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University affirmative action policies help systematically disadvantaged groups

By Tina Shaygan, September 5 2017 — Last month, the United States government opened up the hell gates to the debate on affirmative action. Leaked government documents showed the U.S. Justice Department is allocating resources towards investigating and taking legal action against universities with affirmative action policies intended to include more students from disadvantaged groups to…

Frosh 2017: The Students’ Union

By Derek Baker — As a University of Calgary student, you belong to the Students’ Union. Whether or not you notice, the SU will play a substantial role in your university experience over the next four-plus years. Their job is to promote our interests to university administration and the government, run programs for students and plan events….

Frosh 2017: University Big Shots

By Jesse Stilwell — One of the only interesting things that has taken place at the University of Calgary in the last few years is the drama surrounding its administration. From the legal dispute surrounding the ownership of MacHall to president Elizabeth Cannon’s alleged conflict of interest with the Enbridge energy company, any student might have some…

Frosh 2017: Campus Etiquette

By Derek Baker Welcome to university! You now get to spend time with hoards of like-minded individuals in pursuit of higher education. Congratulations — you are officially an adult. Time to start acting like one. As a fourth-year student, there are two main places where I feel many people lack basic common decency — lecture theatres…

Frosh 2017: Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Year

By Derek Baker Entering university can be pretty overwhelming. No matter where you’re coming from, be it right out of high school or after taking a break from academia, starting at the University of Calgary is an intimidating task. Anxieties can rise as the people in your life bombard you with well-meant, albeit excessive advice. With…

Episode 3: Mastering Your Emotions

Sean, Melanie and Jason develop an intimate, one-on-one course where the student must become the teacher. With absolutely no deadly twists, we promise. Also: Sean makes way too many Dune references, Melanie demands blood and Jason teaches us how to wheel, snipe, and celly. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason…

Episode 2: How To Adult

Sean, Melanie and Jason attempt to teach people how to be normal adults using a terrifying reality show-esque terror mansion. Also: Sean admits to accidental chemical warfare, Melanie argues that sex is also for children and Jason inquires about the female hive-brain. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on…

How to make group projects bearable

By Jason Herring, April 6, 2016 — Group projects are rarely fun, but they’re a necessary part of completing most degrees at the University of Calgary. No matter what faculty you’re in, chances are you’ve had to work with your peers in some capacity over the course of the semester. Though few students love group…

Episode 1: How To Be Nice on the Internet

For their first crack at planning a university course, Sean, Melanie and Jason attempt to teach people not to get mad while playing League of Legends. Subscribe via RSS or iTunes. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on Twitter. Theme song is “Caravan” by Podington Bear.

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