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Try working out on an empty stomach

By Christie Melhorn, May 24th, 2017 — Properly fueling your body for a workout is critical in maintaining a healthy balance of diet and exercise. However, there are many theories about when you should fuel to maximize results. Fitness enthusiasts who promote fasted cardio — or, cardio on an empty stomach — argue it is…

Increase your vitamin D intake to boost your mood

By Christie Melhorn, May 19 2017 — With the weather warming up, exposed arms and legs are reappearing on campus. Before the requisite May snowstorm shatters the illusion of spring, take advantage of the higher temperatures to increase your vitamin D intake. Glamorously known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is produced when our skin is…

Dinos mourn the loss of track athlete Mariano Ezeta

By Saima Asad, May 3 2017 — University of Calgary student and Dinos sprinter Mariano Ezeta died at age 23 this weekend after a roughly two-year battle with cancer. The Gauntlet interviewed Ezeta in 2015, before his diagnosis. He spoke about the pressures of balancing athletics and academics. “It does get a little bit strenuous sometimes,…

On-call shifts exploit student workers

By Jesse Stilwell, April 27 2017 — Most post-secondary students have to balance a part-time job with school to manage their finances. These jobs give students valuable experiences and skills, but in Alberta, protection from unfair workplace practices for part-time workers in the customer service industry is lacking — specifically in retail and food service…

Keep an open mind with studying strategies

By Jill Girgulis, April 27 2017 — I’ve always had a hard time talking to people about how I study. It’s my homework and it’s not very exciting. I also don’t think I’m particularly good at it. I’ve always tended to procrastinate school work, which is nothing new for a lot of people. I’ve made…

The SU must pay its employees fairly to promote its mandate

By Melanie Woods, April 4 2017 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is currently hiring part- and full-time positions for the upcoming summer and academic year. These include roles like Social Media Coordinator, Volunteer Services Coordinator and Program and Events Assistant. These positions are designed to be filled by students and require around 10–15…

Head to head: SLC Bonus repeal policy should have been passed

By Jesse Stilwell, April 4 2017 — Last week, the Students’ Union Policy Development and Review Committee brought the same policy to repeal faculty representatives’ monthly bonuses back to the Student Legislative Council from a  March 7 discussion, despite receiving criticism and suggestions to change it. The policy failed to receive the two-thirds supermajority it…

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