Spending money for “fitness” proves beneficial to ego

A group of fitness researchers in Vancouver, British Columbia believe they have uncovered the secret behind the new method of feeling fitter that is now all the rage. The controversial method, dubbed “Lululemon Retail Therapy” by those who remain more skeptical of the routine, has swept across North America like wildfire, proving to be especially… Continue reading Spending money for “fitness” proves beneficial to ego

Caught in the slut box

The “slut box” is a dangerous category to be placed in. Relegating a woman to the slut box — sluts are almost universally understood to be female — generally indicates she is of poor moral character and somehow fundamentally different from women who escape the wrath of this category. In other words, the fact that… Continue reading Caught in the slut box

Keep pseudo and science separate

For students interested in a career in research or medicine, securing a summer position in a research lab provides invaluable experience. By obtaining a studentship from an organization like Alberta Innovates Health Solutions or the University of Calgary’s Program for Undergraduate Research Experience, undergraduates can spend the summer months conducting research in world-class labs. 
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Debate: Honey Boo Boo Child

Almost everyone with Internet or cable seems to have an innate fascination with reality television — we thrive on gawking at people in questionable life circumstances. The Learning Channel reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is no exception to this. Alana Thompson, otherwise known as Honey Boo Boo Child, is the star of what… Continue reading Debate: Honey Boo Boo Child

Debate: Honey Boo Boo Child

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, starring the seven-year-old, pageant-loving Alana Thompson, has carved a place in the hearts of audiences, offering the world an escape from reality. It is this escapism that appeals to television watchers and is clearly beneficial to society. 
 TLC’s latest reality television invention takes viewers to a world where no… Continue reading Debate: Honey Boo Boo Child

Editorial: Hitchhiking versus charge-hiking

Public transportation in Calgary sucks, but it could get much worse with a late night surcharge on taxis in the city.
 Alderman John Mar, representative for Ward 8, recently posted a video pitching the idea of charging late night passengers up to five additional dollars to encourage more cabbies to be on the road at… Continue reading Editorial: Hitchhiking versus charge-hiking

Past its prime

McMahon Stadium is the least impressive of Calgary’s major entertainment venues. Although the over 50-year-old stadium has hosted a variety of marquee events — from the 1988 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies to the NHL Heritage Classic last year — it clearly shows its age. Cities across Canada are upgrading or replacing their football venues… Continue reading Past its prime

Spun: Stalwart Sons

Calgarian band Stalwart Sons ushers in the autumnal decline with their second album Stay Cold. Laden with the varnish of post-hardcore and ’90s screamo aesthetics, the self-proclaimed “Canadiana three piece” has abandoned their usual conventions to delve deeper into the realm of fast-paced, toe-tapping rock and roll. While the band’s first album, Burn Daylights Like… Continue reading Spun: Stalwart Sons