Even Hulkamania was better than this

By Kris Kotarski

I watched When We Were Kings the other day with my friends and I was amazed. I knew Muhammad Ali was a once-in-a-lifetime athlete, but his originality and his style really shocked me. What the hell happened to athletes like him? Where are the pioneers now–the Wilt Chamberlains, the Jackie Rob-insons, the Maurice Richards? I… Continue reading Even Hulkamania was better than this

Western alienation an offensive concept

By Еvan Osentоn

Few things give Western Canadians as bad a name as does the hateful, opportunistic and greedy concept of "western alienation." This is a concept championed by certain ultra-right wing zealots in the media and hysterical pseudo-celebrities like Victoria lawyer Doug Christie–founder of the Western Canada Concept. While western alienation normally warrants little attention, it reared… Continue reading Western alienation an offensive concept

"Isolated" incident not a new type of crime

When news of the Montréal Massacre first hit newspaper stands and TV 11 years ago, the media merely reported, "14 students shot at L’Ecole Polytechnique." Newspapers used the masculine form of the word "students" (étudiants instead of étudiantes) when referring to those who died. The scope of this horrible incident remained buried by confusing coverage.… Continue reading "Isolated" incident not a new type of crime

Holiday wishes

By Editorial

In keeping with the upcoming bank holiday "Gift-o-Gasm"–which some fools still call "Christmas"–the Gauntlet editorial board would like to hand out hypothetical gifts this year to our friends and neighbours in the University of Calgary community. Warning: No actual gifts will be given out. This is strictly therapeutic.To the Students’ Union: A brand new Canadian… Continue reading Holiday wishes