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Calgary installs new $1.2-million invisible public art piece

By Devin Aggarwal, September 21 2017 — Calgary city council came under fire again this week after revealing a new piece of public art purchased for the downtown core. The project, conceptualized by Moldovan new-age artist Clara Fischer and titled “Winter in Prairie,” cost the city 1.2 million. It is completely invisible. “The sculpture embodies the…

Frosh 2017: Entertainment

By Matt Hume MUSIC It’s the perfect time to enjoy live music in Calgary — new venues are constantly popping up alongside a wide array of classic spots for every taste. For everything from rock to hip-hop, Broken City on 11 Ave. has your back. The rowdy Ship & Anchor Pub on 17 Ave. scratches that…

Bike Share returns to campus following five-month winter hiatus

By Mariah Wilson, March 21 2017 — After enduring five months of snowy weather, the University of Calgary Bike Share program is ready to restart operations on March 27. During their first year of existence, the Bike Share hosted over 15 events including organized rides, speaker series and public outreach events. In the past few…

Group rowing classes provide social challenge

By Christie Melhorn, February 7 2017 — Hearing about Row 17 — Calgary’s first rowing studio — perked my curiosity, but I never acted on it. As a runner and dancer, I often disregard seated workouts. But last week, that disregard transformed into a newfound respect for the incredible workout that rowing provides. This year,…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Friday

By Miranda Krogstad, July 23 2016 —   For the second day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, we hit the Mainstage and caught up with blues rocker Cécile Doo-Kingué and husband-wife duo Whitehorse.     The only thing more passionate than Doo-Kingué’s funky Hendrix-esque guitar solos was the audience’s standing ovation for her…

Unemployed? Broke? We have classifieds!

By Derek Baker, May 31 2016 — The summer job hunt for students has been dismal. In the current state of the economy, only a lucky few have been able to find positions related to their degree. If you are desperate, the Gauntlet has compiled a list of positions still for hire.   Student Lab…

Junos showcase best of Calgary

When people outside of Alberta think about arts and culture in Canada, Calgary usually isn’t the first city that comes to mind. We’re often seen as lesser than other Canadian artistic hotbeds like Vancouver and Montreal, while our local identity is unwillingly shifted towards either sports or oil and gas. But those in Calgary know…

Chitter won’t help you make friends

By Kent Wong, March 22, 2016 — Chitter is a university-focused social networking app built on ideas used by platforms like Reddit, Twitter and U of C Confessions. But these online communities take more from the user than they offer back. We don’t need an app to experience the “university life.” If anything, Chitter detracts…

Public consultations can hurt more than help

By Fabian Mayer, March 15, 2016 — Like Beanie Babies and topknots, public consultation is becoming a fad. From federal ministers touring the country in “pre-budget consultations” to the city’s round of “engagement opportunities” currently underway on possible upgrades to Crowchild Trail, governments are more and more likely to look for public input. On the…

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