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Furor Arma Ministrat: A select history of the Gauntlet

By Melanie Woods, April 27 2017 — On Friday Sept. 23, 1960, 1,300 newspapers appeared on the stands of the newly minted University of Alberta, Calgary (UAC) campus. While the campus only consisted of two buildings back then — now known as Science A and Administration — the population was blossoming. The campus looked forward…

The Story of Leon the Frog

Transcribed by Melanie Woods, photos by Mariah Wilson, graphics by Samantha Lucy, April 26 2017 — Written and rewritten by anonymous authors, the story first found itself on the stairwell in the 1970s and onto the pages of the Gauntlet in 1978. The poem was restored several times and republished by the Gauntlet in 1998…

The stories that matter most

Every year, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Gauntlet takes the final editorial to reflect on their year and offer up any wisdom they may have. Unlike many of my predecessors, I relish the opportunity to engage in sentimental reflection — my essay-length holiday cards are a Gauntlet staple — though I can’t guarantee any worthwhile…

The SU must pay its employees fairly to promote its mandate

By Melanie Woods, April 4 2017 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is currently hiring part- and full-time positions for the upcoming summer and academic year. These include roles like Social Media Coordinator, Volunteer Services Coordinator and Program and Events Assistant. These positions are designed to be filled by students and require around 10–15…

The Gauntlet transitions to a monthly magazine format

By Scott Strasser, April 4 2017 — After 57 years of printing weekly newspapers — and for a time bi-weekly — the Gauntlet is moving to a monthly print and daily website format. Starting this spring, the Gauntlet will stop producing a weekly newspaper and will instead publish a monthly magazine. “We recognize the media…

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