Taking A Closer Look: The Minds Behind The Microscope

The microscope, like the telescope, has had much influence. While the telescope and microscope have often crossed historical paths, they evolved into different devices entirely. Thanks to the telescope, we’re able to see into the stars. With the microscope though, we can study the smallest of organisms, the basic building blocks of life, and even the foundation of matter itself. Surely, though, this device couldn’t have come out of nowhere? Who came up with it? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading Taking A Closer Look: The Minds Behind The Microscope

Criminal Minds: The Truth About Schizophrenia and Psychosis

It’s the season for free candy, horror movie binges, spooky skeletons, and what would Halloween be without the costumes–or the constant appearances of racist and sexist choices of outfits? Now don’t get me wrong, I love dressing up just as much as the next Halloween fanatic (I live for the aesthetic of black cats and bats), but this time of year is notorious for demonizing the mentally ill. Continue reading Criminal Minds: The Truth About Schizophrenia and Psychosis

UCP Leadership Race: “United in the Pursuit of Power”

With the municipal elections scheduled for the 16th, you would think we would be able to enjoy a respite from elections for a while. But not to fear, the political animal in all of us will not hunger for long knowing that Alberta’s provincial political scene is shifting into high gear as the UCP Leadership Race heats up. Continue reading UCP Leadership Race: “United in the Pursuit of Power”

Today Is The Day [VOTE]

Today is the day! So pull up your socks, tighten your pants, and get ready to V-O-T-E for your city. I had another lengthy chat with Austin Knopp and Haroon Ahmed about this election and what it means for our city. I urge you to check out their videos and blogs on the website YegNation so that you can be better informed on municipal government and the election on October 16. Continue reading Today Is The Day [VOTE]

Real Friends

Other than schoolwork, university students often face added pressures of the increased importance of every other part of their lives. Finances, being apart from your family, and taking care of your mental health are a couple of things that shift dramatically when you enter university alongside the added sense of responsibility accompanied by the lack of sleep. While focusing on every changing aspect of your life, you might find it difficult to think of anything else, but many students entering university also find that there is an increased importance placed on relationships. Continue reading Real Friends

The Garden of Epicurus: Our Perennial Search for Happiness

Epicurus was a Hellenistic philosopher from the 3rd century B.C. who believed himself to have discovered the formula for true happiness. Although most of the three hundred books Epicurus wrote have long been lost, fragments of his writings still remain. From these few surviving words, we can attempt to understand his philosophy. While he may have lived more than two thousand years ago, his ideas could still be applicable in the world we live in today. Continue reading The Garden of Epicurus: Our Perennial Search for Happiness

False Advertising On Facebook

Facebook is one of the most commonly used places to get information. We get updates about our friends and their lives on Facebook; many people even get their news from it by following news outlets and reading the stories their friends share. Coupled with the multitude of companies advertising their products and services there, there is a lot to take in. Even businesses and politicians are beginning to use Facebook to advertise. Since it has become so popular as an advertising medium, the subject of false advertising has started to come up more and more frequently. Continue reading False Advertising On Facebook

United Conservative Party: A Rundown

Are they the Progressive Party or the Wildrose Party? The answer, ladies and gentlemen, is the United Conservative Party. The vote to merge both parties took place on July 22 of this year with a 95% agreement between the two. The Progressive Conservative party took a hard hit during the last provincial elections when the NDP attained the majority of the vote; the Wildrose became the official opposition party with the most seats won. The 44-year rule of the Progressive Conservative dynasty had come to an end and, as a result, the PC party attempted to salvage their mess by merging with the Wildrose party. Continue reading United Conservative Party: A Rundown