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Bark at the Moonshine

Hansen Distillery is usually closed on Sundays, but an exclusive bottling party made the place come alive on March 31. The tasting lounge reminded me of a bar scene from a western movie, with its handmade wooden bar and rustic Ford car which casually rests on the...

Safe substance use

It has been a year since two supervised consumption sites opened in Edmonton at Boyle Street Community Services and the George Spady Centre. These two sites were quickly followed by the opening of two more at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Boyle McCauley...

Dimensions of design

Edmonton is known for its mind-numbing, post-apocalyptic winters, but what’s not so directly acknowledged is the creative culture that is blossoming under the salt and snow. The city has become a haven for creators due to the fact that many spend half of the year...

Soldiers of Odin Alberta

In October of 2018, the United Conservative Party (UCP) was forced to let go of one of their west Edmonton candidates following a photo op gone wrong. The candidate, Lance Coulter, received massive backlash after images appeared in various social media accounts of...

Edmonton, zines, and vending machines

It was the mid-1930s when zines got their official start in the form of science fiction fanzines. According to Julie Barel in her 2003 article “The Salt Lake City Public Library Zine Collection”, zine history is extensive, but “their strongest historical...

Daze Magazine won’t leave you confused

Preceded by nothing but sparse rumours, Edmonton’s alternative arts and culture-focused newspaper, VUE Weekly, abruptly announced its doors were shutting last November. A short two weeks later, its last issue was published.   “It was very sudden,” says Stephan...

Edmonton’s growing skyline

Edmonton is growing up — literally. The provincial capital has become home to Canada’s tallest tower outside of Toronto. Ice District’s 69-storey Stantec Tower, which celebrated its grand opening in September, is now home to 1,500 workers. Stantec’s new global...

The beauty in the grotesque

I first met Kasie Campbell at Crash Hotel in September of 2017 in what I can confidently call one of the more bizarre nights of my life. It was a event called Crash My Room in which different artists each curated the design of an individual room in the hotel. I...

Date night: Ceramic painting

Figuring out what to do on a date can be difficult sometimes, especially when there are two indecisive people in the mix. Also, nobody wants to use all their student loans on a date night. If you and your significant other are looking for something different and...

Ambassador program looking for interested students

Applications for the MacEwan Ambassador program open in March, and students are encouraged to apply early.   The Ambassador program is a leadership program based on volunteer service.  Students are engaged on campus and with the community for 40 hours a year,...

Going green in the new year

There’s nothing quite like ringing in the new year — the streamers, fancy parties with flutes of champagne, and fireworks in the midnight sky. The new year is a time to celebrate and reflect, and since it comes hot off the heels of three food-heavy holidays...