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Diltaj Atwal • Mariam Awara • Isaac Azuelos • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Reem Ghaleb • Antoni Grochwski • Fergus Hudson • Liv Ingram • Andrew Lee • Emily Macphail • Joey Maslen • Fabian Mayer • Jack Middleton • Emily Ng • Josh O’Brien • Alex Procyk • Connor Sadler • Abdellah Salam • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Katalina Watt • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to the beautiful and elegant Tori Black, a renowned visual arts performer who has strenuously advocated for sexual liberation since 2008. If you haven’t heard of her yet, you are so 2000 and late. Tori did not like the frazzled, skunk-baked look of us, but graced us with an interview out of pity after we explained that we were exercising a mind-body connection. In order to become more in touch with our personal energy in relation to the universe, we needed to touch the very person we touch ourselves to. She seemed to understand immediately, and did not care that we were also using her as an obvious attempt at a readership boost.

November 21, 2013
  Loading dock being moved in re-developmentPDF files may take a moment to load

MacHall’s loading dock will be relocated from the south to the north side of the building in the next 3–5 years as part of the MacHall redevelopment plan.

“This is long term so there are no immediate plans whatsoever,” said vice-president of facilities management and development Bob Ellard. “The first phase of any development would be to relocate the loading dock probably to the north side of the building.”

November 21, 2013
  Students upset over $8.1 million renovationsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students spoke out this week after it was revealed that administration at the University of Calgary spent $8.1 million on renovations for executive offices as post-secondary funding is being cut and budgets are tightened. The renovations include a private staircase and bigger offices for university vice-presidents.

U of C Senate student representative Dave Beninger acknowledged that upkeep is necessary, but said he thinks these renovations were over-the-top.

November 21, 2013
  U of C offering new combined degree PDF files may take a moment to load

The School of Creative and Performing Arts and the faculty of kinesiology are partnering to provide students with a new combined bachelor of arts in dance and bachelor of kinesiology degree program.

The program — officially announced during the opening night of Dance Montage on Nov. 21 — will begin fall 2014.

The joint faculty initiative is designed to help students complete both degrees in five years with both faculties helping plan student curriculums and academic schedules.

November 21, 2013
  Paying the cost for willfull blindnessPDF files may take a moment to load

Author and former Calgary-Centre Green Party nominee Chris Turner recently stopped by the Gauntlet to talk about his new book, The War on Science. We discussed why scientific research is being cut by Canada’s federal government, what impact that might have on the environment and the future role of oil in Canada’s economy.

The Gauntlet: In your book The War on Science, you’re quite critical of the federal government’s policy in terms of environmental regulation. Is that fair to say?

November 20, 2013
  Idle No More movement reaches one-year markPDF files may take a moment to load

On Nov. 10, one of the largest First Nations movements in Canada’s history celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Idle No More set out to create a peaceful revolution that addressed the concerns many First Nations citizens feel have been neglected.

November 20, 2013
  Forty-forth annual Dance MontagePDF files may take a moment to load

Blending influences, genres and art forms, the 44th annual Dance Montage brings together the University of Calgary dance community on Nov. 21–23.

Beginning in 1969, Dance Montage offers a unique experience for dancers and choreographers to explore the art of dance in new ways. This year, there are 10 different pieces choreographed by members of U of C’s dance community.

November 20, 2013
  Theatre review: Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio PlayPDF files may take a moment to load

In an age of 3D effects, monolithic movie screens and million dollar budgets, it may be difficult to imagine a time when stories were told by radio. Before the advent of television, skilled actors and sound effect technicians would coax audiences out of their living rooms and into their imaginations solely through sound. For the two and a half hours that Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play was being performed, Vertigo Theatre was a time machine that took audiences back to this golden age of entertainment.

November 20, 2013
  A little chance and a little changePDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian folk musician Basia Bulat’s sophomore album, Heart of My Own, was a jubilant folk and roots record with a sound reminiscent of celtic highlands — an album inspired by the singer’s experiences in the Yukon. Her latest album, Tall Tall Shadow, strikes a different note that is a little sadder.

November 20, 2013
  Coming along fine on her ownPDF files may take a moment to load

At the Taboo sex show that took place at the BMO centre last week, the Gauntlet was able to snag an interview with Tori Black, an award-winning pornographic actress who was billed as one of Taboo’s main draws. Black starred in pornographic productions such as Secret Diary of a Cam Girl, Here Cums the President, Barely Legal Bitch that Stole Christmas, as well as Batman and The Incredible Hulk parodies.

November 20, 2013
  Surfing the worldPDF files may take a moment to load

The first time I met Duncan Stokes face to face was when he showed up at my front door yesterday. A couple of days from now, he will catch a flight to Los Angeles to buy a motorbike and then ride down to Machu Picchu, in Peru. One word comes to mind when I think of Stokes — spontaneous. Stokes came to Calgary because he was bored and wanted to live in Canada for a while. He quickly discovered he wasn’t well suited to the weather.


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