How Edmonton Immigrants are Preserving Culture and Identity

Today’s society emphasizes uniqueness. It starts at birth, with parents seeking names that make their children stand out. Famous examples include Blue Ivy, Saint, True, and X Æ A-12. In addition, ability grouping at schools, television shows, music, and fashion encourage individuality. Although standing out has many benefits, social issues such as prejudice and discrimination…

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How Much Screen Time Should I Allow my Child?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children under two are not exposed to screen time because it can result in speech deficits (Pappas, 2020). Similarly, The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends a screen time of one hour per day in early childhood (Rathus et al., 2021). However, there is not enough research to support these recommendations. Research in this area of study has also been less than definitive in determining the amount of screen time parents should have for their children due to insufficient longitudinal studies (Pappas, 2020)…

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To Serve and To Protect

(Written for print) When two locals, Michael Dronyk and Lucas Kowalski, found themselves with RCMP officers pointing guns at their heads on Feb. 5, 2022, it was not quite the day they had imagined for themselves. According to Dronyk, “they just started like yelling at us… it was very surreal, you know what I’m saying?…

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YOUR TUITION COVERS THIS

At the start of fall term, I found myself needing therapy, and after shopping around for a therapist, I quickly realized how broke I was. After speaking with a psychologist at MacEwan University’s Counsellor, Wellness and Psychological Services, I discovered that I could afford therapy.  It may not be news that you have a Canada…

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REVIEW: EMILY IN PARIS SEASON TWO—THE DRAMA CONTINUES

For many Netflix lovers, part of the joys of the recent holiday season extended beyond watching our favourite Christmas movies for the hundredth time. It included looking forward to season two of Emily in Paris.  Between the pandemic, lockdowns, and travel restrictions that plagued most of the last two years, season one of Emily in Paris was a…

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EVERY CLOUD HAS ITS SILVER LINING, EVEN WHEN IT’S THE COVID PANDEMIC

“Unprecedented times” is one of the most popular phrases associated with the COVID pandemic. It is challenging to look beyond what is in an effort to see what could be in a pandemic. How can such dark clouds carry a silver lining?  Speaking with some students from different MacEwan University departments, we were pleased to see the poise and…

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GRADUATING DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC

Sixty-three thousand people in Canada lost their jobs in December of 2020, according to Craig Wong’s CTV News article published on Jan. 8. Wong also stated that it was the worst downturn of the job market since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. MacEwan University graduating and recently graduated students are asking “what next.” After the 2014…

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