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Student irked at Residence

By Erin McKenzie

While some students are living happily on campus, Blair Birdsell is still awaiting a “fair trial” for his eviction from residence Sept. 20, 2002, and may pursue legal action to get one.“It will forever be unknown whether I would have been evicted if policies had been followed and all facts presented correctly [by Residence Services],”… Continue reading Student irked at Residence

International bureaucracy

By Erin McKenzie

While Canadian students are enjoying the first month of classes, some international students are still waiting for their documents to be processed after Canada’s new immigration law came into effect on June 28, 2002.“The major problem is when an [international] student wants to renew their student permit,” said University of Calgary International Student Centre Director… Continue reading International bureaucracy

The challenges of controlling urban sprawl

By Salimah Kassamali

This article is the second half of an article written as part of the Gauntlet’s summer longform project. You can find the first half (a href=”http://www.thegauntlet.ca/story/calgary%E2%80%99s-urban-sprawl”>here. Stay tuned for design suggestions from U of C planning students. Three years ago, on October 18, 2010, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi swept up 40 per cent of the… Continue reading The challenges of controlling urban sprawl

Aggressive rabbits terrorize squirrels, students

By Sarah Dorchak

A new strain of rabies has infected the majority of University of Calgary rabbits, igniting fears that students may be in danger. Campus Security and university administration first learned of the rabbits’ disease after finding several squirrels and magpies “torn to shreds,” said university contact Angela Koening.
 “We thought it was the work of a… Continue reading Aggressive rabbits terrorize squirrels, students

No trash challenge at the U of C

By Emily Macphail

In March 2012, the University of Calgary’s sustainability coordinator Justin Brown challenged his co-workers to a month-long challenge to produce the least amount of waste possible. Brown decided to bring the clean bin challenge to the university after watching the documentary produced by Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin, who began a year-long challenge to buy… Continue reading No trash challenge at the U of C

CJSW’s new broadcast tower

By Kevin Rothbauer

The CBC tower on Broadcast Hill will be broadcasting a new signal next month. Our own venerable campus and community radio station, CJSW, is hijacking the CBC tower for their own sake.The new setup is expected to become operational sometime next month. Already, the station has ordered its new transmitter; studio translator link equipment for… Continue reading CJSW’s new broadcast tower


By Ruth Davenport

There are certain words that get a new lease on life when the Olympic Games roll around. Words like "sacrifice," "passion," "commitment" and "vision" are normally meaningless, dusty and tired words, used in earnestness but with little real conviction.Things change when one is faced with someone like Paula McKenzie. Her sheer ebullience provides a new… Continue reading FAREWELL AND GOOD LUCK