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Some books to read during the quarantine

1. Graphic novel: Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios, Pretty Deadly (vol. 1-3) First published as a collected volume in 2014, Pretty Deadly is a genre-busting narrative hellbent on travelling through time via some of the most intricate art I’ve

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Culture

The need to read

In the early days of the pandemic, headlines were liberal in their description of soaring sales. Toilet paper panic buying was, perhaps, as expected as the sudden spike in alcohol and cannabis purchases, but a surge in book sales? Less

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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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Campus

Stanford University professor guest speaks at Reading Identity

MacEwan University hosted its annual Reading Identity conference on Feb. 7 and 8. The conference is an interactive series of panels and discussions where students display their works of creative and academic writing for fellow students, professors, and passionate consumers of

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Culture

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

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People

From MacEwan to VICE

Mack Lamoureux is a MacEwan University alumnus who graduated from the Bachelor of Communications program. He has previously worked at CBC, has bylines with a handful of other publications, and currently works for VICE Canada in Toronto. I got a

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Education

Climbing down the ivory tower

Science has long been called an “ivory tower,” a discipline that you either have the knack for or don’t. With myriad concepts and terminology coming with the territory, the world of science can seem intimidating. But with technology rapidly changing

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Campus

Fiction on campus and beyond

The Bolo Tie Collective is a MacEwan University club with a truly unique name. One would be forgiven for thinking the club to be a country-western appreciation group, but the collective is actually made up of students who write and

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