Jason Wan Lim jumps into horror at CUFF with Blood Mountain

By Gurman Sahota, April 19, 2017 — Turning away from his typical domain of teen comedies, director Jason Wan Lim jumps into horror with Blood Mountain. Using GoPro cameras to craft a found-footage style, the film revolves around three mountain bikers who lose a member of their trio. While looking for their friend, the remaining…

Decades-old “Leon the Frog” poem restored at the University of Calgary

By Scott Strasser, April 18 2017 — After being accidentally painted over last month, the University of Calgary’s favourite amphibian is once again free to hop up the stairs in the Social Sciences tower. On April 13, more than 30 U of C students, alumni, staff and faculty participated in the “Leon the Frog” restoration…

Students’ Union ratifies mental health advocacy policy

By Scott Strasser, April 12 2017 — Students’ Legislative Council ratified a policy on April 11 to ensure that mental health remains an advocacy priority for the University of Calgary Students’ Union. “Different items include advocating for sustained and increased funding from the government, as well as increasing accessibility and quality of wellness resources offered…

Iconic “Leon the Frog” poem in Social Sciences tower accidentally painted over

By Scott Strasser, March 31 2017 —   In an attempt to remove graffiti at the University of Calgary, a piece of the campus’s history was accidentally erased last week. Workers tasked with removing some of the graffiti common in the Social Sciences building unintentionally painted over “Leon the Frog” on March 31. The poem…

Sports journalism will thrive in digital age

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, April 6 2017 — Next year, the Gauntlet will transition from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine. With a new digital format and daily reporting on our website, this will have a largely positive outcome in the sports section. Our move reflects the increased digital demands from our readership and news…

Calgary Underground Film Festival to show panels and bizarre new films at the Globe

By Gurman Sahota, April 04, 2017 — Premiering cutting-edge cinema to Calgary audiences and dabbling in a variety of genres — dark humour, horror and science fiction to name a few — the 14th annual Calgary Underground Film Festival will run from April 17–23 at the Globe Cinema. CUFF lead programmer Cameron Macgowan says the…

The stories that matter most

Every year, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Gauntlet takes the final editorial to reflect on their year and offer up any wisdom they may have. Unlike many of my predecessors, I relish the opportunity to engage in sentimental reflection — my essay-length holiday cards are a Gauntlet staple — though I can’t guarantee any worthwhile…

Study outside for better focus this exam season

By Christie Melhorn, April 6 2017 — Spring hasn’t quite sprung — it’s not that time of year where students plant themselves on the grass by campus’ main paths yet. However, it’s definitely warm enough to spend at least half an hour outdoors cracking open your books or taking a quality study break. As we…

The Gauntlet awards two Dinos with Extra Effort Awards

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, April 6 2017 — Every year, the Gauntlet gives out two Extra Effort Awards to a male and a female Dinos athlete at the annual Night of the Dino. Our female award winner this year is Temitope Ogunjimi. Ogunjimi exemplifies extra effort in everything she does — whether she’s playing for Dinos…

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