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Jay Altura • Diltaj Atwal • Melanie Bethune • Bronson Gelhorn • Reem Ghaleb • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Jenny Lau • Connor Sadler • Alison Seto • • • Even though his initials are S.S. and he has a shaved head, Scott Strasser is not who you think he is. Steven Seagal. What were you thinking? His name is not Steven Seagal. It’s Scott Strasser. Today is his day. Finally, after months of overlooking his countless accomplishments and contributions to the Gauntlet, we recognize him for his efforts, and you confuse him with Steven Seagal? Steven Seagal doesn’t even have a shaved head. Don’t you know anything about anything?

January 09, 2014
  Students’ Union approves hike in tuition and residence fees over holiday breakPDF files may take a moment to load

During a University of Calgary Board of Governors meeting on Dec.13, the Students’ Union voted in favour of changes that will raise the price of tuition and residence fees in September 2014.

In May 2014, tuition for full-time undergraduate students will go up by one per cent, or $53 a year. This is the maximum tuition hike allowed under the post-secondary learning act, which ties any rise in tuition to the consumer price index.

January 09, 2014
  Medical school warns students to get flu shots amidst rise in H1N1PDF files may take a moment to load

Professors at the University of Calgary medical school are urging students to get their flu shots amid a surge of H1N1 influenza cases across the province.

While seasonal spikes in influenza are nothing new, Alberta has been hit particularly hard this year due to the return of H1N1.

U of C medical professor Dr. James Dickinson warned that even young, healthy students are at risk of contracting and spreading the virus.

January 09, 2014
  Do the new signs in MacHall break campaign rules?PDF files may take a moment to load

Students back from winter break will notice some new advertisements scattered throughout MacHall.

“60 years of student investment in your MacHall,” reads a banner hanging in the south courtyard. “As a student, YOUR investments support great services like the lost and found,” reads a sticker in front of the MacHall information centre.

Why would the Students’ Union go through the trouble of designing and putting up these ads you ask? It has to do with the referendum to increase student fees.

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January 09, 2014
  Students win big at ICBCPDF files may take a moment to load

Several Haskayne students won big this December at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition.

The ICBC is the largest business competition open to undergraduate students in the world. It features eight different events meant to test students’ business skills in categories like finance, accounting, ethics and marketing.

University of Calgary students Kirsti Ley and Bharbara Parparken won the gold medal in accounting; Harrison Kim and Brian Osiowy won gold in finance, and Hardave Birk and Andrew Kim won silver in business debate.

January 09, 2014
  Leader of the oppositionPDF files may take a moment to load

Danielle Smith is the current head of the Wildrose Party, making her the leader of her majesty’s loyal opposition in Alberta’s legislature. She’s also a former newspaper columnist with the Calgary Herald and University of Calgary alumni. We recently sat down with Smith to talk politics, pot, pipelines and her relationship with former U of C professor Tom Flanagan.

The Gauntlet: You’re a former U of C student. Tell us a bit about your time here.

January 09, 2014
  Religious DiscordPDF files may take a moment to load

I typed “Islam” into the Google Images search engine. A display of violent images were shown: a cartoon of an assassin holding a knife under the words “stay quiet and you’ll be okay,” Adolf Hitler besides the quotation “I am fighting for the work of Allah,” and a fanatic running through a crowded narrow street burning an American flag.

Such caricatures serve to over-generalize and humiliate the diverse community of Muslims that constitute one quarter of the world’s population.

January 09, 2014
  Leaving the torch in the wrong handsPDF files may take a moment to load

Over the break, the five coloured rings marking the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics started appearing on TV. The games draw nearer alongside the controversy created by the Russian government’s remarks towards the LGBT community. With the opening ceremonies drawing closer, the opportunity for a boycott has slipped away much to the disappointment of many social justice activists.

January 09, 2014
  Seeing through the holy seePDF files may take a moment to load

The world has a new pope and everyone seems happy that he was not a Nazi and does not look like Emperor Palpatine. These are not Pope Francis’s only qualities, of course. The Argentinian-born Francis is developing a reputation as progressive and genuine. He has been photographed assisting people from all walks of life, including unwed mothers, Muslim prisoners and the disfigured.

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