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Lining up for midnight releases allows customers to play more quickly

game3I showed up at a dark and empty Chinook Centre mall around 9 p.m., in preparation for the lineup of people who would be waiting for the midnight release of the highly anticipated video game of the month, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

The midnight launch for the game was taking place at GameStop, making it the third game within a month to have a midnight release, following on the heels of the newest games in the Assassin's Creed and Halo series.

Get your hormones in check and checked out

pcospicturesquareAs 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.

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.

Who even uses a home phone anymore?

Phone1The 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!