Talkin’ trash

By Jana Hanova

One of the lesser known organizations on campus is the Campus Recycling Board (CRB). The major goal of this board is to promote awareness and education about the environmental challenges facing this university.You may have noticed collection bins placed conspicuously throughout the halls on campus. In case you were wondering, these receptacles accept pop cans… Continue reading Talkin’ trash

Why MacEwan Hall took so damn long to build

By Barb Wright

If you check the weather channel you will discover that hell has not, in fact, frozen over. But lo and behold on Wed., Jan. 23, MacEwan Hall opened. It is a saga that has seen six Students’ Union executives, three university Presidents, and more frustrated Gauntlet writers than you can fit into the Den. What… Continue reading Why MacEwan Hall took so damn long to build

Get a life!

By Natasha Dhillon

So now that school is back in session and you’re gearing up to spend all your time studying, take a moment to answer the following questions. 1. You are one of those students that goes to class and immediately goes home to study. True/False2. You do not know anyone in your class except that guy… Continue reading Get a life!

Another year, another tuition increase

By Barb Wright

Got an extra $145 bucks stashed away? Don’t blow it on excessive holiday spending just yet–university administration is laying claim to your chequebook early this year.That’s right, another year, another proposed increase. If university administration gets their way, your tuition will increase by 3.7 per cent again next year. This increase will be proposed to… Continue reading Another year, another tuition increase

Students Union pushes for no tuition increase

By Barb Wright

Tuition consultation is something that happens every year between the Students’ Union and university administration. The purpose of consultation is to make both sides aware of pressures students and the university face in terms of tuition. There is also a loosely stated goal of coming to agreement on an acceptable level of tuition increase to… Continue reading Students Union pushes for no tuition increase

An open letter to Harvey Weingarten

By Nic Porco

Dear Dr. Weingarten,On behalf of the students at the University of Calgary I welcome you to your position as our President and Vice-Chancellor. The University of Calgary is a growing institution, still not having hit its stride. A young university with plenty of potential and an abundance of good people working very hard to make… Continue reading An open letter to Harvey Weingarten