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Engg week parades into the new year

By Emily Ask

Drinking competitions, playing hockey and building snow sculptures may sound like nice winter break activities, but it’s how engineering students kick-off the second semester of school. Not to mention singing loudly and parading across campus, walking in and out of classrooms until they ultimately end up in the Haskayne School of Business. If you’re thinking… Continue reading Engg week parades into the new year

Freedom from frozen dinners

By Ellen Lloyd

Horrifically long line-ups at Tim Horton’s are a permanent fixture in MacEwan Hall. But even at 4:30 p.m., long past the usual lunch hour, the University of Calgary food court is appreciably busy. Students empty their wallets and fill their bellies with typical, if not particularly varied, fare from the many fast food joints. Second-year… Continue reading Freedom from frozen dinners

this week on the internet 2.0:YouTube WTF Round-Up

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

YouTube is a haven for some of the nuttiest videos on the planet, which makes for some entertaining viewing after a long day of classes or if you want to prove a social theory about how truly broken the Internet is. This Week On The Internet, I’ve solicited the Gauntlet office for their trippy online… Continue reading this week on the internet 2.0:YouTube WTF Round-Up

CIS CANADA WEST MEN’S HOCKEY PREVIEW 2008-09

By Brad Halasz

The University of Calgary Dinos enter Canada West play this year looking to carry last years’ second half surge forward into this campaign. Complicating matters for the team is the loss of former NHLer and short-lived Canadian Interuniversity Sport superstar Jared Aulin and former all-star captain Ryan Annesley. Together Aulin and Annesley combined for 25… Continue reading CIS CANADA WEST MEN’S HOCKEY PREVIEW 2008-09

Gauntlet Sportspinions

By Derek Neumeier

Recently, I have begun to read Al Gore’s latest piece of supposed non-fiction, titled The Assault on Reason. His basic premise, from what I gather thus far, is this: why is it that reason, logic and truth play a sharply diminished role in the way America now makes important policy decisions? As I am not… Continue reading Gauntlet Sportspinions

Editorial: Meaning of Remembrance Day often lost in modern world

By Amanda Hu

Controversy isn’t what it used to be. In 1960, founding Gauntlet editor Maurice Yacowar wrote a contentious editorial instructing the masses not to buy poppies for Remembrance Day. He stated that the money spent on a symbol of war–or peace, depending on how you look at it–supports the honouring of unneeded death and destruction, along… Continue reading Editorial: Meaning of Remembrance Day often lost in modern world

The Muslim, Pt. 1 of 3

By Sarah Malik

Since the events of September 11th 2001, the Middle East and the Islamic religion have been at the forefront of Western thought. This interest has led to a war on terror, heightened security measures throughout the world and a dramatic increase in racial profiling. Often labelled as terrorists, fundamentalists and militants, Muslims have become possibly… Continue reading The Muslim, Pt. 1 of 3

Political Lexicon 2005/2006

By Greg Ellis

“That depends on what your definition of the word is, is.”– President Bill Clinton In 1998, during the scandal that a saw a nation realize the curvature of its president’s penis, the world encountered some of the most clever uses of language witnessed since Shakespeare. Since then, new developments have been made in political lexicon… Continue reading Political Lexicon 2005/2006