- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:48
- Written by Sarah Comber
Children across Canada live with victimization daily
I can still remember, vividly, what it felt like — walking back to my seat after lunch.
Trying to get there as quickly as possible.
I was wearing a pink shirt — my favourite colour. I thought it looked OK, but as I felt their eyes staring into my back, and the whispers uttered through 10-year-old lips, I began to doubt my choice.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:41
- Written by Scott Kingsmith
1980s rule in place to protect blood recipients, says organization
It took me about a week to work up the courage to walk into the blood clinic. The sterile smell filled my nostrils as I grabbed the clipboard from the front desk.
I sat down on one of the hard, lavender-coloured chairs and began to fill out the medical forms.
Feeling well? Yes. Taking any medication? No. Recent AIDS test? Yes. Any travel? No.
When I was done with the forms, a small, grey-haired nurse escorted me through the waiting room and to the rear of the clinic. Her orange crocs squeaked with every step on the linoleum.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 01:03
- Written by VERONICA POCZA
Can you really ever go home?
I approach the community from the main route of anywhere in south Calgary — Anderson Road. I notice Bonavista peeking up from behind tiny hills that border the houses from the noisy traffic of the four-lane freeway. Even with a quick glance from my car, moving nearly 80 km/h I know that it's a safe and friendly place to be.
I no longer have an actual house to go back to in Bonavista, but being here today activates some of my most vivid memories.
- Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013 15:11
- Written by Katherine Camarta
Life in the Slopes, a Calgary neighbourhood
In Calgary's far west, on the southern side, lies the community of the Slopes.
A barred, brown metal gate blocks the private road at the entrance to it. A simple painted wooden street sign proclaims that the lands and the road are private property, owned and managed by the Slopes Community Association Ltd.
You cannot enter...But I can.
- Published on Monday, 21 January 2013 16:09
- Written by RYAN RUMBOLT
X92.9 brings music, fear and loathing to the Rockies one last time
One Weekend Only 5 had come to an end — and as I headed back to Calgary I had over a day's worth of tape, two cameras full of pictures and vague memories of robots, hot tubs and fog machines to sort through.
- Standing up for pit bulls
- Confessions of a sports addict
- Hijabi like me
- The sheep that left the flock
- Why I deleted most of my Facebook history
- Calgary writer re-evaluates Facebook friend list
- Puppy love
- Journey to K-pop town
- Calgary writer explores family connection to lesbian aunt
- ‘Saved by the Bell’ on a Saturday morning