Calgary security company comments on tricky balance in their jobs
Upon watching the pixelated, low-quality video of a man being manhandled by mall security, I was stunned. Likely feeling what most people felt when watching the video for the first time. Anger. Disgust. Abhorrence.
On March 16, Dan Doussept, 31, was at Chinook Centre with a friend waiting for a movie at the Scotiabank Theatre Chinook. Doussept was spotted by security sitting on the escalators leading up to the theatre, he was asked to get off. Before long, a tussle with security began, which led to a full confrontation outside of the mall doors.
- Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 16:06
- Written by Caitlin Clow
Get your hormones in check and checked out
As a freshman in high school, I was very irregular – yes, I'm talking about my menstrual cycle. My doctor reassured me this was a normal thing for many young women.
I was constantly under the impression I was pregnant because of late or missed periods.
In 2004, my doctor finally decided to investigate my family medical history and took blood work.
- Published on Friday, 30 November 2012 15:03
- Written by Sarah Comber
YYC community should offer more support
In 2011, more than 1.7 million people died because of AIDS.
According to UNAIDS, this number decreased from around two million in 2005 – which suggests hope for the future of people infected with HIV and AIDS.
- Published on Friday, 30 November 2012 11:02
- Written by Danny Luong
Who even uses a home phone anymore?
The home phone rings, it's a deafening cry for attention at my home. This is the only phone that probably rings more than twice. Our landline will ring, and ring until even the heavens above cannot take it anymore, and it finally goes to the automated answering machine. Apparently we've won another trip to Hawaii, we just need to call them back!
- Published on Friday, 30 November 2012 10:49
- Written by Jeff Medhurst
Why being distracted isn't all bad
I'm always distracted. That's a bad thing, and a good thing. It's bad because when I sit down to do my work I have a million other things on my brain other than my work. It's good because when I'm driving to school or to work, or sitting down enjoying a cup of coffee, I'm always thinking about what needs to get done.
Having the Internet since a young age has conditioned me to be constantly multi-tasking. A report by ABC News that used a software called Rescue Time to monitor website traffic says that on average, people spend 15 minutes on Facebook per day, anywhere between nine and 49 minutes on Youtube, and five minutes on Amazon or Twitter. I'm no exception.