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April 07, 2005
  On the origin of BSDPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Bermuda Shorts Day began in 1960, when The University of Alberta, Calgary branch, was still on the SAIT campus. Freshman Alan Arthur, who had just bought his first pair of gaudy Bermuda Shorts, wanted to celebrate Spring. So he wrote on the main hall blackboard: Tomorrow is Bermuda Shorts Day. Everyone wear Bermuda Shorts.

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April 07, 2005
  CJSW finally gets what's comingPDF files may take a moment to load

After too many years of waiting, countless false starts, and more hours meetings than anyone would care to count, CJSW and the Students' Union have finally reached an operating agreement. To most students, such a legal milestone may not appear to mean much. Even CJSW Station Manager Chad Saunders admits that 33 pages of legalese isn't particularly sexy, but existing as a separate legal entity from the SU, and moving into new digs at the top of Mac Hall makes a world of difference for students and the community.

April 07, 2005
  Plans for BSD 2005PDF files may take a moment to load

It's that time of year again--that special day between end of semester deadlines and unbearable exam stress. It's time for Bermuda Shorts Day, an entire day devoted to drinking, debauchery, and getting leied.

This year promises to be bigger and better, claims Student's Union Vice President Events Alex Vyskocil. There will be no shortage of entertainment, with activities both inside and in the outdoor beer gardens.

"We will have four stages in total," said Vyskocil. "It's gonna be good."

April 07, 2005
  U of C solar car team right on roadPDF files may take a moment to load

Driving from Austin, Texas to Calgary without a fill-up? A University of Calgary team plans to do just that, as part of the North American Solar Challenge in July.

"It's more than just building a solar car," said project manager Rashaad Sader. "It's 50 per cent engineering and 50 per cent education."

And as a new team, with a lot to learn, there is no time to lose.

"We should be rolling in a week an a half," said Sader of their test car, an important step towards the finished product.

April 07, 2005
  The final President's ChallengePDF files may take a moment to load

Shannon O'Connor had trouble finding student research opportunities. For proposing a central on-line clearinghouse of such opportunities on campus, O'Connor has become the latest and last President's Challenge winner.

April 07, 2005
  No turning back nowPDF files may take a moment to load

After three years of negotiations and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, CJSW operating agreement with the Students' Union is inches away from completion. In spite of the agreement's dubious history of roadblocks and delays, both CJSW and the SU consider it a done deal.

April 07, 2005
  New genocidePDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Choice vs. Life," Mar. 24, 2005,

Abortion is another form of genocidal killing against the innocent child in the womb. It is a modern day holocaust. It needs to be exposed.

Those pro-life students have courage. As to the university administration, they are trying to censor free speech and free expression. Are they so politically correct that they afraid for the truth of this atrocity to be shown in public?

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April 07, 2005
  Full White DragPDF files may take a moment to load

Full White Drag are touted as one of the "next big things" to come out of Canada, which makes you wonder who decides these things. On their five song EP, Everything Will Fall On One Night, the pace never proceeds past a crawl, with every song underscored by some sort of ambient static noise. Distorted lyrics and even more distorted guitars abound, as Full White Drag seem enamoured by how they can make noise, forgetting that they are supposed to be making music.

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April 07, 2005
  The High Speed ScenePDF files may take a moment to load

Although generally described as a rock album, the High Speed Scene's self-titled first effort is not your father's guitar-grinding rock and roll. Instead, the band's exuberant peppy-pop appeals more to the fledgling generation of listeners grooving to the music on the OC. Adding to their uber-trendy pedigree, the band signed to the Neptunes label days after Pharrell Williams listened to their demo.

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April 07, 2005
  Regis PhilbinPDF files may take a moment to load

Thirty-seven years ago a young... well younger Regis Philbin was approached to record an album of his favourite ballads. Sometime after his album was released, he started doing an uneventful daytime talk show and later, a trivia game show helped prove how little common sense the average American truly possesses. But sadly, somewhere along his path to unparalleled fame and fortune, Regis' childhood ambition to be a singer got lost.

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