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April 12, 2007
  Letter: Jesus no jokePDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

I am just wondering how it is possible to publish something that is so incredibly offensive in a campus newspaper. Obviously, the person writing [the joke],"Why doesn't Jesus play hockey? Because he always gets nailed to the boards!" Has no moral or ethical compassion whatsoever.

How do you justify publishing something that offends more than three world religions?

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April 05, 2007
  Letter: Kudos, poser!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "The Gift of Barong, a gift to surf cinema," Robin Ianson, March 29, 2007.]

Gauntlet Poser Robin Ianson has a bright future as a journalist. He not only listened well and took good notes, but also wove a good story. I enjoyed the article very much!

Thanks and see you at the next screening!

Jocelyn Formento, co-producer, The Gift of Barong

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April 05, 2007
  Letter: PutrifiedPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Poisoning by putrid perfume," Emily Senger, March 28, 2007.]

I appreciate you trying to get the word out about this issue. I have recently found myself victim to perfume.

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April 05, 2007
  Letter: Borderless?PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

As a second-year engineering student, I have had to take the engineering 251/253 design and communication courses. These courses teach us crucial non-math lessons we use to become well-rounded, professional engineers. As of late, each semester has had a central theme. The current year is dealing with disabilities and designing for them, while my year was about Engineers Without Borders.

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April 05, 2007
  Letter: Fact or fiction?PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

It's my belief that the primary purpose of a good education is to assist in creating a well-rounded person; someone who is a critical thinker. That is why I was skeptical when my geophysics 375 classmates and I were told that, based on the "true" scale for charting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, there is really little or no correlation between CO2 levels and changes in the climate.

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March 29, 2007
  Letter: You can help the disabled!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

No one knows if or when you or a loved one could become disabled and unable to work. If you should become disabled, you will probably end up on a combination of provincial and federal disability benefits. Did you know that provincial disability benefits are non taxable, but the federal disability pension is considered taxable income? This means that if you were lucky enough to have been employed, you will end up with fewer discretionary dollars each month than if you had never worked.

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March 22, 2007
  Letter: Combat apathyPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Back at the University of Calgary I used to volunteer three times a week with different campus organizations, yet never felt like it was enough to me.

It never ceases to amaze me when people ask me not only why I volunteer so much, but why I do it at all. We live in a country which is economically well off and many of us in university live a rather unburdened life--whether financial or otherwise--yet so many of us are either selfish or apathetic and sometimes both.

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March 22, 2007
  Letter: Rez ain't all badPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Residence students deserve better," Ændrew Rininsland, March 15, 2007.}

I feel that an accurate portrayal of the residence experience was not given in this editorial. While residence students are in a difficult position with rising costs and decreasing conditions in the older apartment buildings, the residence experience is still a sound one for many reasons. Sound enough that of 1,450 students, over 900 re-applied for residence next year.

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