2014-04-10

    
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Jay Altura • Diltaj Altwal • Eduardo Arredondo • Melanie Bethune • Alvaro Fernandez • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Miranda Krogstad • Emily Macphail • Fernando Moreno • Matthew Parkinson • Alex Procyk • Connor Sadler • Connor Sadler • Tiffany Sengsavang • David Song • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Stephanie Tang • Jocelyn Yet • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to everyone who has volunteered at this paper throughout the entire year. This is for everyone who copy edited, wrote articles, took photos, and put up with the general shenanigans of the entire editorial board. Sure, some of them just stumbled into our lair and are now too intimidated to leave, but we’re content in the knowledge that at least a couple volunteers love this stupid paper as much as we do. From all of us at the Gauntlet ­— thank you, and good night.

May 01, 2014
  Reader Beware — you're in for a scarePDF files may take a moment to load

For anyone who grew up in the ’90s, the name R.L. Stine is synonymous with monsters, ghosts and, of course, goosebumps. Stine's children's horror series Goosebumps has sold more than 350 million copies worldwide since it began in 1992 and has spawned numerous spin-off series as well as a popular television show. Stine was one of many writers present at the Calgary Comic Expo this weekend.

April 19, 2014
  Film review: The MachinePDF files may take a moment to load

Making its Alberta premiere at the Calgary Underground Film Festival, The Machine is a near-future British sci-fi movie from director Caradog W. James. With Britain in a deep recession and on the brink of a Cold War with China, the British Ministry of Defence is developing the world’s first robotic soldier with artificial intelligence to fight in the upcoming war.

April 15, 2014
  Vigil held for victims of stabbingPDF files may take a moment to load

Students and members of the community gathered in the MacEwan Student Centre concert hall to address the loss of five young people who were killed at a Brentwood house party following Bermuda Shorts Day.

At the vigil, leaders from on and off campus shared their thoughts on a tragedy where details are still scarce.

April 15, 2014
  Five dead in Brentwood stabbingsPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students woke up Tuesday morning, April 15, to the tragic news that five people had been stabbed to death at a house party in the early hours following Bermuda Shorts Day.

Four men and one woman died of stab wounds: three died at the scene while two died from their injuries in hospital. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Four of the victims were from Calgary, while the fifth was from Priddis, a community south of the city.

April 10, 2014
  Do we still know how to celebrate life? PDF files may take a moment to load

Death does not choose who it will take based on race, age, gender, sex, socioeconomical status or time of year. Death is an inevitable factor of life, which can come at any time. Have you thought about celebrating death, or rather life, alongside the semester’s-end festivities? Will it be a time to celebrate death, or rather, celebrate life of a lost loved one?

April 10, 2014
  University about new experiencesPDF files may take a moment to load

The end of the semester is bittersweet. It marks the end of classes that have consumed your energy over the past months and become your life during the last few weeks of school. There’s a confusing melancholy to working hard for something that ends abruptly. You will carry the skills you’ve learned with you, but the cramming and memorization may not prove useful beyond surviving finals. University is organized to direct your focus within a particular field, to hone the skills required by your major and commit you to a specific subject.

April 10, 2014
  Privilege no longer a dirty wordPDF files may take a moment to load

The word “privilege” has become a popular and dirty word. A quick look at #WhitePrivilege will show you how frequently this popular hashtag is used on social media. It also ranks within the top 6,000 words in the English language, beating out common words like “nowadays,” “endless” and “unfortunate.”

April 10, 2014
  Diploma exams key to success PDF files may take a moment to load

Another day, another moment closer to a soul crushing, heart pounding final exam. Every time I sit down to study for one, I remember the good old days of provincially mandated diploma exams.

Not long ago this fresh faced, second-year Gauntlet opinions writer was an even more fresh faced high school student. There would come a time each semester to dread and fear an Alberta diploma exam, for good reason too.

April 10, 2014
  Man cannot live on breadth alonePDF files may take a moment to load

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30, I drag myself over to Science Theaters to pretend to listen to a lecture regarding pyroclastic rock debris, convergent plate boundaries and a number of other topics I have no interest in. Looking around the lecture hall, the sea of bored faces surrounding me in geology 209 confirms that I am not the only one who doesn’t want to be there. No disrespect towards geology, or the people who study it. It’s just not our cup of tea.

April 10, 2014
  Parting shots from the EICPDF files may take a moment to load

Gauntlet tradition states that the last editorial of the year is written by the outgoing Editor-in-Chief. I’ve been a student here for four years. Sometimes I feel like I’m not learning anything in my classes, but I’m a different person than the scared 20 year old who walked into the Gauntlet office in September 2010 looking for something to copy edit.

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