New Music: Weyes Blood

By Troy Hasselman, April 13 2019 — While nostalgia has always played a role in singer-songwriter music, it seems to have grown as a trend over the last few years. From Frank Ocean’s mining of his own past on 2016’s Blonde to the musical inspiration Sharon Van Etten took from ‘80s soft rock on this…

High demand sees U of C bump up computer science program transfer average

By Gayathri Peringod, April 13 2019 — Students looking to transfer into the University of Calgary’s computer science undergraduate program will have their work cut out for them. The U of C’s computer science department has increased its admissions average for transfer students this year, representing a pattern at a growing number of universities across…

76th SLC draws to a close at busy final meeting

By James Falls, April 13 2019 — At the April 9 meeting of the Students Legislative Council meeting, the final one of the winter semester, Students’ Union officials and faculty representatives discussed a University of Calgary senate report and evaluated the SU’s sustainability efforts. U of C senate representatives Alisha Gordon and Jonah Secreti delivered…

Parting shots from the EIC

April 12, 2019 — Gauntlet tradition dictates that each outgoing editor-in-chief write the year’s final editorial, reflecting on their time as the publication’s head, filled with wisdom and sentimentality and self-indulgence. It’s clichéd by design, in much the same way a valedictorian speech is. Many editors dread it. Luckily, I am a fairly sentimental person. But I feel…

The 10 types of people you’ll loathe as a restaurant hostess

By Kristy Koehler, April 11 2019 — As the hostess, you have the hardest job in the entire restaurant. You deserve an Academy Award for being the smiling face at the front door in the face of soul-crushing stupidity. Not throat-punching someone is an exhausting task, especially when faced with these 10 types of customers….

Calgary Folk Festival announces 2019 Lineup

By Troy Hasselman, April 11 2019 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival has announced the lineup for its 40th anniversary edition. Local acts, returning favourites and Calgary newcomers highlight the festival. Calgary Folk Festival artistic director Kerry Clarke announced the acts involved in this year’s annual lineup unveiling at Festival Hall on April 11. The…

Lindsay Kay performs at Central Public Library

By Mariah Wilson, April 11 2019 — Calgary-born musician Lindsay Kay graced the Central Public Library stage on March 30 in an evening that explored femininity through music, dance and spoken word performances from female-identifying artists. Even though Kay was the headlining artist, she made sure to highlight the contributions from the accompanying musicians and…

Dinos wrap up impressive season with awards banquet

By Kristy Koehler, April 11 2019— The 2018–19 season is wrapped up for the majority of Dinos teams. And what an amazing season it was! The annual Night of the Dino banquet, held on April 9 at the Red and White Club, paid homage to the incredible athletic culture being built here at the University…

A recap of the Dinos competitive club teams’ amazing seasons

By Kristy Koehler, April 11 2019— The annual Night of the Dino banquet, held on April 9 at the Red and White Club, celebrated the remarkable achievements of the University of Calgary’s athletics program — well, the varsity program anyway. The one thing missing from a well-planned and beautifully executed evening was a celebration of…

Online ‘Save BSD’ campaign wrong to target the SU

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, April 11 2019 — Lately, you may have seen “Save BSD” posters scattered around campus. While the organizers behind this movement have my complete support, their anger is misguided.  Across their Facebook page is anti-Students’ Union sentiment, but the SU aren’t the ones to blame. The fact of the matter is that it’s the university administration that has…

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