2013-09-12

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Dante Bencivenga • Ashton Chula • Jordan Clermont •Amanda Dickson • Reem Ghaleb • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ayla Leniczek• Timothy Louden Emily Macphail • Joey Maslen • Natassia Mihalisz • Tendayi Moyo • Jack Middleton • Josh O’Brien • Jan Ong Victoria Parent • Abdellah Salman • Rhys Sosnowski • Remi Watts • Luke Wojakowski • Justine Wright • • • This week’s Golden Spatula faced fierce competition as hordes of aspiring journalists from across the campus gathered for a pizza-grease-slathered free-for-all to claim the title of best Gauntlet volunteer. After meticulous internal deliberations, the Gauntlet’s editorial board decided to award the spatula to Amanda Dickson. Amanda did not write any articles for us but continued editing Wednesday night well after our most hardened veterans abandoned ship to drink alcohol. Her eye for literary stupidity and merciless pink pen deflated many camouflaged errors in this week’s paper. Our corporate masters will be most impressed when we present her for indoctrination.

September 12, 2013
  Students push for U of C gun clubPDF files may take a moment to load

A group of students at the University of Calgary recently submitted a proposal to the Students’ Union to create the University of Calgary Firearms Association. According to UCFA president Henry Lung, the gun club will host events and discuss politics — all with the aim of organizing and representing firearms owners on campus.

September 12, 2013
  We like C-O-N-S-E-N-TPDF files may take a moment to load

What is it about frosh week, also known as orientation week, that makes acting like an idiot acceptable? Yes, frosh week takes place during a sweet spot after saying goodbye to parents, high school angst, a summer job and before the staggering responsibility of classes, readings and practice problems fully hits. Yes, here in Alberta at least, most participants are now over 18 and can legally drown themselves in that seductive elixir known as alcohol (though partying in high school was possibly more attractive).

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September 11, 2013
  Giving up the ghostPDF files may take a moment to load

In loving memory of Andrew*, 25-year-old father, friend and son.

You’re where you need to be.  I hope you’re happy and content — the world will miss you greatly.

Do you remember the faces you used to see in the hallways of your high school? The blurred images of captured potential about to break free into the “real world” of possibility? What happened to all of those familiar faces? What became of those people? Did they become doctors or lawyers, or do they still work at Costco?

September 11, 2013
  Screen Time: Fall television preview, part onePDF files may take a moment to load

There’s a long list of new television shows this fall all vying for your procrastination. Some will be worth your time, others won’t. Over the next couple weeks, I’m going to break down a number of new shows and help you decide where it’s worth wasting time rather than studying. This week I’ll start with four I’m looking forward to.

The Blacklist
Premiers Monday, Sept. 23.

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September 11, 2013
  Flames cool fiery DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

John Ramage had one university hockey game left in his career after all.

Although he is looking forward to a professional playing career with the Calgary Flames organization, the four-year veteran and former captain of the University of Wisconsin Badgers knew better than to assume his squad of highly-touted Flames youngsters would have it easy in an exhibition game against the Dinos men’s hockey team.

September 11, 2013
  The ultimate Canadian sportPDF files may take a moment to load

Two students from the Schulich School of Engineering are attempting to invent a new sport by reimagining the medieval game of jousting.

Typically relegated to renaissance fairs, jousting hasn’t had a lot of success in the last 700 years. Hoping to change that, the two university students intend to add a Canadian twist.

“Just imagine it,” Ethan, one of the co-founders said, “two moose charging at each other, huge antlers clashing. Riders knocking each other off with lances. It’ll be epic.”

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September 18, 2013
  Sportspinion: ESPN abandons documentaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Aimed at exposing the National Football League’s failure to properly deal with the health of their players, the upcoming documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis has unintentionally exposed another crisis of denial aligned with the game of football: ESPN’s poorly-handled decision to walk away from the documentary.

September 12, 2013
  University of Alberta mulls financial woesPDF files may take a moment to load

Fewer courses, larger class sizes and the possibility of requiring a longer time to complete a degree is a tough pill to swallow, but the University of Alberta is preparing to knock it back regardless.

A town-hall forum was held on Friday, Sept. 6 at the U of A outlining the school’s dire financial state.

September 12, 2013
  Mayoral forum coming to MacHallPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary will host a mayoral forum on Oct. 7 and a city councillor forum on Oct. 9 in the MacHall ballroom, giving students the chance to question Calgary’s leaders before the municipal election on Oct. 21. The two events are being organized in partnership between the U of C Students’ Union and Civic Camp, a local non-profit that tries to encourage civic engagement.

At this time, only Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has confirmed that he will attend the Oct. 7 mayoral forum.

September 12, 2013
  International peace day eventPDF files may take a moment to load

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the University of Calgary’s Consortium for Peace Studies will host the Calgary Peace Day. The event will coincide with the United Nations International Day of Peace, which will see events promoting non-violence held in cities around the globe.

Many planned events will take place at Eau Claire Market. A Peace Run, yoga and live music will all be hosted at the downtown hub.

According to the International Peace Day website, “Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace”.

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