Tagged February 25 2016

SU election supplement 2016: president

Every year during reading week, the Gauntlet puts together a Students’ Union election supplement to inform students on who is running, what they plan to do if elected and who we think is best for the job. We invite all executive candidates to our office for a five-minute platform pitch and a 10-minute question and…

Walking away from high-performance sport

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 23 2016 — The day I knew I was ready to move on from long track speed skating stands out more to me than my best races. I remember skating alone in circles, wrestling with a year-long depression I couldn’t shake. I remember stepping off the ice and knowing I was…

Canadian NHL teams falling short

By David Song, February 23 2016 — If the NHL’s 2015–16 season ended today, not one of Canada’s seven teams would qualify for the playoffs. With the end of the season approaching, the possibility of Canada being shut out of the postseason is becoming more and more likely, as Canada’s seven teams all currently rank…

Cancelled e-mail autoforwarding leads to chaos

By Fabian Mayer, February 23 2016 — Only a handful of days have passed since the university eliminated e-mail autoforwarding and students across campus are already feeling the impact. Fourth-year international relations student John Barnes didn’t see an e-mail saying his class was cancelled and showed up to find a note on the door of…

Students’ Union election horoscopes

By Melanie Woods, February 23 2016 — Pisces  (Feb. 19 – March 20) You will wake up tomorrow with presidential candidate Stephan Guscott’s beard. It looks good on you. Aries  (March 21 – April 19) A terrified-looking man in a Minions costume will sprint past you in the hallway. After you realize no one is…

Vice-president external candidates vie for votes at forum

By Fabian Mayer, February 23 2016 — The three vice-president external candidates for this year’s Students’ Union election faced off at a forum in MacHall before an audience of roughly 50 students. Each candidate spoke at length about eliminating the loopholes that allow tuition increases beyond the rate of inflation, as well as advocating for…

Students’ Union candidate actually Elizabeth Cannon in a bad disguise

By Melanie Woods, February 23 2016 — The annual Students’ Union election was overcome with scandal this week after officials discovered that one of the vice-president student life candidates was actually university president Elizabeth Cannon in disguise. Cannon was discovered beneath a pair of glasses with a fake nose and moustache at a forum on…

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