British study links tanning beds with cancer

Earlier this week a British medical journal dealt a potentially catastrophic blow to the fashion sense of junior high and high school kids across Prince Edward Island. Lancet Oncology released a study indicating that artificial tanning beds and sun lamps have a definite carcinogenic effect on humans. This information prompted the World Health Organization to… Continue reading British study links tanning beds with cancer

Serendipity greets Justin Rutledge

The Canadian music circuit can, on occasion, be a small world after all. For Justin Rutledge, attending this year’s Folk Fest was a weird full-circle for him. Rutledge sat down with Gauntlet writer Kate Marlow and explained his past with singer-songwriter-activist Sarah Harmer, his experience at the festival and the new record he has on… Continue reading Serendipity greets Justin Rutledge

Ambassadors keep ramblin’ on and on

The Calgary Folk Music Festival annually features artists from many countries, many languages and many walks of life. While many of the 64 artists fly into Calgary as part of continuing multi-province or multi-country tours, the Ramblin’ Ambassadors arrive in a different manner. Like most audience members, they take time off work and head down… Continue reading Ambassadors keep ramblin’ on and on

City hall goes open source

City hall will be more transparent after council passed a notice of motion opening up the city’s data to the public last Monday. The notice instructs city bureaucrats to draft a report on how to make all data collected by the City of Calgary, from traffic statistics to census numbers, more accessible to Calgarians in… Continue reading City hall goes open source

Visa requirements create student stress

Some international students at the University of Calgary will have to jump one more hurdle in order to attend here. Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced mid-July that Czech Republic and Mexican nationals must now have visas to travel to Canada. The requirements mean students, who already need a Study Permit, must get a Temporary Resident… Continue reading Visa requirements create student stress

Conservatives accused of setting up campus front groups

A series of alarming revelations has student leaders looking over their shoulders in Ontario. An anonymous source posted several audio files, photos and transcripts to the website Wikileaks in mid-March, spilling the beans on an Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association’s workshop at the University of Waterloo last February. Conservative MP Peter Braid and his campaign… Continue reading Conservatives accused of setting up campus front groups

Website offers students chance to buy time

Most students have been there ­– fighting to finish a paper at the last minute. A new website’s offering students a new “solution” to this problem by letting them buy, literally, more time through use of corrupted computer files. Corrupted-Files.com allows students to purchase a corrupted file for $4.95 that they can submit to professors.… Continue reading Website offers students chance to buy time