Bothering the gad fly

By Tobias Ma

During the hustle and bustle of the Conservative Party convention, the Gauntlet arrived at the Central Public Library on Nov.1 looking for an interview with David Suzuki. Although we did eventually get to sit down with Suzuki, our first encounter was with Ezra Levant, a Sun Media journalist and well-known conservative commentator. Levant was in… Continue reading Bothering the gad fly

Alberta universities get $50 million boost

By Chris Adams

Post-secondary institutions struggling to balance their budgets just got some good news from the provincial government. On Nov. 6, Minister of Advanced Education and Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk announced that the provincial government will provide an additional $50 million to post-secondary institutions across the province. “Today, all Campus Alberta presidents participated in a conference call… Continue reading Alberta universities get $50 million boost

Opposition meets Conservative convention

By Tenayi Moyo

With Tory politics taking centre stage this past weekend, the Conservative convention also drew protesters voicing their opposition to the Harper government. This past weekend Calgary hosted over 3,000 Conservative party members at the BMO centre for the party’s annual convention. Over the course of the weekend, demonstrations were staged by members of the United… Continue reading Opposition meets Conservative convention

Spun: Fast Romantics

By Sean Sullivan

The sophomore album from local Calgary band the Fast Romantics sees a departure from the sound they developed in their debut album. Their self-titled debut, released in 2009, was standard indie-rock music with occasional, anticipated hints of punk rock slipped in and conveyed a general impression not unsimilar to Franz Ferdinand. Their latest album avoids… Continue reading Spun: Fast Romantics

New venue, old musical

By Sean Sullivan

Sage Theatre is kicking off its new season and celebrating its new venue with the return of one of its most widely loved productions, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The acclaimed and award-winning musical, written by John Cameron Mitchell and originally premiered in 1998, was produced by Sage Theatres in 2008. The lead actor, Geoffrey… Continue reading New venue, old musical

Football Dino-stars

By Curtis Wolff

Eleven members of the Dinos football team were recognized for their outstanding play this season by being named to the Canada West all-star team on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Among the players receiving accolades were quarterback Andrew Buckley, receiver Chris Dobko, kicker Johnny Mark and record-setting running back Mercer Timmis. Centre Sean McEwen and guard Suhk… Continue reading Football Dino-stars

Cross country team treks to London for CIS meet

By Curtis Wolff

Members of the Dinos cross country team are heading to London, Ontario for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships on Saturday, Nov. 9, where they will race against teams from across the country to compete for the Canada West and CIS titles. The team will send seven men and seven women athletes to compete in London.… Continue reading Cross country team treks to London for CIS meet