An international student experiences the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

By Joydeep Mukherjee

As almost every Albertan knows, the Calgary Stampede is a ten-day event featuring rodeo shows, art exhibitions, parades, agricultural shows and live concerts. The Stampede is almost a hundred years old and is a major tourist attraction from all over the world. Therefore, it came as no wonder that Stampede was the first thing I… Continue reading An international student experiences the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Extreme Somalian hunger and corruption

By Gauntlet Editorial Board

Last weekend, Al-Shabaab, an extremist Islamic group from southern Somalia, withdrew its forces from the capital city of Mogadishu. While this development is crucial to the endeavours of the country’s Transitional Federal Government and international aid workers alike, it is too soon for Somalia to declare complete victory over the violent religious faction. Al-Shabaab continues… Continue reading Extreme Somalian hunger and corruption

Writers’ circle celebrates four years of success in Calgary

By Amy Badry

The idea for the Aboriginal Writers’ Circle came to Sarah Scout when she was working at McNally Robinson Booksellers.“I came across a quotation by L.L Langness and Gelya Frank,” said Scout.“To fail to understand another person’s life story is in general to reject one’s own humanity. For those who are bearers of a tradition the… Continue reading Writers’ circle celebrates four years of success in Calgary

Student-athletes go to Universiade

By Erin Shumlich

Student-athletes from around the world will be gathering in Shenzhen, China for one of the world’s largest athletic competitions — second only to the Olympics in size. Shenzhen, located directly north of Hong Kong, will be the host to Universiade. This year 10,000 athletes will compete Aug. 12-23. In order to qualify, an athlete must… Continue reading Student-athletes go to Universiade

Paige Woodbury

By Blaire MacNicol

When you hear how involved Paige Woodbury is in Calgary music, you can’t help but wonder how this girl gets any sleep.With a strong love for Calgary music and the city itself, the acoustic artist, who first made a name for herself by taking photographs of local bands, is now an ambitious, devoted woman taking… Continue reading Paige Woodbury

Vulcan Fest

By Blaire MacNicol

Vulcan Fest was the music festival that almost didn’t happen. Electric energy was reverberating through the bodies of anxious fans on Saturday, July 23, after the beloved day-long local indie festival was cancelled less than 24 hours before it was set to begin.However, the coming hours were to prove that there are some incredibly determined… Continue reading Vulcan Fest