The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Produced by: Asha Siad

In light of the burka ban in France and Canada's current ban of Muslim women wearing face coverings such as the burka and niqab when swearing the oath of citizenship, Sadia Jibran, a local young mother shares her thoughts and experiences on her decision to wear the niqab, its meaning and the misconceptions that follow.

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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.