The Gauntlet staff’s best of 2018

TThere was too much of 2018 to remember, let alone summarize in an intro. It felt like a century crammed into 365 days. Kanye ranted, weed was legalized, Lebron went Hollywood, every A-lister you can think of released an album and somewhere in there Canada won a few gold medals at the Olympics, which happened. …

University of Calgary Students’ Union prepares to create three-year Strategic Plan

By Matty Hume, December 19 2018 — At the Dec. 4 meeting of the University of Calgary Students’ Union Students’ Legislative Council, vice-president academic Jessica Revington presented an overview and timeline of the SU Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is high-level overview of the SU’s vision and objectives that is reviewed and implemented every three years….

Western alienation is real but anger needs to be channelled correctly

By Derek Baker, December 19 2018 — Alberta’s federal relations have never been overly congenial. From lurking sentiments of the underrepresentation of Western regions in federal politics to overt statements proclaiming  “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark,” Western alienation has persisted throughout the history of Confederation. Tensions ebb and flow. Alberta, along with…

2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium sees all faculties participate

By Matty Hume, December 19 2018 — From Nov. 27–29, the University of Calgary Students’ Union hosted the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), with a plethora of changes to the structure of the event. Changes include an extended timeline for the event itself, the addition of oral presentations and physical models, as well as various research…

News year, news you: The Gauntlet’s top-10 news stories of 2018

By Ashar Memon, December 19 2018 — 2018 was a never-ending gauntlet all on its own. Here’s our top 10 news stories from a long 12 months. University of Calgary student’s postponed sentence of U of C student convicted of sexual offense causes uproar: Just days into 2018, a British Columbia judge postponed the sentence of…

The best outdoor skating rinks in Calgary and area

By Kristy Koehler, December 19 2018 — Nothing says winter in Canada like a trip to an outdoor skating rink. Calgary, a lively winter sports destination, is home to some of the best outdoor rinks in the country. There are rinks in virtually every neighbourhood and quadrant of the city, so no matter where you…

Demolitions, fee changes on the docket at Dec. 14 BOG meeting

By Matty Hume and Jason Herring, December 18 2018 — Living in residence next year will be more expensive, but fees for ancillary services like parking and the meal plan will stay the same. Those were among the results of a series of motions pertaining to fees approved by the University of Calgary Board of Governors (BOG) at…

Dinos continue long-standing tradition of successful ringette in Alberta

By Kristy Koehler, December 18 2018 — Though Ringette is a truly Canadian game, it’s one many people haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy live. A winter team sport invented in Ontario in 1963, ringette is played on an ice surface with skates, a straight stick and a rubber ring. Ringette is dubbed the fastest…

Dinos womens hockey team continues to falter as playoff hopes slip away

By David Song, December 7 2018 — The University of Calgary Dinos women’s hockey team fell 3–2 to the visiting University of Manitoba Bisons on Dec. 1. Despite a quick strike to open the game, the Dinos were unable to hold the lead against the #2-ranked Bisons, who gained momentum as the contest progressed. Fourth-year…

NHL needs to bring back Nordiques

By Kristy Koehler, December 18 2018 — The National Hockey League grew by one team in 2017, holding an expansion draft and setting up shop in Sin City with the Vegas Golden Knights. More importantly, Canadians collectively lamented being passed over in favour of yet another American team. As Canadian hockey fans, we love to…

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