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Five dead in Calgary house party stabbings

Five dead in Calgary house party stabbings

Calgary—via The Gauntlet University of Calgary students woke up Tuesday morning, April 15, to the tragic news that five people had been stabbed to death at a house party in the early hours following Bermuda Shorts Day. Four men and one woman died of stab wounds: three died at the scene while two died from their injuries in hospital. The names of the victims have not yet been released. Four of the ... »

Blurring the party line

Blurring the party line

After recently being kicked out of the Liberal party caucus, 32 newly independent Liberal senators are making a few changes. Along with other plans, the Liberal senators have decided to vote according to their own beliefs, not taking a group stance on issues, and they’re opening many of their caucus meetings to the public. One of the biggest initiatives they’ve set up, however, is allowing the pub... »

UVSS Women’s Centre: a strong, feminist voice

UVSS Women’s Centre: a strong, feminist voice

The UVSS Women’s Centre, in room B107 of the Student Union Building, near where the UVSS general office is located, was established in 1981. Although the main goals of the centre are now in the process of clarification, its historical purpose has been to provide a women-centred physical space to facilitate networking among campus women, offer programming, and promote issues in keeping with t... »

The lens: Canadian University Press

The lens: Canadian University Press

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Intuition and inquiry: medicine for the masses

Intuition and inquiry: medicine for the masses

Popular opinion in our society is divided over the subject of healthcare. With the rise of “alternative” medicine, “conventional” or “Western” medicine is under scrutiny, and people are taking sides in the debate without truly understanding the difference between the two approaches. Common misconceptions include the idea that Western medicine is focused on pushing drugs for the treatment of specif... »

Get off of my cloud

Get off of my cloud

Friday March 21 was a good day, until I got to campus. I was walking to class and happened to pass the Student Union Building, outside of which there was a very loud anti-abortion demonstration. The group had a microphone so loud that I could clearly hear them all the way to Clearihue, so my entire walk to class was marked—completely against my will—by one woman’s graphic and traumatizing de... »

Highlands residents worry for their water

Highlands residents worry for their water

Residents of the District of Highlands (the area encompassing Bear Mountain to Mackenzie Bight, and more) are raising concerns over the dumping of sediment from the Esquimalt Graving Dock (EGD) in the Highwest Waste Recyclers facility in the Highlands. Tervita, a North American environmental and energy services company, purchased the Highwest Recyclers Waste facility on July 1, 2011 and the provin... »

Divest UVic’s reverse psychology

Divest UVic’s reverse psychology

Divest UVic pulled an interesting April Fool’s joke on campus April   1. The group set up a satirical rally around the fountain that condemned the Divest movement and voiced the need for UVic to invest more in fossil fuels. According to a press release, the rally was a part of a nationwide day of action against the fossil fuel industry, known as “Fossil Fools Day,” that spread from Tofino to Halif... »

UVSS ‘amps up’ Stuff Swap

UVSS ‘amps up’ Stuff Swap

Free stuff and a new home for their lightly used clutter, what more could a university student ask for? If there is anything to be learned from student events, it is that everybody loves free things. The best time to swap old clutter for some exciting new clutter may be the UVSS Stuff Swap in the Michèle Pujol Room on April 7, 8, and 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event holds the promise of clothes... »

Society for Students with a Disability: advocating for opportunity

Society for Students with a Disability: advocating for opportunity

Of all the provinces nationwide, B.C. is home to the largest population of people with a disability, so it follows that B.C. universities educate many students who have a disability. Many individuals with disabilities who attend university face specific challenges in an environment that doesn’t always acknowledge their needs. The Society for Students with a Disability (SSD), located in B111 of the... »

Russia and Crimea

Russia and Crimea

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Hype aversion and fandom fatigue

Hype aversion and fandom fatigue

In just a few weeks, the fourth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones will premiere, and the internet is already buzzing about it. And for the first time, I’m one of the fans waiting eagerly for the next installment; I’ve also purchased the first book so I can start catching up on the stuff that the show glossed over. But if you’d asked me a year ago about Game of Thrones,... »

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