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Choo choo! All aboard for The Station Agent

By Chris Tait

One could say that normalcy is the antithesis to excitment, and it can be argued that something that is deemed “normal” makes for a very poor and boring film-going experience… normally. All the residents in Newfoundland, a small town in New Jersey, prefer separation, which is not a problem because they’re in the middle of… Continue reading Choo choo! All aboard for The Station Agent

Boils, the death of cattle, and hip hop

By Chris Tait

It’s three in the morning. You’re perspiring, you’re tired, you’re wired and if you don’t get this done you’re going to be fired. We’ve all had nights like these, despite planning and effort. Some people can’t handle the pressure, but for some, this is fuel for success. I’m revelling as hip hop rockets skyward with… Continue reading Boils, the death of cattle, and hip hop

Listen to Italians yelling

By Chris Tait

Ah, Italy, providing us with some of the world’s finest art for hundreds of years. Where romance reigns and an entire romantic language developed, devoted to yelling at each other. Emanuele Crialese’s Respiro is a very Italian film. It’s also a very good Italian film, capturing the Critics Week Prize at this year’s Cannes International… Continue reading Listen to Italians yelling

Good Boy, not quite in the doghouse

By Chris Tait

Full-to-capacity stadium seating, artery-clogging popcorn, watery fountain drinks and about 300 children, all staring glassy-eyed and sugar-filled at a 40-foot screen. This sets the scene for any theatre playing Good Boy, the latest kid favourite. To a child, this is a euphoric outing, however to a lone student journalist with no apparent excuse for being… Continue reading Good Boy, not quite in the doghouse

This Week On The Internet: Photoshop your way to success!

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

About three weeks from now, final grades will be out. For some people, this is a relief. For others, it is yet another reason to freak out. If you find yourself in the second boat, an encouraging photo to your parents showing all the amazing things you’ve done and incredible people you’ve met (or vice-versa)… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Photoshop your way to success!

Gauntlet News: summer 2005 …stuff you missed the first time

By Chris Beauchamp

May 12, 2005 Faculty Flunks Weingarten The University of Calgary Faculty Association slammed U of C President Dr. Harvey Weingarten’s performance as part of a two-year review process in May. Weingarten earned a grade point average of 1.54, or C-, according to the survey results.TUCFA criticized Weingarten on a number of issues including his effectiveness… Continue reading Gauntlet News: summer 2005 …stuff you missed the first time

The Panel

Chris BeauchampNews Assistant, Supplement EditorAs News Assistant, Chris has covered numerous student issues throughout the year.Ben HoffmanLayout and Opinions EditorAs last year’s News Assistant, Ben knows the workings of the SU inside and out. Dale MillerNews Editor Dale Miller has been to every SLC meeting this year–can anyone else say they’ve done that? Poor guy.Sean… Continue reading The Panel

Travel Supplement Introduction

By Lawrence Bailey

The contents of this supplement are a little immature, especially as far as travel goes, considering the bulk of the authors and photographers are new to the game. Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia… these are not the Himalayas, Burundi or even Russia. Most of your friendly neighbourhood student journalists are not that different than… Continue reading Travel Supplement Introduction

The Panel

Lawrence Bailey, Editor-in-Chief: As a seasoned veteran on both sides of Students’ Union elections, Lawrence Bailey has witnessed six elections and was a candidate last year. Russ Dyck, staff writer and photographer: This is Russ Dyck’s first time on the Gauntlet Review panel. He brings both the voice of youth and an unjaded perspective to… Continue reading The Panel