Tagged February 12 2015

New junior-high curriculum hurts students

By Jason Herring, February 12 2015 — This year, junior high schools across Calgary began to follow a teaching curriculum labelled “outcome based reporting.” This new style of grading marks students on a scale from one to four, ranking their performance from “not yet meeting requirements” to “excellent.” This is a standard incremental grading system,…

I stopped having sex because of The Church

By Garrett Therrien, February 12 2015 — Ever thought about telling your girlfriend that you don’t want to sleep with her anymore? It’s an awkward conversation at best. But I’m here to tell you that it will improve your relationship. I’m sure you’ve pegged me as an anomaly, but I did it and my relationship…

Do zoos have a place in our society?

Yes, zoos do important conservation work By Sean Willett, February 12 2015 — I went to see Loka the Komodo dragon the first weekend she was on display. Parking myself in front of the glass wall, I watched her for what felt like hours — only moving for the gaggles of children that wanted to get…

Darkest Dungeon takes gaming stress to new level

By Sean Willett, February 12 2015 — Darkest Dungeon is about making the most of a bad situation. This is the first thing the game tells you. It’s not lying. Developed by Red Hook Studios — an independent studio based in Vancouver — Darkest Dungeon is a turn based role-playing game for Steam, PS4 and…

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