“Escalation not the answer” fallacious

By William Lorimer

Editor, the Gauntlet[Re: “Escalation not the answer,” editorial, Aug. 3, 2006] In his editorial “Escalation not the answer,” Editor-in-Chief Chris Beauchamp starts off with a fallacy and goes downhill from there.Beauchamp leads with “Violence only begets further violence.” This mantra has been repeated so often that people have begun to assume it is true, but… Continue reading “Escalation not the answer” fallacious

Francis: tasteless as boiled cabbage

By Angie Moore

Editor, the Gauntlet,[Re: “At A Glance: Bedouin Soundclash,” Kyle Francis, Aug. 3, 2006] We are quite surprised at the extremely negative review of Bedouin’s performance at the festival. Was Kyle francis even there? If so, perhaps he had too much sun or drink! It was excellent. The crowd sang and danced along with the music,… Continue reading Francis: tasteless as boiled cabbage

Zoo plans shortsighted

By Rob Laidlaw

Editor, the Gauntlet,[Re: “Lions and belugas and polar bears (oh my!),” editorial, Aug. 3, 2006] Thank you for including a piece that provides a realistic perspective on the Calgary Zoo’s proposed Arctic Shores project. There is no doubt that the addition of beluga whales and polar bears will increase the Calgary Zoo’s attendance at least… Continue reading Zoo plans shortsighted

Baby beluga belongs in deep blue sea

By Michael Alvarez-Toye

Editor, the Gauntlet,[Re: “Lions and Belugas and Polar Bears (oh my!),” editorial, Aug. 3, 2006] The Calgary Zoo has tainted its reputation over the past few years, first with the attempt to impregnate an immature elephant, and now with an even more irresponsible decision to re-introduce polar bears and introduce beluga whales here. On this… Continue reading Baby beluga belongs in deep blue sea

Stem cells aren’t people too

By Chris Tait

If there were lessons to be learned from garbage–perhaps some great truths leading to some significant changes–would it still be haphazardly tossed aside? Recent developments in stem cell research have provided us with a very controversial answer. Like any good controversy, many players swirl about in this tragicomedy of ethical confusion.Oddly enough the fertility clinics… Continue reading Stem cells aren’t people too

Dinos for dummies

By Jon Roe, Sports Editor

The 2006 University of Calgary Dinos men’s football schedule has been announced and the footballsaurs will kick off their season against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Sept. 2 at Thunderbird Stadium in B.C.Their first home game will be against the University of Alberta Golden Bears Sept. 9 at McMahon Stadium. However, if your craving… Continue reading Dinos for dummies


By Kris Kotarski

The University of Calgary will play host to the 2008 and 2009 Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s and women’s wrestling championships. This is the first time since 1995 that Calgary has played host to the event, and the first time ever that it will play host to the women’s portion, which didn’t become recognized as a… Continue reading Wrestling

Swimming Dinos

By Jon Roe

Veteran swimmer Erin Gammel has announced she will return to the Dinos swim team in 2006-07 for her final year of eligibility. She has competed globally in the World University Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cups, World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games. Gammel holds the Canadian record in the backstroke.“Erin brings maturity and leadership to… Continue reading Swimming Dinos

Volleyball Coach

By Jon Roe

The University of Calgary men’s volleyball team have replaced head coach Greg Ryan, who resigned after 21 years on the job. Rod Durrant will coach the Dinos men next season.Durrant comes from a decorated background at various levels of volleyball. He coached Team Alberta to a silver medal at the 2001 Canada Games. As the… Continue reading Volleyball Coach

Icy Invitation

By Jon Roe

The Olympic Oval ice makers are heading to Vancouver for 2010. Kameron Kiland, Olympic Oval director of operations, and Mark Messer, Olympic Oval facility specialist, have been selected to create the Olympic ice surfaces in Vancouver for the long-track, short-track and figure skating events.“This is a real honour and reflects well on the ice makers… Continue reading Icy Invitation