2001-11-22

    
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November 22, 2001
  There was peace in the streetsPDF files may take a moment to load

It was clear and sunny in downtown Calgary last weekend, and over the roar of car engines and regular weekend chatter, voices rang out in a protest for peace.

On Sat., Nov. 17, people from all walks of life gathered together at the War Memorial Park to make themselves heard at a peace rally held by the Calgary Coalition for Peace and Anti-Racism.

November 22, 2001
  Movies make me sickPDF files may take a moment to load

I have a theory that bad movies propagate like viruses. Here's how.

One skin-baring, pop-diva-soundtrack-supporting, eye-gouging, stupid-fest known as a movie sneaks into a multiplex. It sits quietly, fed by people's hard-earned dollars until it explodes and spews copycat films, just as bad as the parent movie, all over the world. Then they go and produce worse and worse films until we end up with a flick that only has one good point--the ending.

November 22, 2001
  Campus DJs explore new electronicaPDF files may take a moment to load

It is only fitting that the Gauntlet should cover the University of ElectroniCalgary, since the group came into existence through the very pages of the paper.

In other words, Amir Omar Sharar and Rob Diaz-Marino--the two artists who currently make up the U of EC--met through the TLFs.

"I thought there would be music students replying," says Sharar, who goes by the DJ name of nrXic. "But we're both in computer science. Computer science is a very creative department."

November 22, 2001
  Dance Montage challenges U of C dancersPDF files may take a moment to load

There's more to dance than professional prima donnas on a stage or a Britney Spears video.

Dance Montage, an annual performance co-sponsored by the Faculties of Fine Arts and Kinesiology, has showcased the incredible variety of the Calgary dance community since 1968. This year will be no different. Over 80 performers and a dozen choreographers are presenting 10 pieces that range in style from modern to jazz to funk.

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November 22, 2001
  Re: " Fascism is maligned and misunderstood ," Nov. 8, 2001,PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

In his piece, Kyle Young asks three questions and answers none of them.

The first is "why do all extremists seem to be ultra-left nowadays?" Actually, they don't seem to be and they aren't, and if Mr. Young has read a newspaper since September 11, that should be abundantly clear to him.

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November 22, 2001
  Neither sleet nor snowPDF files may take a moment to load

For most people, the month of November is a time to put away the lawnmower and break out the snowblower. But for others, it's a time to shed the sweatpants and get on down to the skivvies. For those lucky few, there is nothing better than dressing down in a pair of paper-thin shorts, a singlet and simply running their asses off.

November 22, 2001
  Chow with a catchPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students were served eggs with a side of awareness on Thurs., Nov. 15 in the MacEwan Student Centre East Courtyard.

The Free Student Loan Breakfast idea was a province-wide initiative by the Council of Alberta University Students aiming to illustrate deficiencies in current funding amounts from the Alberta Student Loan Program. At present, the province allocates a mere $170 a month for food, approximately $1.75 per meal.

November 22, 2001
  Tuition increase imminentPDF files may take a moment to load

While University of Calgary students slept in and studied during reading days, their tuition crept one step closer to an increase.

At the Nov. 14 meeting of the Planning and Finance Committee, a 3.7 per cent increase for 2002/03
tuition fees was approved for recommendation to the Board of Governors despite contrary input from student representatives.

November 22, 2001
  A new Slant in the battle against racismPDF files may take a moment to load

An emergent voice is speaking out against personal and systemic racism in an effort to promote cultural awareness in Calgary.

Slant magazine, a collective, student-run initiative, is the newest addition to the struggle against ignorance.

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