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Makin’ it rain, literally

In the 19th century, “rainmakers” were men who claimed that they could create precipitation using their own personal and secret methods. According to The Wichita Eagle, these men would travel to drought-stricken areas and charge the local government with the

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Pandemic times require pandemic measures

By March 15, schools in Alberta had all announced they would be shutting down for the unforeseeable future. Shortly after, businesses began to do the same until the provincial government forced the rest of the non-essential services to close. Oil

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Going viral

It’s been quite a month for students at MacEwan University.  Though the COVID-19 outbreak had been on the public’s radar since January, it wasn’t until mid-March that MacEwan began making official statements about the pandemic. Since then, face-to-face classes have

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Alberta’s fiscal plan 2020-23

On Feb. 27, the United Conservative Party (UCP) released its second budget. This budget cuts operating funds to universities by 6.3 per cent, from $5.47 million to $5.13 million, which can be found on page 130 and 212 of the

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From Alberta to Alberta

Despite sharing their name with the international organization, Goodwill Industries of Alberta (GIA) is born and bred Albertan, with a mission to help and support the province. Approximately 89 per cent of the income or 88.7 cents of every dollar

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MLM

Multi-level marketing companies (MLM’s). We’ve seen them around. They seem to be everywhere these days, offering promises of hope and freedom when it comes to building home businesses.  If you don’t know what they are, MLM’s are companies like Epicure,

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Adopting the Chicago Principles

It was a small thing — a smattering of lines halfway down on Sept. 11, 2019, MacEwan University newsletter on-campus life — but the Minister of Advanced Education’s mandated adoption of stand-alone freedom of expression policies by MacEwan, and all

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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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From airplanes to apartments

Blatchford is a new community being built on 536 acres of land in the heart of Edmonton, where the City Centre Airport used to sit. This will be a neighbourhood different from any other in Edmonton, as the aim is

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Dr. Saucier resigns

Dr. Deborah Saucier, president of MacEwan University, announced she would be resigning as of July 3, 2019. Saucier began her role as president of the university in July 2017, and was the institution’s first female president.   Saucier began her

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