Debate over MacHall ownership continues

By Fabian Mayer, October 6 2015 — The dispute between the Students’ Union and university administration continued last week when the SU published a strongly worded e-mail to university administration regarding negotiations on who owns and operates MacHall. The e-mail was in response to an open letter from administration to the SU on Sept. 22….


U of C community bike shop makes a comeback

By Fabian Mayer, October 6 2015 — After nearly folding in 2014, the University of Calgary’s do-it-yourself community bike shop is back in action. Bike Root is a Students’ Union club and non-profit society that provides members with the tools, parts and know-how to fix their own bikes. After losing its on-campus space in 2012,…

Extended campus flu clinic to go ahead

By Scott Strasser, October 6 2015 — Though the Student’s Union recently voted against a funding increase for an on-campus flu clinic, the event will still be longer than its originally planned three days. The flu clinic, organized by University of Calgary graduate Andrew Stewart along with the U of C’s Staff Wellness department and…


Calgary Confederation Conservative candidate talks ISIS, Harper’s record and organ donation

By Fabian Mayer, October 6 2015 — Throughout the federal election, the Gauntlet interviewed candidates running in Calgary Confederation. This newly-created riding includes the University of Calgary and many surrounding communities. Interviews with the Liberal, NDP and Green candidates for the riding can be found at U of C alumnus Len Webber was a…


There will never be a letter for every identity

By Melanie Woods, October 6, 2015 — When I first started seeing a woman, I told a friend while out to lunch at Denny’s on a Sunday afternoon. “Do you identify as bi?” she asked. I shrugged. “I guess that’s the label that fits best,” I said. But there are a lot of labels out…


Rubber stamping doesn’t serve students

By Keean Bexte, October 6, 2015 — The Students’ Union is a machine where dissent is viewed more like a wrench in the engine instead of oil. This is, for obvious reasons, a problem that threatens the accountability of our student democracy. Generally speaking, Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) passes more than 80 resolutions annually. Last…

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Review: My Internship in Canada

By Danielle Kim, October 6 2015 — With growing election buzz and an increased focus on the Canadian government, Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre (in English, My Internship in Canada) is a timely watch. Directed by Québécois film director Philipe Falardeau, the film follows a rural Quebec member of Parliament and his overly enthusiastic Haitian intern….

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Review: The Martian

By Jason Herring, October 2 2015 — Last year at the University of Calgary, first-year engineering students had to complete a book report on Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian. The highly technical work of science-fiction follows an astronaut who finds himself stranded on the planet Mars. The book has now been adapted into a star-studded…


Calgary Confederation candidates face off at U of C forum

By Fabian Mayer, September 30 2015 — Calgary Confederation candidates clashed in a debate at the University of Calgary this Wednesday. The hour-long forum was hosted by the Students’ Union in MacHall. Conservative candidate Len Webber, Liberal candidate Matt Grant, NDP candidate Kirk Heuser and Green Party candidate Natalie Odd participated in the forum attended…


Negotiated solution to MacHall dispute remains a possibility

By Fabian Mayer, September 29 2015 — After a week of back and forth on the ownership of MacHall, both university administration and the Students’ Union say they are willing to return to the negotiating table. Negotiations for a new operating agreement started over two years ago. The university responded last week to the SU’s…

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