Faculties cite barriers to participation in Undergraduate Research Symposium

By Daniel Huss, November 9 2017 — The Students’ Union received 140 abstract submissions for the 11th Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), which will take place on Nov. 30. The URS is the only event of its kind intended for all undergraduate students from every faculty. It showcases research done by undergraduate students of all experience levels. However,…

Dinos women’s volleyball team 2017–18 season full of challenge and success

By Christie Melhorn, November 9 2017 —  The Dinos women’s volleyball team has experienced a few sharp turns so far in their 2017–18 season. They suffered a series of tight losses to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in the non-conference season opener. However, the Dinos recovered impressively fast, sweeping the MacEwan tournament and West…

Five tips for beating the winter blues

By Christie Melhorn, November 9 2017 — Every year, the frenzy of Calgary’s first snowfall results in hundreds of car accidents and even more bitter Facebook statuses. Once the initial shock of snow fades, those of us with a deeply rooted preference for summer are plagued by general mopiness. Whether you’re a snowbird, would rather…

Governments should create legislation to combat workplace bullying and harassment

By Andrew Kemle, November 9 2017 — Most people support combating workplace harassment and bullying. No one wants to spend a significant portion of their life in a cubicle- or classroom-shaped hell. And since workplace harassment disproportionately affects women, gender equality won’t happen if we don’t create harassment-free workplaces. The practical benefits of a safe…

University of Calgary looks to combat emerging academic black markets

By Justin Schellenberg, November 8 2017 — University of Calgary teachers and administrators are starting to notice the emergence of an academic black market through contract cheating on campus. They’re now looking to tackle the issue. International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines contract cheating as “a form of academic dishonesty where students get academic work…

D2L makeover among topics at Nov. 7 SLC meeting

By Tina Shaygan, November 8 2017 — The Nov. 7 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a presentation by interim vice-provost teaching and learning Leslie Reid on interface changes coming to D2L called Brightspace. According to the presentation, functionality of D2L will remain the same while providing a cleaner, less cluttered view with…

Calgary city council must reform secondary suite approval process this term

November 9 2017 — Only two weeks after being sworn into office, the four new members of Calgary city council had their first experience with the secondary suite approval process — an issue that has embroiled council for years. On Nov. 6, council debated 20 applications for secondary suites, which are self-contained basement or backyard…

Ramsey Lewis to visit Calgary for A Night of Chicago Jazz

By Matt Hume, November 8 2017 — Born in Chicago in 1935, musician, composer and radio personality Ramsey Lewis has won three Grammy Awards and boasts seven gold records. The renowned artist will perform in Calgary on Nov. 17 for “A Night of Chicago Jazz” at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. The Gauntlet spoke with…

U of C alumnus releases first horror short-story collection

By Matt Hume, November 8 2017 — Looking for stories to send chills down your spine? There’s no need to wait for the next blockbuster horror flick or nostalgia-based Netflix series. U of C master of arts alumnus Mike Thorn is releasing his debut fiction collection, Darkest Hours, through Unnerving on Nov. 21. The collection…

New Music: Sam Smith

By Rachel Woodward, November 8 2017 — Known for crooning ballads of heartbreak and sadness, Sam Smith returns after a three-year hiatus with his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All. The 10-track album is reminiscent of his debut, In the Lonely Hour, with familiar odes to heartache and loneliness. The album provides listeners with…

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