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November 24, 2011
  "I hate the indifferent . . ."PDF files may take a moment to load

The preeminent cultural critic Antonio Gramsci matter-of-factly pointed out that the most significant hindrance to social betterment is neither corrupt corporate/bourgeois government nor looming fascism. Rather, the most sizeable obstruction keeping society from realizing higher potentials is the menacing force that is indifference. Gramsci states:

November 24, 2011
  Old man Pete's bouldering competitionPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary outdoor centre hosted a bouldering tournament on Nov. 19 called "Old Man Pete's Bouldering Competition," named after a living bouldering legend. Climber Corey Im [shown] placed fifth in the men's expert category. Congratulations to former photo editor Sydney Stokoe, who placed first in the women's intermediate category.

November 24, 2011
  Letter: Gauntlet comic extremely offensive to SikhsPDF files may take a moment to load

The most recent edition of the Gauntlet newspaper [Nov. 17, 2011] has an extremely offensive comic on the last page. The "Network Admin" comic depicts a man sitting in a cauldron being boiled alive and in the caption it states "I ain't even mad." That man is the fifth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. This picture is extremely disgusting and is very offensive because Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was being executed for being a Sikh.

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November 24, 2011
  Editorial: Under threat - free speech on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The quest for free speech at the University of Calgary might not be settled for a while. After four years of battle between two students who were charged with non-academic misconduct by the U of C, Keith and Steven Pridgen, and university administration, a freedom that most students think is their right is still threatened. This case reveals a great deal about how university administration feels about free expression, and how administration thinks image is more important than the value of speaking the truth.

November 24, 2011
  Why I left a U of C sororityPDF files may take a moment to load

After experiencing U of C sorority life first-hand, I am comfortable asserting that although the institution of the sorority is theoretically predicated on the principles of eternal friendship and unconditional love, it is implicitly rooted in the three tenets of sexual identity construction, image and power. It's not fair to extrapolate my experience to apply to every single chapter of every single sorority at every single institution of post-secondary learning in North America.

November 24, 2011
  Football squad outed by Laval, againPDF files may take a moment to load

For the second week in a row, the University of Calgary Dinos football team took part in a blowout. Unfortunately for the boys in red, this time they were on the losing end.

Coming off an impressive Hardy Cup victory over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, the Dinos prepared all week -- and really, all year -- for their opponents, Laval Rouge et Or.

November 24, 2011
  Hurl awarded Canada West defensive player of the yearPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos football squad had a phenomenal year, with a near perfect season and their fourth-straight Hardy Cup. They faced off in the Mitchell Bowl against the Laval Rouge et Or, who ended the Dinos's season in a heartbreaking loss on Friday.

November 24, 2011
  Dinos look to volley seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

There seem to be common words that remain relevant regardless of the sport -- consistency is one. After a two-game series over the weekend with the University of Brandon Bobcats, the University of Calgary Dinos men's volleyball squad are faced with the humbling task of regrouping as a .500 squad before heading out on a two-game road trip to face the University of British Columbia (5-1) on Nov. 25-26. The Dinos were defeated three sets to one (20-25, 23-25, 25-20, 20-25) on Saturday.

November 24, 2011
  Medicine students raise awareness about povertyPDF files may take a moment to load

On Dec. 1, 2011, roughly 300 people will sit down to a meal in the Health Sciences building. Of these 300, 37 will be enjoying a generous steak dinner with multiple side dishes. The remaining 263 will have in front of them a modest portion of a vegetarian meal, similar to that which sustains around 90 per cent of the world's population on a daily basis.

November 24, 2011
  Michaëlle Jean receives honorary degreePDF files may take a moment to load

U of C president Elizabeth Cannon looks on as the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada and human rights activist, stopped by the university of Calgary to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Nov.1. Jean was the 27th Governor General and Commander in Chief of Canada from 2005 to 2010. "Thank you, thank you so much," she said during the ceremony. "Conferring upon me the degree of Doctor of Laws is such an honour.

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