For the second time this year, University of Calgary students were instrumental in thwarting would-be criminals."It’s really good," said Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz. "This is a real ‘attaboy!’ story."The real-life mini-drama began on Mon., April 1 when a laptop was stolen from the Information and Communication Technologies building. The next day, the three U… Continue reading Upholding truth and justice
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The naked truth about sport
I’m starting to think that sports have gone the way of the dinosaur. Sure, you can tell me there’s a whole new generation of fitter, healthier people parading under the proud banner of "athletes." You can tell me that the percentage of the population involved in "sports" is higher than ever before. I say that… Continue reading The naked truth about sport
The trials of dating on the Web
Every now and again, I’m reminded of what a slothful race we really are.My friend Ted recently informed me that if his current four-years-and-going-strong relationship ever ended and he was in the "relationship market" again, he would employ an Internet dating service. According to Ted, the service handles most of the "dirty work" involved in… Continue reading The trials of dating on the Web
The latest, greatest anti-depressant
Last week, Gauntlet columnist Ruth Davenport analyzed the findings of a New York State University report on the psychological effects of exposure to semen on women. Despite our respect for Ms. Davenport’s critical abilities, we in the AP department arrived at a slightly different conclusion. The study found that women exposed to semen are happier.… Continue reading The latest, greatest anti-depressant
The latest, greatest anti-depressant?
Take your pick, ladies: Prozac or Viagra?The Ottawa Citizen recently published the findings of a study by a team of psychologists at the State University of New York. The study triumphantly declared women directly exposed to semen are significantly less depressed than those who are not.As a woman fighting for the right to enjoy sex… Continue reading The latest, greatest anti-depressant?
Ungreatful, impatient and undeserving
Call me crazy, but I think the University of Calgary owes something to its students.It was convocation week 2001 and my turn to toddle around the Jack Simpson in a billowing black robe and mortarboard designed to convey immense dignity, even over my outlandish orange-burgundy-gold geometrically patterned dress. I convocated with most of the people… Continue reading Ungreatful, impatient and undeserving
Just when you thought you were safe
The weekly meetings of the Students’ Legislative Council are a hyperchronically under-attended affair. Typically, the only people in the room are the councillors themselves and a few stalwart reporters from the Gauntlet. We feel this is a shameful state of affairs. Not only are students missing the opportunity to keep their student representatives accountable but… Continue reading Just when you thought you were safe
Good riddance to bad rubbish
There’s a lot of apprehension in the Gauntlet every April because all the old-timers in the office suddenly realize they’re leaving and engage in all sorts of maudlin, sappy good-bye projects. Editors and readers alike are swamped with tides and puddles of good wishes, nostalgia and reminiscences as the veterans tearfully recollect all the good… Continue reading Good riddance to bad rubbish
Talent: BThis year’s edition of the Dinos was not a compilation of star players, propelling the team into the playoffs. In fact, the squad boasted only one First Team All-Star selection, that being stalwart defender Brian Newmarch. But despite lacking any dominant talent, the Dinos had no weak spots either. Scoring sensation "Real" David Hernandez… Continue reading Men’s Soccer
No services, no upgrades, no more toys
Campus groups are no closer to filling the gaps left by the recent dissolution of the Community Lottery Boards in the provincial budget."We did sort of depend on it," said University of Calgary Dean of Fine Arts Dr. Anne Calvert. "There is no obvious solution."The Calgary Community Lottery Board supplied 30 campus-based applicants with funds… Continue reading No services, no upgrades, no more toys