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Reddit users cheesed at U’Toppings Pizza

By Kristy Koehler, July 11 2019— The r/UCalgary subreddit is expressing their displeasure with MacHall’s newest food vendor, U’Toppings Pizza. The pizza sizes, wait times, pricing and the inability to purchase by the slice have been hot topics on the website since the outlet opened in May. One Reddit user has even designed a shirt…

Who’s Who in the SU: Vice president operations and finance

By Gurman Sahota, July 10 2019 — In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council throughout the spring and summer, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ The second instalment introduces Omer Mansoor, vice president…

Students for Direct Action launch campaign for mental health

By Kristy Koehler, June 20 2019— On June 19, Students for Direct Action held a town hall to gather student concerns regarding the state of mental health funding and support on campus. SDA co-organizer Mateusz Salmassi said that issues he hears frequently from students include long wait times, lack of counselors, lack of diversity in…

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…

‘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.

Science Slam YYC a slam dunk with attendees

By Kristy Koehler, June 5 2019— Science Slam YYC’s inaugural event was a smashing success and future events are already being planned. The event aims to provide an informal medium for the science community to share their knowledge with the public, as well as other scientists, in a non-traditional way. Presenters are allotted five minutes…

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