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BUDGET HISTORY: $95 million sounds nice

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

Students hoping for a break from government cutbacks just got one. On Jan. 9, Advanced Education and Career Development Minister Clint Dunford announced a budget increase by $95 million over the next three years. Highlights of the budget increase include a $30 million Alberta Opportunities Bursary program in which the province will match up to… Continue reading BUDGET HISTORY: $95 million sounds nice

A middle-aged love affair

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

Eugene Stickland’s Midlife proves there’s no atypical midlife crisis.While the play centers around Jack-an older oil exec drawn to a younger woman, Amber-it avoids delving into clich├ęs about love, lust and betrayal. Instead, Midlife provides the audience with keen insight into the male psyche and a hell of a lot of laughs.This success lies primarily… Continue reading A middle-aged love affair

Ego crisis hits ATP

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

The highlight of this year’s Alberta Theatre Projects playRites will be Eugene Stickland’s Midlife. It may be high praise for a play I haven’t seen, but as I keep telling everybody: it’s Eugene Stickland. ATP’s playwright-in-residence brought us the Governor General Award-nominated Some Assembly Required and A Guide to Mourning. His latest effort, Midlife, won’t… Continue reading Ego crisis hits ATP

Quality theatre for the poor peanut gallery

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

By blending the classics with lesser-known, groundbreaking dramas, Dr. Barry Yzereef has made this Department of Drama’s season the most promising in recent history. Newly appointed as the department’s artistic director, Yzereef played an important role in constructing the new season by weighing the different objectives of the department. "It’s a really delicate balance of… Continue reading Quality theatre for the poor peanut gallery

Lets get a few things straight about… the Gauntlet

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

The Gauntlet has recently come under fire in regards to its journalistic practices. In the hopes of dispelling inaccuracies, here’s a few truths about the publication and what it represents:• We believe in presenting fair and balanced news stories. That said, we do not allow people who are involved with special interest groups or clubs… Continue reading Lets get a few things straight about… the Gauntlet

Students call for South’s impeachment

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

Students marched around campus demanding the removal of Students’ Union President Rob South immediately following the Feb. 4 Board of Governor’s meeting. The calls for removal were a direct result of South’s refusal to second an amendment for a zero per cent tuition increase. Students at the meeting shouted, "Second the motion," as South began… Continue reading Students call for South’s impeachment

South avoids impeachment

By Anne-Marie Bruzga

Impeachment is not imminent for Students’ Union President Rob South, despite calls for his removal from office by student activists. A straw vote at Tuesday’s Students’ Legislative Council meeting established that the disqualification of South would not come from within the SU. The written straw vote, which asked, "Do you support the impeachment of Rob… Continue reading South avoids impeachment