The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


I got my first tattoos when I was 18 years old. Now, at 34, I have been tattooed over 30 times, and some of my tattoos are almost of legal drinking age. Over the last couple of years, I have noticed a growing popularity of hand, neck and the taboo face tattoos. To gain a better understanding of tattoo culture, I caught up with two up-and-coming tattooists, Cong, who asked to be identified only by his first name, and Chanse Oviatt.

Imagine suffering everyday from severe pain and being told by physicians your condition will only get worse with time. What would you do? Would you start researching treatments, looking for anything to take away a little bit of the suffering? Or would you decide that ending your life is the only option?

Trista Johnston went through a full training program to become a Bikram yoga teacher in Calgary, but she says the highlight of her education in the field has been her life experiences.

Johnston says yoga helps her feel connected and grounded, and that has allowed her to handle anything life throws her way.

Freshman 15 has been an epidemic across university campuses for years, proving to have harsh consequences on the lives, and weights, of many first-year students.

The term Freshman 15 describes first-year university students who gain an excessive amount of weight due to new factors the university life brings, including stress, excessive partying, and what is available to them at an affordable cost.