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Author: Jackson Spring


University is not job training

There are dozens of potential factors to consider when choosing whether to go to university, which program to enter, or which major to declare: interest, difficulty, and quality of programming are just a few of the big ones. These factors

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How-to: pickle vegetables

Outside of imperial Russia in winter, there has never been a better time to experiment with pickling. It works with almost any vegetable, is cheap, tasty, will give you a head start on genuine apocalypse prep, and will help limit

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Things to do over the summer

High-Level Streetcar The lone streetcar that ambles back-and-forth across the High-Level Bridge is more like part of Edmonton’s backdrop than something you do. You’ve seen it, and there are always people on it, but nobody you know has ever suggested

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The Rate My Prof problem

Pat McGuinness is currently sitting at a 4.9 out of five rating on Rate My Professors — the highest in the entire economics department of MacEwan University. Yet every semester on the first day of class, he tells his students

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Insult to injury

Though he refuses to walk across the stage at the convocation ceremony, Ryan McEathron will be graduating from MacEwan university this spring with a bachelor of music in jazz and contemporary popular music, which he earned over the past seven

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Laughing Stock

At around 11 a.m. one day in December of last year, 19-year-old Edmontonian Brad Semotiuk was awoken by an odd phone call from internationally famous American stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter. “He kept asking me about the conversion rate between American

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Club Q+A

Student Group Q+A: The History and Classics Club

What are your roles in the student group? Mitchell Norenberg: As president, basically I help facilitate and guide what events we are wanting to host and put on. A major part of my job is also helping to support any other

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Final Thoughts

Miles Gilbert “Tim” Horton was better known as the star defenceman of the Toronto Maple Leafs when he opened his first doughnut shop in 1964. With its co-owner and namesake being a player of Canada’s favourite sport, for a team named after

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Cutting off circulation

“Whenever we had a meeting, there was a joke like, ‘Oh, is this going to be the day?’” says Hamdi Issawi, a former reporter for StarMetro Edmonton. What some in the newsroom were anticipating was an announcement that the small,

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