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February 14, 2008
  Gauntlet SportspinionsPDF files may take a moment to load

Recently, I have begun to read Al Gore's latest piece of supposed non-fiction, titled The Assault on Reason. His basic premise, from what I gather thus far, is this: why is it that reason, logic and truth play a sharply diminished role in the way America now makes important policy decisions? As I am not finished reading the book, I am unsure of his conclusions. Nonetheless, it is an intriguing thesis and one which started me thinking about how logic and reason has come to play a limited role in the sports sphere as well.

February 14, 2008
  Lady hockeysaurs take Cougars in setPDF files may take a moment to load

It was a long, tumultuous season for the University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team, but the ride is going to only get more interesting. After dropping two heartbreakers to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans last weekend, the Dinos knew that it was of the utmost importance that they come back strong versus the first-place Mount Royal College Cougars to regain momentum heading into the playoffs. The Dinos delivered with a bang, stunning the Cougars with two hard-fought victories, 2-0 and 2-1.

February 14, 2008
  Getting your vote on: U.S. editionPDF files may take a moment to load

Everyone from political pundits to apathetic punks sat at the Rosza Centre to discuss the biggest one-day battle for presidential candidacy in United States history Tue., Feb. 6. The University of Calgary's Institute for United States Policy Research assembled panelists from student media and faculty to discuss the issues surrounding "Super Tuesday," a day in which 24 states south of the border chose their Democratic or Republican presidential candidates.

February 14, 2008
  Party plans to fight housing costsPDF files may take a moment to load

Those on the streets are increasingly finding themselves unable to pay for the rising costs of life in Canada's wealthiest province.

With the coffers overflowing, the time for change seems at hand, with a major reinvestment of Alberta's fortunes into the lives of its impoverished residents and an aversion of what the Alberta Liberals, New Democratic Party and Greens all believe is a crisis. All three parties agree there must be an increase in the amount of affordable housing available for low-income Albertans.

February 14, 2008
  Prioritizing post-secondary educationPDF files may take a moment to load

Though not quite as effective as a carefully lobbed Molotov, students will have the chance to exercise their political dissidence and affect the quality of their education.

Perhaps the most important issue facing students when Alberta hits the polls Mon., Mar. 3 is financial accessibility of education. The cost of living and tuition are only getting higher. Not only does this make getting an education extremely difficult for some individuals, but it means a lot of students are spending valuable study time working.

February 14, 2008
  Students' Union Election SWATPDF files may take a moment to load

It's that time of year. The posters have gone up, the baby kissing has started, and the police have been dispatched to deal with myriad reports of pedophilia. That's right, it's election time.

In the spirit of the Students' Union elections, the Gauntlet's Academic Probation section has gathered together the four most judgemental people at its disposal in order to evaluate the election based entirely upon outward appearances.

The Judges: Ben Hoffman, Garth Paulson, Jon Roe and Kyle Francis.

February 14, 2008
  The Gauntlet's 2008 Academy Awards PreviewPDF files may take a moment to load

The Academy Awards have become solidified over time as Hollywood's tribute to itself. Thankfully, it's also provided gambling junkies with an opportunity to bet on things that are completely separate from professional sports. The Gauntlet's dynamic duo of cinematic geekery, Entertainment Editor Ryan Pike and E&P Editor Jordyn Marcellus, attempt to accurately predict who will win at the 80th edition of the Oscars Sun., Feb. 24, rather than who deserve to.

February 14, 2008
  PSE students take on the governmentPDF files may take a moment to load

Unsatisfied by the previous regime and concerned that post-secondary education has taken a backseat in the current provincial campaign, student organizations from around the province are banding together to have their voices heard.

The Alberta College and Technical Institute Student Executive Council launched a campaign to bring issues of post-secondary education into focus during the election campaign. The new campaign is similar to the one undertaken during the last provincial election.

February 14, 2008
  Editorial: The Rise and deKlein of the Progressive Conservative PartyPDF files may take a moment to load

When Don Getty took the reins of the Alberta Tories in 1985, he had big shoes to fill. The Progressive Conservative party had been in power since 1971 and had gained popularity under Peter Lougheed's leadership. Unfortunately, Getty's poor performance led to speculation as to the party's future while the Alberta Liberals grew stronger. Facing defeat in an upcoming election, Getty resigned and passed the torch to the charismatic ex-mayor of Calgary, Ralph Klein.

February 14, 2008
  Editorial: Focus on this election, please!PDF files may take a moment to load

As the upcoming Alberta provincial election draws near, election signs are being raised and politicians are lobbying for support. It's at the top of everyone's list of conversation topics given the waning support for the Progressive Conservative Party and because this is an election that will directly affect our lives, especially those of us who attend post-secondary classes.

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