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Head-to-Head: Should we all have access to the email directory?

Yes, access to the directory is helpful to get in contact with people By Nikayla Goddard, October 15 2018 — On Sept. 7, 246 University of Calgary staff, students, faculty and alumni with ‘Nicole’ in their name or email address received a mass email from Carlos, a student looking to connect with a woman named Nicole…

Calgary Herald runs afoul with Kavanaugh column

October 3 2018 — A recent column published in the Calgary Herald garnered a barrage of criticism across the city and on social media. The piece, written by columnist Naomi Lakritz and titled “Kavanaugh doesn’t deserve this. What happened in high school stays in high school,” sparked outrage on social media, with companies pulling their…

There is no free speech problem at Canadian post-secondaries

September 20 2018 —  At the beginning of the school year, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a policy threatening funding cuts to Ontario post-secondary institutions should they not adopt ‘strong free-speech policies’ — whatever that means — by Jan. 1, 2019. Though the policy passed in Ontario will not affect post-secondary institutions in Alberta, it still…

Our horoscopes predict how you will kick off Kickoff

By Derek Baker, September 7 2018 — Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) You will try your darndest to start the wave in the stands. Despite your best efforts, the only ones who will stand up when it’s their turn are your two sort-of-but-not-really acquaintances you met during Orientation Days. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)…

Summer comes to a close with a productive SLC

By Derek Baker, August 31 2018 — The last Students’ Legislative Council meeting of the summer met the evening of Aug. 28. Notable business included a presentation of the Students’ Union executive team’s annual plan, passing an extra-budgetary expenditure of $33,373 for construction of an emergency exit at the Den & Black Lounge and a…

Gauntlet staff make their 2018 Polaris Prize picks

The Polaris Prize will be awarded to the best Canadian album of the last year on Sept. 17. Here’s the albums we think deserve to be recognized as the True North’s best. Alvaays — Antisocilites Antisocialites was conceived between 2014 and 2016, during Molly Rankin’s break from the huge success of Alvvays debut album. She…

Vacant Students’ Union VP external position disconcerting

June 29 2018 — The current Students’ Union executive team is incomplete. Following the resignation of then vice-president external elect Puncham Judge in late April, the position was brought to the SU’s Nominations Committee to recommend the appointment of a current Students’ Legislative Council member to the position for the interim until a fall byelection….

Another year of SLC kicks off at May 8 meeting

By Ashar Memon, May 11 2018 — (With files from Derek Baker) Fresh new faces, as well as some familiar ones, greeted the Executive Council Chambers in MacHall on May 8 as the 76th Students’ Legislative Council convened for the first time. The evening kicked off with a report on the April 26 meeting of…

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