Bird’s Dino fee comments hypocritical, says reader

Editors, the Gauntlet,Re: “Athletics levy unjust,” March 30, 2000In the March 30 Gauntlet, Bird’s letter protested the Athletic Advisory Council’s decision to raise athletic fees by 50 per cent during the next two years. I agree with the sentiments that the decision and the process by which it was made were undemocratic and unfair to… Continue reading Bird’s Dino fee comments hypocritical, says reader

Alberta cabinet to decide if extinction of species is cost-effective

ast Tuesday, the federal government unveiled a proposed new law for the protection of endangered species. Although this bill will strengthen the punishments to people who harm endangered species, it has some fundamental flaws. The first problem is that it calls for voluntary action and does not automatically enforce decisions. This problem has inadequately been… Continue reading Alberta cabinet to decide if extinction of species is cost-effective

Don’t hurl on BSD

Well despite the snow on the ground, spring has sprung. For most of us, the new season means the joy of Bermuda Shorts Day and the stresses of final exams. For some, it means the mixed bag of emotions that accompanies the last semester at university. Needless to say, it is a time of emotion… Continue reading Don’t hurl on BSD

Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater

Elinor Caplan, Federal Minister of Immigration, has just tabled a new and improved Immigration Act. In large measure, this is in response to public outcry following the ships of Chinese boatpeople who washed up on the shores of British Columbia last fall. The new bill has been touted as a cure-all for all the immigration… Continue reading Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater

Put the students back in union and start representing

The intention of this letter is to provide a commentary regarding disgust with the actions of the Students’ Union.The SU supposedly represents the opinions held by the student body of the University of Calgary. In actuality, the representation is far from accurate. Despite the SU’s claims to the contrary, the SU makes decisions that most… Continue reading Put the students back in union and start representing

Dead Anne Walking

Alright, it’s almost 10 p.m. and I’m going into final hours of the final paper of my Gauntlet editorial career. I expected this last issue to be so hard. Instead, it’s been more like my Gauntlet wake, bordering on the surreal. Past editors and close friends have sent presents and cards, my family even sent… Continue reading Dead Anne Walking

The valley of ash/When art is not art?/The end of editor Collin

Something struck me last summer. I attended a lecture by Jello Biafra. The former leadman for punk rock innovators the Dead Kennedys turned advocate of social consciousness. He spoke to an assembled group of about 800 people that, frankly, would never matter.From their dress and deportment it was obvious they would get nowhere in this… Continue reading The valley of ash/When art is not art?/The end of editor Collin

Eye of the film Tiger

Tiger Hu wants to tell you about young Chinese prostitutes. It’s not a tragic story about their lives, and it’s not about the masses of illegal immigrants imported on boats en masse to uncertain futures abroad. It’s about acceptance of people marginalized in society, Chinese or Canadian. Hu’s film, Leave Me Alone, follows the lives… Continue reading Eye of the film Tiger

What happened to the players we told you to watch this year

Last year at this time, and again in September, we printed a list of athletes and teams we expected to perform particularly well. The results were mixed. Here is a recap of the performances. Anna Bekkering Women’s Basketball Bekkering was expected to start with the Dinos, but wound up as the team’s seventh man, which… Continue reading What happened to the players we told you to watch this year