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Jay Altura • Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Anuj Baxi Melanie Bethune • Edgard Favah • Ashley Gray • Nathan Grivell • Liv Ingram • Jenny Lau • Josh O’brien • Rachelle Reed • Connor Sadler • Shubir Zaman Shaikh • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Dan Watson • Remi Watts • • • Liv Ingram, the most spatula of them all this week, is a Martian empress named Xoltania. Xoltania was renowned for throwing lavish parties on her space yacht that sometimes degenerated into sexual excess or violence involving fluorescent stun rods. Despite her life of leisure, Xoltania grew tired of a world without meaningful challenges and landed her yacht on our planet around 1,000 years ago. The yacht became known as MacHall and Xoltania has hung around ever since in a number of guises. It’s best if we keep her entertained lest she return home, taking the Gauntlet office with her.

November 07, 2013
  U of C president up for reviewPDF files may take a moment to load

A Presidential Review Committee is currently underway to review Elizabeth Cannon’s performance as she seeks a second term as president of the University of Calgary. The committee has a mandate to review the performance of the president and make a recommendation to the Board of Governors as to whether she should be
reappointed.

“Representatives from various campus stake holders and the Board of Governors will be involved,” said Students’ Union president Raphael Jacob.

November 07, 2013
  Eco Club kicks off clothing drive for Buy Nothing WeekPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Eco Club is hosting a Buy Nothing Week from Nov. 18–22. In conjunction, a Clothing Swap will be held in MacHall from Nov. 20–22.

“The main goal of [Buy Nothing Week] is to raise awareness about consumerism,” said Eco Club president David Rivera. “This way we can make sure that the impact of the holidays can be reduced.”

November 07, 2013
  Study shows a night out with the guys is good for healthPDF files may take a moment to load

A study recently released by Oxford University found that two guys’ nights a week helps men maintain optimal health.

Oxford director of social and evolutionary neuroscience Robin Dunbar led the study.

The specific health benefits include faster recovery times from sickness and higher overall levels of generosity.

According to the study, men must physically meet with four friends twice a week to reap the benefits of male friendship.

November 07, 2013
  Bothering the gad flyPDF files may take a moment to load

During the hustle and bustle of the Conservative Party convention, the Gauntlet arrived at the Central Public Library on Nov.1 looking for an interview with David Suzuki. Although we did eventually get to sit down with Suzuki, our first encounter was with Ezra Levant, a Sun Media journalist and well-known conservative commentator. Levant was in the process of being kicked out of the counter-convention alongside his camera crew for allegedly blocking a line up minutes prior to our appearance.

November 06, 2013
  Alberta universities get $50 million boostPDF files may take a moment to load

Post-secondary institutions struggling to balance their budgets just got some good news from the provincial government.

On Nov. 6, Minister of Advanced Education and Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk announced that the provincial government will provide an additional $50 million to post-secondary institutions across the province.

November 06, 2013
  Opposition meets Conservative conventionPDF files may take a moment to load

With Tory politics taking centre stage this past weekend, the Conservative convention also drew protesters voicing their opposition to the Harper government.

November 06, 2013
  Spun: The StrumbellasPDF files may take a moment to load

The cover of the latest album from the Toronto band The Strumbellas is slightly misleading, but that shouldn’t be held against it. The giant, gold disco ball that is setting behind the mountain in place of the sun suggests an upbeat country-dance album, as does the album’s title, We Still Move On Dance Floors. It inspires images of line-dancing cowboys. That’s a far cry from what this album actually is.

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November 06, 2013
  Spun: Fast RomanticsPDF files may take a moment to load

The sophomore album from local Calgary band the Fast Romantics sees a departure from the sound they developed in their debut album. Their self-titled debut, released in 2009, was standard indie-rock music with occasional, anticipated hints of punk rock slipped in and conveyed a general impression not unsimilar to Franz Ferdinand.

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November 06, 2013
  New venue, old musicalPDF files may take a moment to load

Sage Theatre is kicking off its new season and celebrating its new venue with the return of one of its most widely loved productions, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The acclaimed and award-winning musical, written by John Cameron Mitchell and originally premiered in 1998, was produced by Sage Theatres in 2008. The lead actor, Geoffrey Ewert, received a Betty Mitchell Award for his performance as Hedwig.

November 06, 2013
  A little inspiration and improvisationPDF files may take a moment to load

Deanne Matley is a local jazz singer who performs with the Deanne Matley Trio and the Prime Time Big Band. The trio plays sporadically on Sundays at Notable’s weekly jazz brunch. The Big Band group plays at the Ironwood Stage & Grill every second Saturday. Deanne Matley and Pals host Cafe Koi’s Jazz ’N’ More every Thursday evening. Matley has released two albums: Stealin’ Blue and Chillin’ & Fillin’.

The Gauntlet: When did you first discover that you wanted to become a jazz artist?

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