Feature Living Stories
- Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:21 25 November 2014
- Written by AMIRA CARO AMIRA CARO
The unique lifestyle of a university student and the struggle of balancing school, work, and life all at the same time
As a marketing student at the University of Lethbridge, Sarah Brown provides insight into an unusual lifestyle of juggling multiple jobs while dealing with the mounting stress of the full-time student experience.
Brown worked multiple jobs over the past few years to support herself through school, from security at a nightclub, to sales at a clothing store and working at a deli counter.
- Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:44 24 November 2014
- Written by ALLISON BADGER ALLISON BADGER
Calgary's female cycling community struggles with the large gender gap that exists on the city's bike routes
When people think of cyclists, the stereotypical picture is of men, fully suited up, tearing through pathways or roadways like they are in the Tour de France. But where are the women on Calgary's bike paths and roads?
The city's bicycle count released last year found 79 per cent of cyclists are male.
Kristi Woo, an avid cyclist and the founder/designer of Riyoko Urban Bikewear, believes the bicycle count is important for the city because it identifies the main routes taken by many cyclists. However, Woo said she and some of her fellow female cyclists find they do not cycle at the times or places where the bicycle count was being conducted.
- Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:53 18 November 2014
- Written by ANGIE LANG ANGIE LANG
Prostate Cancer Centre mobilizes rolling facility for early prostrate detection in men
When you see this van you may do a double take. It's blue and bright, bearing enormous checkered underwear with "GET CHECKED" printed across it.
The Man Van is a mobile unit operated by the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC). The Man Van's staff, consisting of several volunteers and nurses, drive to various locations in and around Calgary offering free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood tests to men over 40 years old.
- Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 19:09 14 November 2014
- Written by CAROLINE FYVIE CAROLINE FYVIE
Between Friends raises funds to help special needs Calgarians
Between Friends, an organization that helps disabled individuals in Calgary, recently held a fundraiser that featured two veteran local bands — bORDERLINE and the Advo-Cats — playing their hearts out for a good cause.
"It's about two corporate bands (that) have decided that they want to support an organization in the community," says Suzanne Jackett, CEO of Between Friends. "They've chosen our organization and they each play a set and go back and forth and see what band can get people more lively and on the dance floor and just have a great time."