The Dinos football team completed their regular season with a 34–17 win against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on Friday, Oct. 25. With the victory, the Dinos finished without a single regular season loss for the first time in school history, going a perfect 8–0 on the year. “It definitely feels good,” said Dinos… Continue reading Dinos finish regular season undefeated
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
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
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
Students living in residence during next year’s fall semester can expect to pay more to live on campus. Ancillary Services has proposed an increase in residence fees at the University of Calgary to take affect in September 2014. If approved, residence fees will increase by 2-4 per cent for Castle, Glacier and Olympus, while fees… Continue reading Residence fees to be raised next September
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?
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