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Warm your winter nights with candlelight

By Christie Melhorn, December 6 2017 —  From the thousands of candles that burn during Diwali to those lining graves on Day of the Dead and even those on your birthday cake, candles are significant across cultures and religions. Their warm, ethereal light is integral to many ceremonies as well as in daily life. Its…

New meditation technology uses sound to quiet overactive minds

By Christie Melhorn, December 1 2017 —  I still remember how my body laid heavy but rested against the wooden floor during my first guided meditation when I was 12.  My dance teacher’s voice pulled me through a lush forest conjured by my mind to find an alien with luminescent skin in a meadow. The…

The Gauntlet Radio: November 2017 edition

On this episode of The Gauntlet Radio on CJSW, Editor in Chief Jason Herring, News Editor Tina Shaygan and Arts Editor Matt Hume discuss secondary suites, the Indigenized U of C coat of arms and the SU’s new VP External Puncham Judge. Tina interviews Judge to explore her plans for the new role, Matt interviews…

Dinos women’s hockey coach inducted to Hockey Hall of Fame

By Christie Melhorn, November 30 2017 —  Dinos women’s hockey head coach Danielle Goyette is a University of Calgary legend whose legacy only expanded with her induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 13. Goyette secured 68 points with the Canadian women’s national team, making her the fourth-leading all-time scorer in the International…

Bake gingerbread cookies to soothe stress during exam season

By Christie Melhorn, November 30 2017 — Holiday food culture is loaded with sensory delight, nostalgia and pure indulgence. But the subsequent sugar crash can leave you feeling sick and lethargic. However, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth and stress cravings by swapping refined sugar for natural sweeteners in homemade goodies. Take a break from the…

Winter sports to try through the campus Outdoor Centre

By Christie Melhorn, November 21 2017 — Calgary’s biting air and slushy streets don’t exactly beckon us to spend more time outdoors in winter. Most of us prefer to bundle up in a blanket and admire the snow from afar. Despite how cold and uncomfortable the season can be, it has inspired fun outdoor activities…

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