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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.

Post-secondary mental health funding should be a priority

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced on Feb. 24 that the province will likely face a $10.5-billion deficit as a result of the declining oil industry and subsequent loss of royalties. With the 2016–17 budget announcement expected in early April, many promised programs will be sent to the chopping block. While the provincial government probably…

Board of Governors appointments are important for the province

One of the ways provincial governments shape Alberta is through public board appointments. The highest decision-making body for universities — the Board of Governors —  is an example of one of these boards. The president is the public face of the University of Calgary, but it’s the Board of Governors that approves everything from tuition…

Why don’t women run for the Students’ Union?

By Melanie Woods, March 1, 2016 — Have you seen a lot of dudes’ faces plastering the walls of campus this past week? It’s not just you — significantly more men run for leadership positions in the Students’ Union than women. In the past three years, 29 men have vied for executive positions on Students’…

Is university a good place to find a date?

By Jill Girgulis, February 9, 2016 — If there really are plenty of fish in the sea, then there must be something wrong with the water at the University of Calgary. I’ve been told that university will be my best chance to meet a future partner. This is because — as these well-meaning people point…

Academic papers are needlessly complex

By Scott Strasser. January 26, 2016 — As a communications studies major, I’ve always found it frustrating how wordy and convoluted many of my course readings are. Week after week, I find myself slogging through 30-page essays with 60-word sentences and an idea that could easily be communicated in half the space. It feels like…

UPass program wastes student money

By Keean Bexte, January 21, 2016 — Have you picked up your $130 transit sticker yet? If you are part of the 47 per cent of students who don’t use public transit as their preferred method of transportation, you might not know what I’m talking about. This is because the intention of Calgary Transit’s UPass…

Door holding regulations to be introduced

By Fabian Mayer, November 27 2014 —  The University of Calgary is planning to introduce guidelines governing door etiquette after a student was involved in an accident she claims was caused by excessive door holding. “I was on my way from the TFDL to MacHall when a guy walking at least 25 feet in front…

U of C opens its doors to refugee students from Kenya and Malawi

By Farah Kammourieh, September 25 2014 — The University of Calgary has welcomed refugee students, usually from Africa, to study and live on campus since 1986. This  year, two students from Kenya and Malawi have made their way to the U of C. The refugee student program is a partnership between the U of C,…

New course pack literally costs firstborn child

By Melanie Bethune, September 18 2014 — Students registered in Statistics 361 this semester received a shocking blow to their futures when they discovered exactly how much the required course materials cost. The required course pack, comprised of a single CD in a plain white sleeve, will literally cost students their firstborn child. “Students complain…

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