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Author: Mya Colwell

Culture

How to: Grow your own garden

As a long and particularly stubborn winter comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to start pulling out the gardening gloves and get planting. Don’t let a lack of space stop you from taking up gardening. You can start

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Creative Spotlight: AJA Louden

Edmonton artist AJA Louden started his artistic journey with just a stack of papers. As the first-born child to busy, entrepreneur parents, he would keep himself occupied by drawing. “That was kind of my first introduction to making things,” he

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Negotiating reality with four-year degree pressures

Students are often encouraged to complete their undergraduate degrees within four years. However, over the last few years, students have faced overwhelming challenges that have made this more unrealistic: the pandemic derailed normal, in-person learning, mental health crises reached an

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An ode to the fallen cake

I love baking. No, really. You don’t need to look further than my search history to see evidence of countless pie-crust rabbit holes, or my laptop bookmarks, which tend to involve more cookie recipes than useful school-related websites. But the

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Making history visible

Edmonton has a rich tapestry of queer history. As we celebrate Pride Week at MacEwan University this month, it’s also important to reflect on queer history, both in our city and at MacEwan. “Too often, queer history has been written

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How To: Make Candles

February is the perfect opportunity to dust off your creative skills and get candling. There are very few rules (despite what the fancy candle sites want you to think), and you can make whatever your sweet, little candling heart desires,

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Where am I supposed to go

In April 2021, the City of Edmonton introduced a new strategy for dealing with homeless encampments across Edmonton. They partnered with Homeward Trust, Boyle Street Community Services, the Bissell Centre, and the Edmonton Police Service to enforce encampment closures. The

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Creative Spotlight: Matthew Cardinal

Usually, improvisation brings to mind bluesy saxophone solos or long guitar riffs. But Matthew Cardinal pushes boundaries and brings the same level of experimentation to his solo work, especially in his debut album, Asterisms Cardinal’s music checks a lot of

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What love actually looks like

Valentine’s Day may have originated to commemorate St. Valentine or “Christianize” the Roman celebration Lupercalia, but capitalism has taken the idea and run with it. Hallmark christens February “Lovuary,” and they release a barrage of loved-up movie fluff, as well

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Why we like music

Music is an innate part of our lives and our identities. It’s there for us when we want to escape, it’s there after a breakup, it’s there when we want to throw up our hands and dance, and, if we’re

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