Letters to the editor

RE: Facebook fanatacism Regarding the recent hate speech brouhaha concerning a certain U of C student of Palestinian Arab ancestry, I would address a few salient points that the Gauntlet regrettably overlooked. Whether the odious comments — purportedly intended as “creative writing” — constituted hate speech or not, they definitely resulted from very poor judgment… Continue reading Letters to the editor

Attack of the flak

Recently I got a lesson in flak. I first read the term “flak” in Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman’s critical media classic Manufacturing Consent. The word refers to the punitive, negative responses a media organization receives from individuals or groups after publishing a story. Most of the time, flak is nothing more than criticism… Continue reading Attack of the flak

Irish Dino Doyle takes aim at Rio

The Irish born swimming phenom Fiona Doyle has been making waves lately. She is best known for breaking the Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Irish national records for the 100-metre breaststroke, and also for winning a silver medal at the World University Games. Doyle cleaned up at last weekend’s Canada West championships. She was named an… Continue reading Irish Dino Doyle takes aim at Rio

Dinos and Birds duel in the pool

The University of Calgary Aquatic Centre was abuzz with activity from Jan. 23–25 as the Dinos swim team hosted the Canada West championships. Both the Dinos men’s and women’s teams finished second behind the perennially strong University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. On their way to a resounding win and fifth consecutive title, the Thunderbirds women… Continue reading Dinos and Birds duel in the pool

Q&A: Former Blue Jay Gregg Zaun

In his seven years as a baseball analyst for Sportsnet, Gregg Zaun has developed a straight-talking style has made the former Blue Jays catcher the face of baseball analysis in Canada. The Gauntlet talked to baseball’s Don Cherry ahead of his appearance at the Dinos baseball and fastball fundraising dinner on Feb. 6, covering everything… Continue reading Q&A: Former Blue Jay Gregg Zaun

The Pack A.D.

Vancouver duo Maya Miller and Becky Black, better known as The Pack A.D. have released their fifth album, Do Not Engage. Miller and Black have put quite a new feeling into their latest album, combining rock and indie styles of music into something entirely energetic and, coincidentally, engaging. Black and Miller’s style of music has… Continue reading The Pack A.D.

Spun: Elaquent

Out of Guelph, Ontario comes a new EP from hip-hop artist Elaquent. Green Apples and Oranges combines a multitude of different sounds to make eight amazingly diverse instrumental hip-hop tracks. Elaquent kicks off the album with “Alone At Last” which brings us right into his studio, inviting us to take off our jackets, have a… Continue reading Spun: Elaquent