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Bermuda Shorts Day to require paid ticket this year

By Derek Baker, March 13 2018 — Students already crossing off days in their calendars waiting for the annual Bermuda Shorts Day celebrations should get ready to spend a little extra cash to participate in this year’s debauchery. For the first time ever, the University of Calgary Students’ Union recently announced that to attend this…

Head-to-Head: Is RateMyProfessor.com helpful?

March 1, 2018 — Students often use the website RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) when making their class schedules.Does it ensure success come September or is it misleading at best? When I build my course schedule, I always pick classes knowing that I’m going to shop around in the two-weeks at the beginning of the semester after I…

B.C. to build giant curtain around Port of Vancouver, save ocean

By Derek Baker, March 1 2018 — In the wake of the current pipeline dispute between Alberta and British Columbia, the Pacific Province has taken another extraordinary step in protecting the environment. Plans have been put in place to build giant curtains around the Port of Vancouver to make it easier to turn a blind eye to…

Cave talks Task Force at Jan. 30 SLC meeting

By Tina Shaygan, January 30 2017 — (With files from Derek Baker) The Jan. 30 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a brief unanimous passing of resolutions on minor policy changes regarding General Faculties Council reporting. The meeting continued with Students’ Union president Branden Cave’s report on the Jan. 11 meeting of the…

Student finally receives grade for class taken in 2015

By Derek Baker, January 9 2017 — As the remaining grades from the Fall 2017 semester trickle in, many students are anxiously checking myUofC to see whether they have been posted. But one student’s patience has been tested in particular. After waiting for two years, fourth-year open studies student Joel Johnston finally received his final grade for…

Gauntlet Editorial Board: Best albums of 2017

2017 is done. Gone. Buh-bye. We may be kissing another tumultuous year farewell, but the music it brought will stick with us for a long time. Amazing albums arrived for every taste and the Gauntlet’s Editorial Board enjoys a range of tunes. We may not agree on everything, but we all had something we loved…

Our horoscopes predict your New Year’s resolution

By Derek Baker, January 8 2017 — Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) You’ll purchase a gym membership that comes with a challenge to do 20 classes within the month. You’ll procrastinate all month but managed to complete the challenge, squeezing in 18 sessions on Jan. 31.    Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) This winter…

New SLC members sworn in at final meeting of fall semester

By Tina Shaygan, December 6 2017 — (With files from Derek Baker) The Dec. 5 Students’ Legislative Council meeting — the final one of the fall semester — began with the swearing in of the new Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine representatives, Sheliza Ismail and Julie Choi, respectively. Both positions were recently…

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