The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Students, families and youth groups were some of the engaged learners drawn to Stampede Park this spring for the Earth Science for Society Exhibit (ESfS).

The event, which took place from March 17 to 19, saw the society celebrate their ninth time of showcasing geosciences, put on by the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

River Wearmouth shares the story of his younger sister’s suicide.

Mental health is something that affects every group of people, irrespective of age, skin colour or status. However, university students suffer from mental-health issues more often than not.

According to a University of Calgary study, young adults between the ages of 18-24 are at high risk for mental illness and substance misuse. The majority of university students that fall within this age bracket are more likely to suffer from mental-health symptoms and elevated stress levels than non-college students.

The year-round Calgary Corporate Challenge included a unique event this spring, with employees gathering at Olympic Plaza for a “human bonspiel.”

Every corporate team taking part in the March 1 to 4 event had to qualify to vie for a spot in the finals. 

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Brandi Laperle was given Lupron to treat her endometriosis symptoms. Her body was sent into menopause overnight in her early thirties, a process known as chemical castration, and can not be reversed. Laperle has done her own research on the drug and with women who have also experienced negative results from the drug and hopes that she can help future women with better treatment for their endometriosis. Photo Courtesy of Brandi Laperle.

Brandi Laperle was a teenager living in Edmonton when her symptoms first arose. Severe cramping that would have her doubled over in pain, heavy menstrual flow, digestive issues, bladder pain, and swollen gums. It wasn’t until she was 31-years-old that she was finally diagnosed with endometriosis.

After years of trying different treatments like IUDs, birth control and pain medication, Laperle was given Leuproreli, more commonly referred to by its tradename, Lupron, and after one injection went into menopause overnight. A phenomenon known as chemical castration.