2013-10-31

    
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Jay Altura • Diltaj Atwal • Anuj Baxi • Melanie Bethune • Tamara Cottle • Grace Elekwa • Reem Ghaleb • Ashley Gray • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Jack Middleton • Suneil Sachdeva • Connor Sadler • Abdellah Salam • Devon Simpson • James Stevenson • Stephanie Tang • Robyn Thomas • • • Melanie, an enigma to us all, is one of the first volunteers for whom we wrote two Golden Spatulas. The first we deemed unworthy and discarded for fear of angering her. After all, we know nothing about her, but given her puckish sense of humour it’s quite likely that Melanie is some sort of forest nymph here to lull us into a false sense of security before making us pay for print media’s destruction of B.C.’s rainforests. Well, if printing more paper means we keep getting articles as good as Melanie’s, then we will keep chopping down all the trees.

October 31, 2013
  Dinos finish regular season undefeatedPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos football team completed their regular season with a 34–17 win against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on Friday, Oct. 25. With the victory, the Dinos finished without a single regular season loss for the first time in school history, going a perfect 8­–0 on the year.

October 31, 2013
  Head-to-head: NBA season previewPDF files may take a moment to load

The National Basketball Association’s 2013–14 season is underway. Gauntlet sports writers Ashton Chugh and Suneil Sachdeva have answered the most pressing questions about the next 1230 games.

Will the Miami Heat capture their third consecutive championship? Would this put them on the same level as the last two teams to do so (Kobe Bryant’s Lakers and Michael Jordan’s Bulls)?

October 31, 2013
  Researchers look at the history of hazingPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary education professor Lisa Panayotidis recently teamed up with Paul Stortz from the department of history to research student initiation rituals in western Canada.

Panayotidis and Stortz studied the culture surrounding student hazing from 1880–1950 at the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan. Their findings painted a grim picture about how hazing has affected university life in the past.

October 31, 2013
  U of C opium research sheds light on plantPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary researchers recently made some new discoveries surrounding the genes of the opium poppy.

PhD student Scott Farrow and biology professor Peter Facchini have been researching the functions of opium genes to better understand their origins.

October 31, 2013
  Residence fees to be raised next SeptemberPDF files may take a moment to load

Students living in residence during next year’s fall semester can expect to pay more to live on campus.

Ancillary Services has proposed an increase in residence fees at the University of Calgary to take affect in September 2014. If approved, residence fees will increase by 2-4 per cent for Castle, Glacier and Olympus, while fees for Cascade, Yamnuska, Kannanaskis, Global Village and Rundle will rise by 5 per cent.

October 31, 2013
  Flash in the pan or the next Prime Minister?PDF files may take a moment to load

Justin Trudeau is not looking to pay for his father’s sins.

The eldest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Justin grew up in a family constantly under the scrutiny of the public eye. After dabbling in teaching, engineering, acting and advocacy work, young Trudeau decided to run for public office in 2008, leading to his first election win. Trudeau is now a Liberal MP, beginning a career that is quickly coming to resemble his late father’s.

October 30, 2013
  Letter to the editor: provincial government’s arts cuts divisivePDF files may take a moment to load

The Government of Alberta did not cut the arts budget, they cut everyone’s budget. All post-secondary institutions had to make tough choices, and the engineering faculty had to bear their share of the government’s operating grant cut. The $142.5 million investment is an infrastructure investment — a clear priority to the government — regardless of their investment in post-secondary education.

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