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May 14, 2014
  Public servants shouldn't be in it for the moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Elizabeth Cannon makes a lot of money. She was recently reappointed as president of the University of Calgary — a job with a base salary of $480,000 per year.This easily lands her in the top-one per cent of wage earners in Canada.

Like in 2010, her contract was posted online to make students reflect on how poor they really are, or because of transparency, or something.

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September 18, 2013
  Turning the heat up on Canada’s pipesPDF files may take a moment to load

TransCanada wants to convert and lengthen its natural gas pipeline running from Alberta to eastern Canada into a crude oil pipeline, which will send a mixture of bitumen and gasoline on a cross-country trek to eastern Canadian refineries. There the mixture will be converted into useable products such as gasoline, kerosene and plastics.

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September 12, 2013
  We like C-O-N-S-E-N-TPDF files may take a moment to load

What is it about frosh week, also known as orientation week, that makes acting like an idiot acceptable? Yes, frosh week takes place during a sweet spot after saying goodbye to parents, high school angst, a summer job and before the staggering responsibility of classes, readings and practice problems fully hits. Yes, here in Alberta at least, most participants are now over 18 and can legally drown themselves in that seductive elixir known as alcohol (though partying in high school was possibly more attractive).

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September 04, 2013
  Cut Redford out of our educationPDF files may take a moment to load

Hopefully by now, students have heard of the deep cuts to education funding that Premier Allison Redford’s government announced in the spring provincial budget. Across the province, seven per cent was cut from post-secondary budgets, for a total of $147 million. This cut has affected schools differently. Mount Royal University was arguably hit the hardest, with a budget shortfall of $14 million, having suspended eight programs and looking to cut 600 full-load equivalent spots.

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July 17, 2013
  Editorial: Looking up to Big BrotherPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes being Canadian can feel quite nice, especially when the United States make a particularly blunderous mistake. This feeling of national superiority has run strong in the past few weeks as more information on America’s insidiously named Prism program continues to come to light.

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June 19, 2013
  Regulation needs a renovationPDF files may take a moment to load

For some, talking about secondary suites feels like beating a dead horse. However, the topic is still relevant because the system is still broken. Students and other residents of secondary suites are still living in unsafe conditions across Calgary.


Secondary suites refers to an additional living area separated from the main dwelling within a residential house. 


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June 13, 2013
  City smokers down to the last dragsPDF files may take a moment to load

A few of us at the Gauntlet smoke cigarettes. I know, smoking will likely kill us, and I know, it’s expensive, gross, stupid and yada yada yada.


New smokers quickly realize that society no longer accommodates them. Soon, we’ll have fewer places to indulge in our addiction in public.


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May 29, 2013
  Peewee is not the prosPDF files may take a moment to load

There is no pastime that unites this vast and diverse country under one national identity quite like hockey does. 
Canadians see hockey as a way of taking the curse of six cruel months of winter and turning it into a blessing. The rugged and resilient nature of the Canadian spirit is reflected in the signature physicality of our game.


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May 15, 2013
  An open letter to our parentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear baby boomers,


You have been writing a lot about us Millenials lately. You’ve been publishing plenty of articles about how lazy and entitled we are in Time, The Globe and Mail, MacLean’s and other publications. But, for your sake, please give us a break. 


Millenials are people born in either the 1980s or 1990s. We are the children of you baby boomers — a clan of information-age natives who grew up with unparalleled wealth and comfort compared to previous generations. 


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April 11, 2013
  Parting shots: Let loose a littlePDF files may take a moment to load

The last Gauntlet issue of the school year is when the outgoing editor-in-chief is supposed to cry his or her heart out or, rather, do one final hoorah. Usually, I’m not big on sentiment, but, in order to keep with tradition, brace yourselves for an utter spewing of my heart. This is a rare moment of insight into me, someone you have probably never heard of and probably don’t care about in the slightest. Regardless, only a year so incredible warrants such a catharsis. 


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