Preston to become VP Op-Fi

Gavin Preston, incoming Students’ Union Vice-President Operations and Finance, will have to pay $100 for violating an election bylaw in addition to penalties previously imposed. Unanimously on the evening of Thu., Apr. 17, the Students’ Union Tribunal largely reaffirmed the Review Board’s Mar. 23 decision to suspend Preston’s SU privileges until he takes office on… Continue reading Preston to become VP Op-Fi

Editor, the Gauntlet: Letters

Editor, the Gauntlet. Re: “Report cards, Swimming,” March 27, 2003. “F,” you think nodding to yourself in an interested fashion. The most confrontational letter grade in the system, F evokes feelings of anger and rage and the sudden realization that one’s brain must be shriveled. One F may well be the end of Karoline’s journalistic… Continue reading Editor, the Gauntlet: Letters

Editor, the Gauntlet: Letters

Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: “Letters: Anti-Americanism misguided,” March 27, 2003. I cannot help but say that the time Greg Clayton spent composing his letter would have been better spent educating himself on the realities and motives of the conflict. His letter provides nothing but the rhetoric available on the hourly CNN newscast. With some research… Continue reading Editor, the Gauntlet: Letters

Editor, the Gauntlet: Letters

Editor, the Gauntlet, So, the board of governors decided to raise tuition. Am I surprised? No. Am I unhappy? Yes, somewhat. Up until a few hours ago, I was also optimistic. Maybe their master plan for making U of C a better school, will actually produce results. I assumed they included the lowly undergraduate’s needs… Continue reading Editor, the Gauntlet: Letters

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: “A party does not a protest make,” March 27, 2003. I think Andrew Ross’ problem was that he went into the tent city with completely bizarre expectations. People camped out, tuition issues aside, because it was a fun thing to do on campus (why do you think it was such an… Continue reading Editor, the Gauntlet,

Playing the ponies

Doing horsey-stuff in Calgary doesn’t necessarily mean heading to the city limits, stepping in poop and getting all smelly. It can also mean good clean fun like drinking cheap beer, gambling in two dollar increments and screaming at little people in silks.One of the more under-attended and under-appreciated facilities in Calgary is Stampede Park’s racetrack.… Continue reading Playing the ponies

A whole lotta horseplay

If the best in the world in soccer trekked to Calgary, how much would you pay to see them play? When hockey teams come to beat the Flames, how much do you pay for tickets? Well, the best in the world in show jumping come to town once every year, and admission is only five… Continue reading A whole lotta horseplay

The beauty of Fish Creek Park

Lots of cities have urban parks, though none have anything quite like Fish Creek Provincial Park. Over 3,300 acres in size, it takes more than one dedicated summer to explore it all. Perfect for biking, hiking and just hanging out, there’s so much more to do than you may think. Divided by Macleod Trail, the… Continue reading The beauty of Fish Creek Park