2014-01-23

    
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Gregory Acostas • Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Grace Elekwa • Ashley Gray • Liv Ingram • Nivedita Iyer • Ann Karras • Miranda Krogstad • Jenny Lau • Samantha Lucy • Taryn Mahoney • Felix Mayer • Alexandra Mueller • Jan Ong • Matthew Parkinson • Connor Sadler • Justin Seward • Kalista Sherbaniuk • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to the lovely Ashley Gray, a regular angel of mercy who appears in desperate hours to help copy edit. Ashley races cars. That isn’t even a joke. Ashley, always race for pink slips. Let your instincts guide you. Anytime you are unsure of a situation, speed up. Remember that your car is more likely to regain traction on ice if you floor it in first gear than if you try to slow down in fourth. You have won the Gauntlet. Winning everything else should be easy.

January 23, 2014
  Split ScreenPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary dance professors Michèle Moss and Melanie Kloetzel are exploring contemporary and jazz dance in the performance Split Screen, part of the School of Creative and Performing Arts Professional Series.

January 23, 2014
  Campus club says the Den not doing enough to prevent sexual assaultsPDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary club is accusing the Den and the Students’ Union of not doing enough to prevent sexual assaults after an attack was reported earlier this January.

The challenge was levelled by Consent Awareness and Sexual Education club vice-president external Emily Leedham, who said the SU needs to do more to ensure the safety of students who go drinking at the Den.

January 23, 2014
  Model UN heads to McGill for national conferencePDF files may take a moment to load

From Jan. 23–26, the University of Calgary Model United Nations club (MUN) will attend the Model United Nations Assembly, hosted by McGill University. The event — nicknamed McMUN — will see more than 1,400 students from around the world debate and discuss international relations and politics.

January 23, 2014
  Candidates pitch platform at forumPDF files may take a moment to load

The election forum for the 2014–15 Resident Students’ Association was held on January 21 in the Residence Dining Centre. Eleven candidates gave their platforms and answered questions for the six available positions in next year’s RSA executive team.

January 23, 2014
  Muslim students have only one option for halal meat on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students and staff looking for halal meat won’t find many options on campus.

For meat to be considered halal, it must be processed under certain condition in accordance with Islamic law. Of the dozens of food vendors on campus, Pita On The Run is the only one which serves certified halal meat.

The lack of halal options on campus is a problem that resonates with Students’ Union arts representative Zainab Malik.

January 23, 2014
  Hopeful beginnings for Tanzanian diasporaPDF files may take a moment to load

Times are challenging for immigrants in Canada. Recent announcements indicate that it is becoming increasingly difficult to become a Canadian citizen. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, discussed potential changes to citizenship in the National Post on Dec. 27, 2013. Changes being proposed include extending the three-year qualifying period for residency to obtain Canadian citizenship.

January 23, 2014
  In defence of the hashtag YOLOPDF files may take a moment to load

Fellow students: when you start the new semester, read outlines on the amount of work required for each course and begin to gauge your stress levels, consider the concept of being too busy.

January 23, 2014
  Slut shaming: a shameful societal normPDF files may take a moment to load

I remember the first time another girl called me a slut. I was in the fourth grade, and had no understanding of what that would mean to me in the future. Twelve years later, I am much too familiar with the term, tossed into conversation alongside its relatives “whore” and “skank.” The term “slut” was first written in 1402, in T. Hoccleve’s Let of Cupid to describe “a woman of dirty, slovenly or untidy habits or appearance.” Today it just refers to women whose behaviour someone refuses to condone.

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