Letter to the editor: Farewell to Cannon

RE: Elizabeth Cannon announces resignation We can finally celebrate the departure of Elizabeth Cannon as president of the University of Calgary. A grotesque statement from Gordon Ritchie, the chair of the Board of Governors on Jan. 29, 2018 announced the long-anticipated news — Cannon will resign as the president of the University of Calgary. The…

Student raises awareness about severity of nut allergies

By Matt Hume, February 6 2018 — University of Calgary student Jeff Kommen has recently come forward with his daily battles with a life-threatening nut allergy. The severe allergy, which results in symptoms ranging from hives to anaphylactic shock, is unconventional, Kommen explained. “There’s a lot of misconceptions about nut allergies. Firstly, peanuts aren’t even…

More regulatory action is needed to end Ticketmaster’s unsavoury business practices

By Kayle Van’tklooster, February 7 2018 — Many university students have experienced the frustrations that come with purchasing event tickets from Ticketmaster. The company is a middleman between event hosts and attendees that inflates prices to a ludicrous degree while only providing a limited service. Despite Pearl Jam leading a campaign against them in the…

Sex Week demonstrates the power of student movements

February 5, 2018 — Sex Week has returned for its sixth year at the University of Calgary. Guests from around the city will host events that educate students about sexuality and gender while answering their questions from Feb. 5–9. Although it’s audacious and fun to be greeted by jolly volunteers inside cartoony genital costumes, it’s important…

Dinos women’s basketball put on a show for fans at Pack the Jack

By Tommy Osborne, February 2 2018 —  On Feb. 1, the University of Calgary Dinos hosted the Mount Royal Cougars for the annual Pack the Jack basketball game. The Dinos proved they’re a force to be reckoned with, firing on all cylinders en route to destroying the Cougars 107–54. The Dinos increased their current winning…

Dinos men’s basketball team dominate Pack the Jack with style

By Christie Melhorn, February 2 2018 —  After taking down the Mount Royal University Cougars 107–54 during the first half of Pack the Jack on Feb. 1, Dinos women’s basketball set a high bar for the men’s team. But the men were up to the task, immediately sinking the game’s first baskets with fast footwork…

U of C receive funding for clean energy projects

By Fibha Nazim, February 2 2018 — As part of a bid to promote clean energy initiatives, the University of Calgary has received a combined $714,500 grant from the Government of Canada. The grant, which is part of $3.5 million provided by Ottawa to Calgary-area clean energy initiatives, will be applied to three projects, all…

Rap in 2018 isn’t trash, Joey Bada$$

By Thomas Johnson, February 2 2018 — Throwback rapper dear Joey Bada$$ thinks the genre is currently trash. In a recent string of tweets, Joey articulated his thoughts on the current climate of hip-hop. Rap is in a very trash state rn with very few exceptions that don’t even get the love and attention that they…

Electric and autonomous vehicles to pose challenges for U of C, says parking director

By Ashar Memon, February 2 2018 — The University of Calgary will have to adapt its parking services on campus to address the growing popularity of electric and autonomous vehicles, Parking and Transportation Services associate director Susan Austen says. In an interview with the Gauntlet, Austen outlined how Parking and Transportation Services has evolved at…

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