2013-09-26

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Tamara Cottle • Reem Ghaleb • Fatima Ghanem • Grace Elekwa • Liv Ingram • Jenny Lau • Timothy Louden • Emily Macphail • Jack Middleton • Josh O’Brien • Jan Ong • Matthew Parkinson • Kayla Ross • Salman Abdellah • Erin Schumlich • Allison Seto • Tina Shaygan • Mike Soikkeli • James Stevenson • Robyn Thomas • Justine Wright • • • We found Ashton Chugh making goat’s cheese in a cave tucked away near the Swiss Alps. When we asked him what he was doing there, he claimed to be searching for the love of his life who had been kidnaped by a biolumiscent talking whale named Jericho. When we asked him to join our news crew, he surprised us by skiing effortlessly down on a pair of moleskin skis screwed together by shards of a broken whiskey bottle. He wrote three news articles before he reached the bottom of the hill, and this athleticism led to him being named Sports Assistant and Golden Spatula winner of the week.

September 26, 2013
  Living in an anti-social networkPDF files may take a moment to load

The use of contemporary social media has dramatically changed the way human beings interact. A couple of decades ago, the idea that one could connect with just about anyone in the world from their home as quickly as desired was unheard of. Thirty years ago, people did not make plans on the fly through texting — they made arrangements beforehand and met their friends at designated spots, which encouraged commitment and careful time management.

September 26, 2013
  Men’s rights advocates demand closer lookPDF files may take a moment to load

On Sept. 11, members of the men’s rights activist group Men’s Rights Edmonton helped establish Alberta’s second men’s activist group in Calgary. Men’s Rights Edmonton made national headlines recently with their “Don’t Be That Girl” advertising campaign, a response to the “Don’t Be That Guy” anti-date-rape posters distributed by Edmonton Police and partners. Men’s Rights Edmonton’s latest poster targets Lise Gotell, chair of Women’s and Gender studies at the University of Alberta.

September 26, 2013
  The value in brewing discontentPDF files may take a moment to load

This week’s Gauntlet includes our new drinking supplement and this has our editorial board feeling like critics. We spent our weekend sampling Calgary’s finest liquours all for the good of our loyal readers. But there was one line we should not have crossed. One burden we should not have bared. Our advice to you: never, ever drink anything from Minhas Brewery — it wins the Gauntlet Editorial Board’s award for worst liquour brand on the planet.

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September 26, 2013
  New Institute of Quantum Science and TechnologyPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Institute for Quantum Science and Technology was launched last week, providing new research and work opportunities for students in the faculty of science.

According to IQST director and physics professor Barry Sanders, the institute will focus on four pillars of research: quantum information, quantum optics, molecular modeling and nanotechnology.

“Some people refer to the 21st century as the quantum age,” Sanders said. “The usual way we learn science without quantum no longer applies.”

September 26, 2013
  Campus security reportPDF files may take a moment to load

From responding to theft to dealing with public porn viewers, campus security had a full plate this summer.

Thirty-six officers under the leadership of campus security director Lanny Fritz responded to over 350 incidents between May and August. Fritz, a 16-year Campus Security veteran, said that although the summer brought few students, campus remained an eventful place.

September 26, 2013
  New website for buying and selling textbooksPDF files may take a moment to load

At the beginning and end of every semester, students scramble to buy and sell their textbooks. If a student wants to sell an old textbook, their first option is to return it to the U of C Bookstore. And they usually get little money for the effort.

U of C students Vamsee Reddy and Jacob Nasser intend to solve this through the University of Calgary Book Trading Service — a website for students to buy, sell or trade used textbooks.

September 26, 2013
  Friends rally to help flood victimPDF files may take a moment to load

High River was devastated during the summer floods, with the whole town being evacuated and millions of dollars in damage done. One of those who lost her home was third-year University of Calgary archeology student Kaiden Tajiri. But thanks to a friend, her year might get a little easier.

To help Tajiri, University of Calgary student Penny Christakis recently created the Tajiri Project, an online fundraising effort for Tajiri and her family.

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