Ministry of advanced education paves way for tuition increases

Student lobby group Council for Alberta University Students (CAUS) released documents from the ministry of advanced education Thursday morning, revealing plans to open a submission process for post-secondary institutions to apply for tuition increases known as market modifiers. Market modifiers are faculty-specific increases in tuition based on the perceived value of certain degrees. The documents… Continue reading Ministry of advanced education paves way for tuition increases

Container Bar gives alleys a good name

Downtown alleys aren’t typically where you want to hang out with friends, but local restauranteur Cam Dobranski is changing that. Owner of Brasserie and Winebar in Kensington, Dobranski has transformed the alley beside his businesses into Container Bar, a repurposed shipping container that’s now a quirky outdoor bar. “It’s a fully recycled, cool little beautified… Continue reading Container Bar gives alleys a good name

New music: The Sturgeons

Straight from the Canadian Prairies, the Sturgeons make music that is equal parts nostalgia and Canadiana. As a folk album, This Is typifies the charm of the genre — music that is honest, frank and unashamed of where it comes from. The album opens with “Someone to Love,” a song that evokes images of barn… Continue reading New music: The Sturgeons

New music: Rebeccca Lappa

In her latest album, Edmonton-born Rebecca Lappa blends folk and classical vocals to create Ode to Tennyson, her fourth full-length album. The album is inspired by the works of 19th century British poet laureate Lord Alfred Tennyson. Lappa’s music is energetic and complex, with classical and folk influences dove-tailing into jazzy, Celtic and even Latin… Continue reading New music: Rebeccca Lappa

Say what! Pulp Fiction: The Play coming to University Theatre

Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic Pulp Fiction is coming to the stage August 13, commemorating the film’s 20th anniversary. Pulp Fiction is a dialogue and character focused film which made the transition from screen to set smooth. “You’re looking at 95 per cent accuracy,” says Jay Ross Crawford, who plays the part of Marsellus Wallace. Due… Continue reading Say what! Pulp Fiction: The Play coming to University Theatre

On the Road to Shambhala

Two of the Gauntlet’s own are on the road to Shambhala. We’ve been annoying our colleagues all week with filthy drops whimpering from blown speakers, and it’s been a few years since either of us have been to the festival that goes from August 8–11. Four days of music. Four days of inevitable schedule clashes.… Continue reading On the Road to Shambhala

CJSW’s Slurpee Cup raises money for charity

Campus media, local bars and amateur athletes are preparing for the 17th annual CJSW Slurpee Cup street hockey tournament on August 23. The one-day tournament raises money for various charities. “We ask local businesses and partners of the station to set up a team,” said CJSW summer promotions leader Will Cowie. “All the money raised… Continue reading CJSW’s Slurpee Cup raises money for charity

U of C professor helps NASA prevent potential asteroid impact

Asteroid Bennu is scheduled for 78 potential impacts with Earth between 2175–2199. Scientists don’t know when, where or even if the asteroid will hit our planet, but a University of Calgary professor is trying to find out. U of C geoscience professor Alan Hildebrand is part of a NASA-funded mission to study Bennu dubbed Operation… Continue reading U of C professor helps NASA prevent potential asteroid impact