Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

The Great Gauntlet Presidential Debate was wild

By Scott Strasser, March 3 2017 — We don’t always like the Students’ Union election forums, so we decided to host our own. On March 2, the Gauntlet hosted the inaugural Great Students’ Union Presidential Debate in Cassio A/B in MacHall. The debate featured the three candidates hoping to lead the SU next year —…

Individual candidate platforms promote diverse governance

To put it lightly, the Students’ Union election period is not particularly popular at the University of Calgary. Thousands of gimmicky posters plaster the walls around MacHall, while costumed candidates run around campus begging students they’ve never met to vote for them. It’s easy to see why most students grumble about the ordeal every March…

Pride is for people, not institutions like the police

By Melanie Woods, February 28 2017 — At its annual general meeting in January, Toronto Pride agreed to demands from Black Lives Matter to ban police floats from the annual event. In recent months, the Vancouver Pride Society has also faced petitions both for and against police participation in its annual parade. These are just…

Mental health discussion must address poverty

By Tina Shaygan, February 28 2017 — Mental health on university campuses is a crisis. According to the 2016 National College Health Assessment, 13.1 per cent of the respondents from the  University of Calgary reported having seriously considered suicide at some point in the past year. Of the 1,004 U of C respondents, 18.9 per…

You must put in the work for summer jobs

By Jesse Stilwell, February 28 2017 — Your summer job search should be in full swing by now. If it isn’t, don’t blame the struggling economy when you don’t find something interesting and lucrative. According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy added 48,000 jobs in January alone. While they aren’t all in Alberta, that growth…

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