Campaigning on a whole new level

The 2004 election will undoubtedly be remembered for many things. For being one of the longest unofficial elections in Canadian history, outdoing even rolling elections of the nineteenth century. For the Liberals, who felt the need to start campaigning against no declared opponent late last year, and manipulated the election date to do so. For… Continue reading Campaigning on a whole new level

Weed insanity

Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: “Love affair with Miss Mary Jane,” May 20, 2004, It is surprising to read that “There have been no inquiries into the drug since [the 1972 LeDain Commission]”, given that the “Senate Report on Illegal Drug: Cannabis” of Sept. 2002 is still available on the Canadian Senate’s web site. This report… Continue reading Weed insanity

Defending weed

Editor, the Gauntlet,Re: “Love Affair with Miss Mary Jane,” May 20th, 2004,(The senate committee just came out with its findings remember…..they recommend legalized use for anyone 16 yrs of age and older….)thats new…While these findings may be isolated, it is interesting to note that marijuana use doesn’t differ greatly in a country where the laws… Continue reading Defending weed

An interview with Nardwuar

Nardwuar: Hello?Gauntlet: Hi, can I speak to Nardwuar please?N: This is him.G: Hi Nardwuar, this is Peter calling from the University of Calgary Gauntlet.N: How’re you doing?G: I’m doing quite well, how are you doing?N: Good. Thanks for the interest.G: No problem at all. Do you mind if I ask where you are right now,… Continue reading An interview with Nardwuar

Not quite censorship

An irresponsible act will transpire in the next week if students do not stop it. After two years of successful operation, top elected officials will vote next week to shut down the on-line Students’ Union forums. The forums have provided students, elected officials, and outsiders opportunities to debate the issues and to make their views… Continue reading Not quite censorship

Islam’s intelligent past

Editor, the Gauntlet, As a devout Muslim female, I take a strong exception to Margaret Wente’s quote published in the May 20 edition of the Gauntlet, “Tales from Iraq.” While discussing the reasons for the inability of the U.S. military to maintain control over Iraq, she stated that, “Thinking for yourself is un-Islamic.” One is… Continue reading Islam’s intelligent past

Weed anxiety

Editor, the Gauntlet,Re: “Love affair with Miss Mary Jane,” May 20th, 2004When you write “long term use can result in depression, changed personality and anxiety”, is that a result of long term marijuana use itself, or could it be a result of living as a target in an unjust war waged by your own government… Continue reading Weed anxiety

Megalecture revisited

Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: “Ironing out the wrinkles in COMS 363,” Jan. 22, 2004, One student commented that, in order to really learn the communication skills required in COMS 363 he had to put in 10-12 hours per week outside of class. That should come as no surprise to any student. Every one hour per… Continue reading Megalecture revisited

New scholarships and bursaries ripe for the plucking

In the winter semester, the University of Calgary Academics Awards committee put together two new proposals for additional scholarships and bursaries. The first package, drafted in February contained a proposal for thirteen new awards and the second package contained the proposal for nine new awards. The General Faculties Council approved both proposals on May 20.… Continue reading New scholarships and bursaries ripe for the plucking