Technobyte: The trials of digital note-taking

Going into Engineering in Fall ’08, I expected everyone to be taking notes on their computer. I felt ready for it, having gotten a new computer over the summer break, with Microsoft Word 2007 looking all shiny and bright. Sitting down in AMAT 217, I was immediately overwhelmed with Matrices, Derivatives and Limits- nothing Word… Continue reading Technobyte: The trials of digital note-taking

Lieffers overcomes 25 stitches, cut leg to help Huskies win title

University of Saskatchewan Huskies forward Michael Lieffers thought he might not be able to play in the team’s semi-final game in Ottawa during the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball championship. The Huskies were looking to extend an 11-game win streak and get themselves to the national finals for the first time in the history of… Continue reading Lieffers overcomes 25 stitches, cut leg to help Huskies win title

Dinos fall in national semi-finals again

Game 1, Dinos versus Capers OTTAWA — The Dinos men’s basketball team ended the Cape Breton University Capers hoop dreams Friday. In the opening game of the quarterfinals of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championships at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, the seventh-seeded Dinos won 82-74 over the second-seeded Capers. The win matched them up again against… Continue reading Dinos fall in national semi-finals again

Sidebar: Veggie Tales

While growing up in rural Alberta, most of the meat my parents bought was not from the Safeway shelf, but from our neighbour down the dirt road. I never worried or even thought about the hormones and antibiotics given to feedlot cattle. But since moving to Calgary, buying a cow from the farmer down the… Continue reading Sidebar: Veggie Tales

From pasture to plate

Last week we discussed the past and present of cattle ranching. With the consolidation of the meat packing industry, the prairie way of life has changed. The shifting cultural landscape in Alberta brings with it new and unforeseen social dilemmas. This week concerns hormone regulation and the future of cattle farming. Conventional and free range… Continue reading From pasture to plate

Letter: On SWAT

Editor, the Gauntlet, While reading the joint opinion piece by the SWAT squad on the election posters for Election-2010 I had the joy of noting that there was no mention of either my platform or my posters in the categories you lambasted others in. Specifically, you targeted people on the issue of “middle of the… Continue reading Letter: On SWAT

Letter: On Jesus

Editor, the Gauntlet, Jesus was not a Muslim. Neither was Jesus a Christian. Jesus was a Jew. Respectfully,Rev. Tim NethercottUnited/Presbyterian Chaplain, University of Calgary

Letter: Show me the money

Editor, the Gauntlet, The university seems like a good place to have an intelligent debate about funding. Instead of just “don’t raise my tuition” the students should have ideas on where to get the money to keep tuitions low. Shall we pull it from the low income housing programs? Maybe take it from the secondary… Continue reading Letter: Show me the money