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Head-to-Head: No arena versus pro arena

No Arena Once again, the City of Calgary has brought the topic of a new arena into the public realm for discussion before city council makes a decision on July 30. While these discussions certainly aren’t new — a replacement for the Saddledome has been on the drawing board for the past decade — it’s…

Spring and summer classes: the good and the bad

By Rachneet Randhawa, June 24 2019— I fondly remember starting my first-ever semester at the University of Calgary in the spring a handful of years ago. Call me biased, but I think when flower buds are blooming and the campus landscape is teeming with greenness, it’s the best time to be in school. This is my…

Commitment is scary — and that’s okay

By Lady Marmalade, April 23 2019 — Whether you can admit it or not, commitment in a relationship is a scary thing. Taking a big step in any relationship — whether it’s a new label, having sex, moving in together, meeting parents or even getting married — is often a scary time. If you’re prone…

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…

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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