Overlooked albums of 2007

By Jordyn Marcellus

Any belligerent, scarf-loving hipster will readily tell you they love The Arcade Fire, that Stars are genius and Feist’s pop sensibilities are beyond the pale in music. All three of these acts have released albums in 2007, the year of the indie follow-up fuck-up. Thankfully there are still hundreds of thousands of independent artists who’ve… Continue reading Overlooked albums of 2007

The best music of 2007

By Amanda Hu

In addition to her job as the Gauntlet‘s sports editor, Amanda Hu listens to more music than she would like to think about. These are the albums she listened to that she thought were a cut above over the past year. 1. Of Montreal–Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?,… Continue reading The best music of 2007

Teen pregnancy is a laughing matter

By Jordyn Marcellus

The modern comedy movie is based on finding the cheap outrageous gag and then running it right into the ground. This trend started with the infamous Farrelly Brothers movie There’s Something About Mary when Ben Stiller discovered the use of semen as hair gel. It further escalated with the infamous pastry-loving scene in American Pie… Continue reading Teen pregnancy is a laughing matter

Local filmmaker’s Walk to remember

By Ryan Pike

Many people dream of the glitz and glamour of filmmaking, never realizing that the road to Hollywood is long and treacherous. Too many aspiring filmmakers to count have abandoned their dreams amidst the murkiness of that path, but Robert Cuffley isn’t one of them. The Calgary-based writer/director turned a youthful fascination with film into a… Continue reading Local filmmaker’s Walk to remember

SU View: Tuition talk with the Board of Governors

By Julie Bogle

As finals approach, I thought it would be only appropriate to provide a “Study Fact Sheet” about our strategy on Tuition Consultation. The Students’ Union at the University of Calgary opposes any increase in tuition. It is the responsibility of our government to support our province’s learners and supporting our post-secondary education system is an… Continue reading SU View: Tuition talk with the Board of Governors

Chavez still kickin’ it old-school

By Daniel Pagan

Hugo Chavez’s defeat in the referendum over the constitutional changes in Venezuela is a big shock to both his supporters and the opposition. These reforms were supposed to help him complete the implementation of the new “Bolivarian Revolution” in Venezuela by allowing him to stay in power with no term limit and gain the power… Continue reading Chavez still kickin’ it old-school

Editorial: Video misses mark

By Chris Tait

Last month, an intro to cultural anthropology class at Kansas State University posted a video on YouTube about a student survey they collectively built. The claim made by whoever posted the video was that it provided a glimpse at “the most important characteristics of students today.” Instead, what we get is a jumbled collection of… Continue reading Editorial: Video misses mark