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April 16, 2009
  Virtual rock stars compete for gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

The AMP Your Game National Gaming Tour took place in Mac Hall over April 7-9, and the game was on. With several gaming stations, including Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on high-definition televisions, the crowd averaged 150 people in the Mac Hall main room.

The highlight of the three-day stop was the Rock Band competition, which drew crowds eager to see the hottest virtual bands in town. While most of the entrant bands remained nameless, their songs were played and listened to eagerly by the excited crowd.

April 16, 2009
  The Bermuda Shorts survival guidePDF files may take a moment to load

Every spring at the University of Calgary, students gather around and drown their academic sorrows with large amounts of alcohol at the annual Bermuda Shorts Day celebration. However, at the same time, dozens of students are forced to explain the concept of BSD to their friends. So, as a public service, the Gauntlet hereby provides answers to frequently asked questions about BSD.

So, what's the deal with BSD?

April 16, 2009
  An Easter in EuropePDF files may take a moment to load

The answer came only three days later with the resurrection, considered by Christians to be a celebration of spiritual rebirth. As time passes, Easter has been marked by confusion, as people strive to make sense of the doubt, death, hope and forgiveness that surrounds its traditions.

April 16, 2009
  Women's shelter use on the risePDF files may take a moment to load

The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter has been flooded with phone calls through its Family Violence Helpline, making it a very busy safe haven for Calgarians who need counselling and information about abuse.

There were 1,366 calls to the helpline in February, a 300 per cent jump from the year before.

Women are also reporting more severe cases of sexual, physical and emotional abuse -- including hitting, using weapons, constant criticism and threats that jeopardize the lives of both women and children.

April 16, 2009
  Editorial: Parting shotsPDF files may take a moment to load

Editorials at this time of year are always a parting shot fired by the Editor-in-Chief at something they feel like bitching about or an attempt to impart some sort of wisdom on readers as they prepare for a day of drunken merriment at BSD.

April 16, 2009
  Calgary rockabillies play through the cityPDF files may take a moment to load

Local Calgary stand-up bass siren Eve Hell, frontwoman for Eve Hell and the Razor, knows a thing or two about the Cowtown rockabilly subculture. With her band rocking Calgary car shows and the more wild-eyed pubs around town and their new long-player Fire It Up! on record store shelves, they're hooking into one of the more unexplored musical communities in Calgary and stepping on the gas.

Hell explains the rockabillies try to emulate the 1950s greaser subculture, with hot rods and hot women all abound.

April 16, 2009
  SU Reviews: VP Events Luke ValentinePDF files may take a moment to load

Luke Valentine's year has been both very good and very bad. Like Edward Cullen in Twilight, vice-president events Valentine absolutely loves music. While some non-music oriented weekly events have suffered slightly under Valentine's tenure, other big name events have boomed.

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April 16, 2009
  SU Reviews: VP Operations and Finance Alex JuddPDF files may take a moment to load

If the Students' Union was ruled by mythical creatures, then vice-president operations and finance Alex Judd would be a fairy. Much like Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, the top job of the op-fi portfolio is often done behind the scenes.

Even though swashbuckling Pan gets the glory of defeating Hook, none of it would be possible without Tinkerbell and her fairy dust. Similarly, Judd rules out of the spotlight, yet her presence on the SU cannot be underestimated-- Judd has done a magical job.

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