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February 17, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Ms. Va-jayjay: You talking to me?PDF files may take a moment to load

You're gnawing on the last of the lemony paste-filled chocolates and February 14 has come and gone. Roses have wilted and that poor bear would like to take off his red sequined vest right now. Chew your cud of waxy chocolate, but Valentine's Day shouldn't be about material crap. The "V" in Valentine's Day has taken on a second meaning: Vagina.

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February 17, 2005
  Black History MonthPDF files may take a moment to load

It's a bird! No, it's a plane! No, you imbeciles, it's actually Kanye West, complete with a set of angel wings, flying over the crowd at the 47th Grammy Awards after his dramatic resurrection.

A perfect way to ring in Black History Month­--an African American flying around in front of millions of viewers in a moment of sheer triumph over personal and social adversity.

February 17, 2005
  Bad 'geer repPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet:

As a few of us 4th year Chemical Engineering students sat reading Amit Gulab Deshwar's candidate description and platform, we were all disgusted by his comments. It is attitudes like this that portray the engineering population as sexist, arrogant, and ignorant; a portrayal that is blatantly false. We are ashamed to be associated in any way with the attitudes and images that Deshwar so distinctly depicts. Please don't base your opinions of engineering students on Deshwar's commentary.

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February 17, 2005
  Theatre Preview: To gay or not to gayPDF files may take a moment to load

Yay for gay. Or maybe not. Issues pertaining to homosexuality sweeps through the province, as everybody puts their two cents in. However you feel about the issue of gay marriage, Hidden Insanity Theatre brings the province Romeo and Hamlet, a comedy dealing with that very topic and the passionate opinions therein. Written and directed by Jonathan Chapman and Kevin Stefan, this eccentrically modified Shakespearian play takes these two familiar characters and throws them into a very contemporary dilemma.

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February 17, 2005
  Tribunal upholds Haskayne levy decisionPDF files may take a moment to load

A rogue student levy had the Students' Legislative Council seeking the authority to eliminate illegitimate fees before a Tribunal on Wed., Feb. 16.

The matter had already been through the Review Board, but their decision not to grant authority left the SLC unsatisfied and appealing to the Students' Union Tribunal. The Haskayne Student levy, coughed up annually by management students, is the can of worms that started it all.

February 17, 2005
  Unions: hold the cutsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Faculty Association's President Anton Colijn called for a delay in the implementation of the U of C's five per cent budget cuts in a strongly-worded open letter to U of C President Harvey Weingarten on Feb. 9, 2005.

"Please stop the lunacy!" wrote Colijn. "We ask that the administration and the Board of Governors immediately put a hold on any further cuts to the academic units until the plans of the government and the administration are made clear."

February 17, 2005
  A whiff of what The Rock is cookingPDF files may take a moment to load

When it comes straight down to it, you don't give a shit. The university experience for you can be summed up by a few all-nighters in the Infocommons and the occasional drunken binge at the Den. Student politics aren't your concern, you just want to earn your degree and head out into the real world. But then there's the stifled giggles during job interviews and snickers around the watercooler, because you've graduated from the school that elected a rock for president.

February 17, 2005
  Book Review: Playing with your usual gender stereotypesPDF files may take a moment to load

You could compare the expectations of a book to those of a first date. Even the most hardened of women does not entirely give up dreaming of the next time we might find The One instead of the usual insipid small talk and opinions. Perhaps it won't just be another short-lived bit of fun, but something genuine. However, as exemplified in Playing with Matches: Misadventures in Dating by Amy Cameron, princes might turn into frogs, but they're usually more predictable and you mutter how you should have seen it coming.

February 17, 2005
  Music Preview: Canned Hamm deliciously lightPDF files may take a moment to load

For those who consider a night out to be more than just a colt 45, a cheap hotel room and a hooker, the Calgary theatre scene is worth considering. Not that you would with Nicole Mion's I Looked At The Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky. To anyone who had to sit through that awful show: my deepest sympathies.

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