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SU brings national mental health campaign to U of C

By Derek Baker, January 29 2018 — (With files from Jason Herring) University of Calgary students will have the opportunity to participate in the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations’ #StudentsLetsAct campaign from Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. According to CASA, the campaign’s goal is to “turn the many conversations we’ve had about mental health into real action…

The Gauntlet staff’s best of 2018

There was too much of 2018 to remember, let alone summarize in an intro. It felt like a century crammed into 365 days. Kanye ranted, weed was legalized, Lebron went Hollywood, every A-lister you can think of released an album and somewhere in there Canada won a few gold medals at the Olympics, which happened. …

Western alienation is real but anger needs to be channelled correctly

By Derek Baker, December 19 2018 — Alberta’s federal relations have never been overly congenial. From lurking sentiments of the underrepresentation of Western regions in federal politics to overt statements proclaiming  “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark,” Western alienation has persisted throughout the history of Confederation. Tensions ebb and flow. Alberta, along with…

Your future be like that sometimes

By Derek Baker, November 26 2018 — Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You’ll accidentally screenshot a Snapchat story of your junior high ex’s wild night out. You have not talked to them in at least seven years. It be like that sometimes. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) You said you’d figure out what…

Video Game review: Return of the Obra Dinn

By Derek Baker, November 9 2018 — In the height of midterm season, starting and completing a 12-hour puzzle game is probably not the wisest decision. Nevertheless, it’s exactly how I chose to spend my weekend as I was determined to finish Return of the Obra Dinn, a deductive reasoning game on steroids. The best…

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