Head-to-head: NBA season preview

The National Basketball Association’s 2013–14 season is underway. Gauntlet sports writers Ashton Chugh and Suneil Sachdeva have answered the most pressing questions about the next 1230 games. Will the Miami Heat capture their third consecutive championship? Would this put them on the same level as the last two teams to do so (Kobe Bryant’s Lakers… Continue reading Head-to-head: NBA season preview

Researchers look at the history of hazing

University of Calgary education professor Lisa Panayotidis recently teamed up with Paul Stortz from the department of history to research student initiation rituals in western Canada. Panayotidis and Stortz studied the culture surrounding student hazing from 1880–1950 at the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan. Their findings painted a grim… Continue reading Researchers look at the history of hazing

U of C opium research sheds light on plant

University of Calgary researchers recently made some new discoveries surrounding the genes of the opium poppy. PhD student Scott Farrow and biology professor Peter Facchini have been researching the functions of opium genes to better understand their origins. “[Farrow] started to look at those enzymes in detail and found out that [the enzymes] were not… Continue reading U of C opium research sheds light on plant

Flash in the pan or the next Prime Minister?

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Justin Trudeau is not looking to pay for his father’s sins. The eldest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Justin grew up in a family constantly under the scrutiny of the public eye. After dabbling in teaching, engineering, acting and advocacy work, young Trudeau decided to run for public office in 2008, leading to… Continue reading Flash in the pan or the next Prime Minister?

Letter to the editor: provincial government’s arts cuts divisive

The Government of Alberta did not cut the arts budget, they cut everyone’s budget. All post-secondary institutions had to make tough choices, and the engineering faculty had to bear their share of the government’s operating grant cut. The $142.5 million investment is an infrastructure investment — a clear priority to the government — regardless of… Continue reading Letter to the editor: provincial government’s arts cuts divisive