2011-11-17

    
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November 17, 2011
  The best menstrual product, periodPDF files may take a moment to load

Alternative menstrual products, especially those that are re-usable, have been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason. The menstrual cup in particular is one of the best re-usable alternatives to tampons available due to its sexual and reproductive health, financial and environmental benefits.

November 17, 2011
  Letter: A tower of possibilityPDF files may take a moment to load

Today I woke up in an undisclosed location. My neck stabs into my thoughts. I am in physical pain because I fell asleep in a chair, on a desk.

It has become more apparent than ever that our university lacks the adequate spaces required for students to thrive in their health.

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November 17, 2011
  Editorial: Mis-informed consentPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadians have a love affair with choice, but like any sordid romance, we've allowed our passion to gloss over the pitfalls. In the arena of health and healing, both the pharmaceutical and natural healing industry have manipulated our choice-lust in order to turn a profit. In the interest of increasing the amount of choices in treatments available to the public, we have been seduced into overlooking the importance of testing and safety screening. Choice is certainly good, but are we really willing to sell out safety for it?

November 17, 2011
  Man says he was fired for Occupy CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Controversy continues as Occupy Calgary enters its fifth week of protest at Olympic Plaza. Marcus Arseneault, a 19-year-old Calgarian associated with the movement, was fired from his job as a coffee barista.

"It is with sincere regret that I must inform you that your employment with Sodexo as Coffee Barista will be terminated immediately," said the email alledgedly sent to Arseneault. "As your involvement with the Occupy Calgary Movement we cannot have your involvement reflect the company in any way, shape or form."

November 17, 2011
  Students not learning critical thinking, says studyPDF files may take a moment to load

A study that was recently released concluded a significant portion of students in America are graduating without the skills traditionally associated with higher education, such as critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication.

An Oct. 31, 2011 Time magazine article highlighted soaring tuition costs leading to a significant increase of student-loan debt and decreasing employment opportunities for new graduates.

November 17, 2011
  Students raise concerns over study spacePDF files may take a moment to load

Some students struggled to find study space during midterm season this semester. The University of Calgary and Students' Union have tried to address student concerns, but the December exam period will test whether the study space shortages has been solved.

November 17, 2011
  A woman on the internetPDF files may take a moment to load

Every song starts with a single tweet, as political blogger Laurie Penny can confirm:

"An opinion, it seems, is the short skirt of the internet. Having one and flaunting it is somehow asking an amorphous mass of almost-entirely male keyboard-bashers to tell you how they'd like to rape, kill and urinate on you. This week, after a particularly ugly slew of threats, I decided to make just a few of those messages public on Twitter, and the response I received was overwhelming."

November 17, 2011
  Fall in love Like CrazyPDF files may take a moment to load

Embracing the tangled emotions of the most common human feeling in the world is no easy task. In recent years, no filmmaker has truly captured the complexities of love without offering audiences the all-too-familiar scenarios and cliches that completely miss the real intensity that comes with the uncertainty of first love.

November 17, 2011
  Film review: ImmortalsPDF files may take a moment to load

Like most movies based on Greco-Roman mythology (like 300, Troy and Clash of the Titans), Immortals serves to entertain, awe and not necessarily provoke thought. From the surreal landscapes to slamming battle scenes, Immortals will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

November 17, 2011
  Spun: TransitPDF files may take a moment to load

Transit's latest release, 22, manages to improve on the successes of his previous work as well as discover new musical directions. The album is deep, musically varied and, most importantly, extremely enjoyable.

The amount of problems that Transit discusses can feel overwhelming, but this isn't too much of a concern. Although 22 adds to the lyrical themes found on Insufficient Funds, it also manages to feel personal and intimate.

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