Tagged campus life

Students raise concern over on-campus WiFi woes

By Ashar Memon, March 23 2018 — Have you had trouble connecting to the internet on campus recently? You’re not alone. Over the past two weeks, students, staff and faculty members have reported experiencing issues with WiFi across campus with the University of Calgary’s three main WiFi networks, airuc-secure, airuc-guest and eduroam. It appears the…

Best places to nap on campus

By Tina Shaygan, March 20 2018 — Looks like you only got three hours of sleep last night — again. Sleep deprivation is a leading cause of stress for post-secondary students and we consistently suffer from a lack of sleep. Hoping to contribute to your terrible sleeping habits, the Gauntlet found the top spots on…

Four cool classes to fill your winter semester schedule

By Tina Shaygan, December 8 2017 — Having the chance to take courses that genuinely interest you is one of the best aspects of university. Here’s four of the most interesting courses offered at the University of Calgary this winter semester for students still looking to fill in their schedule.   POLI 481 — Politics of…

Success is about more than good grades

By Jill Girgulis, March 28 2017 —  What does “A” mean to you? When you see it, do you think of things like grades, exams and stress? I know I do. Why is it that an innocuous little symbol has become so significant? The mere mention of it has the power to conjure intense images…

What I wish I’d known before having sex

By Lady Marmalade, March 7 2017 — Before I was sexually active, people told me a lot of different things about having sex. My mother told me that “everything changes” once you do it for the first time. I was told that I would grow abnormally attached to the person who defaced my womanly virtue…

Mental health discussion must address poverty

By Tina Shaygan, February 28 2017 — Mental health on university campuses is a crisis. According to the 2016 National College Health Assessment, 13.1 per cent of the respondents from the  University of Calgary reported having seriously considered suicide at some point in the past year. Of the 1,004 U of C respondents, 18.9 per…

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