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Sense and Sensitivity in the Trump Era

by Nikita-Kiran Singh If I could describe the political events that have transpired in the past week in one word, it would be irony.  The irony of Trump being hailed as “someone who tells it like it is” followed by post-election backpedaling suggesting “he never really meant it when he said all those things about Mexicans, Muslims, and women”; the irony of Democrats being asked to extend kindness … Continue reading Sense and Sensitivity in the Trump Era

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Immunization, Influenza, and the Immunocompromised

by Keon Collett Everybody knows they should get a flu shot. But, how many of you actually have? If you’re a Canadian between the ages of 18 and 34 – a demographic that encompasses many in Edmonton – there’s an 83% chance that you haven’t and that you won’t get a flu shot at all this year. It’s particularly baffling that more people don’t get immunized given how many … Continue reading Immunization, Influenza, and the Immunocompromised

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Where My Ladies At?

by Devyn Rorem Where my ladies at? While being recently sucked into a Youtube Vortex, clicking on one video after another to avoid doing my homework, I stumbled upon a video with the aforementioned title. The video, by Emily Graslie of Brainscoop, questioned why science education media was so male dominated. She offered a few reasons as to what could be causing this: women seem … Continue reading Where My Ladies At?

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Politics by Other Means: Re-Learning How to be Liberal

by Chris Berger The specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is that between friend and enemy. — Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political Crisis of the Liberal Status Quo Western politics is changing. While this is acutely felt in recent weeks, it has been a long time in the making, and to be blunt: we had this coming.  … Continue reading Politics by Other Means: Re-Learning How to be Liberal

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Alberta Ballet Seduces with Dracula

by Zosia Czarnecka Alberta Ballet has swooped in to revive the lingering Halloween aura with a masterful production of Dracula this weekend. The company debuts their sixth decade with a breathtaking set commissioned in Chile, an astounding hand-embroidered 20-lb vampire cape, and special effects including a full-sized carriage tumbling onto stage and pyrotechnics erupting in the finale. There are many cultural showcases in Edmonton that … Continue reading Alberta Ballet Seduces with Dracula

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UrbanYEG: The Crew That Sees the Extraordinary

by Zosia Czarnecka My grandfather, a prominent architect in Poland and Europe, taught me to never see an everyday object as ordinary. We used to play a game where he would hand me something plain and tell me to think of three unique uses for it. A fork would become a comb, a weapon, and a musical instrument. Then he would tell me to draw … Continue reading UrbanYEG: The Crew That Sees the Extraordinary

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The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

by Shrida Sahadevan I must have been seven or eight when I first walked through the heavy doors of the gigantic (especially at that age) museum-like building. The ceiling seemed endless and my eyes searched the foyer in anticipation. My parents took my hands and led me through the various rooms and exhibits. I vaguely remember learning about magnets and soil erosion and the Arctic. … Continue reading The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

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Exploring Edmonton Through My Sweet Tooth

by Sydney Hampshire Being from a small town, I harbour little love for big cities. However, even I must admit that there are perks to living in Edmonton. One of the greatest things Edmonton has to soften my heart is its cuisine. I love cooking, and I love eating. There is perhaps no better way to express your true self than through creativity and expression. … Continue reading Exploring Edmonton Through My Sweet Tooth

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Why Science Needs Philosophy

by Chris Berger The industry of bringing science to the people is thriving. “Edutainment,” as we sometimes call it, plays an important role in the education of children and adults. After all, this is an age in which scientific advancement moves at a pace impossible for an average lay person to keep up with independently. To complicate things, misinformation and pseudoscience are rampant, and now … Continue reading Why Science Needs Philosophy