- Published on Monday, 02 December 2013 13:20 02 December 2013
- Written by DANIELLE SEMRAU DANIELLE SEMRAU
How magic went from being his hobby to his livelihood, and everything in between
A magician never shares his secrets. It's the cardinal rule of the profession, cloaking the field in an air of mystery and intrigue.
But on a cool evening at Higher Ground Café magician Malcolm Russell, 44, is going to share some secrets of the trade. Malcolm is a charming, dark-haired English gentleman. He's impeccably dressed, and his welcoming nature makes you feel as though you are in for something exciting.
"Do you want to see the first card trick I ever learned?" he asks, pulling out a deck of cards. He asks me to pick any card I would like. I choose the two of diamonds.
Malcolm requests that I place the card on top of the deck, and then cut the deck anywhere. I oblige, and then complete the cut as requested. He repeats what I've just done.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 09:53 03 December 2013
- Written by LANDON WESLEY LANDON WESLEY
Next month, Buzan begins university with a new outlook after beating back leukemia in record time
Have you ever had that feeling that things in your life are too good to be true?
This was the case for 20-year-old Dillon Buzan who had just spent his summer working at Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch near Bragg Creek as a camp counselor. It was the best job he ever had, as it gave him a chance to work outdoors, be physically active and develop new friendships. He also met a fellow counselor named Katie Pierard, who became his girlfriend.
"It was the best time of my life," he says.
As camp was coming to an end, Buzan anticipated starting Mount Royal University.
That was until he noticed a lump on his neck during the last few weeks of summer. Everyone at camp told him it was likely just a swollen lymph node, nothing to worry about.
- Published on Sunday, 01 December 2013 10:07 01 December 2013
- Written by ANNA BROOKS ANNA BROOKS
After suffering a broken neck as a professional wrestler, Titan battles back from his run as Razor Ramon
Every little boy grows up wanting pretty much the same thing — to be a superhero. Once a young boy himself, Rick Bognar knew that in order to become a superhero, he would need superhuman strength. So he did what any eight year old would do... He started lifting weights.
While supportive of their son's early interest in fitness, Bognar said his parents bit back bemusement when he moved from plastic, sand-filled weights, to begging for an incline bench so he "could work his upper pecs."
"I've always been very decisive ever since I was a kid. Stubborn sometimes too I guess," Bognar said laughing. "I was really into muscle and fitness even as a little kid. I wanted to look like the guys in the bodybuilding magazines."
- Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:55 13 November 2013
- Written by DEVON JOLIE, JENICA FOSTER and ROXANNE BLACKWELL DEVON JOLIE, JENICA FOSTER and ROXANNE BLACKWELL
What students and prospective employers should know to get the most out of the experience
Many post-secondary schools require students to complete internships and co-ops as part of their degree before they graduate, but what should they expect to gain from it? Luckily several employers that hire interns are moving away from the stereotype of bringing in students to fetch coffee and work for free, and the government has regulations in place that give students rights and help prevent them from being taken advantage of. If interns are given the proper environment to learn, they can prove to be a vital part of a successful company.