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October 23, 2013
  Scientists prove Bigfoot is realPDF files may take a moment to load

If you started reading this editorial expecting to learn about conclusive Bigfoot-related evidence, you will be disappointed. In fact, if you begin reading most articles that sport unbelievable, sensationalist headlines, you will be disappointed. That is, if you begin reading them at all.

To get this out of the way, Bigfoot isn’t real. There is no such thing as Bigfoot or the Yeti, and there is absolutely zero evidence of scientific interest that even begins to hint at their possible existence.

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October 16, 2013
  Nobel intentions, unsavoury resultsPDF files may take a moment to load

Yet another controversial Nobel Peace Prize. How about that? The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The organization has 190 member states and works to deplete global stockpiles of chemical weapons, such as the sarin gas recently used in Syria. This decision has caused protest as the crowd favourite was Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old advocate for female education.

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October 10, 2013
  Jump on the voting band busPDF files may take a moment to load

Municipal politics can seem mundane and trivial. They are unconcerned with foreign policy, national defence and regional divisions. They don’t involve themselves in matters of healthcare or education. They don’t have large, branded, tightly controlled parties that you have been supporting or ridiculing for years.

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October 03, 2013
  Reparation lawsuits a misguided use of timePDF files may take a moment to load

Leaders of 14 Caribbean nations are launching a united effort to seek compensation from France, Great Britain and the Netherlands for the longstanding effects of the slave trade that spanned the 17th to the 19th centuries. The leaders of Caricom, the regional organization of the Caribbean and community, say that the legacy left by this system of slavery and colonialism has pushed many countries such as Jamaica and Haiti into poverty while entrenching the dominance of Western powers.

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September 26, 2013
  The value in brewing discontentPDF files may take a moment to load

This week’s Gauntlet includes our new drinking supplement and this has our editorial board feeling like critics. We spent our weekend sampling Calgary’s finest liquours all for the good of our loyal readers. But there was one line we should not have crossed. One burden we should not have bared. Our advice to you: never, ever drink anything from Minhas Brewery — it wins the Gauntlet Editorial Board’s award for worst liquour brand on the planet.

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August 07, 2013
  Stop Putin politics in the OlympicsPDF files may take a moment to load

In June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the promotion of “non-traditional relationships” to minors. This law is the most recent in a series of legislation that targets gay rights.

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July 31, 2013
  Needles are scary, but not this scaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Vaccines are a necessary part of living in communities where infectious diseases could flourish. Yet some people have called into question the safety of vaccines and refuse to get their children vaccinated.
Some opponents to vaccines cite a now-discredited academic paper published by Andrew Wakefield in 1998 that claimed the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism. Other opposition comes from proponents of naturopathic medicine.

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July 24, 2013
  Democracy has never worked first tryPDF files may take a moment to load

Before 2011, Egyptians lived for over 30 years under the tyrannical rule of Hosni Mubarak. In January 2011, people began filling the streets demanding revolution, with the centre of the protests taking place in Tahir Square in Cairo. After a month of conflict between the government and the Egyptian people, Mubarak resigned. The country held its first presidential elections in January 2012, with Mohamed Morsi of the Islamist Free and Justice Party taking power.

However, the revolution has not moved forward peacefully.

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April 04, 2013
  Goodbye, Jarome IginlaPDF files may take a moment to load

Every year, professional sports begin to feel more and more like a cold, calculated business. Ardent sports fans are now amateur accountants, calculating the worth of players based on their output on the field of play balanced with their financial cost. Since 1994, there have been three labour stoppages in the NHL — one of which expired in January — that largely stem from greed on both sides of the negotiating table. In the swamp of contemporary professional sports, it is difficult to find role models.

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March 28, 2013
  We need feminism, not ‘the D’PDF files may take a moment to load

At a party last August in Steubenville, Ohio, two football players, Ma’lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, raped a 16-year-old girl, while bystanders watched. They texted photos and descriptions of the act to their friends. The two boys have now been found guilty of rape in juvenile court and have been sentenced to at least one year in juvenile detention. 


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