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It’s time to talk about fatphobia

Fat-shaming is sewn into the fabric of our culture and has embedded itself in our everyday lives to the point where we don’t often recognize when we’re perpetuating fatphobia, or the fear and/or hatred of fat bodies. “It’s a disdain,

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The filtered selfie rabbit hole

Everywhere you look, you see it: people taking selfies. The trend, which doesn’t seem to be losing its appeal, has gone from simple photos to a plethora of filters, apps, and Photoshopping ability that can change the look of your

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Creative spotlight: Jordan Mah

Since completing MacEwan University’s theatre arts diploma in 2011, Jordan Mah has been a full-time actor. While completing his diploma at MacEwan, he was a part of two musical-comedy productions, High Society and Company, playing the Butler and Larry, respectively. He first considered acting as a career in Grade 12,

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Arts in a pandemic

The arts community has been one of the worst-hit during this current upheaval. As everything began to shut down, arts venues and artists alike quickly realized that things might not be the same again for a very long time. However,

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BIPOC and the fashion industry

“It should not take George Floyd’s death, the #VogueChallenge, as well as Anna Wintour’s reckoning with race for us to acknowledge the fact that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) are still not being represented in the fashion industry,” says

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Creative spotlight: Steve Dhillon

Steve Dhillon didn’t always plan on becoming an actor. In fact, most of his adult life has been spent in the world of academia. After getting a bachelor’s in engineering and a master’s in business management, he started working in

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Lifestyle

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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Pandemic theatre

Only one name stood atop the Timeplay podium in auditorium 12 of Cineplex North Edmonton, and it was mine. Even though the pre-show trivia game wasn’t the same without now-former Cineplex host Tanner Zipchen reading off my instructions, it was

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Review: The Social Dilemma

The title says it all. It is a dilemma, indeed. What happens when the very thing meant to keep us connected to the world disconnects us more than ever? The documentary, available now on Netflix, starts in a very relaxed

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Creative spotlight: Leah Paterson

Leah Paterson’s obsession with musical theatre led her to Edmonton where she completed MacEwan University’s theatre arts program in 2010. Her love for Edmonton’s arts community made her stay. She has been an integral part of the community ever since.

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