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, 29 November 2012 11:34
- Written by Alexander Kubinski
Proposed DJ certification ignores artists' freedom to create
There are many arguments when it comes to art: Is the painting sending a message, or is it just a mess of colours? Is he dancing or having a seizure? Does that song make you want to dance or wish that you were deaf? Inevitably, such arguments all end in the same common cliché: "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
With the proposal for DJs to undergo professional certification, a certain feeling of uneasiness should fall upon all musicians and artists. Music is a form of self-expression, and many think of it as its own art form. Requiring a DJ to follow certain guidelines, however, could hinder their ability to create and express themselves. What if history's great artists had been required to follow "professional" guidelines? Would the Sistine Chapel be the masterpiece it is if Michelangelo had restrictions placed on him?
- Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 18:59
- Written by Lori Williams
This byelection was expected to be uneventful, and Calgary Centre was thought to be a safe-seat. The unexpected developments can be traced to three factors.
- Published on Friday, 23 November 2012 10:39
- Written by Megan Bilton
A fraction of a second changes everything
Twenty-five seconds. Hours upon hours of training. Years of pain. Pushing your body and mind to the extreme in training for only a 25 second run.
For just 25 seconds.
That's what moguls are about but a career can end in less than 25 seconds, something I found out four years ago.
- Published on Friday, 26 October 2012 10:30
- Written by Jordan Kroschinsky
Familiarizing oneself with the issue to understand how to defeat it
The stench that consistently surrounded her was one of her own stool and gas.
Labeled as a burden, she had forgotten what it was like to be touched, and the only voice to listen to was her own.
No one dared to console her. So the only comfort she felt was her hand brushing the hair away from her own face.