Big dreams ahead for Calgary comic con

2010 might be the year the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo makes the comic convetion map. This year features a comprehensive list of some of sci-fi and horror’s greats — Troma Studio’s auteur Lloyd Kaufman, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner and the venerable Leonard Nimoy — and an even larger space thanks to… Continue reading Big dreams ahead for Calgary comic con

Geek or Revolutionary?

Modern life would be difficult to imagine without some form of escape. We retreat into our virtual worlds of gaming, television and internet communication on a daily basis as a reprieve from the stress and anxiety of our real lives. Escapism is, in a lot of ways, the only form of entertainment which we recognize-… Continue reading Geek or Revolutionary?

Research finance proposal a step in the right direction

Throughout the past academic year, the university’s financial management has been under review and attack. From Harvey Weingarten’s payout to the research grant fiasco, the University of Calgary has received negative and critical attention. However, there have been some positive steps to correct these past mistakes. To recap, a February report from a council of… Continue reading Research finance proposal a step in the right direction

The struggle for Project Fly Home

Values such as liberty and respect for due process of the law are espoused by the United Nations as integral to the development and preservation of healthy, autonomous societies. Despite this, individuals such as Abousfian Abdelrazik have found their lives obstinately constrained through the UN’s 1267 list — a Kafkaesque resolution passed by the UN… Continue reading The struggle for Project Fly Home

Editorial: Cam Cotton-O’Brien vs. windmills

Almost everyone knows that one time, in a fit of delusion, Don Quixote tilted at some windmills he had mistaken for giants. I believe this holds the key to the university’s purpose. Quixote’s collision with the windmills in chapter eight comprises only two pages of Cervantes’ masterpiece, and yet it enjoys a sharply disproportionate hold… Continue reading Editorial: Cam Cotton-O’Brien vs. windmills

Gauntlet Online: Pumphouse Theatre gets a “rough ride”

The Pumphouse Theatre is locked in a standoff with the City of Calgary after a committee rejected the local theatre’s bid for an additional $2 million for renovations. The Pumphouse Theatre is planning a $10.5 million expansion, which would see renovations to two existing theatres, the addition of a 150 seat theatre, a new rehearsal… Continue reading Gauntlet Online: Pumphouse Theatre gets a “rough ride”