By Mike Winters
I watched When We Were Kings the other day with my friends and I was amazed. I knew Muhammad Ali was a once-in-a-lifetime athlete, but his originality and his style really shocked me. What the hell happened to athletes like him? Where are the pioneers now–the Wilt Chamberlains, the Jackie Rob-insons, the Maurice Richards? I… Continue reading Even Hulkamania was better than this
By Еvan Osentоn
Few things give Western Canadians as bad a name as does the hateful, opportunistic and greedy concept of "western alienation." This is a concept championed by certain ultra-right wing zealots in the media and hysterical pseudo-celebrities like Victoria lawyer Doug Christie–founder of the Western Canada Concept. While western alienation normally warrants little attention, it reared… Continue reading Western alienation an offensive concept
By Bo Rhodes
A cold chill creeps through the window. The moon is partially covered and music softly plays in the background. With eyes closed, an individual thinks about the day and how unbearable it was. Just like the previous day. And the day before that. In fact, he can’t remember a day when things weren’t like this.… Continue reading The issue no one talks about
When news of the Montréal Massacre first hit newspaper stands and TV 11 years ago, the media merely reported, "14 students shot at L’Ecole Polytechnique." Newspapers used the masculine form of the word "students" (étudiants instead of étudiantes) when referring to those who died. The scope of this horrible incident remained buried by confusing coverage.… Continue reading "Isolated" incident not a new type of crime
By Dave Kenney
Growing up, Eatons’ Surprise Sale was a monthly mainstay for me and my mom. There, her territory was the shoe department, while I scuttled around the toy department in my Velcro-fastened shoes. She got a deal while I whined about the latest Star Wars figure I had to have.About a year and a half ago,… Continue reading Will this reborn icon survive?
Editors, the Gauntlet,At the bottom of the TLF page every week the Gauntlet prides itself on not including any racist, sexist or homophobic submissions. I was confused when I was perusing the TLFs on Thurs., Nov. 1. There was a submission from POUND 1_18 lamenting the cold weather. You see, when the weather turns cold… Continue reading Why is there sexism in TLFs?
Alright, boys and girls. Back to the good life in rez. No, this isn’t about how we’re getting ripped off at the DC, or an insightful piece about another great rez cab where we all had a little too much fun getting drunk and had no recollections of the night. Instead, on a more serious… Continue reading More respect in rez, please
By Natalie Sit
Once upon a time in the year 2000, a couple named Mary and Joseph lived happily in their modest-sized bungalow in the suburbs. They were happily engaged and felt no need to have children.One night when Joseph was working, an angel appeared before Mary and told her she would have God’s baby. Mary wasn’t happy… Continue reading A modern Christmas tale
In keeping with the upcoming bank holiday "Gift-o-Gasm"–which some fools still call "Christmas"–the Gauntlet editorial board would like to hand out hypothetical gifts this year to our friends and neighbours in the University of Calgary community. Warning: No actual gifts will be given out. This is strictly therapeutic.To the Students’ Union: A brand new Canadian… Continue reading Holiday wishes