Our Canada: My Culture is Not a Commodity | By Sanaa Humayun

Our Canada is a series focusing on the stories of people of colour and their experiences living in Canada. By sharing these points of view, The Wanderer hopes to shed light on the microaggressions faced by people of colour and celebrate Canada’s diversity.  I grew up as a first generation Canadian, and I’ve always identified as Canadian more than anything else. Nonetheless, I know that parts of who I am are … Continue reading Our Canada: My Culture is Not a Commodity | By Sanaa Humayun

Welcome to Insight at The Wanderer | By Sanaa Humayun

Welcome, dear reader, to Insight at The Wanderer. I’d like to think of Insight as the Hufflepuff of Wanderer sections. We’re just a little bit of everything. This is the place for all the stuff that doesn’t quite fit anywhere else. Insight is perfect for personal narratives, stories, fiction and non-fiction of all kinds. This is what makes me so excited to be a writer and … Continue reading Welcome to Insight at The Wanderer | By Sanaa Humayun

About Hair | By Sharon Mvundura

In the 1960s George E. Johnson invented a chemical relaxer, an at home product that women could use to straighten their hair. This new product joined the ranks of the hotcomb as a way for black women to straighten their curly kinky hair. Synthetic and human hair extensions emerged in the 80’s and gave black women the ability to transform their hair into anything they … Continue reading About Hair | By Sharon Mvundura

New Cancer Research Initiatives in Northern Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

In 2004, my cousin, Tanya passed away from cancer. She taught my brother and I how to play black jack, and took my cousins and I to watch 14A movies when we were too young. She was a talented pianist, a U of A Geophysics graduate, a runner, and overall one of the bravest individuals I knew. The details of the type of cancer and … Continue reading New Cancer Research Initiatives in Northern Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

Why Do We Have To Leave To Find Ourselves? | By Keaton Peterson

Beer on our breath and marble cobblestone underfoot, our new friends accompanied us on our trek through Old Town towards the sea. Scurrying underneath Byzantium-era archways, we bypassed stonewalls that had kept the Republic of Dubrovnik safe for centuries. The ancient city streets ended where the Adriatic Sea began. Having acquired liquid confidence at an Irish Pub, we scaled the rubble of a crumbled section … Continue reading Why Do We Have To Leave To Find Ourselves? | By Keaton Peterson

Impatient Patient | by Hamman Samuel

According to a report by CBC News, the average wait time in Alberta’s emergency rooms is around three hours. Let’s pause and think about how long that is. Really conceptualize that. What would you have been able to do in three hours? It takes a little more than three hours to drive from Edmonton to Calgary. You could have watched one of the Lord of … Continue reading Impatient Patient | by Hamman Samuel

The Power Shift | by Erica Woolf

“I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.” This is a quote from Emma Watson’s recent speech on feminism as part of the launch of a new UN campaign called “HeForShe.” The quote itself is not revolutionary; however, Emma was shown that not even she, self-described as one of the most privileged women in history, is afforded this … Continue reading The Power Shift | by Erica Woolf

An Important Message to Servers | By Keaton Peterson

Any conversation with a server by a non-server about their job will quickly have you informed about all the things that you just don’t understand about how hard their job actually is. To speak ill of servers is to bite the hand that feeds, so I preface this article by first extending a hand of compassion towards my server brothers and sisters. I too have … Continue reading An Important Message to Servers | By Keaton Peterson

Some insight into… Insight… | By Tyler Hein

Welcome to the Insight section of The Wanderer Online, theoretical reader. If you’re a long time reader, you may recognize that Insight is a new section. It has replaced the iWander section in order to expand the scope of topics that we can cover.  If you’re a new reader, congratulations, you have made a solid choice today. Doesn’t that feel good? It’s like a drug, … Continue reading Some insight into… Insight… | By Tyler Hein