Le May Doan is Le May done

By Dale Miller

You’ve surely already heard–it’s been in every major newspaper except ours until now–but the Gauntlet would be remiss if it didn’t acknowledge the fact that Canadian speed skating legend Catriona Le May Doan has retired. Last week, at a press conference held at the University of Calgary, a teary-eyed Le May Doan ended her 23-year… Continue reading Le May Doan is Le May done

Lots of rectangles in the Oval

By Dale Miller

Balls were spiked, digs were dug, and medals were won at the 2003 Canadian Open National Volleyball Tournament May 23-25 at the University of Calgary. The Olympic Oval was transformed into the largest gymnasium in North America–a fitting venue for the largest volleyball tournament ever held in Canada. “We had teams from all over the… Continue reading Lots of rectangles in the Oval

Experts decry virus course

By Вen Li

A new computer science course at the U of C drew international headlines this week, and international condemnation. The course, entitled “Computer Viruses and Malware,” will focus on “developing malicious software such as computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses,” according to the university, and will be taught by Dr. John Aycock. Computer security experts have… Continue reading Experts decry virus course

Kinesiology expansion this summer

The University of Calgary will continue its move towards being a more widely recognized research institution with new construction on the Kinesiology Complex. The expansion, slated to begin in August 2003, will see the construction of new laboratories focused on nutrition, genetics and human performance. The labs are scheduled to open in fall 2004. The… Continue reading Kinesiology expansion this summer

Hung out to dry

By Karoline Czerski

Overlooking 300 kilometers of mountain horizon, a serene, enigmatic landscape surrounds the Leighton Arts Centre. The Centre is the site of the annual Clothesline Art Sale, attracting artists, buyers and onlookers Sun., June 1. What began as a strawberry tea gathering in 1974 with Barbara Leighton and her friends has turned into an annual ritual.… Continue reading Hung out to dry

Violent commercials rejected

By James Keller

Advertising. A world full of intrigue and creativity, the possibility of evoking so many emotions, so many images to push whatever product or cause you’re behind. With the visual pushed to the forefront in print and television, the power to captivate and convince is markedly more dramatic. Unfortunately, the ability to fail, to cross the… Continue reading Violent commercials rejected

Appalling aftermath

By Andrew Ross

The story of the recent earthquake in Algeria lies buried in Western newspapers nearly as deep as its victims lie buried in rubble. The aftershocks of this quake are still being felt, and the living conditions in the quake zone have deteriorated far enough to make it likely that many of the estimated 9,000 injured… Continue reading Appalling aftermath

Listening to Fairy Tales

By Jeff Kubik

From June 5 until June 7, Calgary will be host to an international selection of movies including a range of genres and nationalities. These carefully selected films are aimed at increasing exposure among audiences more likely to visit ticket dispensing sarcophagi than independent movie theatres. Some are dramatic, some are comedic and, incidentally, they’re all… Continue reading Listening to Fairy Tales