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Frosh 2016: Vices, if you’re going to do it anyway…

By Sara Albright — Like most students, I like to pretend that I wake up at the crack of dawn to meditate and drink green tea. In reality, I’m more likely to stumble into my first lecture chugging an espresso. Hey, none of us are perfect. If you’re looking to indulge, we’ve got your back….

Frosh 2016: Fitness

By Emilie Medland-Marchen — Your first year of university is all about adjustment. It’s hard to find balance after the dramatic change of moving from high school to university, but maintaining an active lifestyle can help. Physical activity is one of the best ways to regain your concentration during the more stressful moments in first…

Frosh 2016: The Dinos, home to some of the finest athletes in Canada

By Emilie Medland-Marchen — The University of Calgary Dinos program features some of the strongest athletes and coaching staff in the country. Varsity athletics are a major part of the student experience, especially on a commuter campus like the U of C. There are few events that bring students, faculty and staff together in one place to…

Frosh 2016: Health services

By Emily Macphail— Whether or not you’ve crossed the “official adult” line when you start university, the beginning of post-secondary is a point in your life when you need to begin taking responsibility for your own health. But it can be tricky to prioritize your well-being and know where to get support. The Students’ Union…

Frosh 2016: Food on campus

The University of Calgary campus isn’t short on places to find something good for lunch. But you have to know where to look if you want something healthy and cheap or don’t want to wait in line for an hour. After years of perusing the options, the Gauntlet staff have become veritable campus connoisseurs. We…

Frosh 2016: Diversity Resources

By Tina Shaygan— The Q Centre The SU Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, better known at the Q Centre, is located on the main floor of MacHall and offers community and peer support, volunteer opportunities as well as other programs and events for the LGTBQ community on campus and in Calgary. The Q Centre…

Frosh 2016: Tri-media alliance

By Jason Herring — The University of Calgary is home to three media outlets — including the one that made this nifty little booklet. All have opportunities for student volunteering, training and employment and are always open to visits. If you want to stop by, we’re all on the third floor of MacHall above the…

Frosh 2016: Essential Sites

By Dawn Muenchrath— To successfully navigate your way through your first year, you’ll need to rely on a handful of essential websites. They’ll help you set your semesters up properly and keep things rolling smoothly throughout the year. Here are the most important ones: MyUofC (my.ucalgary.ca) This is the most important URL of your undergraduate career,…

Frosh 2016: Essential Social Media

By Emilie Medland-Marchen and Rachel Woodward— To successfully navigate your way through your first year, you’ll need to rely on a handful of shitty social media apps. They’ll help you hook-up and find some easy A’s. You’ll need them — it’s a jungle out there. @UCalgary The super-super official University of Calgary Twitter account is a decent resource…

Frosh 2016: Do’s and Don’ts of your first year

By Derek Baker — Entering university can be pretty overwhelming. No matter where you’re coming from, be it right out of high school or after taking a break from academia, starting at the University of Calgary is an intimidating task. Anxieties can rise as the people in your life bombard you with well-meant, albeit excessive…

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