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June 14, 2001
  To walk the walk PDF files may take a moment to load

If you want a job, go to trade school. If you want an education, go to university.

For the 3,500 undergraduates graduating this spring, few probably knew or understood this idiom before they came to university and there are probably still a few who don't. How many of us can honestly say that we originally came to expand our minds, broaden our knowledge or become critical thinkers?

June 14, 2001
  Chilloutmix2PDF files may take a moment to load

Ahh, another electronic collection to soothe the senses. And of course, all the usual subjects are out to play.

More Moby, Sneaker Pimps, Everything But the Girl and Massive Attack are for anyone missing those records.

Still, chilloutmix2 isn't without some fab lesser-knowns. Moloko, St. Etienne, Thievery Corporation and the lush-sounding Spiritualized round out a healthy mix. Everything But the Girl's relationship downer "Single" is the only song swaying from chill to heartless cold.

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June 14, 2001
  DrivenPDF files may take a moment to load

The songs featured in Driven are strange choices on which to set a racing story.

The soundtrack starts off in gear with Tantric's radio-hit "Breakdown," but stalls fast and hard on the next track. For some reason or another--likely insanity--the remaining songs are mostly modern country tunes, with a few soft-pop attempts, and one painful Doors' cover. This is perfect for fans of country, but not of the movie--unless the loud engines and squealing tires somehow manage to drown it out.

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June 14, 2001
  Our first founding FatherPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Our very own House of Lords" June 7, 2001

I want to help clear up some misunderstandings you have about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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June 14, 2001
  Anders' ignorancePDF files may take a moment to load

A Frenchman once said "Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them."

Last month, the U of C alumni magazine the arch profiled Canadian Alliance MP Rob Anders as one of the top 35 graduates under 35 years of age. Last week, Anders tactfully demonstrated why they shouldn't have when he called Nelson Mandela a "communist and terrorist" in the House of Commons.

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June 14, 2001
  The perils of exclusivity in academiaPDF files may take a moment to load

A little-known but extremely exciting fact: The Gauntlet used to house the last working RC Cola vending machine in all of Christendom. One dark day back in 1997, jack-booted "repair-men" from the Pepsi corporation arrived to take the antique machine in for "servicing." It has never been seen since.

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June 14, 2001
  Shortcuts to Philosophical enlightenmentPDF files may take a moment to load

The Consolations of Philosophy is a thinking person's book easily understood by the masses. The book, the fifth by author Alain de Botton, offers readers a reassu-rance for many of life's depressing problems, as set out in the works of the elite philosophical canon.

June 14, 2001
  Reality crashes in Nazi GermanyPDF files may take a moment to load

When Bruce Cockburn sang about "lovers in a dangerous time," he probably didn't quite have this in mind. Sure, the lead characters in Aimee and Jaguar are lovers, and they live in 1944 Berlin--certainly a perilous place and time. However, the couple in this true story take it a step further than just dangerous; their love is suicidal.

June 14, 2001
  Writing new Fairy TalesPDF files may take a moment to load

Don't confuse Fairy Tales 3 with Snow White.

Now in its third year, Calgary's queer film and video festival is presenting works of relevance to the homosexual community, among others.

"There is a hunger in the community to see an accurate portrayal of queer characters in films," says festival chair Trevor Alberts. "We're interested in putting something different into that void in Canada and Calgary. Queers want to see themselves and others represented on the screen in accurate ways."

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