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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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Downtown

Low-rises, high stakes

Just inside the newly constructed lobby of the Brighton Block, right beside the main doors, there is a concrete wall curiously dotted with engravings of pigeon silhouettes. “When we got this building, the wall that was here was so covered with pigeon

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Campus

Made by design

“Magazine design is right at the intersection of art and science,” says Amélie Dufresne, a recent graduate of MacEwan University’s design studies program. She would know — before getting into design, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and worked

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People

Talking Point

Unless you’ve been completely tuned out for the last decade, you’ve probably at least heard of podcasts by now. Based on information from the 2019 Canadian Podcast Listener — an extensive annual study of podcast media in Canada — nearly 11

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