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Author: Becca Willson

Campus

SAMU Speaker Series: Bill Nye

On March 25, MacEwan University students had a very special guest join them over the airwaves for SAMU’s Speaker Series—Bill Nye the Science Guy! If you haven’t heard of Nye in one way or another before, you may have been

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Campus

Writer in Residence

The Writer in Residence at MacEwan University is a prominent writer or creator, usually from Edmonton, who takes up a position to assist aspiring student writers on their creative journeys. Darrin Hagen, the mentor for 2021, has some big goals

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Food

End your day with a glass of wine, naturally

“Natural” is a buzzword used by healthy eaters and fitness fanatics alike, and it goes hand in hand with terms like “organic” and “pesticide-free”. These terms are intended to assure us that whatever we’re consuming is relatively healthier than other

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Lifestyle

Sharing is caring — or is it?

If you’ve never heard the term “sharing economy” before, or you only have a guess at what it could mean, you’re in the same boat as a lot of people. Even the people studying this way of looking at our

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Date night

Picnics at the Botanic Garden

Chances are, you’ve heard about the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, which is a nice 15-minute drive outside of the southwest limits of Edmonton. You may have been there to attend one of the countless events they regularly host throughout

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Culture

Dear Evan Hansen takes the stage in Edmonton

There are many ways to measure the success of a show: professional accolades, rave reviews, the continuing achievements of cast and crew alike. While six-time Tony award-winning Dear Evan Hansen can humbly brag about all of these categories, I measured

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Culture

“You will be found” at Dear Evan Hansen

After an enormously successful run in Toronto following the show’s instant popularity on Broadway, fan favourite Dear Evan Hansen is debuting at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Feb. 11. The heartfelt musical has won six Tony awards for its honest

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Club Q+A

STUDENT GROUP Q + A: Marketing Club

Okay, so, first of all, what are your guys’ names? And what are your positions in this student group? Ben Windsor: I’m Ben. I’m the president of the club. Aly Pineda: I’m Aly. I’m the vice-president of the club. Did you guys start

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Study spot

Study spot: The Hat on Jasper

Walking into The Hat on Jasper Avenue, with its polished wooden floors and old-fashioned brick walls, feels like stepping into a 1930s speakeasy. The restaurant is one of the longest-running businesses in downtown Edmonton and remains in its original location.

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People

Aaron Pritchett returns to Edmonton

Ahead of his upcoming tour, the griff had the opportunity to chat with country singer Aaron Pritchett over the phone about his supporting acts, performing in Edmonton, and his personal country music style. Becca Willson: You have lots of fans

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