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No need to leave campus with these September date nights

By Nikayla Goddard, September 7, 2017 — If you’re a bachelor or bachelorette new to the university, you’re probably looking for places to take your date. With your recently purchased expensive-as-hell textbooks, fiery first-day outfit and dreaded tuition payments, money can be tight. Here are a few university date nights that won’t bust your wallet. Monday…

Campus club makes Alberta’s back-country accessible to students

By Christie Melhorn, July 27 2017 —  Alberta’s lush landscape of turquoise lakes and dense greenery is world-renowned. In 2011, National Geographic listed Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park as one of its top 15 hikes in the world. While few would argue about how relaxing a day in Banff or Kananaskis is, the grind…

Aikido instructor discusses philosophy of defence

By Tommy Osborne, March 21 2017 — Aikido has gained popularity in recent years. The martial art originates from Japan and primarily focuses on defence and using an opponent’s strength against them. The University of Calgary offers the chance for students to learn Aikido through the Aikido club. The Gauntlet spoke with Frank G. Barta…

Try swimming for a solid low-impact workout

By Tommy Osborne, March 14 2017 — Swimming can be one of the most rewarding ways to exercise and a quick glance will show you that the University of Calgary campus pool is never as busy as the gym. While there is nothing wrong with working out  at the gym, here are four reasons why…

News briefs: February 9 edition

By Scott Strasser, February 7 2017 — Active Living fixing locks and steam room in locker rooms At their meeting on Jan. 26, the Active Living and Athletics Committee (ALAC) discussed infrastructural issues in the kinesiology locker rooms. One of the issues brought up at the meeting included replacing broken day lockers. A large number…

Climbing high in the Kinesiology basement

By Scott Strasser, July 26 2016 — Recent graduate Jodi Garvin has a slight fear of heights. But that fear hasn’t stopped her from pursuing rock climbing at the University of Calgary. “Even just going up there scares the crap out of me,” Garvin said with a laugh. “I used to climb in junior high and…

Controversial fitness centre incident sparks dress code review

By Fabian Mayer, April 12 2016 — University of Calgary Active Living is updating its policies after two women were kicked out of the fitness centre for wearing sports bras. The February incident caused controversy when it came to light last month. Bobola Olayinka and Gorana Jeftic were asked to leave the gym by fitness…

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