Tagged Sports

Sports journalism will thrive in digital age

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, April 6 2017 — Next year, the Gauntlet will transition from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine. With a new digital format and daily reporting on our website, this will have a largely positive outcome in the sports section. Our move reflects the increased digital demands from our readership and news…

Dinos athletics director discusses involvement in Bell Let’s Talk

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 14 2017 — The University of Calgary Dinos athletics department got involved in this year’s Bell Let’s Talk day on Jan. 25 in a big way. Bell Let’s Talk is a social media campaign dedicated to starting a conversation about mental health and leading de-stigmatization efforts across Canada. Engaging with the…

Inconsistent fitness centre dress code invites discrimination

Dress codes aren’t necessarily bad. While they’re rarely the most fun rules to follow, they can be used to set firm guidelines on what is and isn’t appropriate to wear in a shared space. But, like any other fair-weather rule, inconsistently enforced dress codes can become a tool for discrimination. And this is exactly what’s…

Election recount results in Blue Jays government, Bautista prime minister

By Melanie Woods, October 20 2015 — On Oct. 19, Canada elected a Liberal majority government. However, a recent recount revealed that the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays will form a minority government. Every player on the 40-man roster was elected as a Member of Parliament, with several stars representing multiple ridings. The total number of…

Dinos kick off 2015 season with record-breaking effort

By Sonny Sachdeva, September 5 2015 — The Dinos football team’s 2015 campaign got off to a somewhat rocky start in this season’s inaugural match-up. The Dinos lined up against former head coach Blake Nill and his University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in front of over 4,200 fans at McMahon Stadium on Sept. 4, only…

Dinos men’s hockey primed for success

Johny Faul, September 3 2015 — The Dinos men’s hockey team is gearing up for a superb 2015–16 season as fall arrives. The team found plenty of success last season, posting a 20–8 record and finishing second in the Canada West division. The club’s sharp goaltending played a crucial role in their success. The Dinos…

NHL star Pavel Bure founds hockey legends league

Sonny Sachdeva, September 3 2015 — The main allure of professional hockey is grounded in the awe-inspiring performance of the game’s premier talents. While the majority of the NHL’s participants continue at a standard level, there are always a handful of stars who establish themselves in a class of their own. But even these historic…

Athletics Canada misses the mark with insensitive tweet

Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 3 2015 — The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships kicked off in Beijing last week, and Team Canada has garnered praise for a surprising string of top-place finishes. Sprinter Andre De Grasse took home a bronze medal in the 100-metre while racing against gold medalist Usain Bolt. Melissa Bishop…

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