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Calgary Transit system is affected by weather

By Anand Unnithan, November 7 2019 — Have you experienced any delays when taking Calgary Transit during snowy days and wondered wondered why?  It could be because Calgary Transit vehicles are not equipped with winter tires for winter road conditions. There are no plans to implement winter tires either, as they are not effective and…

Life lessons learned as an adult watching Disney

By Lauren Olson, November 7 2019 — My cousin and I, when we lived in the same city, used to have weekly “Disney and wine” nights. She would put her kids to bed early — which was completely unnecessarily, as we were watching kid-friendly movies — and I would come over with wine and snacks….

Ideas to stay healthy and strong during the colder months

By Tori Taylor, November 7 2019 — Nothing beats outdoor running, hiking and cycling when it comes to exercising. We live in a place with easy access to breathtaking mountain terrain. During the warmer months of the year it is not hard to motivate yourself to stay in shape — grab a buddy and head…

Where are they now: People you went to high school with

By Frankie Hart, November 7 2019 — After your second year, you start to realize that you’ve lost track of most of your graduating class. Do you think that one couple is still together? What’s the shy kid up to? Do you think those kids that used to eat in the quieter part of the…

All of them means all of them

By Adam Idriss, November 7 2019— Found along the coast of the Mediterranean, Lebanon sits between Syria and Palestine, only 11,000 square kilometres. Despite its size, Lebanon is a country rich in culture and is a symbol for multiculturalism — diversity of identity within the Arab world. The Lebanese people are among the most inviting,…

Celebrating Indigenous languages at UCalgary

By Sarah Chung, November 7 2019 — On Nov. 2, 2019, the University of Calgary School of Languages, Linguistics, Literature and Cultures, alongside local Indigenous groups and other university partners, hosted a celebration of reclaiming Indigenous languages in Alberta.  The event, which took place from 1–5 p.m., began with welcoming remarks and territorial acknowledgment followed by…

Letter to the Editor: Student Wellness Services

Re: U of C needs to make student needs a priority Students for Direct Action is a group that is very passionate about mental health supports for students. Their letter of Oct. 30 — “U of C needs to make student needs a priority” — asks for administrative support for student mental health. Since this letter,…

Western separation group emerges on campus

By Frankie Hart, November 5 2019 — Post-election tensions are rising as some Albertans are feeling the rage and alienation that has been stoking from all the way back before 2015. Such frustrations have culminated in the emergence of various groups advocating for separation from Canada. One such group recently formed on the University of…

This Week in Gauntlet History, November 3rd to 9th

By Nikayla Goddard, November 5 2019 — Within the pages of the Gauntlet, history has shown itself to be a pattern. Recurring issues surrounding politics, economy, equal rights and more cycle each year — some things have changed, but a lot also hasn’t. This Week in Gauntlet History recounts a handful of published stories from the…

Arts students need to focus the narrative on the value of their degrees

By Kristy Koehler, November 5 2019— A new provincial budget was tabled last week and it was pretty much what we expected ⁠— cuts across the board, including cuts to post-secondary education. If you’re a student in the Faculty of Arts, you’re probably worried about cuts to your program, whether that be courses, faculty, support…

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