Under the radar films showcased at Calgary Underground Film Festival

By Troy Hasselman, April 4 2019 — The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) will return for its 16th edition this year with features, short films and panels playing from morning to night at the Globe Cinema. The festival showcases genre pieces and overlooked titles with work coming from local and international filmmakers. Abe Forsythe’s Little…

Acknowledge the unhealthy drinking culture BSD promotes

By Paven Bal, April 4 2019 — Bermuda Shorts Day is best known to students as the year-end celebration at the University of Calgary that caps off a long and gruelling semester. It’s the one time during the year when students come together for a wholesome campus experience. Drinkers and non-drinkers alike can attend BSD to be part of the school…

Letter from the Editor: Take the time to cast an informed vote on April 16

April 3 2019 — On April 16, just as students at the University of Calgary start writing their exams, Albertans will go to the polls to vote in the 2019 provincial election.  Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party are hoping to swing Alberta voters back to the right, while Rachel Notley’s New Democratic Party wants to hold onto power….

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: New Democratic Party candidate Anne McGrath

Anne McGrath is the New Democratic Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. She is currently the executive director of Premier Rachel Notley’s Southern Alberta office. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Anne McGrath: Well, I think students have a very important choice ahead of them. For one thing, students on campus must recognize that if…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: United Conservative Party candidate Jason Copping

Jason Copping is the United Conservative Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. He is currently a small business owner and university instructor. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Jason Copping: First and foremost, the United Conservatives have a plan to reignite the economy and create jobs. I’ve taught as a sessional at Haskayne [School of…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: Green Party candidate Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes

Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes is the Green Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. She is currently leader of the Alberta Green Party. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes: First off, we’re going to fight for the planet and the people and that’s very close to the heart of a lot of students. Also, we want…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: Alberta Party candidate Beth Barberree

Beth Barberree is the Alberta Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. She is a small business owner. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Beth Barberree: I think I bring a combination of unique perspectives, experience and education into the legislature. I’ve been a small business owner and I think that’s given me some insights as…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: Liberal Party candidate Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell is the Liberal Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. He is self-employed as an industrial hygienist. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Ryan Campbell: Well, as the Alberta Liberal candidate for the riding, we really want to focus our platform on increasing access to post-secondary education. Here in Calgary-Varsity, obviously that means University…

More affordable housing for seniors, pet owners needed in Calgary

By Christie McCaw, April 3 2019 — Affordable housing is a fundamental right and a basic necessity that all people deserve access to. The City of Calgary, landlords and property management companies are not doing enough to ensure access to affordable housing for all — including those who are also pet owners. According to the City of Calgary’s Affordable Housing Strategy,…

Two candidates challenge CRO decisions in 2019 SU election, throwing results into question

By Ashar Memon, April 3 2019  — Two candidates who ran in the 2019 Students’ Union General Election have filed separate appeals to contest decisions made by SU chief returning officers affecting their respective races, the candidates confirmed to the Gauntlet. Current University of Calgary Board of Governors representative Frank Finley and SU vice-president external…

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