2012-10-18

    
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<p>Dante Bencivenga • Nicole Dionne • Kurt Genest • Dylann Golbeck • Michael Issakidis • Kakeem Khan • Vani Khurana • Patrick Latter • Tim Louden • Emily Macphail • Erick Maleko • Tomas Maturana • Fabian Mayer • Marit Mckenzie • Dawn Muenchrath • Kristen Murray • Carlya Stilling • Sean Sullivan • Mark Villani • Louie Villaneuva • Charis Whitebourne • Jeremy Woo • • • The Golden Spatula goes to Richard Goldberger for being such a good sport. Richard has proven over the course of the last few weeks that he is the master of balls — both foot and base — writing a cover story about attendance problems at Dinos games earlier in the month. He is always ready to take on challenging stories and is becoming a key player for the Gauntlet.</p>

October 20, 2012
  What’s on your dinner plate?PDF files may take a moment to load

Food can have a powerful impact on our health. A diet change can, in some cases, eliminate or reverse the symptoms of disease. It is time we begin to choose our diet as carefully as we choose our clothes. Canola, corn, lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, soybeans and wheat are just a few genetically modified foods grown in Canada, with additional GM imports. Unfortunately, the Canadian government does not keep track of what GM foods are being grown, how much is produced or even where it is produced. 


October 20, 2012
  Women’s rugby team tries to succeed in playoffs PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women’s rugby team has progressed at an astonishing rate over the past three seasons. During the first year of the women’s rugby program in 2009, the Dinos were unable to score a single point. They remained winless in their second season. Last season was a big year for the 
Dinos as they managed their first win against Canada West opposition, beating the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in their first game of the season.

October 20, 2012
  Aboriginal short films come to CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgarians are being treated to the best and brightest aboriginal short films this week as part of a collaborative project to bring indigenous arts out west. On October 19 at the Old Y Centre, the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers will present the top shorts from the 2011 imagineNATIVE Festival. CSIF is working with 
imagineNATIVE and the Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative to make this event possible.


October 20, 2012
  Investing in innovationPDF files may take a moment to load

The federal government will provide $121.6 million for research being done at 42 universities across Canada as part of the Canada Research Chairs program. The University of 
Calgary will receive $8.2 million for 11 research projects.


The program aims to create innovation, improve research being done in Canada’s post-secondary institutions and attract research and teaching talent from around the world. In total, 155 researchers across Canada will be funded. 


October 20, 2012
  Genetically modified food labellingPDF files may take a moment to load

For most of human history, the way we have eaten hasn’t changed much. Hunting and gathering has been the predominant food system employed for most of the 250,000 years of human existence. Agriculture came into practice roughly 10,000 years ago. Only 16 years ago, a new and revolutionary product started appearing on people’s plates. Unbeknownst to them, the new foods being eaten were spliced in a lab with genes from unlikely sources. A tomato contained DNA from arctic flounder and corn was designed with pest-resistant bacteria.

October 20, 2012
  Editorial: The price of suicide PDF files may take a moment to load

Suicide is among the most serious public health issues in Canada, yet our mental health care system is archaic and inefficient. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, suicide is among the leading causes of death for Canadians aged 15–24, second only to vehicle accidents. Four thousand Canadians die prematurely each year due to suicide. 


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October 20, 2012
  Trainer’s cornerPDF files may take a moment to load

The Gauntlet will publish a series of training tips in the upcoming months. Whether you have never set foot in the gym or are a seasoned veteran of the fitness centre, here is some advice from a University of Calgary kinesiologist and personal trainer to help get you started the right way.


DON’T deadlift like the hunchback of Notre Dame — as pictured above — and do 100 full sit-ups for your “core” workout. You need those discs in your lumbar spine when you’re older.


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October 20, 2012
  Spun: Delhi 2 DublinPDF files may take a moment to load

During a time when musicians are taking too many self-indulgent liberties, Delhi 2 Dublin gives their listeners what they want with their latest LP. The Vancouver-based, multi-ethnic world fusion band has consistently produced a stellar album every year since 2008. Turn up the Stereo further refines the band’s unique sound — a mashup of Bhangra beats, Celtic soul and electronic attitude. The five person ensemble integrates tabla, fiddle, dhol and electric sitar in a way only Delhi 2 Dublin can.

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