Exorbitant textbook prices lead students to turn to piracy

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, March 26 2019 — Here’s a truth that every student knows: Textbooks are expensive, sometimes prohibitively so.  Many students need to pick which textbooks they’ll cough up the cash for at the beginning of the semester because buying each one just isn’t feasible. Textbook prices have skyrocketed over the past decade,…

And so it all goes to shit

By Jason Herring and Frankie Hart, March 25 2019 — The Gauntlet elected a new editor-in-chief on March 7, though ‘elected’ may be putting it kindly. Kristy Koehler received 100 per cent of the vote in the sham election, absolutely decimating her opponent, Young Sheldon from the hit CBS television program Young Sheldon, causing him to cry his wittle…

Four things to add to your desk at work to make you happy

By Derek Baker, March 25 2019— It’s the middle of the work week and you’ve been stuck at your desk all day. It’s 2:30 p.m. and you’re hitting a wall but need to find a way to muster some energy to throw yourself into whatever project you’re working on to make the time go by…

Recipes to make from the detritus left in your cabinets

By Frankie Hart, March 25 2019 — As a university student, feeding yourself can be hard. The student life is filled with fast food, take-out, Kraft Dinner and instant noodles. That’s no way to get your nutrients. But what are you supposed to make from the assorted scraps that you have? Here are some ingenious…

Vote in the semifinals of the MacHall Madness bracket

March 2019 — Sixteen competitors enter the MacHall Madness bracket, but only one vendor can reign supreme. Vote for your favourite campus spots to eat throughout March! Winners will be announced on the Gauntlet’s social media pages. Round three is now open! In the west, Bake Chef beat Kobe Beef with 77 per cent of the vote…

Only one faculty rep position needed on SLC regardless of faculty size

By Russell Glenn, March 22 2019 — Even compared with the low bar set in recent years, turnout in the recent Students’ Union General Election was disappointing. Only 21.1 per cent of students cast ballots, not even reaching the approximate 25 per cent that has become the norm. This isn’t just something to shake your head at — low student engagement…

An apology to campus seagulls

By Calum Robertson, March 22 2019 — The University of Calgary is a place that promotes harmony, with the many staff and students fostering spaces for all. Occasionally, someone may say or do something that causes damage, a crack in the glass of tranquility. I have been guilty of spreading hurt directed at a specific…

Plans for potential upgrades to Arts Commons under way

By Troy Hasselman, March 22 2019 — A 10–15 year plan to upgrade the Arts Commons’ facilities known as the Arts Commons’ Transformation Project (ACT) is in progress, after Calgary City Council gave conditional approval on March 4 with assessments surrounding the upgrades currently taking place. The upgrades comprise four major projects that will restore…

Sled Island announce second wave lineup

By Kade Marshall, March 22 2019 — Sled Island announced its second wave lineup on March 19, adding numerous acts from diverse genres and locations for the festival that takes over Calgary’s downtown core for a weekend every June. Sled Island artistic director Maud Salvi highlighted far-travelling artists on this lineup announcement, mentioning Ghanian folk…

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