2014-02-27

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Melanie Bethune • Tamara Cottle • Fernando David Moreno • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Farah Kammourieh • Ann Karras • Jenny Lau • Matthew Parkinson • Connor Sadler • Andrea Sanchez-Pondon Justin Seward • David Song • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Zainab Takuma • Mark Villani • Remi Watts • • • This week’s long overdue Golden Spatula goes to none other than Kate Jacobson. Today I told Kate to write her own Golden Spatula. I guess it goes to show the sorry state of the award when I couldn’t even get the award winner to stay in the damn office long enough to write her own award. So I will write the rest of it as if I were Kate. Let’s step into Kate’s mind for a second. Wooozooop. “Dawg I put the team on my back, write articles erryday, gotta do this shit for the Gauntlet.”

March 03, 2014
  MacHall lease negotiations pushed to next termPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students’ Union next president better be ready to negotiate.

According to SU president Raphael Jacob and vice-president operations and finance Eric Termuende, the SU does not expect to sign a new lease agreement for MacHall before the current executives leave office in April. This means the winners of this year’s election will be tasked with signing a new agreement before the current one expires in December.

March 02, 2014
  Bisons force game three in CW semifinalsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos and University of Manitoba Bisons men’s hockey teams battled it out beyond regulation time in game two of the Canada West semifinals, with the Bisons ultimately forcing a deciding game three in a 3–2 victory.

February 27, 2014
  National pride, a national epidemicPDF files may take a moment to load

With around 10 minutes left in the third period, the bar knew the game was over. The Canadian men’s hockey team was up 3–0 over Sweden and playing such a strong defensive game that the Swedes were barely touching the puck. Some of the world’s most gifted athletes flashed across the ice in front of us, CBC’s cameras often zooming in to capture the beads of sweat trickling across their foreheads and subtle facial twitches of fear, anger, excitement.

February 27, 2014
  United behind the Students' UnionPDF files may take a moment to load

I care about the Students’ Union and what they do for my university experience. Four years of working here at the newspaper has let me closely watch the SU and each team of executives.

I strongly believe that the SU does an effective job. Yes, I like criticizing them as much as possible to keep them accountable, and yes I love grilling potential candidates who think they have what it takes to be an executive, but overall, the SU runs a tight ship.

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February 27, 2014
  The big skull on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary might be getting a new tenant — one that is over 70 million years old.

Last October, U of C professor Darla Zelenitsky and her research assistant discovered the fossilized skull of a Pachyrhinosaurus inside the town limits of Drumheller. A relative of other frilled dinosaurs — like Triceratops and Centrosaurus — Pachyrhinosaurus is distinguished by a large, bumpy surface on its nose. This surface, known as a boss, was one of the only parts of the dinosaur that was exposed when the skull was found.

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