Letter: Borderless?

By Nathan Obreiter

Editor, the Gauntlet, As a second-year engineering student, I have had to take the engineering 251/253 design and communication courses. These courses teach us crucial non-math lessons we use to become well-rounded, professional engineers. As of late, each semester has had a central theme. The current year is dealing with disabilities and designing for them,… Continue reading Letter: Borderless?

Chocolate Jesus: overwhelming millions every day

By Cam Cotton-O’Brien

Art is being held hostage by religious hooliganism this week, as the exhibition of a giant chocolate sculpture depicting a nude Jesus Christ was cancelled amidst death threats. The problem with the statue, created by Canadian artist Cosimo Cavallaro, is that it depicts Jesus Christ with arms splayed as if on the cross, but unlike… Continue reading Chocolate Jesus: overwhelming millions every day

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

Dear University of Calgary Information Technologies department, Stop breaking shit. I’m serious. Stop messing with online services. You keep breaking them. It may appear I’m being dramatic, but let’s recount the last two “upgrades” you’ve made. The first is the ever-beloved change from the InfoNet to PeopleSoft. Can I be frank and ask a question?… Continue reading If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Editorial: Reduce, re-use and… ? And?!?

By Emily Senger

Calgarians like to think of themselves as progressive, innovative problem-solvers, but when it comes to health and environmental issues, Calgary often lags behind the rest of the country. Calgary was one of the last cities in Canada to make all bars and restaurants smoke-free this year, while bar patrons and employees have been breathing easy… Continue reading Editorial: Reduce, re-use and… ? And?!?

The U of C: protesting the future

By Jon Roe

In 1974, the university boasted over 11,000 students and had recently established the faculties of medicine (1970) and environmental design (1971). The faculty of law was established in 1975. The increasing number of varied faculties realized a dream of ’60s principal Malcolm Taylor. “The first planning group that attended the meetings of the university by… Continue reading The U of C: protesting the future

A history of violence

By Ryan Pike

Fans of physical violence have been ignored for years. Boxing is fixed, wrestling is staged and fights in hockey are few and far between. Luckily for combat enthusiasts, the last decade has seen the rise of a new sport–mixed martial arts–that has taken the world by storm. Combining elements of kickboxing, jujitsu, amateur wrestling, boxing… Continue reading A history of violence