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Adventures in Irony: The Original Cliché | By Keaton Peterson

I could start with a brief paragraph highlighting – or in all likelihood hyperbolizing – my skills, successes, and what I believe makes me a competent writer and editor. I could then attempt to relate to you by sharing my pipedreams of writing the next great novel and going down in the annals of literary badassery with the likes of Hemingway and Bukowski. I could … Continue reading Adventures in Irony: The Original Cliché | By Keaton Peterson

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Accepting Applications: 2015/2016 Team | The Wanderer Online

We’re excited to announce that we are officially accepting applications for our 2015/2016 Wanderer Online team including visual editors, content editors, managing editors, and marketing and communications ninjas! If you’re a university student or recent graduate who cares about Edmonton’s direction as a global city, we strongly encourage you to apply. The Wanderer is committed to producing bold, thought-provoking and contemporary content; we empower writers, photographers, … Continue reading Accepting Applications: 2015/2016 Team | The Wanderer Online

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What The Truck?! Long Lines, Good Food | By Joel Verhagen

What The Truck?!, started in 2011 by Mack Male and Sharon Yeo, is an event that works to highlight the best in Edmonton’s food truck cuisine. Since the first event, What The Truck?! has grown into one of Edmonton’s most popular outdoor events, expanding from a handful of trucks to 25. People flock to Edmonton’s core to experience new foods and are more than willing … Continue reading What The Truck?! Long Lines, Good Food | By Joel Verhagen

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Accepting Applications: Site Manager | The Wanderer Online

We’re excited to announce that we are officially accepting applications for a Site Manager. If you’re a university student or recent graduate who cares about Edmonton’s direction as a global city, we strongly encourage you to apply. Application deadline is Monday, July 20th, at 11:59pm MST. The Wanderer is committed to producing bold, thought-provoking and contemporary content; we empower writers, photographers, videographers and graphic designers, … Continue reading Accepting Applications: Site Manager | The Wanderer Online

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Alberta Election 2015: Platform Summaries | Jesse Werkman

This Tuesday, May 5, Albertans will go to the polls and vote for their next provincial government. Sifting through multiple party platforms and political analyses can be overwhelming and time consuming. That’s why The Wanderer is here to help. We’ve reviewed the party platforms for the Progressive Conservatives, the Wildrose, the Alberta Liberals, and the Alberta New Democrats, and condensed them into categories of: Families … Continue reading Alberta Election 2015: Platform Summaries | Jesse Werkman

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Vacancy | By Tyler Hein

Since I met you I’ve wanted to write about our love— Like I see it in the movies, or I hear about on the radio, see I want to write about that love— Where I can’t profess it if it isn’t raining. Where it hits you in a moment and suddenly it’s been forever. The kind that puts the bard to shame since there was no rain filled declarations when that shrew was tamed. Forget my troubles and let’s take a detour together to where love is as easy as eyes both new and familiar; a safe place to find myself lost. That love, that love like words written in scrawl in the liner notes of the albums that formed my identity. But I worry that with this love, vague and formless, I’ll be reduced to a ball of pop culture that learned to speak. And I worry that with this love, perfect and fleeting, that the milk crate poets have lied to me. So then I wanted to write about real love— Where flowers grow slow through cracks in the foundation. Since no virgin to the pleasure knows true aversion to the pain, plunge deeper to speak truth to the hurt and to the shame, the cold of silence on the phone, the fear with every step that you’ve been down this road before. But real love is more, there’s a heat inside the chest, like gasoline hitting an open flame, because in a crowded room, I heard someone speak your name. Laughing as we’re hiding, finding locked doors to be like sanctuaries that free us to discover and explore. It’s not found standing, pristine and shiny new, it’s built strong, brick by brick, by two together who feel their spine quiver with a shiver of cold nostalgia, from the touch of fingers along bare skin. Real love, this love sees the flaws and wants to fix them, but I know that it’s because of your flaws, not in spite of them, so I worry that with this love, slow and achievable, that I undersell the unbelievable. So then I wanted to write about our love But I realized I can’t— When I haven’t seen you for a while, I feel like I’ve lost your subtlety of personality, the nuance of your expressions, I find myself holding tight to the catching in my throat. I can write about the minutes when we felt ourselves the lovers in so many songs, but those moments form our highlight reel while our love shows most behind the scenes. From when it seems hopeless, but then we’re laughing at a passing feeling, in your eye a fleeting glimpse of how silly we must look fighting like this in a dirty alley behind 105th. The kind built from screaming until we’re hoarse about what, we can’t even remember. Ours is a love that blossoms in September, when you lean in close because you forgot your jacket and your hand entwines with mine inside jeans pockets. It’s a kind that makes me want to paint a portrait, paint a portrait of her self, if only for her to her eyes comprised of colours that she ascribes to everything else. Our love, this love is the reason for the words, … Continue reading Vacancy | By Tyler Hein

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Seeking Marketing Director | The Wanderer Online

This morning, we’re excited to announce that we are officially accepting applications for a Marketing Director. If you’re a university student or recent graduate who cares about Edmonton’s direction as a global city, we strongly encourage you to apply. The rewarding six-month experience on The Wanderer Online team will provide you with the opportunity to work in a diverse, flexible work environment, the chance to connect with leaders … Continue reading Seeking Marketing Director | The Wanderer Online

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‘Burrow’ing Into The Delights of the Underground | By Anna Peacocke

A recent development in underground Edmonton is the aptly named Burrow, a new java stop for LRT commuters. Approaching the escalators from the west concourse in Central station is recommended for anyone who wishes to start their day with a satisfying cup of Four Barrel coffee. A new-found niche of the Edmonton bean scene, this coffee shop brings convenient, friendly service and a dynamic menu to the … Continue reading ‘Burrow’ing Into The Delights of the Underground | By Anna Peacocke