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Why practising yoga in the mountains is good for the soul

By Aurora Anderson, June 22 2018 — Life’s stresses catch up with us at the worst times. Most of us aren’t aware of how much residual stress we hold onto, manifesting itself in our breathing, habits, thought patterns and posture. This summer, focus on recharging both your body and mind with some yoga in the…

Unique sport of bike polo a must-see summer activity

By Kristy Koehler, June 21 2018 —  There’s no shortage of eclectic recreation opportunities in Calgary, with the city housing leagues and clubs for sports like fencing, cricket and quidditch. There’s a good chance, however, that you’re less familiar with the sport of bike polo. Bike polo takes the established sport of traditional polo —…

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…

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