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Gauntlet alumna wins Pulitzer Prize, awarded honorary degree from U of C

By Kristy Koehler, April 25 2019 — “Money, power, and greed — what more could a reporter want?” asked New York Times investigative reporter Susanne Craig in January of her 18-month investigation of Donald Trump’s finances. Craig, a former Gauntlet reporter, was speaking to writers at campus papers across the country during her keynote speech at NASH, the annual student journalism…

New USMCA trade deal provides few benefits for Canadians

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, October 11 2018 — After nearly two years of negotiation and non-stop posturing from political leaders, there is finally a new agreement to govern trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico — the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Unfortunately for Canadians, it doesn’t seem like we really got much from the debacle. Prime…

New U.S. maple syrup tariff creates sticky situation

By Devin Aggarwal, March 8 2018 — In the wake of the recent steel and aluminum tariffs announced last week, the White House took aim at the world again, announcing a 50-per-cent tariff on maple syrup imports. Much like the other tariffs, the United States invoked a little-used clause in a 1962 trade law that allows…

SU general election hacked by Russia

By Scott Strasser, March 7 2017 — University of Calgary Students’ Union officials are investigating allegations that the 2017 general election was hacked by the Student’s Association of Mount Russia University (SAMRU). After hours of investigation, members of the SU’s IT department confirmed that espionage units from SAMRU posed as U of C students in order…

We must not tolerate hate on our campus

By Tina Shaygan, February 14 2017 — It’s only been a few weeks since United States President Donald Trump’s inauguration, but with all the contentious debates and the ugly rhetoric, issues we thought existed only in history textbooks are back in everyday conversations. As post-secondary students in one of the most developed countries in the…

U of C to waive application fees for students affected by U.S. travel ban

By Scott Strasser, February 2 2017 — The University of Calgary will exempt application fees for prospective students from the seven countries included in the United States’ recent travel ban. The university confirmed on Feb. 2 that application fees will be waived for students from the affected countries applying for undergraduate and graduate programs at…

Harassment of female politicians perpetuates systemic sexism

Last week was a rough week for women in politics. On the international level, the United States’ first female presidential nominee of a major political party lost the presidency to a neo-fascist dumpster-fire who brags about grabbing women without their consent. Closer to home, the only two female Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidates — Donna…

Your vote matters now more than ever

By Andrew Kemle, November 15 2016 — On Nov. 8, the United States elected Donald Trump — a populist who utilized divisive rhetoric throughout his campaign — as their 45th president. This year’s voter turnout also reached a 20-year low of only 55.4 per cent. There are varying explanations for Trump’s surprising victory, but the…

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