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January 30, 2014
  Letters to the editorPDF files may take a moment to load

RE: Facebook fanatacism

Regarding the recent hate speech brouhaha concerning a certain U of C student of Palestinian Arab ancestry, I would address a few salient points that the Gauntlet regrettably overlooked.

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January 19, 2012
  Letter: Eschatology? More like scatologyPDF files may take a moment to load

Remi Watts manages to put all the 2012-end-of-the-world garbage in a good light in his article ["Of eschatological concern," Jan. 11, 2012]. While he claims that good can come of the situation regardless of how silly the doomsayers are, one has to wonder if his strategy is likely to do more harm than good.

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December 08, 2011
  Letter: offence taken to offence being takenPDF files may take a moment to load

This is in response to a previous letter "Gauntlet comic extremely offensive to Sikhs" [Nov. 24, 2011] -- which was itself in response to an "offensive" meme-image displayed in the Gaunlet comic strip Network Admin [Nov. 17, 2011].

First, I'd like to thank the author of the letter for explaining the joke, as I now find it much funnier.

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November 24, 2011
  Letter: Gauntlet comic extremely offensive to SikhsPDF files may take a moment to load

The most recent edition of the Gauntlet newspaper [Nov. 17, 2011] has an extremely offensive comic on the last page. The "Network Admin" comic depicts a man sitting in a cauldron being boiled alive and in the caption it states "I ain't even mad." That man is the fifth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. This picture is extremely disgusting and is very offensive because Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was being executed for being a Sikh.

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November 17, 2011
  Letter: A tower of possibilityPDF files may take a moment to load

Today I woke up in an undisclosed location. My neck stabs into my thoughts. I am in physical pain because I fell asleep in a chair, on a desk.

It has become more apparent than ever that our university lacks the adequate spaces required for students to thrive in their health.

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November 03, 2011
  Letter: sexual maturity PDF files may take a moment to load

I believe that all the issues raised by Remi Watts in “No Place to Study... One Another” [Oct. 27, 2011] are part of student life and should be treated as natural obstacles meant to be surmounted even if just for character-building. While I would not discount any of the positive aspects of healthy sexual expression cited in the article, I would however point out the potential disservice such sexual space would do to students who still have a lot of maturation to do — be it sexual or otherwise.

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November 03, 2011
  Letter: study spacePDF files may take a moment to load

In response to the Gauntlet's editorial about the closure of MacKimmie Library and students' concerns about lack of quiet study space in the Taylor Family Digital Library [Oct. 27, 2011], I would like to provide some updated information on how the University of Calgary is responding to this matter.

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January 27, 2011
  Letter: Israel at warPDF files may take a moment to load

The article by Jeffrey Spooner ["Israel's wrongful treatment of Palestine," Jan. 13] fails to accept one basic fact. Israel is a state at war. It is not merely in a state of war, but it is a state at war. As such it will take action to guarantee its security, this is simply the way the international system works.

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January 27, 2011
  Letter: Radio censorshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Andrew Varsanyi's article ["Education must replace the censorship of music," Jan. 20] about the recent Dire Straits ruling leaves out key facts that would have helped readers better understand the ramifications of this decision. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is not a government agency -- it is an independent organization set up by private broadcasting corporations to self-regulate their industry.

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