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Conservative clubs on campus talk “unite the right,” membership totals and Christmas parties

By Fabian Mayer, February 9 2016 — Since the NDP’s surprising victory in last year’s provincial election, there has been talk of merging Alberta’s two right-of-centre parties, the Wildrose party and the previously-governing Progressive Conservatives. The Gauntlet sat down with Wildrose on Campus (WROC) president Jenn Galandy and U of C Progressive Conservative Association VP…

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MacHall dispute update: What is a mediation anyways?

By Lianelle Barraza, February 9 2016 — A bitter public battle between the Students’ Union and the University of Calgary over the ownership and operation of MacHall almost ended in court last semester. The two sides agreed to mediation on Dec. 3, 2015, hours before courts were set to rule on an injunction that would allow…

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Calgary Folk Fest launches new winter music festival

By Jarrett Edmund, February 9 2016 — The community of Inglewood will soon have one more festival to add to its impressive repertoire. The inaugural Block Heater Festival is making its way to the newly dubbed Music Mile on 9 Ave. SE from Feb. 12–14. Debbie Salmonson, executive director of both Block Heater and the…

New Music: DIIV

By Jason Herring, February 9 2016 — Ever since DIIV’s exhilarating 2012 debut, band leader Zachary Smith has fielded a lot of questions about a follow-up record. Their first album, Oshin, was defined by engulfing guitar-driven musical textures. Smith, though, recently said the group was planning on expanding the parametres of their music and exploring…

New Music: Rihanna

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 9 2016 — Rihanna’s new album is a force to be reckoned with. Like the artist’s previous release, ANTI is an ambitious step forward for the pop star, featuring a collection of songs exploring different genres and musical influences. The most staggering aspect of ANTI is that the album establishes Rihanna…

Festival combats racism with short films

By Rachel Woodward, February 9 2016 — From Feb. 12­–14, filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds are participating in the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation’s (CCMF) first annual 48-hour Anti-Racism Film Festival at the University of Calgary. Each group of filmmakers will be provided with a prop, quote and topic to create their short films, which…

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Everyone needs to chill about pubic hair

By Rachel Woodward, February 9, 2016 — It’s easy for women to feel self-conscious about their bodies. Almost every piece of advertising targeting women focuses on our looks — what we should or shouldn’t do to meet the latest beauty norms. But this advice is usually contradictory, confusing and weirdly invasive. I stumbled across a…

Raquel Centeno
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Is university a good place to find a date?

By Jill Girgulis, February 9, 2016 — If there really are plenty of fish in the sea, then there must be something wrong with the water at the University of Calgary. I’ve been told that university will be my best chance to meet a future partner. This is because — as these well-meaning people point…

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Calgary home to world-class international competitions

By Fabian Mayer, February 9 2016 — Watching the best in the world compete is always something special, regardless of the sport, and Calgary offers more opportunities to take in world-class competition than most cities. This is especially true of winter sports, as Calgary’s facilities are among the best in Canada. Olympic heroes and up-and-comers…

Kaleem Khan
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Fall in love with your future this Valentine’s Day

By Melanie Woods, February 9 2016 — Aquarius  (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) While swiping through Tinder, you will see an adorable dog. The dog enjoys long walks in the park and napping by the fireplace. He is seven years old and three feet long. His favourite toy is red ball. He loves red ball….

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