2004-05-27

    
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May 27, 2004
  Megalecture revisitedPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Ironing out the wrinkles in COMS 363," Jan. 22, 2004,

One student commented that, in order to really learn the communication skills required in COMS 363 he had to put in 10-12 hours per week outside of class. That should come as no surprise to any student.

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May 27, 2004
  Not quite censorshipPDF files may take a moment to load

An irresponsible act will transpire in the next week if students do not stop it.

After two years of successful operation, top elected officials will vote next week to shut down the on-line Students' Union forums. The forums have provided students, elected officials, and outsiders opportunities to debate the issues and to make their views known. Now, this newest attempt at remote democracy will be terminated, largely because officials do not like what is being said.

May 27, 2004
  Campaigning on a whole new levelPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2004 election will undoubtedly be remembered for many things. For being one of the longest unofficial elections in Canadian history, outdoing even rolling elections of the nineteenth century. For the Liberals, who felt the need to start campaigning against no declared opponent late last year, and manipulated the election date to do so. For being the first national Canadian election where someone thought UU.S.-style attack ads are a good idea. And for making extensive use of campaign web sites.

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May 27, 2004
  Defending weedPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Love Affair with Miss Mary Jane," May 20th, 2004,

(The senate committee just came out with its findings remember.....they recommend legalized use for anyone 16 yrs of age and older....)thats new...

While these findings may be isolated, it is interesting to note that marijuana use doesn't differ greatly in a country where the laws are much more lenient. Some studies even indicate a lesser number of people under 16 using the drug since its legalization in Amsterdam.

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May 27, 2004
  An interview with NardwuarPDF files may take a moment to load

Nardwuar: Hello?

Gauntlet: Hi, can I speak to Nardwuar please?

N: This is him.

G: Hi Nardwuar, this is Peter calling from the University of Calgary Gauntlet.

N: How're you doing?

G: I'm doing quite well, how are you doing?

N: Good. Thanks for the interest.

G: No problem at all. Do you mind if I ask where you are right now, just for context?

N: I'm at my house in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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May 27, 2004
  Islam's intelligent pastPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

As a devout Muslim female, I take a strong exception to Margaret Wente's quote published in the May 20 edition of the Gauntlet, "Tales from Iraq."

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May 27, 2004
  Weed anxietyPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Love affair with Miss Mary Jane," May 20th, 2004

When you write "long term use can result in depression, changed personality and anxiety", is that a result of long term marijuana use itself, or could it be a result of living as a target in an unjust war waged by your own government against you and your friends and supported by your tax dollars? Do long term Dutch smokers feel this same depression and anxiety in their tolerant culture? Somehow I doubt it.

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May 27, 2004
  Conflicting responsibilitiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week a drunken homeless man was hit by a car while walking down the middle of 14th Street by 13th Avenue. On the way to help him, an ambulance hit an SUV, and ended up dealing with that mess instead of helping the indigent man. When a second ambulance arrived, the homeless man resisted help.

May 27, 2004
  New scholarships and bursaries ripe for the pluckingPDF files may take a moment to load

In the winter semester, the University of Calgary Academics Awards committee put together two new proposals for additional scholarships and bursaries. The first package, drafted in February contained a proposal for thirteen new awards and the second package contained the proposal for nine new awards. The General Faculties Council approved both proposals on May 20.

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