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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…

What is cheating for your relationship?

By Lady Marmalade April 4 2017 — One of the most important aspects of any relationship is trust. Partners set boundaries so their relationship can remain as open or as closed as they wish. But what happens when those boundaries are crossed? Cheating is a general term that can describe being sexually unfaithful while in a…

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…

Head to head: SLC Bonus repeal policy should have been passed

By Jesse Stilwell, April 4 2017 — Last week, the Students’ Union Policy Development and Review Committee brought the same policy to repeal faculty representatives’ monthly bonuses back to the Student Legislative Council from a  March 7 discussion, despite receiving criticism and suggestions to change it. The policy failed to receive the two-thirds supermajority it…

Success is about more than good grades

By Jill Girgulis, March 28 2017 —  What does “A” mean to you? When you see it, do you think of things like grades, exams and stress? I know I do. Why is it that an innocuous little symbol has become so significant? The mere mention of it has the power to conjure intense images…

U of C needs more dating violence awareness

By Tina Shaygan, March 28 2017 — Canadian universities are implementing programs and making progress on raising awareness about intimate partner violence. But there is still a lack of support and information on how to help those who leave abusive relationships. In my teenage years, my then-partner threatened to tell my parents intimate details about…

The fentanyl crisis is serious and we need to treat it as such

By Jennifer Khil, March 28 2017 —  It’s not news that Alberta is facing a fentanyl crisis. As the death toll continues to rise, much-needed education and awareness programs are alarmingly overdue. Fentanyl abuse is largely enabled by experimentation and unfamiliarity. The misinformation responsible for the deaths of an increasingly wider and younger population must…

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