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Spartan athletes train hard and build a community

By Tori Taylor, August 2 2019 — Spartan is a world-class obstacle course event that will test a contestants physical and mental stamina. This is not a race for just anyone. From off-trail rocky and hilly terrain to deep mud-filled drop-offs, anyone brave enough to run this course will come out feeling victorious. Spartan prides…

Gendered language in job ads runs contrary to Human Rights Act

By Kristy Koehler, August 1 2019— As gendered language becomes more and more obsolete, there’s one place it’s still very prevalent, and likely against the law — job boards. The industry with a rampant problem of gender discrimination on job boards is the restaurant industry. While gendered words like “waitress” fell out of favour in…

No Politics in Pride

By Drew Thomas, August 6 2019 — In a media release dated July 24, Calgary Pride revealed their decision to disallow all political entities from participating in this year’s Pride Parade. In their release, they state that the New Democratic Party (NDP) would have been the only party whose application would have been approved by…

The Calgary Folk Music Festival celebrates 40th year at Prince’s Island Park

By Troy Hasselman, August 6, 2019 —  (with files from Kristy Koehler) The Calgary Folk Music Festival has come and gone for another year. The laid-back carnival of lawn chairs, tote bags and, of course, music took over Prince’s Island Park on the weekend for its 40th year with sets from notables such as Sharon…

Who’s Who in the SU: Vice-president external

By Gurman Sahota, August 1 2019 — In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council throughout the spring and summer, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ The fifth instalment introduces Sadiya Nazir, vice-president external…

Zero Waste Festival shows social media is just the beginning of environmental activism

By Samantha Rigor, August 1 2019— Calgary’s first-ever Zero Waste Festival, put on by Plastic-Free YYC, highlighted the ups and downs of social media’s role in environmental issues.  Held on July 20 in East Village, the festival hosted a variety of booths that were well-visited. According to community relations managerTara Brady, the turnout for the…

Foods that may relieve some of your summer allergies

By Tori Taylor, July 25 2019 — Using food as a form of preventative medicine is an age-old practice for optimal health.  What we eat has a direct impact on how we feel and the state of our physical health. Many of us suffer from seasonal allergies. It is during the spring and summer months…

Cyclepalooza: Ten days of bringing YYC together through cycling

By Tori Taylor, July 31 2019 —   Cyclepalooza offers the citizens of Calgary an opportunity to band together in common interest. This ten-day event is held annually throughout Calgary. Promoting an active lifestyle and gathering people together to support positive hobbies is a great way to fuel local community. Every year in July, Cyclepalooza is…

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