SU Q Centre library spotlight: Sarah Waters

By Jen Sidorova, February 16 2018 — If you weren’t already aware, there’s a library within the Students’ Union Q Centre in MacHall, the LGBTQA+ community space on the U of C campus. One author on its shelves worth checking out is acclaimed novelist Sarah Waters. Waters is well-known for her fantastic ability to describe…

Campus Security install 1,100 high-definition cameras on campus

By Justin Schellenberg, February 16 2018 — New cameras are popping up over the University of Calgary as Campus Security continues to expand the school’s integrated security system. As part of an extended five-year upgrade plan, the school has gone from having 80 low-definition closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to having 1,100 high-definition CCTV cameras. They…

New U of C vice-provost talks making learning meaningful

By Tina Shaygan, February 16 2018 — The University of Calgary appointed Leslie Reid as the vice-provost teaching and learning last December. We sat down with her to discuss what exactly her portfolio entails, her various teaching awards and what her priorities are for the coming year. The Gauntlet: Thanks for being here today. How…

Yoga Nova Studio takes a fresh and rewarding approach to holistic health

By Christie Melhorn, February 16 2018 —  Among those who favour explosive workouts, there’s an ironic trend of being lazy about stretching. After years of half-ass stretching after strenuous workouts, my hip flexors feel cemented in place and some days, my lower back seems like it’s about to pop off. To hit the reset button,…

Enhance your university experience by attending varsity sports games

By David Song, February 16 2018 —  On Jan. 25, more than 10,000 students from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University filled the Scotiabank Saddledome to support their respective schools in the sixth annual Crowchild Classic. The crowd’s energy ignited before the games even began, filling the Dome with cheers and trash talk….

SU representative hopes to improve exam scheduling for engineers

By Tina Shaygan, February 15 2018 —  Students’ Union engineering representative Chinmoy Ayachit wants to review final exam scheduling for students in his faculty. Ayachit, along with a number of other students, will be working with the registrar’s office over the summer as part of a special research project to review the algorithm used for…

New Calgary climbing facility provides a challenging and rewarding workout

By Danielle Grant, February 15 2018 —  Most people are familiar with the style of rock climbing that utilizes a harness and ropes to scale rock formations or artificial cliff faces. Bouldering is similar but ditches the gear. It’s named after the tradition of climbing boulders scattered at the base of high mountains. Indoor bouldering…

Calgary Transit to replace all routes with dog sleds

By Devin Aggarwal, February 15 2018  — The City of Calgary is getting a much-needed upgrade to its transit network for rest of the winter. Following the success of a recent pilot program, city council decided Monday to replace many of the bus and LRT routes currently in place by several dog sled teams.   The teams,…

Student finds Valentine’s ‘ridiculous,’ plans to celebrate accordingly

By Joie Atejira, February 14 2018 — In an edgy attempt to give the middle finger to our capitalist overlords, third-year sociology major Patricia Sloane is adamant about celebrating Valentine’s Day in a nontraditional way this year. “It’s a ridiculous occasion,” Sloane insisted. “You shouldn’t only express your love for someone on a single day —…

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