Luminaria Ignites the Christmas Spirit

by Zosia Czarnecka Anyone who knows me knows about my mild obsession with Christmas lights and candles. This past summer, I was furnishing my apartment in Germany for a few months and one of my first moves was to line the perimeter of the room with candles. It was the middle of June and unbearably hot, but I still had 30-some candles burning every night. … Continue reading Luminaria Ignites the Christmas Spirit

50 MORE First Dates … in #YEG

by Zosia Czarnecka & Sanaa Humayun Three years ago, one of our former Editors-in-Chief, Blue Knox, published a fantastic list of 50(ish) First Dates in Edmonton. The list has grown so popular over the years that we’ve decided to create a follow up list of 50 more dates! Most of these are focused on winter activities … but we’ve thrown in a few of our … Continue reading 50 MORE First Dates … in #YEG

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

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

Welcome Back to The Wanderer!

by Zosia Czarnecka I am incredibly excited to introduce you to our new team, and our new format. To mark our fifth year anniversary, we have revolutionized the magazine, restructured our team, changed our layout, and revised our vision. We are excited to bring back the original vision of The Wanderer: the voice of young adults in Edmonton. For months, I have dreamed of transforming … Continue reading Welcome Back to The Wanderer!

The Colours of Edmonton

by Zosia Czarnecka A good friend once told me that the only rule of graffiti is that whatever you paint has to be more beautiful than what was already there. As I wandered around Edmonton, exploring the new murals painted in the Rust Magic Festival, those words echoed around my head. Unfortunately, if you look up any definition of graffiti, almost every version contains the … Continue reading The Colours of Edmonton

Prioritizing Student Voices: The Students’ Union Submission to the UofA’s Strategic Plan | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

A few weeks ago, the Students’ Union (SU) completed its submission to the University of Alberta’s Institutional Strategic Plan. These collective goals of staff and students will outline the use of resources for academic and administrative decision-making. Following the installation of David Turpin, the university’s thirteenth president, there has been a long process of outlining the vision for the next five years. The goal of the SU’s submission … Continue reading Prioritizing Student Voices: The Students’ Union Submission to the UofA’s Strategic Plan | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

Review: Alberta Ballet presents Shaping Sound | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

“If we give in and allow our dreams to take over, only then can we delve into our innermost thoughts and confront our demons” (Shaping Sound Playbook). Every few years, a dance show appears that electrifies audiences and restructures the face of dance in Edmonton. Shaping Sound is this decade’s rare gem, and Edmonton is incredibly lucky to be one host of their premiere world tour. Shaping Sound … Continue reading Review: Alberta Ballet presents Shaping Sound | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

What Happens When You Put 53 Young Leaders In the Same Room? | By Zosia Czarnecka & John Hampson

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) is a new initiative at the University of Alberta, led by former Canadian Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell and Dr. Martin Ferguson-Pell, former dean of rehabilitative medicine and former senior advisor to the president of the university. The aim of the college is to provide an interdisciplinary opportunity for undergraduates to learn and develop their leadership skills … Continue reading What Happens When You Put 53 Young Leaders In the Same Room? | By Zosia Czarnecka & John Hampson

Welcome to Education at The Wanderer | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

Welcome to Education at The Wanderer! We’re inherently curious creatures, constantly yearning to develop our knowledge of the world. It’s said you’re supposed to learn something new everyday. As clichéd as this statement may be, it’s definitely true — not necessarily in school, but in everything we do. Be it a short vacation, meeting someone new, or simply going for a bike ride, we’re always taking in new … Continue reading Welcome to Education at The Wanderer | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka