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People

Queens for a cause

When you hear the phrase “drag show,” charity work and volunteer hours are not usually the first things that come to mind. Often you might think of glamour, performance, and the queen that open doors for so many, RuPaul. If you

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People

Get in the Game

Last year was a strange time for video games. The global industry seemed caught in the beginnings of its own #MeToo movement, where toxic work culture, inappropriate behaviours, and poor business practices were suddenly being called to light. Many of these

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Lifestyle

Boxed In

Having products dropped right at our doorstep is nothing new — from the milkmen of the early 19th century to drone delivery services, humans are determined to find ways of having all they need without actually going out and getting it. Subscription

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Lifestyle

Zero Waste in the Consumer World?

Ritchie Market’s local Transcend Coffee is a bustling hub. The door opens up to the café on the right, Blind Enthusiasm on the left, and Acme Meat Market in the back. The area is completely local, totally Edmonton, so it

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People

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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Campus

A broadcast studio to call our own

MacEwan University’s communications studies program began in 1999, back before some of our first-year students were even born and when MacEwan was still a college. At that time, communications studies were diploma programs, social media was in its infancy and barely anyone

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News

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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News

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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Events

Sex in the city

Once a year it makes its way to Edmonton, and its arrival comes with a barrage of advertisements promising a sexy good time. It’s Taboo: the Naughty but Nice Sex Show. I’d been hearing about Taboo since 2011, not only

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Politics

Trickle-down theory works exactly as it is meant to

The United Nations found the United States to regularly be in violation of the Convention against Torture in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, using it to extract information from detainees, even though psychologists have known for decades that,

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