a moment to load

It wasn’t the Final Four, but Calgary basketball fans were nonetheless treated to a taste of American college action August 15–17 at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium, where the Dinos hosted two Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association teams in the 2013 Battle of the Border preseason tournament.

The four-team tournament featured men’s teams from Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, who made the journey north for some exhibition matches against the Dinos and the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

September 04, 2013
  First-year student thinks he can change the worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite the inherent corruption of our financial and political systems and the rapid decline of Western civilization, first-year political science student Darren Spinner is convinced that he will be able to affect a positive change in the world around him.

As a new student at the University of Calgary, Spinner is eager to begin making his community a better place, even though we live in a world that has been irreversibly poisoned by apathy and distrust.

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September 05, 2013
  Dinosaur brought to life using 3D animationPDF files may take a moment to load

In 2012 a team of paleontologists, including University of Calgary professor Dr. Darla Zelenitsky, discovered the first fossil evidence of feathered dinosaurs in North America. The discovery was also notable for being the first evidence that Ornithomimus edmonticus — a lithe therapod dinosaur that resembled modern ostriches — had both feathers and primitive wing-like structures called pennibrachia.

September 05, 2013
  New myUofC portal launchedPDF files may take a moment to load

Early last month a new MyUofC portal was launched providing a new navigation system for students. The new MyUofC portal has been designed to provide easy navigation through the different online systems students need. The new portal, launched on Aug. 13, allows students to access many of the MyUofC features in one window, with their class schedules, enrolment and financial services available on a drop-down menu at the top of the page along with quick links to university services and campus information.

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