2014-04-03

    
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Diltaj Altwal • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Samantha Lucy • Connor Sadler • Andrea Sanchez-Ponton • David Song • Scott Stasser • James Stevenson • Kylee van der Poorteen • Remi Watts • Jocelyn Yet • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to the illustrious Jocelyn Yet. On Wednesday nights, she appears in a cloud of glowing white light to shepard us to the Promised Land of edited articles and righteous font choices. Parting the murky waters of student journalism, the huddled Gauntlet staff follow her. Her wisdom enables us to ignore the evils of missed deadlines and American spelling. Thursday morning, she will dissapear again in a puff of smoke, but we will never forget her service.

April 03, 2014
  Call-out culture on the InternetPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the first animal rights posts I ever saw on the Internet was a shockingly dehumanizing image that compared the factory farming of pigs to the Holocaust. It showed Jewish people behind barbed-wire fences in a concentration camp, juxtaposed with an image of pigs in squalid conditions. The caption read, “I don’t see a difference.”

April 03, 2014
  Folk music not just for cowboysPDF files may take a moment to load

One does not often find a room full of young and old people singing along to the same sappy tune. But Saturday, Mar. 29 saw exactly that during the screening of the Calgary Collection. The collection is a collaborative documentary that was originally released last fall as a web series, which features interviews with several of Calgary’s folk musicians. The film was showcased as part of an integrated performance involving live music and a Q&A with the film’s director.

April 03, 2014
  BSD! BSD! BSD! BSD!PDF files may take a moment to load

Against BSD

Bermuda Shorts Day: a celebration for the masses? More like a celebration for deluded, post-teen, first-year partiers — those who would rather drink their calories than eat them.

For those who have never experienced BSD, consider yourself lucky. Imagine 10,000 rambunctious students partying in one area. Imagine a quarter of those people throwing up by the time BSD comes to a close. Imagine losing your friends in the crowd of crazed individuals.

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April 03, 2014
  Arts Internationalization Committee formedPDF files may take a moment to load

The newly formed Arts Internationalization Committee held its first meeting a month ago. The committee aims to internationalize the faculty of arts and provide resources for students and professors to go abroad. The committee has faculty and student representatives to help both students and professors with international affairs and opportunities.

April 03, 2014
  U of C a step away from fair tradePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary was slated to receive Fair Trade Campus (FTC) status last year. But a new stakeholder was recently added, and so far, it has yet to live up to FTC standards, postponing the U of C receiving FTC status.

There are three FTC stakeholders on campus: the administration, Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Association. Both the administration and SU have complied with fair trade standards. The GSA has not.

April 03, 2014
  SU science rep recieves reprimandPDF files may take a moment to load

Students’ Union science representative Jacob Nasser received a reprimand after his coworkers brought forward complaints to Student Legislative Council (SLC).

Fellow science representatives Jacqueline Boon and Amar Deshwar accused Nasser of violating SU bylaw 34.1d, which says faculty representatives must represent their constituents on university committees.

April 03, 2014
  BSD: A history lessonPDF files may take a moment to load

Bermuda Shorts Day, or BSD as it is commonly known, is an annual tradition at the U of C that has been around for over 50 years. Every spring, on the last day of winter semester classes, U of C students gather to blow off some steam and celebrate finishing their classes in the form of a campus-wide party.

April 03, 2014
  BSD: a previewPDF files may take a moment to load

With less than two weeks until Bermuda Shorts Day, preparations are in full swing for the University of Calgary’s most popular annual student event.

The party kicks off on April 14 at 12:00 p.m. in parking lot 32. With an internationally recognized concert lineup and over 90 on-site porta-potties, Students’ Union vice-president student life Ben Cannon believes 2014 will be BSD’s most successful year yet.

“It should be great. We had a lot of encouraging statistics last year, and 2014 should be even better,” Cannon said.

April 03, 2014
  Muslim students get new prayer spacePDF files may take a moment to load

Muslim students now have their own private prayer space in the Loft, moving them out of the hallway by the multi-faith prayer rooms where they used to pray.

They will pray in the Loft until the winter semester ends in four weeks. Once spring begins, Muslim students will move back to the old prayer rooms until the Students’ Union and administration find a permanent space for them to pray.

April 02, 2014
  Distress Centre wins club of the yearPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students’ Union Club Awards ceremony was held in MacEwan Hall on Wednesday April 2. Of the 300 clubs on campus, 13 received awards. SU vice-president student life elect Jonah Ardiel was the master of ceremonies for the event in place of current vice-president student life Ben Cannon.

Club of the Year, announced by Cannon over video message, was awarded to the Distress Centre. Distress Centre president and founder Amy Li accepted the award alongside club executives.

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