Use collagen to keep your body healthy and strong

By Tori Taylor, June 19 2019— Collagen is a protein that our bodies produce in large amounts. It can be found in the bones, ligaments, skin and blood. As we age, our bodies slow down on collagen production — amongst other things — and we notice less elasticity in our skin, sticky ligaments, brittle hair…

Meditation a great way to manage anxiety

By Tori Taylor, June 17 2019 — Meditation is an age-old practice. Traditionally, it has been a religious or spiritual form of connection with self. Meditating can be a form of prayer that allows people to feel close to their recognized higher power and many religions use meditative practices to connect with their beliefs on…

Annual Campfire Chats to explore Indigenous languages

By Kristy Koehler, June 19 2019— The University of Calgary’s annual Campfire Chats will take place on June 21 — National Indigenous Peoples Day. An afternoon of events and activities is planned including a teepee raising, storytelling and traditional drumming and dancing. There is also an evening program featuring a performance by First Nations Princess…

Student tips for Stampede savings

By Kristy Koehler, June 19 2019— For ten days in July, Calgary gets its ‘Yahoo’ on and becomes a beacon of western hospitality, welcoming visitors from around the world to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth — the Calgary Stampede! Whether you’re new to Calgary and taking in the Stampede for the first time, or…

U of C prof critical of potential GSA rollbacks

By Kristy Koehler, June 13 2019— Critics of the United Conservative Party’s recently introduced Education Amendment Act say the legislation will put LGBTQ+ student lives at risk. Darren Lund, a professor at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education is one such critic. Lund earned his PhD in education at the University of British…

Who’s Who in the SU: President

I want to be able to look back at my time here in this role as president and be able to point to every single thing that I’ve done that has made a tangible impact on the lives of students.

‘When they became explainable’: U of C prof talks serial killers

The database for which she became known to the likes of CBC, VICE and Maclean’s started as a nerdy hobby she worked on after her classes and quickly gained momentum, becoming part of her research at the U of C. Reid describes her database as a collection of information from journals and transcripts of serial killers, focusing specifically on developing the profiles of the criminals’ childhoods. Her hope is to find a commonality among the profiles that may help explain their later behaviour.

Sexual violence support advocate situates role within university eco-system

Created two years ago, the role of sexual violence support advocate provides critical support to those affected by sexual violence. The Gauntlet sat down with Carla Bertsch, to talk more about her prior work experience, how the role works within the university and how students can acquire help through her.

New Music: The Mountain Goats

By Nikayla Goddard, June 6 2019 — Riding a fine line between enchanting and haunting, nostalgic and expectant, The Mountain Goats’ seventeenth studio album In League with Dragons provides a patchwork quilt of emotions in all twelve tracks. Channelling strong, occasionally discomforting, essences of tabletop roleplay games like Dungeons and Dragons, the album captures a…

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