A service, not a business

Editor, the Gauntlet,Re: “Tuition-it’s time for a new strategy,” Nov. 11, 2004,Bloated bureaucracy? Come to our Department of Biological Sciences and view what we have for bureaucracy. Along the way note the first year labs we have which have “wasted money” on such fine features as rotting walls, leaking ceilings, asbestos floor tiles and lack… Continue reading A service, not a business

Vote-splitting

Over 2,700 voters in Calgary Buffalo are shaking their heads tonight. In a Nader-esque display of vote-splitting, the Liberal candidate lost by less than the margin of Alberta Green Party voters.It happened again in Edmonton Whitemud, where the PCS walked away with a win where the NDP voters could have made up the difference.In Edmonton… Continue reading Vote-splitting

Theatre Review: Drinking in America-sobering good

The horrors and drudgery of life often drive people to escape into the comforting haze of a toxin-induced stupor. Taking mind altering substances alters the way they feel, lowering inhibitions and allowing fantasy to overcome the sense of self. Some indulge in these activities rarely, others are consumed by them. Perhaps by questioning North American… Continue reading Theatre Review: Drinking in America-sobering good

Movie Review: Christmas with the Kranks mildly not crank inducing

Christmas is fantastic for most people, excited by the lights, family, glitzed up tree and crowded malls. Even the more overly commercial aspects can be enough to tip us into a holiday cheer tizzy. Unfortunately, the early holiday movie, Christmas with the Kranks, proves to be not as nearly exciting. Although a heartfelt tale of… Continue reading Movie Review: Christmas with the Kranks mildly not crank inducing

Stone’s Alexander an epic to the very end

With Hollywood’s tendency to adapt material into socially acceptable movies catering to audiences, it’s confusing and slightly startling to see a film valuing history over conventions of entertainment. Oliver Stone’s Alexander may not be an exact replica of the past, as a certain level of fiction in the interpretation is inevitable, but his commitment to… Continue reading Stone’s Alexander an epic to the very end

Movie Review: Sponge tasted better on television

All your Spongebob paraphernalia is laid out on the bed like it’s a drug bust: the taped episodes, Patrick Star cuddle pillow, Bikini Bottom alarm clock, Spongebob Squarepants pajamas, the rug you spent hours hooking those tiny bits of wool into so that gap toothed grin would welcome you every morning. You are a self-admitted… Continue reading Movie Review: Sponge tasted better on television