Opinions

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…

One STEP forward, two steps back

How the provincial summer jobs program harms international students and the job market By Susie Ngo, April 11 2019 — As spring enters full bloom and summer glistens on the horizon, many post-secondary students are turning their attention to a daunting task: Finding a job for the summer. For many, summer jobs are crucial to…

Acknowledge the unhealthy drinking culture BSD promotes

By Paven Bal, April 4 2019 — Bermuda Shorts Day is best known to students as the year-end celebration at the University of Calgary that caps off a long and gruelling semester. It’s the one time during the year when students come together for a wholesome campus experience. Drinkers and non-drinkers alike can attend BSD to be part of the school…

More affordable housing for seniors, pet owners needed in Calgary

By Christie McCaw, April 3 2019 — Affordable housing is a fundamental right and a basic necessity that all people deserve access to. The City of Calgary, landlords and property management companies are not doing enough to ensure access to affordable housing for all — including those who are also pet owners. According to the City of Calgary’s Affordable Housing Strategy,…

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