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June 16, 2011
  Student Refugee Program expandsPDF files may take a moment to load

"Without the program I wouldn't have come to Canada. I really appreciate it," said Tuyisenge Celestin in a Gauntlet interview last year.

Celestin arrived in Canada last fall thanks to sponsorship by the Student Refugee Program­-- a collaboration between the University of Calgary and Students' Union club World University Services of Canada.

"Sometimes I miss home and the food I am used to but I am making new friends and I am adapting to the environment," he told the Gauntlet in September 2010.

June 16, 2011
  All the hits and too many titsPDF files may take a moment to load

Amp 90.3 is a radio station that knows what women want: sultry come-grab-me breasts. This summer, hundreds of women will participate in the radio station’s contest “breast summer ever,” in order for the chance to win a $10,000 breast augmentation — follow up surgery, treatment and any extra costs must be covered by the contest winner. To honour this occasion, the Gauntlet awards Amp radio our inaugural Outstanding Enforcer of the Patriarchy Award.

June 16, 2011
  Women's softball pitches in CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary will host some of the fastest, strongest and most elite women softball players in the world for a three game series this August. The NPF Diamonds will face off against the USSSA Pride in a showcase of skill the league hopes will reach out to a broad audience.

June 16, 2011
  Muggles hop on their broomsPDF files may take a moment to load

The simple command of "Up!" should be enough for any witch or wizard to acquire a broom and take to the skies. Flying with the owls and leaving the muggle world behind is a natural occurrence for these magical folk, but for one boy wizard, his broom is a necessity to seek out a small and ghastly golden ball. Quidditch is a sport not for the faint of heart; one must be agile, fearless, gritty and, of course, magical.

June 16, 2011
  You can't see tits on the radioPDF files may take a moment to load

Taking a nod from AMP Radio, we at the Gauntlet felt the need to host our own breast augmentation contest. Here are some of our submissions for why we deserve breast enlargement, or just breasts in general.

Do you think you have better, more important reasons for getting a bigger rack, all the while exploiting yourself by supporting a corporation's advertising campaign? Email

June 16, 2011
  Research Profile: Boredom is good for youPDF files may take a moment to load

Boredom can be seen, felt, and heard throughout the university. The expressionless faces on students in the halls, the slouchy classmates hunched over desks, and the sighs and yawns that bounce around faculty offices.

However, University of Calgary Greek and Roman Studies professor Peter Toohey has brought mindfulness to boredom, causing much excitement in the literary world with his latest book Boredom: A Lively History.

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June 16, 2011
  No UPass for students this summerPDF files may take a moment to load

Commuting to the university is costly. The cheapest all-day parking is $5 and a round trip bus ride costs $5.50. Daily commutes can break a student budget.

Fall and winter students receive discounted transit fees through the UPass, but spring and summer undergraduate students do not have that luxury.

For the past couple of years, the university discussed the possibility of a UPass for the spring 2011 semester.

June 16, 2011
  Young Ones put on their big boy pants for Sled Island, round twoPDF files may take a moment to load

Although they get their name from the title of an underground British sitcom, the sound of Young Ones is far from scripted. A group of four friends with diverse musical backgrounds, this Calgary band melds their varying tastes to create a sound that's as harmonic and mellow as it is punk-rock.

June 16, 2011
  Two BicyclesPDF files may take a moment to load

Think back to your favourite story. What made it so great? The nail-biting plot? The swoon-worthy hero?

But what if all the words were removed? Most would say that you would be left with a blank page and no story. For one musician, however, this presents the opportunity to tell a story through another, less tangible medium: music.

June 16, 2011
  STRFKRPDF files may take a moment to load

Don't be put off by the abrasive moniker. STRFKR might roughen up your sense of vernacular propriety, but they'll smooth out the ripples in your eardrums. The American quartet is "Starfucker" to your friends and "STRFKR" to your mom, and it's clear that they don't need the vowels to round out their distinctive blend of indie-pop and electronica.

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