Campus food bank still struggling despite successful food drive

By Scott Strasser, March 21 2017 — With growing demand and a $30,000 shortfall last year, the Students’ Union Campus Food Bank is ramping up efforts to increase donations. The SU Campus Food Bank offers free food hampers to University of Calgary students, staff and alumni within two years of graduation. The food bank started…

Alberta Theatre Projects 2017–18 season highlights include Charlotte’s Web

By Rachel Woodward, March 21 2017 — For 45 years, Alberta Theatre Projects has provided Calgary with shows that spark conversation and tell important stories. Their 46th season will feature six plays that ATP artistic director Vanessa Porteous says will defy expectations. “I hope it’s the best season ever, I’m sure it will be,” she…

Calgary boxing studio offers students the chance to explore their inner badass

By Christie Melhorn, March 21 2017 — The wellness trend dominating Calgary has nurtured a diverse crop of sleek fitness studios across the city. In November 2016, Rumble Boxing studio opened its doors on 17 Ave and I recently had the opportunity to actualize my Mortal Kombat fantasy in a group boxing class. While channeling…

Food bank needs more funding allocation from the SU

The University of Calgary Students’ Union Campus Food Bank fell $30,000 short in 2016. After their Spring Food Drive last week, the food bank raised $2,300 in monetary donations and 107 food items. According to the food bank coordinators, its usage has doubled over the past two years. The food bank gave out 312 hampers…

Daylight savings time hurts students’ health

By Jesse Stilwell, March 21 2017 — You may have noticed more grumpy and sleep-deprived people than usual in your lectures last week after daylight savings time on March 12. Luckily, a private member’s bill was tabled in the legislature this week to stop daylight savings time in Alberta. As a campus community, we should…

The delicate art of giving oral sex

By Lady Marmalade, March 21 2017 —  As someone with a vagina, cunnilingus is very important to my sex life. In fact, like many people with vaginas, it is one of the few ways I can reach orgasm. Penetration just isn’t enough sometimes. And for those with penises, getting a blowjob is a great part…

Wording of M103 bill vital to its meaning

By Andrew Kemle, March 21 2017 — Motion 103 (M103) has been a contentious topic among many Canadians. M103 is a private member’s motion condemning “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination” while also seeking to establish ways in which the government of Canada can combat an increase in discrimination. Those that…

You may not agree with people, but sending death threats is never acceptable

By Derek Baker, March 21 2017 — Someone just said something that I don’t agree with, so I am justified in sending them a message threatening their life, right? Wrong. It is important that individuals remain critical of opinions and statements that impede social progress. However, sending people death threats — regardless of whether the…

Canadian teams have playoff potential

By David Song, March 21 2017 — Last year, not one of Canada’s seven National Hockey League teams made the postseason, generating speculation over the well-being of Canadian hockey. This season has rendered that debate moot, with multiple teams north of the border poised to enter the 2017 playoffs. With a dramatic 4–3 shootout victory…

Aikido instructor discusses philosophy of defence

By Tommy Osborne, March 21 2017 — Aikido has gained popularity in recent years. The martial art originates from Japan and primarily focuses on defence and using an opponent’s strength against them. The University of Calgary offers the chance for students to learn Aikido through the Aikido club. The Gauntlet spoke with Frank G. Barta…

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