U of C spent $90,000 on CBC information request

By Scott Strasser, May 31 2016 — After misfiled documents were discovered this week, a CBC story has brought a 2012 administrative controversy at the University of Calgary back to the surface. According to CBC reporter Charles Russnell, the U of C spent $90,000 on legal fees related to a Freedom of Information and Privacy…

Student finds Holy Grail of bathrooms at University of Calgary

By Bryan Moxon, May 31 2016 — After years of speculation over its existence, fourth-year urban studies student Percy Pear discovered a perfectly pristine university washroom last week. “I was walking to campus one morning when I was struck in the mouth by a piece of paper,” Pear said. “After careful examination, I noticed it…

Local music in full bloom at annual Lilac Festival

By Vagisha Agrawal and Rachel Woodward, June 2 2016 — Drawing crowds of over 100,000 attendees in recent years, the 4th Street Lilac Festival is one of Calgary’s most popular free festivals and a summer family staple. This year’s Lilac Festival will take place on June 5. The one-day event spans 13 blocks of 4th…

Lunchbox Theatre presents new director

By Rachel Woodward, June 2 2016 — After working as an assistant director with Lunchbox Theatre this season, RBC Emerging Director Jenna Rodgers’s directorial presentation of Let the Light of Day Through premieres this week. The play will perform for only  the second time since its creation. Edmonton-based playwright Collin Doyle wrote the script. Let the…

Unemployed? Broke? We have classifieds!

By Derek Baker, May 31 2016 — The summer job hunt for students has been dismal. In the current state of the economy, only a lucky few have been able to find positions related to their degree. If you are desperate, the Gauntlet has compiled a list of positions still for hire.   Student Lab…

New Music: Chance the Rapper

By Josh Perlette, June 2 2016 — After taking time to work on other musical projects after 2013’s Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper brings a hard-hitting mixtape to the table this month with Coloring Book. The well-constructed album is a hip-hop conglomeration of jazzy gospel beats and boasts collaborations with artists like Future, Kanye West…

New Music: Modern Baseball

By Jason Herring, June 2 2016 — Philadelphia emo four-piece Modern Baseball return with their third album Holy Ghost, a follow-up to 2014’s unexceptional You’re Gonna Miss It All. The band’s latest effort shows a major leap in songwriting with a record full of infectious tracks. The title track provides a low-key start to Holy…

Ten ways to entertain yourself during convocation

By Emily Macphail, May 31 2016 — Read the convocation program. Every. Single. Word. Keep a tally of how many times someone yells, “we love you [insert graduating student’s name here]!” Alternatively, assign first, second and third place to the families with the most creative noise-making devices. Bonus points for the family that brings an…

U of C to create 9,000 new email accounts for staff

By Scott Strasser, May 31 2016 — Due to a malware attack over the weekend, the University of Calgary’s IT department will create 9,000 new Office 365 email accounts for staff members. “This option is the fastest solution to allow immediate access to send and receive new emails,” reads a systems issues update  from the…

Margaret Atwood talks compassion and doll dissection at Congress 2016

By Claudia Wong, May 30 2016 — Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood was the keynote speaker at the Compassion under Contemporary Conditions symposium May 29 at the University of Calgary. The Faculty of Nursing hosted the interdisciplinary symposium on compassion in healthcare, education and business for the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social…

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