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October 07, 2010
  Letter: Comics should be funny, not discriminatoryPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

I was extremely offended by a recent comic [Re: "AutoSomna cartoon," Sept. 9, Marc Lynch and Lars Hedlund] displayed by the Gauntlet. This comic included a supposed "cartoon" that utilized discriminatory language against people with large bodies (weight discrimination) and women (sexual discrimination). Although I appreciate political cartoons, when their very message reinforces stereotypes that seek to undermine people's worth, they have no place on campus.

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September 16, 2010
  Letter: Haskayne fails to practice what it preachesPDF files may take a moment to load

You would never study engineering in a university where the buildings were falling down and you would never study chemistry in a place where the professors kept blowing up the labs. I would not have chosen Haskayne if I had any idea how bad this university's School of Business is at management.

Let me take a moment to admit a bias: Haskayne recently shot me in the foot. Figuratively speaking, naturally, but even figuratively it is not the sort of professional practice that I had hoped to learn.

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April 08, 2010
  A letter: BSDRYPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

You fools, what have you done?! That was a particularly vicious and mean-spirited prank you pulled last week, claiming that Bermuda Shorts Day was going to be a dry event. As you know, this is one of the only things students are passionate about, so your irresponsible actions were a particularly low blow. You're all pricks.

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March 25, 2010
  Letter: On JesusPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Jesus was not a Muslim. Neither was Jesus a Christian. Jesus was a Jew.

Respectfully,
Rev. Tim Nethercott
United/Presbyterian Chaplain, University of Calgary

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March 25, 2010
  Letter: Show me the moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

The university seems like a good place to have an intelligent debate about funding. Instead of just "don't raise my tuition" the students should have ideas on where to get the money to keep tuitions low. Shall we pull it from the low income housing programs? Maybe take it from the secondary education system. How about spending less on health care in Alberta and more on post secondary? Should we reduce infrastructure costs? Raise the gasoline tax?

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February 04, 2010
  Letter: biz kid hates hikesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

I'm a business student, and I finish this year. But what's really got me enraged about the administration is the fact that the University of Calgary has the gall to even consider increasing tuition by a whopping 46.5 per cent - in one year!! That's disgusting, exorbitant and atrocious. Thinking of the poor students that are being forced to finance the U of C's fiscal problems fills me with loathing for our administration. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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February 04, 2010
  Letter: grateful graduatePDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

I am grateful to be graduating this spring so I will not be affected by the tuition increase, however, I do feel a responsibility towards my fellow peers and future graduates to speak up regarding this issue.

The reason I chose the U of C to complete my degree from, was mainly due to the excellent business program the university boasts about, small class sizes, and the excellent professors that are hired to teach. At least this is what I thought.

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January 21, 2010
  Letter: unsettling timesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

So another decade has ended and a New Year has begun, but while the economists have expressed optimism that the bleak times of the recession are behind us one is left pondering what 2010 will bring for the University of Calgary; I suspect it will be a rather unsettling year.

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