Photo to the Editor: Reflecting Home

Anyone can submit an original photo to the editor. Drop off your high resolution photo along with your name, contact information and a brief description including type of camera (not exceeding 30 words) to room 319 MacEwan Student Centre or email photo@gauntlet.ucalgary.ca

Photo spread: The Prairies

Like it or not, most U of C students are prairie folk. Rather than shun that heritage, sometimes it’s better to embrace it. It’s amazing what you can capture with a car, a camera and an afternoon.

This Week On The Internet: Blog like you’ve never blogged before!

As was alluded to last issue, everyone and their dog has a blog, and most of these are incredibly uninteresting, even for the immediate family of their writers. Therefore, as a public service, This Week On The Internet is going to show you how to make a blog that doesn’t suck. 1. Open an account.… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Blog like you’ve never blogged before!

The U of C: more than just ugly statues and under-achievers

When the University of Calgary was built in 1960, there were two buildings on a massive dust field at the outer reaches of northwest Calgary. In 1966, the U of C’s first year of autonomy from the University of Alberta, there were 4,000 students and 300 faculty members. The population of Calgary was 323,289. Now… Continue reading The U of C: more than just ugly statues and under-achievers

The ’80s

In conjunction with the Dinos’ 40th anniversary season, the Gauntlet is profiling influential athletes from five decades of Dinos history. The 1980s was an impressive decade for Dinos football. Phenomenon quarterback Greg Vavra was one of the most influential players from this period, leading the Dinos from 1979 to 1983 and putting the University of… Continue reading The ’80s

Leaping the great white divide

Eighty metres and 30 centimetres. That’s how far Cassiar, B.C. native Ross Mercer sailed off of a ramp over the frozen lands of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In an official world record attempt at the world’s largest snowmobile terrain park, the Compound, Mercer gunned the engine on his Ski-doo and nailed the ramp at 126 km/h.… Continue reading Leaping the great white divide