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November 20, 2003
  Smiles busked againPDF files may take a moment to load

There's a certain magic, a certain simple elegance in an unplugged, acoustic performance. The very concept of an individual standing alone save his/her instrument is romantic, intimate and frightening to many performers.

It is that magic, that connection with the audience, that has ensured Busking For Smiles' Unplugged series' success. What started as a few friends playing their guitars in Science Theatres has evolved into a burgeoning club sponsoring events, like the Unplugged series, showcasing student talent.

November 20, 2003
  Parlez-vous theatre?PDF files may take a moment to load

In its simplest translation, the French phrase "bonjour, la , bonjour" means "hello" or "hi there." Brought to the stage, Michel Tremblay's emotionally-charged play Bonjour, La, Bonjour delves into intense material that is anything but simple or straightforward.

Almost 30 years after the original publication of Bonjour, La, Bonjour, the University of Calgary's Department of Drama presents the city's premiere production of the play.

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November 20, 2003
  Praise from a pleased geekPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Classic Gaming Supplement," Nov. 13, 2003,

It has happened. Finally. The Gauntlet went all-out geek, even if only for an issue.

It was a great surprise for me to find the Classic Gaming Supplement. I'm always excited to flip through the Gauntlet and find something of particular interest to me, be it gaming or just plain computer-related.

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November 20, 2003
  Improvement in advertisingPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

I would like to thank the Gauntlet for the improvement in the quality of advertisements being run in our campus paper. Sexist advertising is a serious issue, and I am pleased that the Gauntlet has taken steps to reduce this kind of objectification on campus.

I would also like to thank those women who have raised our awareness on this issue, and resolved to see an end to sexist advertising at the University of Calgary. Without pressure for change, sexism is only continued.

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November 20, 2003
  Gilchrist "whored out"PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

As a U of C alumni I am shocked at the actions of Students' Union President Jayna Gilchrist in accepting cigarette sponsorships of SU events. During a time when Health Canada is struggling to educate Canadians of the harmful effects of smoking on health, as well as the burden placed on our healthcare system, it is completely and utterly irresponsible to become a mouthpiece for the cigarette industry. Gilchrist has effectively "whored out" the SU to the big money of the cigarette corporations.

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November 20, 2003
  Election Fraud?PDF files may take a moment to load

Newly elected Academic Commissioners Kassim Amery and Birju Dattani's campaigns violated six election bylaws during the Students' Union by-election according to an SU vice-president.

Phrases like "campaigns hijacked democracy," "poor moral character," and "bylaws were violated with impunity" described two unidentified candidates' campaigns in the SU Chief Returning Officer's by-election report to the Students' Legislative Council Tue., Nov. 18.

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November 20, 2003
  Online exam bank proposedPDF files may take a moment to load

In a bid to reduce the environmental footprint of the Students' Union, the Campus Recycling Board is recommending they introduce an online exam bank.

SU Events Commissioner Jennifer Smith, who is also on the CRB, brought the suggestion to the Tue., Nov. 18 meeting of the Students' Legislative Council. Currently, the SU Copy Centre maintains a paper exam bank, allowing students to request copies of past exams for a fee. The new system would still charge a fee, but exams would be accessed through the SU website.

November 20, 2003
  Belle & SebastianPDF files may take a moment to load

If there were three words to describe Belle & Sebastian's new album, Dear Catastrophe Waitress, they would be "pure, dead brilliant" (in a thick Scottish accent). There may even be words to describe Belle & Sebastian's show in Toronto a couple of weeks back, but I couldn't find any that would truly do it justice.

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