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RSA approves funding for residence compost project

By Scott Strasser, March 7 2017 — Two University of Calgary residence buildings will be a little greener, after the Students’ Union and the Residence Students’ Association approved plans to roll out residence compost pilot projects in Cascade Hall and Olympus Hall in Fall 2017. The RSA approved a compost pilot project in Olympus Hall…

The Great Gauntlet Presidential Debate was wild

By Scott Strasser, March 3 2017 — We don’t always like the Students’ Union election forums, so we decided to host our own. On March 2, the Gauntlet hosted the inaugural Great Students’ Union Presidential Debate in Cassio A/B in MacHall. The debate featured the three candidates hoping to lead the SU next year —…

Pride is for people, not institutions like the police

By Melanie Woods, February 28 2017 — At its annual general meeting in January, Toronto Pride agreed to demands from Black Lives Matter to ban police floats from the annual event. In recent months, the Vancouver Pride Society has also faced petitions both for and against police participation in its annual parade. These are just…

We must not tolerate hate on our campus

By Tina Shaygan, February 14 2017 — It’s only been a few weeks since United States President Donald Trump’s inauguration, but with all the contentious debates and the ugly rhetoric, issues we thought existed only in history textbooks are back in everyday conversations. As post-secondary students in one of the most developed countries in the…

Consultation for Energizing Eyes High comes to a close

By Scott Strasser, February 14 2017 — Results of the three-month public consultation for Energizing Eyes High were published on the University of Calgary’s website on Jan. 31. The results outlined feedback from community members regarding the U of C’s new strategic direction. The published results include a consultation summary and three working papers based…

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