2012-10-04

    
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<p>Sumaira Ahmed • Jonan Alvarez • Kurt Genest • Reem Ghaleb • Richard Goldberger • Morgan Hannigan • Riley Hill • Jeff Hollett • Michael Issakidis • Kaleem Khan • Emily Macphail • Ramya Mahadevan • Renee Matsalla • Marit McKenzie • Dawn Muenchrath • Ben Rowe • Emily Sasges • Justin Seward • Anshini Shah • Lori-Lee Thomas • Louie Villaneuva • Jeremy Woo • • • The Golden Spatula award recognizes the significant contribution of a volunteer who has sacrificed their first born son to the Gauntlet. This week, we thank Dante Bencivenga for obediently following the decrees of Khan and carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. You are the humble servant to your overlords, Bencivenga. You will be honoured in the afterlife.</br></p>

October 04, 2012
  U of C cheer team strut their stuffPDF files may take a moment to load

Cheerleading squads have become an unmistakable part of the North American sporting landscape. During play stoppages, their presence is designed to keep the crowd’s energy up and enhance the overall entertainment experience of the sport. The first known cheerleaders were in 1897 when the Princeton University football team named three male students “cheer leaders.” Cheerleading has been a part of collegiate sport in North America ever since. 


October 04, 2012
  Toll booths threaten road congestionPDF files may take a moment to load

Whether stuck in a crowded bus crawling along the Trans-Canada Highway or waiting in a parking lot of congestion along Glenmore Trail, Calgary commuters experience frustrating gridlock on a daily basis. Comments made by Mac Logan, Calgary’s general manager of transportation, on September 15 suggest that tolls on major roads may be in the city’s future in order to meet a significant transportation budget deficit.

October 04, 2012
  Mystery meat infects Canadians with fearPDF files may take a moment to load

On September 4, the United States Food Safety and Inspection Service informed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that a shipment of Alberta beef was tainted with E. coli. It took nine days for CFIA inspectors to arrive at the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta for further testing, and another three days before a massive recall of products from across Canada, the U.S. and Peurto Rico ensued. On September 27, the CFIA temporarily suspended XL Foods licence, leaving its more than 2,000 employees in financial limbo.

October 04, 2012
  Innocence of MohammadPDF files may take a moment to load

The character of the Prophet Mohammad has come under attack again by Islamophobes with a 15 minute movie trailer posted on YouTube entitled “Innocence of Muslims.” The trailer has wounded the hearts of many Muslims worldwide. 


Creating hatred and prejudice through deliberate falsification of historical facts has been a powerful tool used throughout history to legitimize the exploitation of groups of people and undermine their rights of freedom and self-determination. 


October 04, 2012
  Film review: AntiviralPDF files may take a moment to load

Antiviral is the feature film debut of Brandon Cronenberg, son of famed Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg. Set in the near-future, this parable about celebrity worship depicts a society willing to pay to be injected with celebrities’ diseases just to feel closer to them. Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones) works for the Lucas Clinic, which buys and sells these celebrity illnesses. However, Syd is also injecting himself with the diseases in order to sell them to piracy groups.

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October 04, 2012
  Flamenco stomps into CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

For its second year, the Calgary International Flamenco Festival transported audiences from their Canadian hometown into southern Spain. Passionate dancers, cool percussion and aggressive guitars were featured during the week-long festival in celebration of the traditional music of Spanish gypsies. From September 23–29, Calgarians were able to witness one of the most intricate and alluring music forms in the world.


October 04, 2012
  Calgary Serves seeks studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students at the University of Calgary have many opportunities to get engaged with the community.


Calgary Serves is a program run by the Centre for Community 
Engaged Learning and is currently recruiting for its upcoming projects. Calgary Serves started at the U of C in 2009 and is a series of co-curricular service learning experiences that students can take part in during the year. 


October 04, 2012
  U of C opened its doors to CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary hosted its first annual Doors Open YYC Naked event at 35 sites across the city on Sept. 29–30, offering the public a free, behind-the-scenes look at the city’s most impressive 
architecture. The public could tour sites all over the city of cultural, historical, artistic and mechanical importance.


October 04, 2012
  Making medicine availablePDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary club is shedding light on policies affecting accessibility of medicines in developing 
countries.


Roughly 10 million people die every year due to a lack of essential medicines. These deaths are preventable, however, current global health and patent policies make life-saving medications unaffordable for much of the developing world. 


October 04, 2012
  Dancing with the DragonPDF files may take a moment to load

Relations between China and Canada have been strengthening over the past few months, as business deals and treaties are under review. However, University of Calgary professor 
Josephine Smart said more caution should be placed on decisions that affect Canadian business and resources.


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