Seasonal stimulus

In spite of the naysayers, pessimists and self-proclaimed enemies of commercialized holidays, the winter holiday season truly is the “most wonderful time of the year” for many reasons. However, the recent consumerism and secularism of Western society has challenged its relevance. Christianity is no longer as dominant, the spectrum of year-end celebrations has become wider… Continue reading Seasonal stimulus

Ho-ho-NO!

The holiday season has arrived once again, catching many of us unprepared and unwilling to participate in the buying frenzy. Though there are some positive attributes connected to the giving season, the predominant theme of commodity fetishism has all but demolished the true meaning of Christmas. 
 The Canadian civic holiday was originally created to… Continue reading Ho-ho-NO!

The top underdog and upset of 2012

Upset of the year:
 Women’s basketball upsetting number-one ranked Regina
 On March 17, 2012, the Dinos women’s basketball team entered the CIS championships as the lowest-ranked seed in the entire tournament, which meant that in the first quarterfinal match they would be playing against the top-seeded team. The Dinos squared off against the University of… Continue reading The top underdog and upset of 2012

Team of the year 2012 


In just their third year of existence, the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hockey team managed to do something no U of C hockey team has done before: win a national championship. For that, they earn the honour of being the Gauntlet’s top team in 2012.
 Armed with a star-studded roster of forwards, elite goaltending… Continue reading Team of the year 2012 


Circumcision

Foreskin. It’s not a common word in daily conversation or often brought up. Male circumcision, the total removal of the foreskin from the penis, shouldn’t be a weird or disturbing topic because it is a pertinent issue that needs to be openly discussed. Today, there is a widespread, contentious and controversial debate about circumcision because… Continue reading Circumcision