Fight for MacHall resumes after talks break down

By Kate Jacobson and Fabian Mayer, April 15 2016 —  The fight over MacHall’s ownership has reignited after the mediation between the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union broke down on Friday, April 15. The SU will now seek a court-ordered injunction to prevent the university from seizing control of MacHall’s operations. SU president Levi…

Deficit budget gets high marks from universities, student groups

By Fabian Mayer, April 13 2016 — Student groups and universities both applauded the NDP government’s budget on Thursday after their lobbying demands were met. Opposition parties, however, decried the budget as irresponsible. A decrease in revenue from the oil and gas industry and increased spending means the province is projected to run a $10.4-billion…

Linklater comes out of left field with college baseball flick

By Ivanna Ihekwoaba, April 14 2016 — We’re all familiar with the university experience — the rewarding feeling of handing in a final paper you didn’t procrastinate on. The three-hour lectures where you’re so captivated with the professor’s teaching that you wish the lecture would never end. The pure satisfaction of studying for a midterm…

University squashes plan to open Den for BSD

By Fabian Mayer, April 12 2016 — University administration is putting a stop to the Students’ Union’s plan to open the Den and serve liquor on April 13. The Den has not been open on Bermuda Shorts Day since 2009. SU president Levi Nilson said they were going to open the campus bar — which…

Controversial fitness centre incident sparks dress code review

By Fabian Mayer, April 12 2016 — University of Calgary Active Living is updating its policies after two women were kicked out of the fitness centre for wearing sports bras. The February incident caused controversy when it came to light last month. Bobola Olayinka and Gorana Jeftic were asked to leave the gym by fitness…

Episode 2: How To Adult

Sean, Melanie and Jason attempt to teach people how to be normal adults using a terrifying reality show-esque terror mansion. Also: Sean admits to accidental chemical warfare, Melanie argues that sex is also for children and Jason inquires about the female hive-brain. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on…

50 years at the U of C from those who know it best

By Fabian Mayer, April 5 2016 — The University of Calgary turns 50 this year. At the time of its founding in 1966, the U of C was a very different place than it is today. There were just a handful of buildings scattered across the treeless, prairie landscape. Campus was on the northwest outskirts…

The best any of us can do

Tradition dictates that the Gauntlet’s outgoing editor-in-chief writes the last editorial of the year. I’m supposed to have garnered some hard-won life lessons that I can share with all of you. The Gauntlet, as conventional wisdom goes, should have made me a better person. I spent most of my two years at the Gauntlet trying…

Historically poor showing from Canadian NHL teams comes with draft day silver lining

By Sonny Sachdeva, April 5 2016 — The 2015–16 season has been an undeniable failure for the NHL’s seven Canadian teams. A mix of timely injuries and underwhelming performances conspired to push Canadian clubs into one of their worst seasons in history. The result — all seven Canadian NHL teams were eliminated from playoff contention…

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