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
  Summer of troubles for private clinic on foothills campusPDF files may take a moment to load

This past summer, the Helios Wellness Centre, a private health care clinic housed at the University of Calgary foothills campus, was the subject of a provincial investigation that accused the clinic of allowing university donors to skip waiting lists for medical treatments.

Most of the evidence in the investigation comes from publicly -accessed documents from previous years. However, there is not any solid evidence to determine whether certain health services were expedited.

September 12, 2013
  Controversy grows over St. Mary’s O-week chantPDF files may take a moment to load

An event which occurred on Sept. 5 during orientation week at St. Mary’s University in Halifax has been the subject of much controversy. During an event sanctioned by the St. Mary’s Students’ Association, student leaders led first-years in a chant that celebrated nonconsensual sex with underage girls.

September 12, 2013
  Realpolitik perspective on the Syrian crisisPDF files may take a moment to load

President Obama gave a speech on Sept. 10 urging Americans to support military action in Syria. The U.S. government suspects Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad of murdering his own people with weapons the Obama administration claims to be outlawed by “international norms.” However intervening in this conflict poses greater risk than staying out.

September 11, 2013
  Spun: Zachary LuckyPDF files may take a moment to load

You’ll have a pretty good idea of what you are getting into from the title of this album, but don’t underestimate it. This isn’t just another sappy harrowing of worn love ballads. While this isn’t an album to reach for when you want an upbeat, get-the-day-started groove, it is great for a quiet, introverted, moody day when you’re looking for some excellent acoustic guitar playing with pensive, longing lyrics. Fiddle and banjo round out the sound.

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September 11, 2013
  Spun: Still Life StillPDF files may take a moment to load

Mourning Trance is the second album from Toronto-based indie rock group Still Life Still, originally formed in 1999. The band has undergone many changes over the years, finally releasing their first album, Girls Come Too in 2009. Mourning Trance carries more maturity and thoughtfulness than the band’s debut album. The lyrics, whilst not provocative, have a pleasant abstract quality although they are partially drowned out by the other instruments.

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September 11, 2013
  European soccer previewsPDF files may take a moment to load

Barclay’s English Premier League

As Manchester United reach the end of their “glory, glory” era with star manager Alex Ferguson hanging up his whistle, the Premier League looks wide open this year as a number of teams could make their mark early. With new managers at Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, one can expect an interesting display of tactics on the pitch.

September 11, 2013
  Sochi participation not worth the pricePDF files may take a moment to load

Sidney Crosby shouldn’t be going to the Olympics.

Do I have your attention?

The ramp up to the Sochi 2014 men’s hockey tournament began in earnest at the end of August with Hockey Canada’s orientation camp held in Calgary, Alberta.

September 11, 2013
  Book review: Nine Inches by Tom PerrottaPDF files may take a moment to load

For stories of suburban angst you can’t do much better than Tom Perrotta’s Nine Inches.

The short story collection is comprised of 10 stories, each an engaging vignette of the everyday trials of everyday people. But Perrotta’s storytelling is anything but average. Nine Inches proves that even everyday lives in no-name towns offer good meat for stories under Perrotta’s keen writer’s eye.

September 10, 2013
  Possible Syrian military strikes protestedPDF files may take a moment to load

On Saturday, Sept. 7, opponents to a military intervention in Syria’s civil war held a protest at Calgary’s city hall. On the same day, Hands Off Syria protests were held in major cities across Canada and around the world, including Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa, among others.

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