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 26, 2014
  Making something out of arts studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Getting 17 departments together under one banner is difficult. The Faculty of Arts Students’ Association (FASA) was created to solve that problem.

Faculty of arts representatives Jarett Henry and Levi Nilson formed FASA last August. The two started the association to advocate and build community for the big and somewhat disjointed faculty of arts.

March 26, 2014
  U of C administration unveils 2014–15 budgetPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary administration announced a balanced budget and a new Comprehensive Institutional Plan (CIP) for 2014–15 at a town hall meeting on March 21.

According to provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall, this balanced budget will help the U of C further its goal of becoming a top-five Canadian university by 2016.

March 26, 2014
  Engineering students raise over $5,400 during Pi WeekPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Engineering Students’ Society (ESS) hosted Pi Week from March 10–14, an annual charity event where students bought $5 pies for their friends. The pies were given to said friend, who could take the pie to the face or pay extra to forward the pie to someone else.

March 26, 2014
  Provincial government looks at cutting support staff pensionsPDF files may take a moment to load

The union representing support staff at the University of Calgary has started protesting changes to their pension plans made by the Alberta government.

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) represents most non-academic and non-administrative staff on campus, including caretakers, IT specialists and trade workers. Under proposed changes by Alberta finance minister Doug Horner, staff at the U of C would have to work an extra five years to receive their pensions or lose up to 25 per cent of it for their remaining years.

March 26, 2014
  Committing to the fitness lifestylePDF files may take a moment to load

There are few things in life more important than our health. It can enable us or limit us, buoy us or sink us and remains one of the only areas where we are afforded near complete control. We may have no say in what happens to us each day at work or at school, or how the people in our lives will treat us. But we can control how we treat ourselves — what we put into our bodies, how we allow ourselves to grow and how we push ourselves to reach our potential.

March 26, 2014
  Breaking down the March MadnessPDF files may take a moment to load

Every March, brackets are penciled in, jerseys are dusted off and talk of upsets is in the air, yet many have little idea of what’s taking place. The March Madness hype can be confusing if you aren’t a basketball fan. However, knowing the basics can make keeping up with the insanity of March Madness a pretty great time.

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