Alberta: We’re Big in Japan! | By Antony Ta

Imagine this scene: terror grips you as take the wrong right turn and you’re greeted by the world’s largest dinosaur. Yes, it is the world’s LARGEST dinosaur. Terrible T-Rex stares down with murderous intent as you pull into the angle parking. You’re safe for now; you remember that dinosaurs have been extinct for over 65 million years. It now becomes clear that you turned too … Continue reading Alberta: We’re Big in Japan! | By Antony Ta

“Mia Regina!” – A Review of Edmonton Opera’s “Mary Stuart” | By Antony Ta

“Regina!” Starting April 16, elegant voices will loft their humble pleas to the “Regina,” but they will be referring to the Italian word for ‘queen’ – not the capital of neighbouring Saskatchewan – as the tale about the fiery entanglement of two historical queens in the opera Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda) makes its anticipated Alberta debut. The Edmonton Opera will present Gaetano Donizetti’s stunning bel canto (beautiful singing) … Continue reading “Mia Regina!” – A Review of Edmonton Opera’s “Mary Stuart” | By Antony Ta

Of Beer and Bettman: A ‘Home’ for Hockey | By Antony Ta

My nostrils soak up all the fumes of pre-packaged Hawaiian personal-sized pizzas, baking in tiny ovens outfitted with personal-sized conveyor belts. It would be just a regular Wednesday, except it’s not. On this particular Wednesday, it is the last time I will be drenching my thirst with cold (read: lukewarm) and potent Rexall Beer, whose fungal reputation has certainly outgrown the galling purchase price. On … Continue reading Of Beer and Bettman: A ‘Home’ for Hockey | By Antony Ta

A Culture of Collaboration: Mayor Don Iveson on the Edmonton Spirit | By Antony Ta

What goes into the experience of city-building? Of building communities? What does it mean to be an Edmontonian living in Edmonton? Like any other city, it clearly comes with its pros and cons, some of which are unique to our corner of Northern Alberta. Who are the ones trying to make Edmonton a better place? Are you amongst them? When his Honourable Don Iveson, the Mayor … Continue reading A Culture of Collaboration: Mayor Don Iveson on the Edmonton Spirit | By Antony Ta

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NHL Twilight Zone – Chapter 2: Bobby Mac Fights Back | By Antony Ta

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental (but would be rather hilarious).   Fall 2014 – The Dawn of Twilight It all started to go South when when Jay and Dan packed it up and went South. The vinegar and salt was rubbed into our wounds when Rogers strong-armed us into submission. Our boys at … Continue reading NHL Twilight Zone – Chapter 2: Bobby Mac Fights Back | By Antony Ta

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Wanderer Culture Gallery: @ the Edmonton Expo | By Chris Gee and Antony Ta

The 2014 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo featured actors and artists from popular TV shows, animation studios, and game developing companies. Our Wand team (Tylar Hamblett, Chris Gee, Brad Lam, and myself) visited there over the weekend to check out the festivities. This year’s Edmonton Expo saw 47 000 visitors – shattering the previous count of 27 000 visitors in 2013. The event was open to people of … Continue reading Wanderer Culture Gallery: @ the Edmonton Expo | By Chris Gee and Antony Ta

Wanderer Sports Gallery: Oilers Rookies @ Golden Bears | By Antony Ta

Welcome to the Wanderer Online’s new gallery system! In this instalment, Wanderer photographers Brad Lam and Wayne Gong caught up at Clare Drake arena on September 17th to capture the feverish action between the Edmonton Oilers Rookies squad and University of Alberta Golden Bears men’s hockey team in the annual exhibition showdown. The Oilers rookies won the game 4-2. Photos and captions can be found below. Photo … Continue reading Wanderer Sports Gallery: Oilers Rookies @ Golden Bears | By Antony Ta

Let your eyes and mind Wander… | By Antony Ta

    You’ll notice that photography doesn’t have its own section at the Wanderer, even though photo is one of the main pillars of our visuals interface, along with illustration, video and other multimedia. Photography doesn’t really need a section of its own, because our visuals already draw life from, and colour our interactions with, every aspect of the stories we tell, the opinions we speak and … Continue reading Let your eyes and mind Wander… | By Antony Ta

More than Cash: Thoughts on the International Differential Fee | By Dongwoo Kim

Last week, the Gateway reported that the University of Alberta administration will be raising the international differential fee (IDF), which is essentially going around the provincial government’s freeze on tuition increase. As an international student who has been paying approximately $2,000 for each course during the last four years, I was frustrated. The increase was not drastic; it is not a shocking amount. It was predicted too, since accessibility –for … Continue reading More than Cash: Thoughts on the International Differential Fee | By Dongwoo Kim

In Defense of Curtis Penner | By Dongwoo Kim

Be advised that comments on this thread are now closed. The discussion no longer adhered to our website’s comment policy. The Wanderer strives to encourage constructive discussion and criticism; however, remarks that are libelous, hateful and/or targeted toward single individuals will be taken down. All commenters understand that The Wanderer moderates all comments and may remove those deemed inappropriate.  Curtis Penner, one of the candidates for the mayoral race, … Continue reading In Defense of Curtis Penner | By Dongwoo Kim