2013-11-14

    
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Melanie Bethune • Tamara Cottle • Reem Ghaleb • Liv Ingram Alexandria Leighton • Taryn Mahoney • Jack Middleton • Josh O’Brien • Robyn Thomas • Sunneil Sachdeva • Abdellah Salam • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to Josh O’Brien. A former Olympic figure skater, Josh was injured in a tragic triple Salchow McTwist attempt and resorted to a petty life of crime. During this period of lawlessness, Josh trained a group of ragtag teens to skate, eventually forming a troupé that would tour the world robbing art galleries under the guise of an icetravaganza. The good times would not last. Foiled by Spiderman during an attempted heist in New York, Peter Parker agreed not to turn in Josh if he would take photos for him at Dinos games. We hope Josh accepts this award less grudgingly than he did his assignment.

November 14, 2013
  Students’ Union to decide on referendum for new $35 full-time student feePDF files may take a moment to load

Students’ Union executives and faculty representatives will vote on Nov. 20 on whether to hold a referendum on a new student fee that would be used to fund the re-development of MacHall.

The proposed question will ask SU leaders whether students should vote on implementing a new fee that would cost full-time students $35 a semester and part-time students $17.50. According to SU president Raphael Jacob, undergrads showed they are willing to pay a building fee much higher than this in a recent MacHall re-development survey.

November 14, 2013
  TFDL extends its hoursPDF files may take a moment to load

The hours of the Taylor Family Digital Library Learning commons were extended from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. At this point, the extension will only apply to this year’s fall and winter semesters.

However, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 18, the Learning Commons — the first and second floors of the TFDL — will be open 24 hours every day of the week.

November 14, 2013
  U of C Pyjama Day coming in DecemberPDF files may take a moment to load

For those who tire of having to dress themselves every morning, relief is on the way with Wear Your Pyjamas To School Day at the University of Calgary — an event put on for Stress-less Week.

“We are seeing unprecedented levels of stress for students when they are faced with concerns of the 21st century [surrounding] the economic and political climate of post-secondary education,” said Students’ Union vice-president student life Ben Cannon, who helped organize Stress-less Week. “Students are more stressed out than they have ever been.”

November 14, 2013
  Re: Israel and Sudan refugeesPDF files may take a moment to load

A little clarification, for your one-sided opinion regarding African refugees and Israel. Most of them came from Egypt, because they were being raped and murdered by the Egyptians, after the Muslim Brotherhood took over. Secondly they have come via the Sinai, where they are exploited by the Bedouin and some 200 have been killed. Finally, Sudan does not recognise Israel, and their media is full of the most vile anti-Semitism, so the Israelis are concerned that some of these illegals may have another agenda.

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November 14, 2013
  A visual sweetener to a sour abortion debatePDF files may take a moment to load

It’s that time of year again to pull one of two dusty abortion arguments off the proverbial shelf, if anyone can still muster the energy. Despite their controversial history with the University of Calgary since 2006, the Campus Pro-Life Club has once again erected the same grotesque, graphic display of aborted fetuses smack dab in the middle of campus, and their pro-choice opponents are once again offended for the same reasons as last year.

November 14, 2013
  Facing down death with dignityPDF files may take a moment to load

On Oct. 10, 2013, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld Canada’s ban on doctor-assisted suicide. The issue has been in legal limbo following a 2012 B.C. Supreme Court decision which ruled that forbidding doctor-assisted suicide violated the charter rights of terminally ill Canadians.

November 14, 2013
  The Gauntlet goes to the Taboo sex showPDF files may take a moment to load

I t’s Nov. 10 and here we are at the Taboo sex show, a yearly gathering of sexually-themed vendors and entertainment held at the BMO centre. I step past the coat check into a sea of flesh and earthly delights. The second I walk inside the amphetamines I popped earlier wear off and the dildos and butt plugs that suddenly appear in front of me seem like nothing more than the vulgar contraptions of bored monkeys. If I was ever interested in buying a butt plug, I’m not anymore.

November 14, 2013
  MacHall, a future worth paying forPDF files may take a moment to load

As the story on our cover explains, there will be a vote at next week’s Student Legislative Council as to whether a referendum will be held in March on a new $35 student fee that would be used to fund the re-development of MacHall. Students paying this fee will likely never personally benefit from a re-developed MacHall.

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November 13, 2013
  Tough times under the Lucaszuk cutsPDF files may take a moment to load

Since the provincial government announced its budget in March, institutions across Alberta have struggled to solve budget crises following a significant funding shortfall. In total, $147.3 million in funding was cut by the provincial government earlier this year, leaving post-secondary schools with 7.6 per cent less funding than expected.

November 13, 2013
  Basketball returns to the JackPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women’s and men’s basketball home openers took place on Nov. 8–9 against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The Dinos women’s team came away with two victories while the men failed to grab their first win of the season.

The Dinos women’s team narrowly beat the Wesmen 64–59 on Nov. 8 in a game that went down to the wire. Forward Lawrie Saunders led the Dinos in scoring with 13 points and also captured an important eight rebounds to help shore up the home opener.

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