Feature Voices Stories
- Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:16 31 August 2014
- Written by Max Foley Max Foley
Max Foley shares how committing to exercise has had a positive effect on him as a person
Consider this: Out of everything you've ever done — every habit you've established or kicked, every experience you've had, every memorable part of your life — what has changed your life the most? What has had the most positive effect on your life?
For me and countless others, the answer is exercise. Fitness. Athletics. However you label it, physical activity has changed lives for the better since the Greeks and Romans discovered the benefits of intentional exertion. Socrates said, almost 2-1/2 millennia ago: "No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."
- Published on Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:41 17 August 2014
- Written by Zarif Alibhai and Quinton Amundson Zarif Alibhai and Quinton Amundson
Teenage amputee has achieved great success despite disability.
It's fair to say that some of us take the simple task of walking for granted.
For others, like young Calgarian Trinity Tratch, it represents a difficult challenge to overcome. The 15-year-old wears prosthetics on his two legs to assist him everyday with walking. He is an below-right-knee and above-left-knee amputee.
Along with trying to deal with the physical challenges that come with being an amputee, Tratch says it's a challenge to deal with the constant questions he faces from people that may not understand what he is going through.
- Published on Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:32 26 July 2014
- Written by Brett Luft Brett Luft
Musicians use aggressive tones as a means of inspiration
“Dear Calgary, if you were the last I’d ever play then I would be content,” said the drummer for the Pennsylvania metalcore band.
- Published on Monday, 07 July 2014 19:04 07 July 2014
- Written by Ingrid Mir Ingrid Mir
Who cares about veracity?
While journalists are still struggling to combine accuracy with immediacy, consumers are constantly exposed to mistakes and misunderstandings. In the rush to be the first to inform, our job has, unfortunately, gotten many of us into some ambiguous situations where some facts have been confused.
Immediacy should never be mixed up with being in a clumsy hurry to inform – but this is all the more important when it comes to public safety and emergency situations that play with others' fears and panic.