The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

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The consequences to assuming you're safe

thumb anon EcstacyEditor's note: Our writer has asked to remain anonymous in the story in order to avoid any stigmatization with drug use

Every Monday morning for the past month seems to hold the same story. Another young person has died over the weekend from what is suspected to be tainted ecstasy while more are hospitalized after overdosing.

thumb speeddatingI hadn't been on a date in three years.

Next thing you know, in an hour and a half I'm going on 11 dates in eight minute increments.

Immaturity cited as reason why he should be given slack

thumb pedobearWhile it is important to ensure that appropriate punishment is meted out for crimes committed, trying to use life experience or being bullied as an argument for leniency seems ridiculous.

 Writer discusses her own battle with a debilitating condition

thumb mirroreyes copyI am a 13-year-old girl and it is the end of the school day at my junior high school. I've just been told by the boy that I've been obsessed with for months that I am "too ugly" to be his girlfriend.