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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
  U of C gets updated logo for new yearPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary will update its logo in the upcoming year by refining the current coat of arms and changing the typeface. According to U of C associate vice-president of marketing Kim Lawrence, the school’s brand will not be changed. Instead, the update will provide a consistent design scheme that can be used by different departments and on a variety of displays.

September 05, 2013
  Vandalism rife during O-weekPDF files may take a moment to load

O-week had a rough start this year as the University of Calgary had a surge of vandalism.

After volunteers for orientation week painted directions on the sidewalk to point new students to the buildings they’re looking for, someone else painted directions that are completely wrong. For example, there was writing saying “business” pointing to Science A and “education” pointing to kinesiology.

September 05, 2013
  U of C community marches in Calgary’s pride paradePDF files may take a moment to load

Enthusiastic supporters of the LGBTQA community marched on Sept. 1 at the city’s annual pride parade. Sunday’s march had an estimated 35,000 people, made up of community members from throughout Calgary.

The University of Calgary’s faculty of medicine, along with delegates from the Students’ Union, joined the parade in support of LGBTQA rights. Marching alongside representatives from the university were members of Alberta’s ruling Conservative Party.

September 05, 2013
  Bow Valley College creates disabilities studies programPDF files may take a moment to load

Of all the schools affected by the provincial budget cuts, few were hit as hard as Mount Royal University. After the cuts, MRU was left with a $14 million budget shortfall, resulting in the suspension of several programs. One of these was the school’s disabilities studies program, which was the only one of its kind in Calgary.

Now, Bow Valley College has decided to offer a disabilities studies program of their own, with classes starting in January.

BVC had previously suspended this program due to low enrolment.

September 05, 2013
  19 programs cut at the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has cut 19 programs for the upcoming year, including 11 from the faculty of arts, seven from the faculty of science and one from the faculty of kinesiology. According to U of C administration, the programs were chosen because of their low enrolment, as each had fewer than 20 students or none at all.

The cuts were sent to the provincial government for approval on August 22. If approved, the elimination of the programs will be completed by September 2014.

September 05, 2013
  U of C Liberals in wikileaks cablePDF files may take a moment to load

It turns out that the National Security Agency is not only watching American citizens, but University of Calgary students as well.

It was recently discovered that the U of C Liberals, a student club on campus, were mentioned on an American diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks in 2010. The cable indicates that the campus club was instrumental in making the legalization of marijuana part of the federal Liberal Party’s
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September 05, 2013
  Mould in clubs space declared non-issuePDF files may take a moment to load

The business clubs trailer attached to the first floor of Scurfield Hall has undergone a test confirming that while there is mould growing, it remains at safe levels for students to be in there until the new business clubs space is officially open in December on the fourth floor of Scurfield Hall.

September 05, 2013
  Orientation week at the University of CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Orientation week kicked off the fall semester in colourful fashion on Tuesday Sept. 3. Students were greeted by orientation leaders and have been getting acquainted with campus life all week with the resource fair, movie nights and faculty information. O-week will conclude Sept. 6 with Friday’s Hollerado show.

September 05, 2013
  Entertainment news round up: September 5, 2013PDF files may take a moment to load

Beakerhead art and science festival

From September 11–15 Calgary will play host to Beakerhead, an arts festival that celebrates achievements in science and engineering. The five day event is just a facet of a larger Calgarian initiative thought up by Jay Ingram and Mary Anne Moser.

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September 05, 2013
  Spun: Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg FivePDF files may take a moment to load

If you think Corb Lund is catchy, you might want to try Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five. I thoroughly enjoyed the authentic country blues sound of Bison Ranch Recording Sessions, the fifth album from Little Miss Higgins — also known as Jolene Higgins — who has been recording since 2005.

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