2014-03-06

    
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Jay Altura • Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Athena G. Csuti • Devon Fetkenher • Ashley Gray• Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Andrew Lee • Fabian Mayer • Connor Sadler • Tiffany Sengsarang • Justin Seward • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Remi Watts • Jocelyn Yet • • • Athena is named after the Greek goddess of war and wisdom. I am sure she gets a lot of crap over this, but she is both wise and a warrior. Wise, because she has chosen to ally herself with the Gauntlet, the most powerful pantheon of Greek gods since the days of ancient Greece. A warrior, because she had to kill her fellow man by the score for the chance to join our ranks. Just kidding. She kind of just walked in. You should do the same.

March 06, 2014
  And it all goes to shitPDF files may take a moment to load

So it all goes to shit.

The Gauntlet has elected a new editor-in-chief and news editor. The future looks bleak.

While an excellent news editor, Riley Hill is sure to fail as editor-in-chief.

“Just trust me,” he said as he proposed his iron-fisted, totalitarian reforms.

“We’re too soft in this place. I want criticism, criticism, criticism. I want writers begging for my approval, which I will never give. If anyone defies me, they will be punished,” said Hill.

March 06, 2014
  They're breakdance fightingPDF files may take a moment to load

You know those breakdancers in MacHall? They are being screwed and they need your help.

Last month, Campus Security approached the Students’ Union about the breakdancers in MacHall. They said they are not covered by the SU’s general liability policy. If one of the dancers hurt themselves, the SU is not obligated to cover the medical costs. And if the dancers damage the stage, the SU is not insured. Campus Security argued for the dancers to go.

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March 06, 2014
  CJSW worth the investmentPDF files may take a moment to load

Our campus radio station CJSW 90.9 is pursuing a referendum asking to increase their student levy from $5.00 to $6.00. Before everyone panics, let’s reconsider how much an additional dollar per semester is actually going to affect us.

The “no” campaign for the CJSW referendum, started in opposition to the proposed levy, has frequently brought up the fact that the majority of CJSW’s listeners are not University of Calgary students. That argument, however, fundamentally misses the point of CJSW and of campus culture in general.

March 06, 2014
  U of C Confessions too revealingPDF files may take a moment to load

I “liked” the U of C Compliments page on Facebook. While its content tends to lean towards male-gazey compliments about foxy women at the gym, I still think it’s kind of sweet that people take the time and effort to say something kind anonymously with no incentive. The page is problematic, but superior to others of its kind that I’ve seen online.

March 06, 2014
  SU apathetic to student apathyPDF files may take a moment to load

Hallways and classrooms across campus are filled with discussions on how best to combat student apathy and increase student engagement — at least in the hallways frequented by candidates for the Students’ Union. The promise to get students more engaged makes its way into the vast majority of candidates’ platforms. Unfortunately, ideas on how to actually go about doing this often remain vague and trapped as ideas. This is why the SU’s decision to cut short Monday’s forum for the presidential candidates was so disappointing.

March 06, 2014
  U of C Jazz Orchestra brings home awardsPDF files may take a moment to load

Seven musicians from the University of Calgary Jazz Orchestra and Chamber Jazz Ensemble won 10 outstanding individual achievement awards at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in Chicago last month.

“The band’s gotten really good over the last couple years,” says bassist Hannah MacGillivray who won one of the awards. “In a lot of ways it was ambitious for us to go to this festival, but I think we did really well.”

It’s the second festival that professor Jeremy Brown has taken the U of C Jazz Orchestra to in the last two years.

March 06, 2014
  Curtain to fall on Enbridge playRites FestivalPDF files may take a moment to load

After 28 successful years, the upcoming winter season of the Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays will be the last. While the Alberta Theatre Company will continue to produce new plays, they will no longer offer four Canadian premieres in the festival format along with four plays in the regular season. They plan to increase the number of plays in the regular season to six, including at least two premieres by Canadian playwrights with one in the fall and one in the spring.

March 06, 2014
  Film review: No CluePDF files may take a moment to load

A damsel in distress, a femme fatale and a fake detective, plus video games, guns and Tim Hortons coffee make up the key elements of No Clue — a comedic detective movie based around a key misunderstanding. A woman, Kyra (Amy Smart), walks into the office of Leo Falloon (Corner Gas’s Brent Butt, who also wrote the script) and claims that she needs his detective skills to solve the case of her missing brother. Leo can barely get in a word during this exchange.

March 06, 2014
  TV review: HannibalPDF files may take a moment to load

The Hannibal season two premiere dives immediately into battle. The episode opens to a physical confrontation between two major characters set a few weeks into the future, then backtracks to the mistrust and manipulation that leads there.

March 06, 2014
  Bill to toughen laws on citizenshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander tabled Bill C-24 on Feb.6 — the first changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act in 36 years. The bill is meant to crack down on fraud by adding new requirements for citizenship.

If the bill passes, permanent residents must live in Canada for four years, instead of the previous three, to apply for citizenship. They would have to be in Canada a minimum of 183 days before applying and would have to declare their intent to stay in Canada once granted citizenship.

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