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Education

The burden of buying books

There are a lot of reasons some modern university students are choosing not to purchase textbooks. The books are expensive, heavy, and often not used enough in class to justify the purchase, and sometimes the information in them is either

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Education

Method over madness

  When we think of research, we usually picture someone in a white coat, peering over a laboratory counter and into a microscope. The title “researcher” evokes the image of a lone scientist on a mission to find some sort

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Education

The stress behind the break

The following responsibilities regularly cause university students to pull out their hair: maintaining a decent GPA, completing assignments on time, and trying to keep their heads above water during midterms and final exams. What tends to sucker-punch students, however, is

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Education

Climbing down the ivory tower

Science has long been called an “ivory tower,” a discipline that you either have the knack for or don’t. With myriad concepts and terminology coming with the territory, the world of science can seem intimidating. But with technology rapidly changing

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Education

Paying for experience

Whether the thought of interning in your field of study is nerve-wracking or exciting, field placement is a requirement for several diploma and degree programs at MacEwan University. Forms of work experience vary between faculties, but regardless of what they’re

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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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Education

Sharks and phish

Online security has become a bit of a hot topic as of late. In the digital age, with digital citizens and digital identities, it makes sense that personal security would evolve with our technology. Big data companies, like Facebook and

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Education

Tuition freeze won’t melt for another year

Students, rejoice — the Alberta government announced Wednesday they would freeze tuition until the end of this academic year. Now, tuition only costs you an arm and a leg instead of that and all your organs!   Minister of Advanced

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Education

Grad fair shines light on new futures

Graduate Studies. The mere concept brings to mind images of both grandeur and immense suffering. For most students, the workload of an undergraduate degree is more than enough without thoughts of piling on more years of school. Amidst the mounting

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Education

Post-secondary takes a hit in troubled economy

Alberta’s economy is very dependent on oil, and with the one-year forecast for oil being $35 per barrel, the future can seem rather grim. This economic downfall can be scary for students, those who rely on government grants and loans,

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