The City of Calgary’s Transit History

By Mariah Wilson, May 10 2018 — Public transit is a vital part of any urban environment. It can define a city through its integration of public art, like in the underground tunnels of Stockholm, or its impressive speed, like the blazing maglev train in Shanghai. Whether people find their city’s public transit charming or…

When to get off toxic dating apps

By Lady Marmalade, May 9 2018 — If you’ve been on Tinder for a while, you’ve probably matched with a few people and even met up with some. Regardless, if you are currently on the app, there’s a chance that you haven’t found love yet. If this is true, you’ve probably fallen into the habit…

Students should take advantage of available conference funding

By Kent Wong, May 7 2018 — As a University of Calgary student, you’re eligible to receive funding to attend academic conferences. Initiatives to fund students’ attendance include programs like the Schulich Activity Fund. Similar opportunities are available in the Faculties of Arts and Science. This funding doesn’t necessarily have to go towards travel —…

U of C prof raises questions over school’s flag-lowering policy

By Jason Herring, May 4 2018 — A University of Calgary faculty member wants to start a conversation about the usage of the Canadian flag flown on campus. The national flag of Canada is usually flown on a pole outside the MacKimmie complex, but is currently flown outside the Rozsa Centre during renovations to Swann Mall….

Calgary should rethink stifling weed bylaws

May 4, 2018 — A lot of fuss has been made about the forthcoming legalization of recreational cannabis by the government of Canada. The way Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government pursued the substance’s legalization allows all three levels of government to make some decisions about legalization processes in their jurisdictions — and that’s to say nothing about…

United Conservative Party to debate post-secondary policy at founding convention

By Jason Herring, May 2 2018 — Resolutions involving post-secondaries are among those considered for debate the United Conservative Party founding annual general meeting. A list of almost 800 drafted resolutions for this weekend’s meeting obtained by the Gauntlet contains proposals regarding topics like student associations, relationships with the private sector and freedom of speech on…

Students should prioritize their wellness amid relentless academic stress

By Jesse Stilwell, May 2 2018 — Exams often make students engage in some unhealthy practices in order to achieve success. It can seem impossible to maintain a healthy diet, an exercise schedule and spend time with friends and family, all while reviewing for multiple important exams. Some curriculums force this level of stress on…

Squash stress by spending time in the city’s green spaces this summer

By Aurora Anderson, April 30 2018 — As the semester winds down and exam stress begins to take its toll, we often forget how relaxing a simple walk can be. Fitness goals and workout routines can take the backseat when end-of-semester pressures weigh us down. For some students, this carries over into the spring and…

Dinos football equipment manager plays large role in team’s culture

By David Song, April 30 2018 —  In the realm of sports, the equipment manager is one of the less heralded individuals on a team. While star athletes and head coaches are always in the spotlight, the equipment manager mostly works behind the scenes but is vital to the team’s daily operation. It’s a role…

What the Health and Dental survey means for student insurance

By Matty Hume, April 27 2018 —  At the April 10 meeting of the Student Legislative Council, outgoing Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace presented results from a SU Health and Dental Plan student survey, launched at the beginning of the winter 2018 semester. The survey is a follow-through on his original campaign…

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