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Day: February 28, 2017

People

Fifty years of campus life

University is an important stepping stone for many people. It marks the years of transition between adolescence and adulthood, or between being an amateur and being a professional. For MacEwan University President David Atkinson, however, university has been a way

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People

Queen of the night

In a crowded bar, the sound of whispers fill the air, but the only thing I can hear is the clip-clop of my high heels as I step onto the empty stage. The lights come on, and I hear the

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Campus

What do your student fees pay for?

Approximately $13 per credit of student fees go toward funding the Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU). While the students’ association brings in some revenue from investments, events, advertising, and other ventures, student fees covered $3.35 million, or 86 per

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People

Breaking the cycle

When Gil Scott-Heron wrote and released the classic soul song “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” in 1971, he was sharing the story of a man at the end of his options: “a junkie walking through the twilight” who saw

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Campus

Beyond the bounds of the classroom

As students wander the halls of their universities, it’s nearly impossible for them to go without seeing an advertisement for an event put on by a campus club or a service offered by their students’ association. Student life centers on

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Campus

Staying afloat

Here’s a fun fact: MacEwan University has a pool, and it’s paid for by the students. Specifically, students pay $84 per term “to support the provision of sport and wellness services on campus,” according to MacEwan’s website. That fee includes

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Education

Banking on international students

On Dec. 15, 2016, the MacEwan University Board of Directors approved a 15 per cent increase in international tuition fees over a two-year period. The now-approved proposition was introduced nearly three months earlier, on Sept. 29, and would see international

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Campus

Building a bright future

On the morning of Jan. 30, the griff team had the chance to tour the new Centre for Arts and Culture (CFAC) building. According to the university website, the building is 430,000 square feet with five floors and a parking

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Opinions

Millennial myth-busting

I’ve known what it feels like to be stereotyped since I was born. I mean, I’m a woman, so I’ve already heard all the “you drive like a woman” jokes. Yes, I do drive like a woman, probably because I

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