Dinos assistant coach talks former NHL career and changes in Canadian hockey

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, July 21 2016 — With an IIHF Hall of Fame inductee as a head coach and graduates like Hayley Wickenheiser and Amanda Tapp, the Dinos women’s hockey team is one of the crown jewels of Dinos athletics. Added to the roster last year was Tim Bothwell, a former NHL hockey player and…

Pokemon Go thrives on campus

The University of Calgary is usually pretty quiet during the summer semester. Some students take classes, but most spend July and August away from campus. But if you take a walk through campus today, you’ll have no trouble spotting clusters of people bunched together, looking at their phones. They’re all trying to catch Pokemon. Pokemon…

Werklund director of professional programs discusses NDP’s plan for curriculum overhaul

By Scott Strasser, July 18 2016 — In mid-June the Alberta NDP government announced plans for a full-scale review of the province’s education curriculum for kindergarten to grade 12. The curriculum overhaul will cost $64.4 million and be finished by 2022, according to Minister of Education David Eggen. The Gauntlet discussed the province’s curriculum plans…

Don’t miss these artists at the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival

July 21, 2016 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival — known for its hippie vibes and diverse folk lineup — will fill the Calgary summer air with tunes from July 21–24. With 69 artists hailing from 15 countries, artistic director Kerry Clarke says the festival has a lot in store. “We have a lot of…

Jason Kenney’s long and treacherous road to the premier’s office

By Fabian Mayer, July 19 2016 — Jason Kenney said uniting Alberta’s two right of centre parties would be a “walk in the park.” But two weeks in, Kenney’s bid to become Alberta’s next premier at the helm of a united right is already looking more like walking a tightrope. To unite the right, Kenney…

Frolic in the Forest celebrates unknown theatre in Calgary

By Rachel Woodward, July 21 2016 — To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Urban Stories Theatre will present Frolic in the Forest, a celebration of local art, theatre and music in the city. The woodland creature-themed costume party will take place at Knox United Church on July 22. “The reason we picked Frolic in the Forest…

Arts Commons features feminine garden exhibit

By Rachel Woodward, July 21 2016 — Janine Bennett is a Calgarian artist with a passion for flowers. After living in the United Kingdom for two years exploring countrysides, Bennett brings her artistic findings to Arts Commons until August 29. The exhibition, The Graces of Wilderness, aims to highlight and demonstrate the femininity of nature…

New Music: Daniela Andrade

By Derek Baker, July 21 2016 Since starting her YouTube channel in late 2008, Edmonton singer and songwriter Daniela Andrade has gained a loyal fan base by putting her own spin on an assortment of covers and producing a solid repertoire of original work. The artist released the EP Shore on July 15.  Staying true…

Political student clubs plan fall debate

By Scott Strasser, July 19 2016 — Their political beliefs may vary,  but three student clubs at the University of Calgary are showing they can get along — at least when it comes to organizing a gloves-off debate against each other. Presidents from the U of C NDP, Wildrose on Campus and the U of…

Former Dinos basketball player charged with sexual exploitation

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, July 15 2016 — A former University of Calgary Dinos athlete was charged with sexual exploitation of a young person while working as an assistant coach with the U of C’s Junior Dinos program. Kristie Sheils, a former guard for the Dinos women’s basketball team, was charged by Airdrie RCMP on July…

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