Rise Up! Why a student political party is a great advocacy idea

By Tina Shaygan, April 25 2017 — At a recent Gauntlet-hosted panel “Organize: How students can get involved, know the issues and give a shit about the 2017 Calgary Municipal election,” panelist Helen Pike, a Metro News reporter, suggested that one way for students to get involved with the election is to actually run as…

Linda Larkin talks comic conventions and voicing Jasmine from Aladdin

By Rachel Woodward, April 24 2017 — From April 27–30, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will bring sci-fi, comics and nerd culture to the city. In total, over 50 artists, actors and special guests will attend the expo this year. Linda Larkin — who voiced Jasmine in the classic Disney animation Aladdin — will…

D2L to introduce photo stories

By Derek Baker, April 24 2017 — Sharing everyday moments just got a little bit easier. Inspired by the recent additions to Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Desire2Learn will now include a photo sharing feature called D2LStoriez. “We thought it was about time students and professors were able to share 10-second selfies or videos showing just…

The rising problem of theft at the University of Calgary

By Scott Strasser, April 21 2017 — There is no doubt that theft has been on the rise at the University of Calgary. Whether it’s from desperation due to Alberta’s economic downturn or a false sense of security among U of C students, thieves are striking more and more often on campus. In mid-March 2017,…

U of C faculty association considers strike fund as province tables labour legislation

By Scott Strasser, April 21 2017 — On April 6, the Alberta government tabled Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining in the legislature. If it passes this spring, the bill will give post-secondary faculty associations, graduate student associations and postdoctoral fellows in Alberta the right to strike. The bill aims to comply…

Lake Bodom takes a stab at horror genre

By Gurman Sahota, April 20, 2017 — Using the cool background of Finland, Lake Bodom takes viewers on a horrific trip that asks viewers how much they would do for their best friend. The film utilizes crisp scenes that use what the audience cannot see to inflict a foreboding sense of doom. The film begins…

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…

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