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March 29, 2007
  The U of C: more than just ugly statues and under-achieversPDF files may take a moment to load

When the University of Calgary was built in 1960, there were two buildings on a massive dust field at the outer reaches of northwest Calgary. In 1966, the U of C's first year of autonomy from the University of Alberta, there were 4,000 students and 300 faculty members. The population of Calgary was 323,289. Now in a city with over a million people, the U of C has 22,794 undergraduate students with the same number of frosh each year as the total students in 1966, and nearly 3,000 faculty.

March 29, 2007
  The '80sPDF files may take a moment to load

In conjunction with the Dinos' 40th anniversary season, the Gauntlet is profiling influential athletes from five decades of Dinos history.

The 1980s was an impressive decade for Dinos football. Phenomenon quarterback Greg Vavra was one of the most influential players from this period, leading the Dinos from 1979 to 1983 and putting the University of Calgary's football team in the national sports eye.

March 29, 2007
  Frosh dropout rates, entrance averages on the risePDF files may take a moment to load

Think going to university is hard these days? Just try getting in.

The University of Calgary's Office of Institutional Analysis recently released it's annual report profiling the university's full-time frosh students. The report outlines first-year students' background and level of completion.

"We've done one of these every year for the last number of years," said OIA senior analyst Judy Roche. "It really captures the frosh students."

March 29, 2007
  Vicious emails bring Mount Royal student president under firePDF files may take a moment to load

A nasty election email sent from the Mount Royal College student president to the University of Calgary Students' Union president has landed one of the presidents in hot water.

Current Mount Royal Students' Association president Jon Mac-pherson, who was re-elected to a second term Sat., March 7, was punished by the MRC students' council for sending an email to U of C SU president Emily Wyatt defaming his competitor, current vice-president student life Tami Rothery.

March 29, 2007
  The Gift of Barong: A gift to surf cinemaPDF files may take a moment to load

Surfing films aren't normally life changing. They are mostly uninspired affairs of sun, surf and girls in bikinis that try to attach themselves to the hip surfer lifestyle in a desperate grab for status. However The Gift of Barong: A Surfing and Cultural Odyssey dares to be something more, tackling some serious cultural issues while showcasing the beautiful waves of the Philippines.

March 29, 2007
  It's the final four countdownPDF files may take a moment to load

After two weeks of tournament, it's finally come down to the final four. It's been a pretty vanilla tournament, with few upsets. In three of the four regions, the elite eight match-ups were of the top two seeds. Beyond Duke getting dropped by VCU in the opening round, the biggest upset was Wisconsin failing to make it past UNLV.

March 29, 2007
  Editorial: 300 ways to anger IranPDF files may take a moment to load

The film 300 is a lot of things. It is borderline racist, possibly misogynist and doubtlessly homoerotic. It is also, in the unintentionally meaningful words of a 15-year-old who shuffled along in front of me as we exited the theatre, "fucking rad."

March 29, 2007
  This Week On The Internet: Blog like you've never blogged before!PDF files may take a moment to load

As was alluded to last issue, everyone and their dog has a blog, and most of these are incredibly uninteresting, even for the immediate family of their writers. Therefore, as a public service, This Week On The Internet is going to show you how to make a blog that doesn't suck.

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