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.”

February 26, 2014
  Swimmer Cote nabs CIS rookie honoursPDF files may take a moment to load

For most students, winning a year’s worth of free tuition during a contest at the Crowchild Classic would be the biggest prize won all year. But fresh off a $6,000-plus game of centre-ice beer pong using giant beach volleyballs and garbage cans, first-year swimmer Tristan Cote had bigger fish to fry.

Cote was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s men’s rookie of the year after a dominant first-place performance in the 1500-metre freestyle competition at the CIS finals in Toronto, clocking in at 15:06.02.

February 26, 2014
  Book review: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford StoryPDF files may take a moment to load

At first glance, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story is posed to incite two extremely divergent reactions from potential readers. For Toronto citizens entrenched as Ford Nation, the book will be dismissed as yet another attempt at mudslinging from a headline-hungry opportunist willing to do anything to make a name for herself.

For the rest of us, the Ford story promises an entertaining read about the crack-induced buffoonery of what was the best fodder for American late night talk show monologues in 2013.

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February 26, 2014
  Spun: HuntingPDF files may take a moment to load

The self-titled debut album from Vancouver-born Bradley Ferguson’s new band, Hunting, takes somber indie-folk music and adds electronic accents to create a sound that is eerie and unnatural. Ferguson’s vocals are faded out behind the music like an ethereal, ghostly presence. The piano and violin sections add to the mesmerizing feeling of the album. The synth music and drum beats add another layer of depth, providing some much needed bass to harmonize the melody and give substance to the music.

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February 26, 2014
  Reconciling faith and sexual orientationPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary drama student Jonathan Brower, founding co-artistic director of Third Street Theatre, has drawn from his own experiences to write a vulnerable, personal play.

ND Theatre’s sci-fi play, Oblivion: A Workshop Production, follows Tim, a gay man raised in the evangelical church struggling with the inner conflict between his faith and his relationship while contemplating a radical vaccine that would eliminate his ‘religious gene.’

February 26, 2014
  Annual contest returns to U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

This week, the University of Calgary commenced its annual funny poster contest. The posters, which are exhibited throughout campus, will be voted on by the student body based on wit, cleverness and quality of puns. Posters that include pop culture references and Internet memes are tipped by experts as most likely to do well.

It appears the competition is as fierce as ever this year, with dozens of students trying their hand at the delicate art of poster making.

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February 26, 2014
  The Kelsy Norman poster critiquePDF files may take a moment to load

Last Monday, candidates camped out across campus to get the best spots for their campaign posters. Nothing could be put on the walls before 8 a.m. By 9 a.m. the entire campus was covered.

Since we have to look at them for the next week, we decided to have some fun and contacted former arts representative Kelsy Norman.

February 21, 2014
  Pow wow step is all about making people dancePDF files may take a moment to load

The Ottawa DJ collective A Tribe Called Red have made headlines lately and not just because they were nominated for two Juno Awards and were short-listed for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

The collective took to Twitter last summer to stop non-aboriginal fans from wearing headdresses and warpaint to their shows. A month later, Ian Campeau (DJ NDN) filed a human rights complaint against an Ottawa football club, the Nepean Redskins Football Club, over their name.

February 20, 2014
  Film review: PompeiiPDF files may take a moment to load

In Pompeii, Paul W.S. Anderson brings us another action adventure movie that, like Anderson’s Resident Evil franchise, does what it does best: action.

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February 19, 2014
  Film Review: Winter's TalePDF files may take a moment to load

With a strong cast and a story about true love, time travel, good versus evil and a magical horse, it's hard to imagine how Winter's Tale could be anything other than an exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking film — but it isn’t.

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February 14, 2014
  Film review: Endless LovePDF files may take a moment to load

When a movie begins with a slow motion sequence focusing on one girl in a crowd, with voice-over saying “There is a girl, a beautiful girl...” and ends on a similar note, describing “a boy worth fighting for,” you know you’re in for a sapfest.

I admit, I did not have high expectations going into Endless Love. The trailer reminded me of those cheesy made-for-TV Hallmark movies, only this time accompanied by the soundtrack of a 15-year-old girl’s iPod.

Turns out it was everything I expected.

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