U of C prof critical of potential GSA rollbacks

By Kristy Koehler, June 13 2019— Critics of the United Conservative Party’s recently introduced Education Amendment Act say the legislation will put LGBTQ+ student lives at risk. Darren Lund, a professor at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education is one such critic. Lund earned his PhD in education at the University of British…

Who’s Who in the SU: President

I want to be able to look back at my time here in this role as president and be able to point to every single thing that I’ve done that has made a tangible impact on the lives of students.

‘When they became explainable’: U of C prof talks serial killers

The database for which she became known to the likes of CBC, VICE and Maclean’s started as a nerdy hobby she worked on after her classes and quickly gained momentum, becoming part of her research at the U of C. Reid describes her database as a collection of information from journals and transcripts of serial killers, focusing specifically on developing the profiles of the criminals’ childhoods. Her hope is to find a commonality among the profiles that may help explain their later behaviour.

Sexual violence support advocate situates role within university eco-system

Created two years ago, the role of sexual violence support advocate provides critical support to those affected by sexual violence. The Gauntlet sat down with Carla Bertsch, to talk more about her prior work experience, how the role works within the university and how students can acquire help through her.

New Music: The Mountain Goats

By Nikayla Goddard, June 6 2019 — Riding a fine line between enchanting and haunting, nostalgic and expectant, The Mountain Goats’ seventeenth studio album In League with Dragons provides a patchwork quilt of emotions in all twelve tracks. Channelling strong, occasionally discomforting, essences of tabletop roleplay games like Dungeons and Dragons, the album captures a…

New York music scene veteran Chandra performing in Calgary

By Troy Hasselman, June 6 2019 — Decades after making a splash in the New York music scene of the late-’70s and early-’80s at the age of 12, art-funk wonderkid Chandra Oppenheim is back performing and will play the basement of the Palomino Smokehouse on June 19 as part of the Sled Island Music &…

Your day-by-day guide to Sled Island

By Troy Hasselman, June 6 2019 — The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, a Calgary festival and cultural institution, has grown to be one of the biggest draws in the city’s busy festival season as the downtown core is transformed into a playground for lovers of music, film, art and comedy. With countless bands,…

Hydrating fruit juices for the summer heat

By Tori Taylor, June 4 2019 — Hydration can come in all sorts of fun forms. Enjoy your summer with a plethora of fresh-squeezed juices that will keep you cool, hydrated and replenished. Fruits and vegetables contain high levels of antioxidants that fight off toxins. As well, fresh juices are packed sky-high with the vitamins…

Counter your next hangover with these tricks

By Tori Taylor, June 4 2019 — With summer weather in full swing, it’s hard to not end up on a patio, drink after drink in hand. If that sweet, sweet vitamin D is raining down on me and margaritas are $5, I have the self control of a kid in a candy shop. It’s…

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