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Day: August 31, 2015

Lifestyle

Gearing up for bicycle commuting

Keeping your bike running is fairly simple. Bi-weekly chain lubrication and checks are essentially all that are needed to keep a bike in working order, but there are some essential items you should pick up in order to make your

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Campus

A new era for The Griff

To me, September always signifies a time of rebirth. I know that it’s contradictory to the season’s symbolism as the dying days before our long winter, but I think of autumn as a fresh start. I guess I’ve been a

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Lifestyle

Bicycle commuting 101

My journey began at 7:30 a.m. with a gust of wind directly to the face as I cruised down Connors Hill on my two-wheeler. It’s amazing how easily the frigid air instantly wakes you up. After cutting through a trail

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Lifestyle

A way of life

Your alarm goes off for the third time. You’re officially running late. You hurry through your morning routine, cursing the snooze button and cramming your face full of toast as you dress. You don’t know when the bus will come,

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Downtown

In the shadow of development

Downtown Edmonton is in a state of upheaval. Roads are littered with neon signage pushing cars into single lanes. Pedestrians walk through covered passageways, occasionally peeking through crude holes to see the scaffolding that lies behind the barriers. New buildings

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People

Mapping Canada’s Arctic seafloor

While waiting in line for the Starbucks coffee that she deemed vital for helping her through a long day on campus, Anna Pieńkowski animatedly discussed the ArcticNet-funded project that she and her research team are embarking on. Pieńkowski is a

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Campus

Queer on campus

This summer was a major period of recognizing, understanding and celebrating transgender people in popular media. Caitlyn Jenner, an Olympic athlete and transgender woman, almost broke the internet with her spectacular coming-out on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue.

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Culture

Nuit Blanche

Insomniacs, prepare yourselves for another all-nighter. Rather, prepare yourselves for a sleepless evening occupied by a phantasmagoria of food, festivities, and works of art that might have you convinced you’re dreaming. Nuit Blanche, a French idiom meaning a night without

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