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FASA to host 2019 Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium

By Derek Baker, March 15 2019 — The Faculty of Arts Students’ Association (FASA) is set to host their revamped Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 19. The symposium will bring together 22 student presenters to showcase their research in arts. “The main goal is to provide a platform for students to showcase their academic…

Head-to-Head: Should election campaign posters be professional or gimmicky?

Posters have too much cosplay, too little connection By Susie Ngo, March 7 2019 — It’s hard to miss the multitude of campaign posters plastered in every hallway from Craigie Hall to Science Theatres during the Students’ Union election. They’re big, bold and colourful, often featuring smiling candidates decked out in quirky costumes or, in one case, holding a puppy. Bearing similarities to war propaganda posters, they…

SU brings national mental health campaign to U of C

By Derek Baker, January 29 2018 — (With files from Jason Herring) University of Calgary students will have the opportunity to participate in the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations’ #StudentsLetsAct campaign from Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. According to CASA, the campaign’s goal is to “turn the many conversations we’ve had about mental health into real action…

The Gauntlet staff’s best of 2018

There was too much of 2018 to remember, let alone summarize in an intro. It felt like a century crammed into 365 days. Kanye ranted, weed was legalized, Lebron went Hollywood, every A-lister you can think of released an album and somewhere in there Canada won a few gold medals at the Olympics, which happened. …

Western alienation is real but anger needs to be channelled correctly

By Derek Baker, December 19 2018 — Alberta’s federal relations have never been overly congenial. From lurking sentiments of the underrepresentation of Western regions in federal politics to overt statements proclaiming  “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark,” Western alienation has persisted throughout the history of Confederation. Tensions ebb and flow. Alberta, along with…

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