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November 09, 2000
  Propaganda in GauntletPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students picking up the Gauntlet this weekend got more than they expected. Some copies of the newspaper on the stands in MacEwan Student Centre contained white supremacist propaganda.

The Gauntlet learned of the inserts from an e-mail and phone call on Mon., Nov. 6, and believe someone put them in the papers over the weekend.

November 09, 2000
  Fresh face on incestual scenePDF files may take a moment to load

Incest is at the forefront of Sarah Slean's thoughts when she contemplates the Canadian music scene. Tired musical ideas are constantly over-exploited and redundancy within genres is a constant disappointment here, she says.

"Music coming out of Canada stinks," Slean emphasizes. "No one is doing anything different."

She believes most of Canada's talent has yet to be discovered and because they are not signed to a major label, they are not getting the exposure they deserve.

November 09, 2000
  Students want the franchisePDF files may take a moment to load

For the past 10 months, Students' Union Academic Commissioner Nic Porco was a man on a mission. His mission continues today: to gain students the franchise on all Faculty Promotion Committees at the University of Calgary.

To accomplish this mission Porco must gain the support of the Appointments, Promotions and Dismissals Committee--a feat he has not yet achieved.

"There appears to be no favourable discussion on the issue," said Porco about the current state of affairs.

November 09, 2000
  Hope for lower tuition bolsteredPDF files may take a moment to load

Rumours of an impending increase to post-secondary funding have circulated through the University of Calgary administration and the Students' Union this week. The possibility of a rise in the university's base operating funding by the province has given both sides hope that a lower tuition increase may be possible this year. Because of this speculation, the administration is currently discussing pushing back the tuition decision, currently scheduled for the December Board of Governors meeting, to February.

November 09, 2000
  Disenfranchised kids really just lazy punksPDF files may take a moment to load

Certain members of the Canadian public cynically believe their votes mean nothing in federal elections. No party represents them fully, or they feel the party they favour hasn't got a turtle's chance on a six-lane highway of surviving. They carry their disenfranchisement like a dull badge of honour, pleading with people to listen while they continuously whine without doing anything about the situation.

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