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Author: Jackson Spring

Downtown

Final thoughts: can we “fix” Jasper Ave?

The car has always won on Jasper Avenue. Especially since its historic victory in 1951 when the streetcar system was dismantled, the car has enjoyed seven lanes (for most of its length) worth of right of way, limited pedestrian crossings,

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Downtown

The age of microtransit

On Nov. 19, 2019, the City of Edmonton announced it would be cutting 100 bus routes out of the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network, leaving many Edmontonians in inner suburbs with much longer walks to their nearest bus stop, and

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Opinions

Final thoughts: tear them down

After demonstrators tore down a statue of Sir John A. MacDonald in Montreal on Aug. 29, politicians and commentators came out of the woodworks to denounce their actions. Some merely criticized the vandalism, saying the statue should only be removed

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Opinions

Final thoughts: make yourself at home

The dust has settled on our diseased world. Things are not normal, of course, but the delirium of the early months of the pandemic has been almost completely replaced by an ambient uneasiness towards a danger that is still very

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Downtown

Uneven streets

Sometime in the middle of July, a blanket of metal spikes was bolted onto the set of concrete benches just outside the CIBC on 101 St. and Jasper Avenue. The company offered a reason for installing them — notices were

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Culture

Review: Down to Earth with Zac Efron

The first clip I saw of Down to Earth with Zac Efron was 20 seconds into a trailer I hadn’t been paying attention to. Efron, narrating over some stock footage of urban environments, says: “Food, water, and energy are all

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How-to

How-to: make your home a work and study space

There is a decent chance you’re working from home, a really good chance you’re taking classes from home, and an ever-present recommendation from health experts to stay home as often as you can. While we had a little taste of

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News

Sick days

For a lot of students, the summer is not entirely a vacation. The free time and relative lack of stress present a necessary opportunity to catch up on all that accrued debt, and maybe earn enough to get out of

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Campus

MacEwan’s special place

Dr. Annette Trimbee accepted a job as the president of MacEwan University back when COVID-19 was still a rumble in the distance, and assumed office in the depths of a pandemic on Aug. 1. While her job so far has

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Date night

Keep it distant

The creeping loneliness of life under a pandemic comes from both directions. You, if you’re taking care of your health, must choose to be substantially less social than in normal life, and in the times that you do want to

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