Chasing Summer brings lit beats to town

By Ayesha Chugh, July 26 2016 — Chasing Summer, Western Canada’s largest electronic music festival, returns to Calgary July 30–31. The festival will bring up to 34,000 fans to the Max Bell Centre festival grounds. In previous years, Chasing Summer was held at Fort Calgary. With the change in venue, festival-goers can expect an increase…

Climbing high in the Kinesiology basement

By Scott Strasser, July 26 2016 — Recent graduate Jodi Garvin has a slight fear of heights. But that fear hasn’t stopped her from pursuing rock climbing at the University of Calgary. “Even just going up there scares the crap out of me,” Garvin said with a laugh. “I used to climb in junior high and…

Episode 7: How to be a tryhard at Pokemon Go

This week, the gang does the obvious. Are you happy now? Also, Sean asks important questions about Pokemon biology, Melanie shares her experiences going undercover and Jason proposes creating “Pokemon Trump.” Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, in collaboration with CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary’s community radio station. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on…

Balancing life as a competitive short track speed skater

By Anneke Pederson, July 26 2016 — On the far side of campus, through the hallways of the Kinesiology complex and beyond the Outdoor Centre, lies one of the University of Calgary’s most decorated athletics facilities. Here stands the Calgary Olympic Oval, a building that has housed many of Canada’s top Olympic athletes. Catriona Le…

Multi-faith student council on the horizon

By Scott Strasser, July 25 2016 — The University of Calgary’s Faith and Spirituality Centre will soon form a student council of leaders from various faith, cultural and religious based clubs. Faith and Spirituality Centre manager Adriana Tulissi said the idea came last year when the centre was doing research for its Kaleidoscope Project —…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Sunday

By Miranda Krogstad, July 25 2016 — For the final day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, we took in a few more outstanding collaborative workshops and ate pie in the sun with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.   Lisa LeBlanc looks as unsuspecting as ever before launching into some heaving strumming and thrashing at the…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Saturday

By Miranda Krogstad and Melanie Woods, July 24 2016 — Though a few sparse drops of rain fell late in the afternoon, it was a sunny Saturday at Prince’s Island Park for the third day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival. We hit up some of the day’s most exciting collaborative workshops.   Members…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Friday

By Miranda Krogstad, July 23 2016 —   For the second day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, we hit the Mainstage and caught up with blues rocker Cécile Doo-Kingué and husband-wife duo Whitehorse.     The only thing more passionate than Doo-Kingué’s funky Hendrix-esque guitar solos was the audience’s standing ovation for her…

U of C students in Nice during terrorist attack all safe and accounted for

By Scott Strasser, July 20 2016 — Seven University of Calgary students who were in Nice, France during a recent terrorist attack on July 14 have been reported safe and accounted for. The students were participating in an entrepreneurship program in Nice from July 3–22, organized by the European Innovation Academy. The U of C…

Pokemon Go after dark at the University of Calgary

By Melanie Woods, July 19 2016 — As I round a corner into the Earth Science building just after 11:00 p.m., my phone buzzes. I quickly claim the Pidgey that appears on my screen — a common find at the University of Calgary — with a well-flicked Pokeball and store it away in my Pokedex….

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