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Spun: Dangermouse & David Lynch

By Laura Bardsley

During the first two minutes of this mega-album featuring a litany of musical heavyweights, I was completely into it. The layers of sound fading in and out around Wayne Coyne’s vocals, along with the familiarity of the Flaming Lips’ sound combine for a journey through nostalgia– voices you’ve heard before collaborating with sounds you wouldn’t… Continue reading Spun: Dangermouse & David Lynch

Partying with the media party

By Tobias Ma

From Jan. 10-12, the Gauntlet attended the Canadian University Press’s national student journalism conference, hosted by the Gateway, the University of Alberta’s paper. NASH is a conference for the nation’s student newspapers to share tradecraft, attend workshops and get drunk in hotel rooms, although which of these objectives it succeeded at I will not speculate… Continue reading Partying with the media party

Singing about Christmas and family

By Sean Sullivan

Susan Aglukark is a three-time Juno award-winning singer who sings songs in English and Inuktitut. Aglukark released her ninth album and second holiday album on Nov. 5. When searching for rehearsal space for her and her band before a concert in Saskatoon earlier this month, Aglukark came across Gallery House Concerts in Calgary. The Gauntlet… Continue reading Singing about Christmas and family

Gauntlet Q & A: David Suzuki

By Tobias Ma

During a speaking event at last week’s Conservative convention in downtown Calgary, the Gauntlet managed to spot David Suzuki waiting for a book signing. We took the opportunity for a brief but bizarre interview before his speech that ended somewhat heatedly as Suzuki apparently felt cut off throughout. David Suzuki: Give me a [fist] bump.… Continue reading Gauntlet Q & A: David Suzuki

Eco Club kicks off clothing drive for Buy Nothing Week

By Rachelle Reed

The University of Calgary Eco Club is hosting a Buy Nothing Week from Nov. 18–22. In conjunction, a Clothing Swap will be held in MacHall from Nov. 20–22. “The main goal of [Buy Nothing Week] is to raise awareness about consumerism,” said Eco Club president David Rivera. “This way we can make sure that the… Continue reading Eco Club kicks off clothing drive for Buy Nothing Week

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

Faculty of Education changes name after $25 million private donation

By Riley Hill

The faculty of education has been renamed the Werklund School of Education after a $25 million donation from David Werklund, the chairman of energy services company Tervita. The $25 million constitutes the largest private donation ever given to a faculty of education in Canada. The massive private donation was announced in the MacHall south courtyard… Continue reading Faculty of Education changes name after $25 million private donation

Exploring communication through dance

By Sean Sullivan

This year’s annual Dancers’ Studio West Artists in Residence performance includes two choreographers exploring human communication through dance. The DSW’s residency program allows two choreographers to work on projects for five weeks in Studio West’s performance space. The program culminates in a performance that concludes the studio’s fall performance series. The performance runs Oct. 31… Continue reading Exploring communication through dance