Student mental health survey results can have silver lining

With the never-ending responsibilities of university, many students will struggle with mental health throughout the course of their degree. An extensive workload of studying and exams alongside balancing work and a social life outside of school means that most students suffer from some combination of stress and exhaustion. In some cases, these stressors can result…

Hook up or settle down, its your choice

By Lady Marmalade, November 29 2016 — Relationships in your 20s are strange. There are people who love the single life that university allows — countless sexual and romantic encounters that are more or less meaningless — and there are people who go from one serious relationship to the next. University is typically presented as…

Women’s bodies don’t belong in advertising

By Jesse Stilwell, November 29 2016 — Everyone knows that sex sells. For a long time, that has meant sexualized portrayals of thin white women. Women’s bodies are objectified in countless marketing campaigns to generate massive profits. But people have been calling out these corporations for objectifying women and this has pushed companies to change…

In defense of Christmas

By Jill Girgulis, November 29 2016 — When you think of December, what comes to mind? Ask any university student and they’ll say exams. But beyond that, I’m willing to bet most people will think of the holidays — more specifically, Christmas. Christmas is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don’t bat an eye when…

Letter to the editor: we need electoral reform

I am writing in response to Andrew Kemle’s Nov.15 article urging young Canadians to vote. Although I appreciate and support the point that he made, I would disagree that 39.4 per cent of the votes equates for our current government to being “well in the majority”. What it means, is that a political party that…

Internet fitness is a great option for busy students

By Tommy Osborne, November 29 2016 — We’ve all seen those “get a six-pack in five minutes!” videos or those “get fit quick with this EASY tip” pop-ups. These types of videos have taken a hold of the Internet, each promoting the same idea of getting that dream body with minimal work in the comfort…

Activity during exams may boost brain power

By Christie Melhorn, November 29 2016 — In the thick of my undergrad, I took the unhealthy cram-until-you-collapse-then-drink-a-Red Bull approach to surviving exam period. The lack of physical activity and excessive sugar made me feel awful. It made my spine feel like a piece of cardboard and my restlessly bobbing feet felt like they would…

Redblacks stamp out terrific Calgary season in Grey Cup

By David Song, November 29 2016 — Last weekend, the Calgary Stampeders were upset by the Ottawa Redblacks on Canadian football’s greatest stage. The Stamps were unable to overcome a shaky first half and, despite fighting to the end, lost the Grey Cup in a 39–33 overtime thriller. Although the game was an instant classic,…

Undergraduate researcher looks at bullying in amateur sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 29 2016 — Many adults have had negative experiences from their past that impact their participation in sports. These traumatic experiences often involve instances of bullying or verbal abuse from coaches in a competitive environment. Lauren Stefaniuk is a third-year undergraduate researcher studying the negative effects of bullying in sport. Under…

Half Moon Run kicks off first Canadian tour

By Gurman Sahota, November 29 2016 — Half Moon Run is an indie-rock band beginning their first full Canadian tour after forming in Montreal in 2010. Following the release of their second album, Dark Eyes, and a year of touring other locations, Half Moon Run will play in Calgary on Dec. 13. The Gauntlet spoke…

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