2014-03-27

    
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Diltaj Altwal • Katrina Atherholt • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Imaan Ladipo • Alexandria Leighton • Sunny Sachdeva • Connor Sadler • Tiffany Sengsavang • Kalista Sherbaniuk • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Zehra Tajouri • Jocelyn Yet • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to Tiffany Sengsavang, who wins this award probably because she’s one of the few people in this office who isn’t entirely incompetent. She can do more backflips in a row than anyone else on the planet, which is impressive considering that the Gauntlet is actually a masquerade for a secret crime fighting society, so we can all do a lot of backflips. Tiffany is sure to come in handy on our next mission fighting international crime.

March 27, 2014
  Review: Danny Bhoy’s Dear EpsonPDF files may take a moment to load

Danny Bhoy’s 90-minute stand-up comedy special Dear Epson is a brilliant blend of social commentary and classic British cynicism. A comedy veteran who has spent the majority of his career touring the world, Bhoy returns to Canada after a successful cross-country tour in 2013. With Dear Epson, Bhoy has come back with arguably his most polished act yet. The show is proof that hilarious comedy can still have multiple layers of social significance.

March 26, 2014
  Top-10 replacements for Alison RedfordPDF files may take a moment to load

With Alison Redford’s resignation last week amidst numerous controversies and problems, the Alberta government is in a tumultuous position. While Dave Hancock has been sworn in as interim premier for the time being, an election for Progressive Conservative Party leadership will be held on Sept. 6. Until then, the Gauntlet has taken the time to break down the early frontrunners in the race.

1. The third Tim Hortons in MacHall

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March 26, 2014
  Calgary accolades belong in humour sectionPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary is on a roll this year. Our city was ranked 17th on the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2014” list and also received acclamations from the Guardian, who called it the city that has gone “from cowboy town to cosmopolitan cool.”

Recently, MoneySense magazine added more fuel to Calgary’s ego, by naming it the second-best place to live in all of Canada.

While that’s cool and all, it likely has many Calgarians wondering, “Is this a joke?”

March 26, 2014
  Future SU candidates be warnedPDF files may take a moment to load

Once upon a few weeks ago, all I talked about was campaigning. I felt like a big wig — talking strategies, planning incessantly, researching, forgetting to eat. This was only for a Students’ Union election, yet the campaign consumed my life.

March 26, 2014
  Support staff show up studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Talk about union pensions usually brings out two reactions — the people who say that unions need to be done away with entirely and those who think they need to be supported further. This debate has been ongoing since the beginning of unions.

Recently, the Alberta government has been looking to reduce the pensions of Alberta Union of Provincial Employees members. AUPE is the local union which backs around 4,200 support staff at the university.

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March 26, 2014
  Lessons from How I Met Your MotherPDF files may take a moment to load

Adulthood is scary. When you’re a child, you don’t know that you don’t know anything. When you’re a teenager you think you know everything. But adults know they don’t know anything — which is terrifying. But sometimes television shows can make it less terrifying, and reveal how hilarious it is and maybe even teach you something along the way. One such show is nearing the end.

March 26, 2014
  Film review: Bad WordsPDF files may take a moment to load

Jason Bateman, a spelling bee and a little South Asian boy doing whisky shots under a bar: that’s what Bad Words promises and that’s what Bad Words gives.

March 26, 2014
  Taking Flight student festival taking offPDF files may take a moment to load

As the school year draws to a close, the University of Calgary drama department’s Taking Flight: Festival of Student Work is taking off. Now entering its 10th year, the festival allows students the opportunity to control all aspects of creating a theatrical production — both on and off stage. The festival is open to all theatre students, ranging from first-year actors to fourth-year designers and although the faculty is there to provide support, the festival is student-run and operated.

March 26, 2014
  Varsity MLA leaves Progressive ConservativesPDF files may take a moment to load

On March 17, Calgary-Varsity MLA and former cabinet minister Donna Kennedy-Glans resigned from the Progressive Conservative caucus. The decision came four days after Calgary-Foothills MLA Len Webber crossed the floor to sit as an independent. Two days after Kennedy-Glans left the party, Alberta Premier Alison Redford announced her resignation. We caught up with Kennedy-Glans — who represents the University of Calgary’s provincial riding — to ask about one of the biggest political shake-ups Alberta has seen in years.

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