2014-01-30

    
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Sean Agnew • Katarina Atherholt • Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Mark Fardy • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Samantha Lucy • Josh O’Brien • Matthew Parkinson • Rachelle Reed • Connor Sadler • Justin Seward • Manal Sheikh • Devon Simpson • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Josh Teitz • • • This week’s Golden Spatula is an exercise in favourtism following the Gauntlet’s switch from a loosely organized dictatorship, like a pirate ship, to a total dictatorship. Our Dear Leader, Dictator-for-life Susan has decreed that Ann Karras, an ex-ballerina who plays ball hockey with us, makes her happy. So we bestow upon her the organization’s most beautiful treasure, the Golden Spatula. Well, that’s okay. Ann makes me happy too. And in my opinion, she’s our most beautiful treasure.

January 30, 2014
  Attack of the flakPDF files may take a moment to load

Recently I got a lesson in flak. I first read the term “flak” in Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman’s critical media classic Manufacturing Consent. The word refers to the punitive, negative responses a media organization receives from individuals or groups after publishing a story.

Most of the time, flak is nothing more than criticism through email or Facebook, a letter to the editor or an angry phone call.

January 30, 2014
  Bieber meltdown not that unbeliebablePDF files may take a moment to load

What is there to say about Justin Bieber? Everyone has an opinion about him. For better or worse, he is a Canadian icon. Most likely for the worse. Bieber’s latest stunt — a DUI in Miami — has left his fans stunned, his detractors ecstatic and the rest of us unsurprised. As of Jan. 29, over 100,000 signatures have appeared on a petition to have Bieber deported from the U.S., making the issue something the White House will actually have to deal with.

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January 30, 2014
  Irish Dino Doyle takes aim at RioPDF files may take a moment to load

The Irish born swimming phenom Fiona Doyle has been making waves lately. She is best known for breaking the Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Irish national records for the 100-metre breaststroke, and also for winning a silver medal at the World University Games.

January 30, 2014
  Dinos ready for Crowchild ClassicPDF files may take a moment to load

Move on out Mark Giordano. Mikael Backlund, pack your bags. On Thursday, Feb. 6 the Calgary Flames will be vacating the premises, as the University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal University Cougars are set to take to the ice at the Saddledome in the second annual Crowchild Classic.

Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success, drawing 4,275 fans from both universities, good enough for a Canada West hockey attendance record. This year, they are taking aim at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport hockey record of 5,346.

January 30, 2014
  Dinos and Birds duel in the poolPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Aquatic Centre was abuzz with activity from Jan. 23–25 as the Dinos swim team hosted the Canada West championships. Both the Dinos men’s and women’s teams finished second behind the perennially strong University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

January 30, 2014
  Q&A: Former Blue Jay Gregg ZaunPDF files may take a moment to load

In his seven years as a baseball analyst for Sportsnet, Gregg Zaun has developed a straight-talking style has made the former Blue Jays catcher the face of baseball analysis in Canada.

The Gauntlet talked to baseball’s Don Cherry ahead of his appearance at the Dinos baseball and fastball fundraising dinner on Feb. 6, covering everything from the growth of baseball in Canada to his opinions on recently traded Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia, with whom Zaun had a rocky relationship.

January 29, 2014
  The Pack A.D.PDF files may take a moment to load

Vancouver duo Maya Miller and Becky Black, better known as The Pack A.D. have released their fifth album, Do Not Engage. Miller and Black have put quite a new feeling into their latest album, combining rock and indie styles of music into something entirely energetic and, coincidentally, engaging. Black and Miller’s style of music has changed drastically from their early albums.

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January 29, 2014
  Spun: ElaquentPDF files may take a moment to load

Out of Guelph, Ontario comes a new EP from hip-hop artist Elaquent. Green Apples and Oranges combines a multitude of different sounds to make eight amazingly diverse instrumental hip-hop tracks.

Elaquent kicks off the album with “Alone At Last” which brings us right into his studio, inviting us to take off our jackets, have a seat and stay awhile.
Between the mellow yet beautiful

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January 29, 2014
  Review: BBC's SherlockPDF files may take a moment to load

The second episode of the third season of BBC’s Sherlock, which aired on North American networks last Sunday, Jan. 26, is billed by many as a love letter to John Watson. “The Sign of Three” explores the relationship between the two leads and is expertly framed as Sherlock’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) best man speech to Watson (Martin Freeman) at his wedding reception.

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