Date to add or drop classes may move forward

By Scott Strasser, December 1 2015 — The University of Calgary registrar’s office is considering moving the fee payment and add and drop deadlines up earlier in the semester. Currently, the course drop deadline for fall and winter semesters is on a Friday near the end of each semester’s first month. The deadline to add…


Students’ Union pilots nap rooms as part of Stress Less Week

By Fabian Mayer, December 1 2015 — After months of hype, sleepy University of Calgary students finally have a place to rest their weary heads — albeit only for a week. The Students’ Union is hosting nap rooms as part of their bi-annual Stress Less Week. Students can nap between 2:00–4:00 pm in That Empty…


Haskayne Faculty Council votes to include only one undergraduate rep

By Fabian Mayer, December 1 2015 — Undergraduate representation on Haskayne’s faculty council has been cut to just one student. The Haskayne Students’ Association, Students’ Union and Commerce Undergraduate Society urged council members in a joint letter to include the CUS president and SU business representatives as voting members. But the council decided at its…


SU sets international student tuition policy

By Fabian Mayer, December 1 2015 — Tuition for Albertan students may be frozen until 2017, but international student tuition isn’t included in that freeze. The University of Calgary Students’ Union passed a policy on potential international student tuition increases last week. The policy outlines how the SU would advocate against such hikes. SU vice-president…


A very serious Christmas carol review

By Jill Girgulis, December 1 2015 — It’s that time of year again — the snow is falling, your relatives are calling and, most importantly, Christmas carols are playing on every radio station. To combat the incessant holiday spirit, I rounded up the most festive songs and applied my finest critiques. Also, can you move…

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‘Tis the season for the future

By Melanie Woods, December 1 2015 —   Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Your significant other will purchase you a knock-off Minions bodypillow for the holidays. Your “goggle-wearing villain assistant” will keep you warm during the dark, cold nights. Capricorn  (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) While indulging in a festive cup of rum and…


2015 in review: Canadian video games

By Jason Herring, December 1 2015 — Exceptional video games have dominated 2015, with titles like the post-apocalyptic Fallout 4 and the endlessly addictive car-soccer game Rocket League experiencing massive critical and commercial success. But while major studios put out spectacular games over the past calendar year, Canadian indie developers are releasing experimental projects that…


Four gifts that perfectly say what you would never dare say out loud

By Jill Girgulis, December 1 2015 — ‘Tis the season for giving — giving someone a piece of your mind, that is. But instead of airing your grievances with the Grinches in your life, try giving them subtle hints through beautifully wrapped holiday gifts. Your least favorite professor: Regardless of what you give this professor,…


Fantasy improv play lets audience take centre stage

By Rachel Woodward, December 1 2015 — Alberta Theatre Projects is presenting their fantasy improv play Legend Has It at the Martha Cohen Theatre until Dec. 31 before taking the play to New York City in January. The play has an interesting twist — the main character is pulled from the audience at the beginning…

We went to a Carl’s Jr. media event and it was utterly bizarre

By Jason Herring, December 1 2015 — Carls Jr. opened up their first Calgary location on Dec. 1, and they invited some writers from the Gauntlet to a media event for a first-hand experience. We happily accepted their invitation. After all, who could turn down free, American fast food right in the middle of a…

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