Author Archives: December Burgess

Glorifying mental illness

When I was in grade nine, I had my very first anxiety attack. A coil of panic squeezed my chest so hard  I thought it would burst. Nausea churned within me. I felt hot and light, but also chilled and heavy. My head was floating in space, but traveled way too close to the blistering sun.

Smacklemore (Marissa Stocker, white jersey) blocks her opponents.

Raymond athlete makes Team Canada

Marissa “Smacklemore” Stocker (white jersey), local roller derby player, blocks her opponents. A Raymond athlete “couldn’t stop smiling” when she found out she was skating on up to Team Canada. Marissa “Smacklemore” Stocker, an Alberta roller derby player, said her sister broke the news with a big grin and Canadian flag cupcakes. Stocker had been

Brooke Cherwenuk plays Monopoly at the Delta Eta Iota games night at Lethbridge College in the Cullen Residence Hall on Sept. 25.

Sorority branch seeks to be ratified

Brooke Cherwenuk plays Monopoly at the Delta Eta Iota games night at Lethbridge College in the Cullen Residence Hall on Sept. 25. Lethbridge College’s own sorority branch is hoping to be ratified by February as an official club. Delta Eta Iota is opening its doors to females across campus and offering shoulders of support for

A Lethbridge citizen stretches before the Terry Fox Run at Henderson Lake Park on Sunday.

The Marathon of Hope continues

A Lethbridge citizen stretches before the Terry Fox Run at Henderson Lake Park on Sunday. Lethbridge residents ran for hope at the annual Terry Fox Run in Henderson Lake Park on Sunday. Terry Fox was the visionary for the Marathon of Hope when he decided to run across Canada on one leg to raise funding

December Burgess

December Burgess, 19, is a Digital Journalism student at Lethbridge College. Burgess enjoys book recommendation blogs, lifestyle pieces, and photography. She is an avid ukulele player and adores writing, producing and performing her own music. The arts are a large part of Burgess’ life. Poetry slams, theatre productions and karaoke nights fill her with uninhibited

Jennifer Westwood looks over her notes for her speech at the Honouring Suicide Prevention Event.

Honouring Suicide Prevention

Jennifer Westwood looks over her notes for her speech at the Honouring Suicide Prevention Event.  A Lethbridge citizen shared her fight with depression and addiction at the Honouring Suicide Prevention event last week. Jennifer Westwood is a survivor of attempted suicide. Her depression had affected her since the age of thirteen. Her first attempt at

Books! Books! Books! (politics edition)

With politics heating up both on and off campus, (and if you have an opportunity to vote, I recommend you do. Seriously. It’s your own future that hangs in the balance) I figured I’d delve into the depths of political fiction this week. Political fiction is a sub-genre of books that focus on political fancies

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