Category: Features

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Worth a thousand words: James Nachtwey

Have you ever seen or heard something that changed your life? Maybe it was photograph, song or even a documentary. This epiphany happened when I stumbled onto a TED award about a photographer called...

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Calgary man whistling a new tune

By Claire Miglionico The Reflector Not everyone can whistle and, surely, not everyone can whistle their way off the streets. For Mike Holloway, whistling helped turn his life around. Two years ago, Holloway was...

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Defusing cluster bomb policy

Billions of cluster munitions are believed to be stockpiled in an estimated 85 countries worldwide. Over the past 40 years, these weapons — designed to destroy a significant area by ejecting smaller submunitions, called...

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Driving while ‘intexticated’

Despite the alleged dangers of cell phone use while driving, techno-savvy people are still punching those buttons while behind the wheel. That usage includes “intexticated” drivers, a term used to liken the practice of...

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Pandemic preparations

Every year the leaves change colour and begin to drop — much like the temperature — signaling the beginning of a new season. Flu season, that is. While the regular influenza virus is to...

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Pearls of Wisdom gala a sea-soned affair

Clint Lovell Staff Writer   A night out at the Blue Pearl for the Pearls of Wisdom gala dinner has become a mainstay in the Mount Royal College calendar.  The atmosphere was light and...

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A hair-raising experience

While many of us dread any notion of hair loss, 17 individuals on Monday at Mount Royal took the plunge and entered the world of baldness for a good cause. The Shave Your Lid...

In the grade scheme of things

It’s that time of year again. Projects are being completed, exams are being studied for, all-nighters are being pulled, and stress levels are through the roof. To add to all the anxiety and chaos,...