By Brian Low
Where’s the Soviet Union when you need it? I’m not talking about the impotent Russian state run by a sickly old alcoholic named Boris. I’m talking about the “Evil Empire” that struck fear in the hearts of our parents’ generation. I want to know what happened to the “We will bury you” Soviet Union. Now… Continue reading The value of Boris and Natasha
By Erin Maduck
There is nothing like the euphoric feeling I experience the moment I travel beyond the city limits to a holiday destination. There is nothing like a new shirt. There is nothing like Kraft Dinner made to the perfect consistency. There is nothing like the adrenaline rush that praises my body after a good workout. There… Continue reading Life, what is it good for?
By Jan Creaser
There’s a general conception among Political Science majors that anybody outside the department should not be allowed to vote in any type of election. We, the politically uneducated, apparently do not have the knowledge to make coherent decisions regarding the future of municipalities, provinces and countries. In other words, democracy should only extend to those… Continue reading Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any spine?
By Anne-Marie Bruzga
What’s your most humiliating moment? Mine came mere days before Valentine’s. While performing my ritualistic spring purse cleaning, I stumbled upon my secret stash of condoms. I was about to transfer them to yet another secret compartment, when I noticed the date: 01/99. It had only been 106 days pse (post-sexual encounter), but somehow between… Continue reading Guys aren’t the only ones with bitter balls
By Jan Creaser
Tinky Winky is gay. I know! I could barely believe the news myself when I read it in The Calgary Herald last week. Wow, that Jerry Falwell sure is a smart fellow. I wish I could eyeball someone and suss out their sexuality in one glance… By now, my sarcasm is evident and, as university… Continue reading The fairy dust in my magic bag… wink, wink
By Erin Maduck
I can see the fear in his eyes; the moment is drawing near. He nervously bites his nails, puts his hand in his pockets, and opens his mouth to speak. Out comes the predictable question: “Do you want to do something with me sometime?” Although my mind and body screams yes, yes, yes, my carefully… Continue reading No, I don’t want a refill
Do you intend on voting in the upcoming Students’ Union election? (in per cent) yes 44.2 no 47.1 Don’t know/not sure 8.7 Do you agree or disgree that the Gauntlet should endorse candidates in the SU election? (in per cent) Strongly disagree 30.1 Somewhat disagree 16.6 Neither disagree nor agree 14.5 Somewhat agree 26.9 Strongly… Continue reading Survey says…
By Phil McCakken
Fortunately, all the academic commisioners were acclaimed. This means less work for the lazy.. I mean hard working editors of eG. See the news archives for more info, or the Election ’99 coverage..
By Carla Young
The Operations & Finance Commissioners’ role is to carry out the duties of the Vice-president Operations and Finance as well as handling clubs and conference funding.The candidates for the Op-Fi Commission are competing for four positions. The candidates are Jane Alkhouri, Mike Hardcastle, Fouad Jomaa, Matt Lauzon, and Kirstyn Nay. Jane Alkhouri, who hopes students… Continue reading Op-Fi Commission
By Ricardo Urbina
This year, seven candidates are running for the position of Events Commissioner. Unfortunately, only four lucky contestants will win the coveted prize behind door number two. The prize in this case, however, demands fulfilling many responsibilities in return. The job of an Events Commissioner basically entails assisting the Students’ Union Vice-president Events on various activities… Continue reading Events Commission