2013-11-07

    
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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 06, 2013
  Swimmers ready for new seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

Under the leadership of head coach Mike Blondal, the Dinos swim team has developed into a dominant force in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, with the women’s squad finishing second in last year’s CIS championships, while the men finished third. While the Dinos didn’t manage to take home a CIS championship banner last year, they stacked up well against stiff competition like the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

November 06, 2013
  Football Dino-starsPDF files may take a moment to load

Eleven members of the Dinos football team were recognized for their outstanding play this season by being named to the Canada West all-star team on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Among the players receiving accolades were quarterback Andrew Buckley, receiver Chris Dobko, kicker Johnny Mark and record-setting running back Mercer Timmis. Centre Sean McEwen and guard Suhk Chungh were also honoured for their strong play on the offensive line.

November 06, 2013
  Cross country team treks to London for CIS meetPDF files may take a moment to load

Members of the Dinos cross country team are heading to London, Ontario for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships on Saturday, Nov. 9, where they will race against teams from across the country to compete for the Canada West and CIS titles.

The team will send seven men and seven women athletes to compete in London. The team participated in the Sled Dog Open in Saskatoon on Oct. 5, where the women took first place in the team standings. They also competed at meets in Idaho and Calgary in preparation for the CIS championships.

November 06, 2013
  Dinos rebound in first playoff gamePDF files may take a moment to load

It was by far the Dinos’s toughest test of the season. Battling both the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and the wintry elements, the Dinos overcame an early 17–0 deficit to defeat the Thunderbirds 42–32 on Saturday, Nov. 2 and advance to the Hardy Cup finals for the sixth consecutive year.

Despite falling behind early, Dinos head coach Blake Nill was thrilled with his team’s ability to stay calm in the face of an early deficit.

November 06, 2013
  Pounding the pavement for better healthPDF files may take a moment to load

Running is a great form of aerobic exercise that targets multiple body systems and improves one’s overall health and well-being. Ashley Fox, co-ordinator of the Be Fit for Life Centre and the facilitator of the marathon program at the University of Calgary, gave us the low-down on the essentials of running.

Taking up running can be quite daunting and potentially dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. Injury is preventable as long as a runner practices good running technique.

November 06, 2013
  New study reveals Calgarians love bad weatherPDF files may take a moment to load

A recent study conducted by the University of Calgary’s sociology department has brought to light a shocking secret about Calgarians: we actually like our city’s unpredictable and miserable winter weather.

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November 05, 2013
  Deputy Premier spends big on furniture amidst budget cutsPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta Liberal leader Raj Sherman released documents during question period on Nov.4 showing that Alberta Deputy Premier and Minister of Advanced Education Thomas Lukaszuk spent over $10,000 of taxpayers’ money on new furniture for his office this April.

The new furniture charged to the Government of Alberta included a $4,500 conference table, a $1,500 computer desk and a $252 pencil drawer.

November 01, 2013
  Faculty of Education changes name after $25 million private donationPDF files may take a moment to load

The faculty of education has been renamed the Werklund School of Education after a $25 million donation from David Werklund, the chairman of energy services company Tervita. The $25 million constitutes the largest private donation ever given to a faculty of education in Canada.

The massive private donation was announced in the MacHall south courtyard on Friday, Nov. 4, by University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon. She began the presentation in dramatic fashion.

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