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Calgary International Films Festival celebrates 20th year with stacked lineup

By Troy Hasselman, September 9 2019 — The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), which turns Calgary into a global film hub over 12 days in September, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a stacked lineup that includes a healthy mixture of local-fare, genre pieces, foreign gems and Oscar contenders.    “We’ll be running…

The Mashing returns for another year

By Troy Hasselman, September 9 2019— The Mashing, Alberta Beer Festivals’ autumn sampling event, promises to bring a carnival atmosphere over its two days at the Grand Stand in Stampede Park, with entertainment complementing the myriad food, beer, cider and spirits sampling stations that will pack the festival. “We have a ton of entertainment, we…

Mysterious Barricades spreads awareness of mental health issues and suicide

By Troy Hasselman, September 9 2019 — Suicide and mental health issues are enduring problems at the University of Calgary and campuses across Canada. You’d be hard pressed to find a student that hasn’t been impacted by either in some form. One of the biggest obstacles towards people gaining treatment for these issues is simply…

Alumni tailgate celebrations set spirited tone for Dinos Kickoff

By Tori Taylor, September 6 2019 — On Sept. 6 we celebrated the beginning of the new school year and the end of Fall Orientation. This annual Kickoff football game has drawn over 65,000 fans through McMahon Stadium since 2006. Kickoff is the first introduction that many new students have to the Dinos athletic program….

Circle Carnival set to celebrate the end of summer in two-day format this year

By Kristy Koehler, September 6 2019— Circle, a festival dubbing itself “the traveling food, beer and music carnival” returns to Shaw Millennium Park Sept. 13 and 14. Produced by BassBus — a staple of the Calgary music and event scene — in partnership with Village Brewery and YYCFoodTrucks, Circle is in its sixth year. The…

Travelling during university: a world of experiences

By Divya Shah, August 26 2019— Over the past two summers, I have had the opportunity to travel. Last summer, I interned with the National Organization for Rare Disorders in Washington, DC and this summer I went to Tanzania for a medical elective, mainly at a publicly-funded hospital in Dar-es-Salaam. While both of these experiences…

Returning study abroad student acquires opposite of short-term memory loss

By Frankie Hart, September 4 2019 — Third-year student Victor Vervelend was surprised when he realized upon returning home from studying abroad that he had developed a memory problem. “It took a few days after coming back from Barcelona that I realized it,” Vervelend explained. “On the first day back from Barcelona, I thought maybe…

Letter from the editor

In mid-August, the Gauntlet released a poll to determine what our readers would like to see in our election coverage, asking respondents to select the issues of importance to them, from climate change to immigration, from national defence to freedom of speech. There was also a place to fill in comments. It was in reading…

Textbooks: to buy or not to buy

By Serena Sajan, August 26 2019— As the new term begins and courses move from the “Shopping Cart” to the “Enrolled Courses” list in myUofC, it’s expected that you may be buying textbooks. But, students often wonder if those textbooks will actually be used throughout the term, or if it’s just another way for professors…

Foods to avoid for a clearer complexion

By Tori Taylor, August 25 2019 —  We are all too familiar with horribly-timed breakouts. I remember being told that bad skin was a problem for our puberty-ridden teenage phase. Low and behold, as most of us have discovered, that was a bold-faced lie. I am nearing my 30s and have had worse skin this…

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