You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

Last week, amid a great deal of fanfare, a new Canadian political party was born–the Canadian Alliance. Narrowly avoiding becoming the first party in Canada to have a naughty acronym, the Canadian Alliance seeks to offer conservative-minded voters a right-wing alternative to the governing Liberal party. It will be interesting to see what comes of… Continue reading You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

Gauntlet delivers the goods

Editors, the Gauntlet,Re: Dinos’ Athletic Advisory Council Decision to raise fees 50 per cent in two years     I   would like to commend the Gauntlet and its writers on the excellent piece about Conrad Black. What I most respect, and what most readers may be unaware of, is what this two-page spread means for the staff… Continue reading Gauntlet delivers the goods

Athletics levy unjust and other sentiments

Editors, the Gauntlet,Re: Dinos’ Athletic Advisory Council Decision to raise fees 50 per cent in two years     The Dinos’ Athletic Advisory Council has approved a recommendation to raise the Athletics fee $6.50 this year and a further $6.50 for the following year. I find the process and decision made by this committee to be undemocratic and… Continue reading Athletics levy unjust and other sentiments

Lament for the typewriter

There is no place in this world for a Renaissance man," I remarked as the dental hygienist shot deadly nanorays through my jaw."And what is it with these people and their weird obsession with my teeth?"The streaming muzak background only strengthened my argument: technology, once our friend, serves as the new master of unconscious alienation.I… Continue reading Lament for the typewriter

Gauntlet can’t agree

For a Dinos Athletics fee increase      The $6.50 increase in the Dinos athletics levy leaves students with one less cup of coffee per month. So why all the hubbub?Maybe it’s because they didn’t get to valiantly cast their greedy ballot. Maybe students are tired of being sucked dry. Or they see little need for the… Continue reading Gauntlet can’t agree

A cultural litmus test

The onslaught of award ceremonies in the past few weeks nauseated me. It seems everyone in the movie/music world has received a shiny trinket for their "brilliant" performance in the newest pop culture flick/video. Yet, ironically, it’s not who received the Academy Award for Best Actress or who snagged a Grammy for Best New Artist,… Continue reading A cultural litmus test

Dinos outmatched at CIAU tournament

While the University of Alberta Golden Bears were busy repeating their ciau championship in Saskatoon last weekend, the young Dinos men’s hockey team lost to both the Université de Québec á Trois-Rivieres Patriotes and the champion Bears. Despite outshooting their opponents in both games, the Dinos failed to connect enough times to win. While staying… Continue reading Dinos outmatched at CIAU tournament