MacHall Ballroom to receive an up-to $2-million makeover

By Ashar Memon, April 5 2018 — This time next year, the MacHall Ballroom will look almost unrecognizable. The Students’ Union will begin extensive renovations to the Ballroom between January and April 2019. The Ballroom was first built in 1969 and has not had any major renovations since. The Students’ Legislative Council approved extrabudgetary expenditure…

Bylaws, Ballroom renovation discussed at penultimate SLC meeting

By Ashar Memon, April 5 2018 — The April 3 Students’ Legislative Council meeting began with a brief discussion regarding changes to the Students’ Union bylaws brought forward by vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace. The most notable change would allow SLC meetings to continue even if quorum is lost during the meeting — although…

Campus club strives to establish fencing as a varsity sport

By David Song, April 5 2018 —  Fencing is a classic sport that has been recognized at the Olympic level since 1896. Despite this, it’s not widely played in North America. The University of Calgary Fencing Club aims to change this by giving students the opportunity to sample the lesser-known sport. Established in 1963 by Don…

Gauntlet presents athlete awards at annual Night of the Dino ceremony

By Christie Melhorn, April 5 2018 —  Every spring, the Dinos athletics department hosts an awards ceremony called Night of the Dino to honour the University of Calgary’s student athletes and coaches. On April 3, the 51st Night of the Dino took place at the Red and White Club in McMahon Stadium to celebrate the…

Potholes around campus found to be portals straight to hell

By Alisha Ostberg, April 5 2018 — In a surprising turn of events on the University of Calgary campus, the potholes near parking lots 10, 11 and 12 have been discovered to be actual portals to hell. In the time since they emerged earlier this month, students have reported frightening experiences with the potholes, citing…

CUFF: Get stuck in your seats with screenings straight from the underground

By Matty Hume, April 4 2018 — Some folks are lucky enough to call a massive film-head a friend — a pal who knows when the festival circuit features are playing at the community theatre and orders the best foreign flicks — and you’re somehow never disappointed by what they make you watch. For one week…

U of C’s stance against trigger warnings is outdated and out-of-touch

By Trevor Landsburg, April 4 2018 — At the most recent Board of Governors meeting, University of Calgary provost Dru Marshall said that the school’s stance regarding trigger warnings is similar to the University of Chicago’s. The University of Chicago doesn’t support the use of safe spaces in classrooms, arguing that this compromises freedom of…

Fake service dogs threaten the legitimacy of well-trained service animals

By Sara Askew, April 3 2018 — Legitimate service animals provide mobility to those who need them. However, a growing population of fake service dogs is infiltrating the world of support animals. A fake service dog is a normal pet that an owner fraudulently dresses as a service animal. The vest and other tools animals…

Very accurate astrological predictions for your final assignment

By Derek Baker, April 3 2018 — Aries (March 21 – April 19) After scrambling to finish an assignment late into the night before it’s due, you’ll forget it on the printer tray while packing up the next morning, causing you to still get a late penalty anyway.   Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Your professor…

The growing financial unsustainability of Bermuda Shorts Day

By Jason Herring, April 3 2018 —  This year, the Students’ Union implemented paid entry to their annual Bermuda Shorts Day event in response to the growing cost of hosting the festivities. In 2017, the union lost over $88,000  putting on the event. What caused the iconic undergraduate event to start hemorrhaging money and what does that…

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