‘Coming soon’ no more: myUofC mobile experience finally launches

By Jason Herring, March 15 2019 — The ‘myUofC mobile experience’ has been a longstanding joke among University of Calgary students, prodding fun at the message that popped up when they tried to access their student centre through their phones. With the U of C performing an overhaul over the weekend of March 9, that experience is now a reality. The…

Crafts to make from your losing roll-up-the-rim cups

By Frankie Hart, March 15 2019 — It’s roll-up-the-rim — that time of year when you buy way more Tims than you would normally out of the naïve hope that maybe, this time, you’ll actually win. And then you don’t. And then you don’t again. What is one to do with all these empty cups?…

Big Chungus loses SU election, campaigns to be mascot

By Frankie Hart, March 15 2019 — Although school mascots are not normally an elected position, campaign posters in favour of a new one have been plastered all over campus. Some posters question the current mascot, Rex O’Saurus, with messages such as “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sucked” and “Our school spirit is dead because our…

Mandela effect causes student to hand in assignment late

By Frankie Hart, March 15 2019 — First-year student Maddie Menteur was shocked when she discovered that she had not finished a class assignment on the day it was due. Menteur said she had vivid memories of finishing the assignment and handing it in on D2L days prior, but upon waking up on the due…

Local group trying to start a free street hockey community

By Kristy Koehler, March 15 2019 — Noah Jones and University of Calgary student Chris Pylatuk are trying to start a free street hockey community in Calgary. Calgary Free Street Hockey aims to make getting active accessible to everyone. Jones and Pylatuk met at a Japanese conversation club on campus and started going to a…

Is Jarome Iginla still an elite player despite never having won a Stanley Cup?

By David Song, March 15 2019 — On March 2, more than 10,000 fans filed into the Scotiabank Saddledome alongside a collection of notable Calgary Flames alumni. After a heartfelt hour-long ceremony, they watched a new number rise to the rafters of the Saddledome, joining Mike Vernon’s #30 and Lanny McDonald’s #9 as immortal symbols…

Ski jumping association gets nowhere with WinSport or government officials

By Kristy Koehler, March 15 2019 — Mike Bodnarchuk, chair of the Alberta Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Association is trying to make the best of a bad situation. As previously reported by the Gauntlet, WinSport decommissioned the city’s iconic ski jumps and evicted Ski Jumping Alberta from their home on the property in late…

SLC approves SU Strategic Plan at March 12 meeting

By James Falls, March 15 2019 — At a March 12 meeting, the Students’ Legislative Council unanimously approved an updated Strategic Plan and a new open educational resources (OER) advocacy policy. Vice-president academic Jessica Revington addressed concerns surrounding the language used in the Strategic Plan. Social work representative Marissa Bennett had previously questioned the absence…

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