Tolerate unbearable young people

Calgary doesn’t get political very often. Any opinion that diverges from conventional thought is greeted with apathy or irritation. Even university students, who are supposedly all radical leftists, don’t get angry about much these days. The opportunity to explore politics and activism in university is unique. At its best, student activism has the ability to… Continue reading Tolerate unbearable young people

Calgary Horror Con brings gore, community together

When people think of horror, it’s easy to reduce the genre to blood, guts and gore. People may not know about the growing popularity of horror conventions, which are driven by love of the genre and a sense of community. Calgary Horror Con returns this Saturday for its fourth year. Guest relations coordinator Sandi McLellan… Continue reading Calgary Horror Con brings gore, community together

Shambhala returns for psychedelic forest romp

Shambhala Music Festival has built a reputation as Western Canada’s top destination for electronic music over the course of 16 summers. Nestled on a ranch in the Kootenay mountains, Shambhala brings 10,000 people an hour’s drive south of Nelson on the second weekend of August. What started as a party thrown for friends on a… Continue reading Shambhala returns for psychedelic forest romp

Sidney York put their <3s into latest album

With the music industry changing so rapidly, musicians have to do something innovative to stand out. Local duo Brandi Sidoryk and Krista Wodelet of Sidney York are doing just that with their unique blend of electronic and orchestral music. Their latest record

PC leadership hopeful Ric McIver talks about his bid for the Premiership with the Gauntlet

Three provincial politicians have battled for the Progressive Conservative leadership since Allison Redford resigned as Premier this spring. The Gauntlet first interviewed candidates Jim Prentice and Thomas Lukaszuk. We finish our candidate Q&A series with leadership candidate Ric McIver. As Calgary-Hays MLA, McIver has served as minister of transportation and minister of infrastructure since assuming… Continue reading PC leadership hopeful Ric McIver talks about his bid for the Premiership with the Gauntlet

Scholars Academy Program to get new space this fall

Members of the University of Calgary Scholars Academy Program will have a new space on the second floor of the MacKimmie Block this upcoming year. The program — now entering its fourth year — is the first of its kind in Canada. It offers advising and mentorship services to high-achieving undergraduate students, as well as… Continue reading Scholars Academy Program to get new space this fall

The results are in. . .

Every year, the Students’ Union surveys students on a range of issues, from performance and funding to favourite campus events and media (the Gauntlet scored second behind CJSW. We’re content with that). The SU uses these results to help with policy decisions, and overall, they found that students are quite happy with their performance. Nearly… Continue reading The results are in. . .

Course outline website may deliver syllabi a few weeks early

If you’ve ever been surprised by course requirements on the first day of class and regretted enroling in a course then a new University of Calgary website might be exactly what you’re looking for. U of C vice-provost for teaching and learning Lynn Taylor, in discussions with Students’ Union vice-president academic Hana Kadri, agreed to… Continue reading Course outline website may deliver syllabi a few weeks early

Puppy-room 2.0 coming to campus

The dogs are back in town. Students will once again get the chance to unwind with monthly pet-therapy sessions every month in That Empty Space this upcoming year. Although this is pet-therapy, don’t expect to play with animals other than dogs. The Students’ Union will partner with Pet Access League Society, a Calgary-based pet-therapy organization,… Continue reading Puppy-room 2.0 coming to campus