One Last Curtain Call | By Josh Connauton

April 6th, 2016 – the day the final home game for the Edmonton Oilers was played at Rexall Place; a day that should live in infamy, but few will remember. For the time being we do not know the fate of the place colloquially known as “Rexall,” whether it will stay standing or be demolished as most former sports arenas are. However, it still feels like a funeral … Continue reading One Last Curtain Call | By Josh Connauton

Quidditch is not just for Wizards

On any Sunday afternoon, rain or shine, snowy or clear skies, you can find the Edmonton Aurors Quidditch club, practicing on the field turned pitch just in behind Queen Elizabeth outdoor pool. Most of you will recall the name “Quidditch “ from the Harry Potter series as the most popular sport in the wizard world. With clubs such as the Edmonton Aurors, this formerly fictional … Continue reading Quidditch is not just for Wizards

NHL Playoff Predictions: Round 1 | By Josh Connauton

Cue the Music: “It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeaaaaaaar!” Beginning every April, students in University begin to actually study for their final exams and I, for the first time in five years, can finally enjoy NHL playoff hockey without the stress of cramming for exams. This NHL season has been filled with a lot of surprises: a record low for scoring, a dominating … Continue reading NHL Playoff Predictions: Round 1 | By Josh Connauton

Netanyahu, Obama, and the Future of Israel | By Josh Connuaton

Two weeks ago, Israel hosted elections for the 20th Kensset and current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party won with 23.4% of the popular vote, allowing him to continue his reign as Prime Minister, a post that he has held in since 2009. This was surprising to some because Netanyahu has been headlining the media recently with some provocative political behavior.  At the beginning of March, … Continue reading Netanyahu, Obama, and the Future of Israel | By Josh Connuaton

Islam is not the Problem | Josh Connauton

Islam is not the Problem. Within the last six months, Islam and Muslims around the world have become the centre of attention when it comes to many global issues. Whether it be the constant tension between Palestine and Israel, the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris or the attacks in Sydney near the end of 2014, Islam and Muslims are being pegged by some media outlets, … Continue reading Islam is not the Problem | Josh Connauton

Stop Blaming The Coach | By Josh Connauton

Well….this feels familiar. On Monday, the Edmonton Oilers fired Head Coach Dallas Eakins, their fifth head coach since 2008. Déjà vu. The long awaited appointment of Oklahoma City Barons Head Coach Todd Nelson is finally in full swing with GM and former Head Coach Craig MacTavish helping to ease the transition behind the bench. This is so infuriating. I am in no way, shape, or form defending … Continue reading Stop Blaming The Coach | By Josh Connauton

NHL Twilight Zone – Chapter 1: Taylor v. Tyler Relived

With the NHL season just around the corner, myself and photography editor Antony Ta decided it would be a great concept to write a couple preview articles on the upcoming NHL season. However, they are not any ordinary preview articles: these previews are going to be based around the hypothetical. A twilight zone, if you will, of the NHL. Today, we will be looking at the Taylor … Continue reading NHL Twilight Zone – Chapter 1: Taylor v. Tyler Relived