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  Best of 2012
December 06, 2012
  Team of the year 2012 
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In just their third year of existence, the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hockey team managed to do something no U of C hockey team has done before: win a national championship. For that, they earn the honour of being the Gauntlet’s top team in 2012.


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December 06, 2012
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2012 has been a hallmark year for video games. A staggering amount of important work has been released over the course of the year, including amazing updates to massive franchises such as Halo, Assassin’s Creed and Mass 
Effect. However, one game managed to rise above the rest, a game that I am tempted to call my favourite game of all time: Spec Ops: The Line. Never before has a big-budget game so perfectly used every aspect of the medium to help drive home such a powerful message.

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December 06, 2012
  The top underdog and upset of 2012PDF files may take a moment to load

Upset of the year:


Women’s basketball upsetting number-one ranked Regina


On March 17, 2012, the Dinos women’s basketball team entered the CIS championships as the lowest-ranked seed in the entire tournament, which meant that in the first quarterfinal match they would be playing against the top-seeded team. The Dinos squared off against the University of Regina Cougars, a squad that had defeated them three times earlier in the season. 


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December 06, 2012
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When I think back on 2012, one film comes to mind instantly: The Scorpion King 3: Battle for 
Redemption. Yes, the direct-to-video sequel to The Rock’s The Scorpion King was the movie I enjoyed the most this year. Although it wasn’t the best film, it was definitely the most fun. If you like B-movies — ones with an over-the-top performance from Billy Zane and a leading role from Calgary’s own Victor Webster — you must watch this movie.


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December 06, 2012
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There were a lot of spectacular blockbusters this year, including the underappreciated The Dark Knight Rises, the criminally underrated Dredd and James Bond’s triumphant return in Skyfall.

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