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Banning books limits discussion and hinders societal progress

By Stephen Lee, November 3 2017 — A school district in Mississippi recently banned To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic book about an innocent black man wrongly accused of rape during the Great Depression. The district  complained that language used in the novel makes middle-schoolers uncomfortable. Most of this controversy is over the main characters’…

New Music: Neil Young

By Stephen Lee, October 12 2017 — Neil Young has never been one to chase a synthetic sound. Hitchhiker resonates with raw, unnerving and subtle energy beneath a simple sound that perfectly encapsulates Young’s songwriting. Young’s lyrics don’t need to be dissected for meaning. There’s something powerful about the way he tells a story —…

Calgary Film Festival lineup stacked with international and local talent

By Rachel Woodward, September 8 2016 — As the Calgary International Film Festival draws near, the city prepares for the annual 12-day showcase of international, local and experimental films. Now in its 17th year, the festival will show over 200 films under categories including documentary, music on screen, short film and world cinema. Different days…

The Gauntlet endorses _________

While we all wish the longest election in modern Canadian history could’ve gone on longer, Canadians officially go to the polls on Oct. 19. As students, we hear a lot about how we need to get out and vote in order to make our voices heard. But sometimes you can’t be bothered to read up…

Head-to-head NBA 2015–16 season preview

By Grant Jackson & Ashton Chugh, October 6 2015 — With the NBA season tipping off this month, the Gauntlet gives their two cents on how it will all shake out: Where do you see the Toronto Raptors finishing this season? Grant Jackson: The Raptors will likely play a very different style this year due…

#PSH: Pumpkin Spice horoscopes

By Melanie Woods, September 29, 2015 — Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) When you order your favourite Pumpkin Spice Latte, you will accidentally order a Spicy Pumpkin Latte, the spiciest and vilest of all the lattes. It will burn you from the inside out. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You will arrive home…

Very serious horoscopes

By Sean Willett, April 9 2015 — Aries (March 21 – April 19) You will find a $100 bill on the street, but when you bend down to pick it up, your pants rip. Drake will see this and write an entire mournful album mocking your foibles.  Taurus (April 20 – May 20) A lost bet will force…

A game of bulls and bears

By Tobias Ma, April 2 2015 — In early February, oil prices rebounded into the $60 per-barrel range for West Texas Intermediate (WTI).  However, Stephen Schork, a well-known oil stocks analyst, referred to the price jump as a “dead cat bounce.”  In financial lingo, a dead cat bounce describes a small, brief recovery in the…

2014–15 NBA all-star preview and predictions

By Ashton Chugh and Sonny Sachdeva, February 2015 — The 2014–15 NBA all-star weekend goes down on Feb. 13–15 in the world’s mecca of basketball, New York City.  Unlike the pro bowl in the NFL, and the goof off that is the NHL all-star weekend, the NBA all-star game has a legacy of being taken seriously by…

Tighten up: focus, students and ADHD

By Tobias Ma, September 25 2014 — In the next few weeks, the library will fill up. Summer’s last rays of daylight will burn the sidewalk, the sound of Vitamin D splattering on the asphalt drowned out by the rustle of pages and shallow breathing next door in the library. Students will stare into the…

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