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March 11, 2011
  Five-year record for Students’ Union voter turn-outPDF files may take a moment to load

The race to the end brought out almost 6,000 University of Calgary students, or 23.8 per cent of voters, to cast their votes for the 69th Students' Union executive council. The turnout was an increase of about seven per cent from 2010–2011 and a five-year high.

Dylan Jones took president with 57 per cent of the vote, over current vice-president external Hardave Birk.

March 11, 2011
  New Council still won’t pass secondary suite motion after Students’ Union poll shows majority of city in favourPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union released a poll Mar. 3 which showed Calgarians' support for secondary suites in an attempt to influence City Council. Four days later, City Council made minor adjustments to the secondary suites bylaw, but Mayor Naheed Nenshi's proposal to approve the creation of secondary suites in areas that currently allow only single-family homes did not pass. The issue will return to council in December and more consultation will be carried out regarding secondary suites.

March 11, 2011
  Business students finish second in international competitionPDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary team of students from the Haskayne school of business finished second in an international competition to develop solutions to growing water shortages around the world.

The team was one of only six undergraduate teams in the San Francisco regionals-the majority were MBA or PhD students. They eventually took the runner up position behind Stanford.

March 10, 2011
  Harper is bad for our democracyPDF files may take a moment to load

With a federal election likely occurring soon, now is a good time to reflect on the impact of the five years of Stephen Harper's leadership. There is no shortage of material for such an inquiry, but right now one thing in particular comes to mind: the negative impact his government has had on our democracy.

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March 10, 2011
  Salvia should not be bannedPDF files may take a moment to load

A man sits in a car, lights a bong and waits until his "vision begins to vibrate." He has just taken a hit of salvia-- a drug which brings on a strong hallucinogenic experience for about 15 minutes-- and then sits motionless at the steering wheel. Very shortly, he begins muttering under his breath, "Excuse me, I have to go to space now." A minute later the man gasps and stares outside. The camera pans to show a cat sitting on the windshield of the parked car.

March 10, 2011
  Study shows student imaginations not active enoughPDF files may take a moment to load

New research from the University of Calgary's brain and creativity lab shows 87 per cent of all students at the school have a decreased, or severally decreased, use of their imagination.

Lead researcher Aaron Telshi said the data proves more young people need to use their brains more regularly and for longer periods.

"The study shows that for the majority of their waking hours, students are completely devoid of any higher brain function," Telshi said.

March 10, 2011
  So it all goes to shitPDF files may take a moment to load

"I can't wait to see you fail," said bitter Gauntlet news editor Brent Constantin, aptly summarizing the general atmosphere in the Gauntlet office after the tier one election results were posted.

On Wednesday, Gauntlet volunteers gathered to vote in next year's news editor and editor-in-chief election.

March 10, 2011
  Comedians embrace onomatopoeia; hilarityPDF files may take a moment to load

T he only taboo is hack," says Jeff Kubik, one of the founders of a new local comedy initiative for the "alternative mind," Kaboom... Hooray!

Kubik, along with fellow comedian Alan Cho, have a very specific idea of what they aim to accomplish with their new project.

March 10, 2011
  Sportspinion: Athletes are no exception to honour codesPDF files may take a moment to load

For the men's basketball program of a U.S. division one school, the success or failure of an entire season is predicated on their performance in March. Inside of the traditionally weak Mountain West Conference, near perfection is needed to rank highly and gain entrance to the NCAA tournament, a single loss could be the difference between a top 10 seed and 20th. However, it would appear as though this same requirement of absolute perfection is applied to the personal lives of student athletes in Provo, Utah.

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