By Blanca Moreno Lady Vanessa Cardona is a spoken word poet, theatre professional, and activist whose work is empowered largely through marginalized voices. Her story and journey can be compared to a quote by the late Tupac “a rose that grew from concrete.” A story that is similar to the phoenix who rose from the … Continue reading Poetry to heal the soul
The truth behind crystals
By Blanca Moreno When it comes to the saying "seeing is believing," people often take this too literally these days. Since the beginning of the 20th-century, people have begun rejecting the idea that there is a God that started everything we know. Flash forward to 2019, and we have too many different theories to choose … Continue reading The truth behind crystals
Sports vs esports: Is there really an argument to be made?
By Jordan Garcia With esports leagues like The Overwatch League attempting to emulate traditional sports leagues to the highest extent, the question continues to rise: To what extent should critics be comparing esports to traditional sports? The argument can be made that the physical aspect of sports are what make the medium so unique, to … Continue reading Sports vs esports: Is there really an argument to be made?
By Christina Thompson Why don't you just go to therapy? Short answer, I'm poor. Also, the depression can't get you if you sleep...a lot. Now onto the real truth of the matter, many of us were taught to have unbreakable strength, phenomenal will, endurance as this has served generations before me in overcoming oppression, unfair … Continue reading Column: “Really?”
Content provider: Death on the instalment plan
By Levi Gogerla It’s a hurtful term, but it’s probably an accurate one, at least in a cultural context. Generally, the term "content provider" would probably do when you try to describe the role of the journalist in the eyes of the 21st-century digital world. It seems to be implying in lamest terms that the … Continue reading Content provider: Death on the instalment plan
Photo tour along the 53rd Parallel
I've been collecting pictures of my favourite spots in Edmonton since I got my Fujifilm Instax camera five years ago. Whenever I truly feel down with the state of my life I grab my trusty camera and I head out on a photo adventure. It makes me look at this city that I love in … Continue reading Photo tour along the 53rd Parallel
The evolution of the “boy box”
Do you have a "boy box"? What about a memories box? Chances are if you were a teenager/kid in the '80s, '90s, or early 2000s, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. You probably had a shoebox - mine was an old makeup case that I had unearthed in my grandmother’s basement (even as … Continue reading The evolution of the “boy box”
By Christina Thompson Why are black men so stoic? I don't know. Generally speaking, many men have not been told how to process and talk about their emotional experiences. This furthers a sense of isolation, anger, and resentment. A 2016 Indiana University Bloomington study concluded that men who fall into certain stereotypical masculine behaviours have … Continue reading Column: “Really?”
Doughnut showdown: Comparing two of Edmonton’s acclaimed dessert havens
When I was a kid, every trip to Canadian Tire or Home Depot was rewarded with a treat. My dad would pull into the drive-thru at Tim Hortons and order one maple dip doughnut for us to share. Thank god it wasn’t first thing in the morning on our way to hockey practice or we … Continue reading Doughnut showdown: Comparing two of Edmonton’s acclaimed dessert havens
By Blanca Moreno No matter how hard we try to deny it, people who get hurt somewhere deep inside still believe that true love does exist. Most of us have experienced heartbreak (some more than once). When we experience something that traumatic, it can completely shatter our entire belief system. How many of us have … Continue reading False expectations