2013-10-24

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Athena G. Csuti • Grace Elekwa • Ashley Gray • Liv Ingram • Nivedita Iyer • Alexandria Leighton • Riley Marron • Rachelle Reed • Connor Salder • Abedellah Salam • Justin Seward • Tina Shaygan • Kalista Sherbaniuk • James Stevenson • Robyn Thomas • Mark Villani • Remi Watts • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes out to Tina Shaygan. The only known child of the slain dark wizard Voldemort, Tina was asked by a mysterious disembodied voice to redeem her father’s black legacy by travelling back in time and preventing JFK’s assassination. As an avid reader of political science journals and philosophy, she realized that destiny is not something we can lightly thrust aside. She decided instead to travel to 2013, the Year of the Black Snake, and serve her nobler, predetermined cause ­— writing opinions and news at the Gauntlet.

October 23, 2013
  We aren’t always who we think we arePDF files may take a moment to load

We all experience a moment at some point in our lives where how we’ve acted doesn’t line up with who we believe we are. It’s part of being human. We make mistakes, we contradict ourselves, we’re hypocritical. Ninety-nine per cent of the time when these events occur, we don’t even recognize that it happened. Othertimes it can be deeply unsettling.

Nothing about who we are is ever simple.

October 23, 2013
  Little worldsPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine a 360 degree photograph. What comes to mind is a wide panorama or a virtual reality program on the computer, right?

University of Calgary art professor Denis Gadbois has been bending the way 360 degree photographs are seen by warping them onto a two dimensional surface. The result of his work is being displayed during an exhibit in the U of C art department’s Little Gallery on the sixth floor of the Art Building, Oct. 28 to Nov. 8.

October 23, 2013
  Exploring communication through dancePDF files may take a moment to load

This year’s annual Dancers’ Studio West Artists in Residence performance includes two choreographers exploring human communication through dance.

The DSW’s residency program allows two choreographers to work on projects for five weeks in Studio West’s performance space. The program culminates in a performance that concludes the studio’s fall performance series. The performance runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

October 23, 2013
  The bell tolls for print mediaPDF files may take a moment to load

If you have taken the train or any sort of public transit recently, chances are you have seen people on their iPads and Kindles reading. In comparison, the number of people actually carrying a paper book or newspaper is steadily decreasing. Print media, which includes books, newspapers and magazines, faces elimination as information becomes increasingly digitized and overall interest in reading declines.

October 23, 2013
  Provincial government's arts cuts divisivePDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta provincial government cut $147 million of funding for post-secondary education. They also recently gave $142.5 million to expand the Schulich School of Engineering. The sums which have been cut and allocated came from different portions of the provincial budget, but the bottom line reflects a contribution to engineering and a detriment to all other faculties. The Alberta government is choosing to encourage some students’ education goals at the disadvantage of others.

October 23, 2013
  Scientists prove Bigfoot is realPDF files may take a moment to load

If you started reading this editorial expecting to learn about conclusive Bigfoot-related evidence, you will be disappointed. In fact, if you begin reading most articles that sport unbelievable, sensationalist headlines, you will be disappointed. That is, if you begin reading them at all.

To get this out of the way, Bigfoot isn’t real. There is no such thing as Bigfoot or the Yeti, and there is absolutely zero evidence of scientific interest that even begins to hint at their possible existence.

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