Category : Opinions

Combat sports suspended

Earlier in the semester I came up with a feature for the sports section called “Fight Corner.” In one of these articles, I expressed how Edmonton’s fight community is thriving and will continue to thrive after the arrival of a…

December 15, 2017

Parents: knock it off

His eyes glowed as the fire roared within him. He’d been prepping for months and finally this was his moment. The crazed father sits up in the stands, more excited than he was for his wedding, as his house league…

December 15, 2017

Irony: the new ideal

It began with the television, a passive means of spending some time to relax, unwind, to escape the world after a long day of work. As the 20th Century closed, television became a natural way to spend several hours of…

December 15, 2017

young woman on laptop sitting on bed

New year, new me

The fruitless and clichéd phrase, “New Year, New Me,” is prevalent at the start of a new year, especially on social media, where follow through is often absent. Despite its overuse and tiresome connotations, there is some truth to the…

December 15, 2017

christmas tree and child

Christmas – enjoy, be happy

Growing up, Christmas was always a glorious celebration of family and life. Not for religious reasons (at least not for myself) but it was always so wonderful to be with family and to celebrate for the sake of celebrating. It…

November 30, 2017

CFL 2017

CFL – long may it reign

The 2017 CFL season was one of the best in recent memory. The year started off as the “year of the catch,” highlight reels were featured with sensational diving catches and one-handed grabs. The season ended dramatically, though, with high…

November 30, 2017

bodybuilder grimacing

The mind matters, too

When I think of athletes, I think of humans being in incredible shape, being able to use their bodies to a limit that most can’t adhere to. You see highlights of basketball players jumping to extreme heights to dunk a…

November 30, 2017

MSNBC morning joe

Making it, faking it

2017 has been more about news commentating on the bizarre and lucid state of the news than ever before. Of course, it’s fakery that everyone is railing against: the dreaded fake news. But when MSNBC taped the Friday, Nov. 24…

November 30, 2017

Life After NAIT

Looking beyond

I understand the pressure that looms with the promise of graduation. I spent four years working hard at post-secondary only to discover the disappointment, hopelessness and confusion that surrounds graduating and entering the workforce. For me and many of my…

November 30, 2017

A step away from memorable

Nazis are in control of America and it’s up to you to start a revolution. That is the premise of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. In this sequel to MachineGames 2014 game Wolfenstein: The New Order, the Nazis won the…

November 16, 2017