Making noise about our part of town: Volume II

 

MAGPIES ARE KNOWN for noise and curiosity, and here at The City Centre Magpie, we are also devoted to uncovering every bit of interesting detail about our community, and making as much noise as we can about it.

The Magpie is a hyper-local news outlet operated by MacEwan University fourth-year journalism students, and its aim is to tell the stories of the people who live and work around our campus, from Jasper to 107th Avenue, and from 101st to 124th Streets, one of the city’s busiest and most densely populated areas. It includes most of downtown, two of the most popular commercial strips (Jasper Avenue and 124th Street) and the city’s second university. It also contains some of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods, many of its oldest buildings, and is home to a culturally and ethnically diverse population.
There’s a lot to cover.
The Magpie is published every second Monday. Check in for everything about our neighbourhood, from news to politics, to restaurant reviews, to culture coverage.

 

 


No. 4: November 10, 2020

 

European architecture in Edmonton

The transformation of a retail mall

 

 

 

A cup of Covid-19

Restaurants struggle to stay open

 

 

 

Review: Emily in Paris

Netflix series a favourite among young viewers

 

 

 

 

 

Financial literacy: Start young

Avoiding the pitfalls of debt and other money woes

 

 

 

 

Downtown dining week

A culinary event for the epicurious Edmontonian

 

 

 

Dining in an igloo in downtown Edmonton

Reliving the outdoor dining experience in the winter

 

 

 

Indoor hobbies and activities: Covid edition

Tips and tricks to deal with pandemic cabin fever

 

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About us
Managing editor: Mehnaz Abdul Rahman
Copy editor: Kajal Dhaneshwari
Contributors: Katie Hooge, Brittany Ekelund, Corbin Stewart, Andrew Smith, Kiannie Reynolds-Lewis, Katrina Turchin
Publisher: Rey Rosales Ph.D., Associate Professor of Journalism (RosalesR2@macewan.ca)

 


No. 3: October 26, 2020

The great pandemic bakeoff

Sourdough edition

 

 

Navigating ETS during a pandemic

Student transit woes

 

 

No more dry winters

Skin care tips

 

 

About to break

Students grapple with mental health

 

 

 

Winter blues

Know the symptoms of SAD

 

 

Calling all ramen lovers

A taste of Japan

 

 

 

 

Opinion

Self-confidence is a lifestyle

 

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About us
Managing editor: Kajal Dhaneshwari
Copy editor: Katie Hooge
Contributors: Mehnaz Abdul Rahman, Brittany Ekelund, Corbin Stewart, Andrew Smith, Kiannie Reynolds-Lewis, Katrina Turchin
Publisher: Rey Rosales Ph.D., Associate Professor of Journalism (RosalesR2@macewan.ca)

 


No. 2: October 15, 2020

 


Ghost kitchens in Edmonton

Professional cooking spaces for delivery-only meals

 

 

 

Halloween is not cancelled!

Tips for the trick or treaters

 

Portrait of an artist

Sierra Jamerson’s musical journey

 

 

Thriving during a pandemic

A bookshop for curious people

 

 

 

Naked and unafraid

An Edmonton exotic dancer puts the industry on notice

 

 

Sexual violence prevention

Raising awareness and addressing systemic issues

 

Opinion

Kenney’s Canada leaves women out

 

 

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About us
Managing editor: Brittany Ekelund
Copy editor: Corbin Stewart
Contributors: Mehnaz Abdul Rahman, Andrew Smith, Kajal Dhaneshwari, Katie Hooge, Kiannie Reynolds-Lewis, Katrina Turchin
Publisher: Rey Rosales Ph.D., Associate Professor of Journalism (RosalesR2@macewan.ca)

No. 1: September 28, 2020

 


Edmonton music scene

A night at the drive-in: The new normal for the live music scene

 

 

On the menu

A COVID summer: Cooking up change

 

 

Fall fashion

The guide to being fashionable for the season

 

 

Online learning

The challenges of remote learning for students with disabilities

 

 

Helping Canadians

How the end of CERB affects local residents

 

 

Opinion

Online class disaster

 

 

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About us
Managing editor: Andrew Smith
Copy editor: Brittany Ekelund
Contributors: Mehnaz Abdul Rahman, Kajal Dhaneshwari, Katie Hooge, Kiannie Reynolds-Lewis, Corbin Stewart, Katrina Turchin
Publisher: Rey Rosales Ph.D., associate professor of journalism (RosalesR2@macewan.ca)

 

 


No. 5: April 3, 2020

 


 

 

 

A big little book shop

For nearly 65 years, through good times and bad, this local institution has helped craft
Edmonton’s eventful literary story. Now, three different incarnations and four sets of
owners later, it’s time we learn its own.

 

Property king

 

 

 

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About us
Managing editor: Jasmine Graf
Assistant managing editor: Mariann Roberts
Copy chief: Rahma Dalmar
Copy editors: Layla Dart, Cecilia Lietz, Jessica Nelson

Contributors: Maya Abdallah, Shanghetaa Alfred, Austin Connelly, Rudy Howell, Ashley Orich, Danielle Selbee, Sarah Spisak, Jackson Spring
Publisher:  Brian Gorman PhD, associate professor of journalism
gormanb3@macewan.ca

 


No. 4: March 23, 2020           Life in the time of contagion

 


Pandemic versus politics

 

Maggie’s take

Maggie stands for “Magpie,” and it’s the title of our opinion piece by each edition’s managing editor. This week, Jackson Spring looks at ways to help those put out of work because of COVID-19, whether they have it or not.

 

 

 

 

 

Food scene survival

Alberta’s restaurants haven’t been ordered to close yet, but with everyone
trying to stay away from crowded places, many of them might as well be.
Some are worried they might not ever reopen.

 

Covid diaries

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About us
Managing editor: Jackson Spring
Assistant managing editor: Jasmine Graf
Copy chief: Danielle Selbee
Copy editors: Shanghetaa Alfred, Austin Connelly, Ashley Orich

Contributors: Maya Abdallah, Rahma Dalmar, Layla Dart, Rudy Howell, Cecilia Lietz, Mariann Robertson, Danielle Selbee, Sarah Spisak
Publisher:  Brian Gorman PhD, associate professor of journalism
gormanb3@macewan.ca

No. 3: March 9, 2020

 


Writing a new story

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Duchess decade

Duchess Bake Shop has been operating on 124th Street  for 10 years. To celebrate the
anniversary in good taste, the bakery is reviving some classic recipes from its early
days – many of which hadn’t been tasted in years.
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About us
Managing editor: Sarah Spisak
Assistant managing editor: Jackson Spring
Copy chief: Rudy Howell
Copy editors: Maya Abdallah, Layla Dart, Jessica Nelson

Contributors: Shanghetaa Alfred, Austin Connelly, Rahma Dalmar, Jasmine Graf, Cecilia Lietz, Ashley Orich, Mariann Robertson, Danielle Selbee
Publisher:  Brian Gorman PhD, associate professor of journalism
gormanb3@macewan.ca

 


No. 2: Feb. 17, 2020

 


Beyond the symptoms

 

 

 

 

 

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About us
Managing editor: Mariann Roberts
Assistant managing editor: Sarah Spisak
Copy chief: Ashley Orich
Copy editors:
Shanghetaa Alfred, Rahma Dalmar, Danielle Selbee,
Contributors: Maya Abdallah, Austin Connelly, Layla Dart, Jasmine Graf, Rudy Howell, Cecilia Lietz, Jessica Nelson, Jackson Spring
Publisher:  Brian Gorman PhD, associate professor of journalism
gormanb3@macewan.ca

No. 1: Feb. 3, 2020

 


‘Hope is as small as a needle’

 

 

 

YEG street art

Edmonton’s core is a hidden gallery of unique murals, but you have to work hard to find them. The paintings, by local and international artists, comprise some of the city’s best urban art – and it’s all tucked away in alleys and parking lots.

 

A Fire-cracking New Year

The Wuhan virus may have cast a pall over the Spring Festival in China, but in January, the city’s Chinese community celebrated the beginning of the Spring Festival with joy, pride, fireworks and a lion’s dance through Chinatown.

 

Rent isn’t rising – for now

A recent report states that City Centre rents are stagnant. However, new developments in the area may shake up the current rental market and bring it in line with the rest of the city, which has seen rental rates rising in the past few years.

 

Red lights in the snow

Edmonton is known for deep snow and slick winter driving,  inconvenient for most drivers, but, between spinning wheels, locked traffic and temperatures that can freeze water in firehoses, winter is downright dangerous for first responders.

 

Valentine’s Day ideas

Even though we still have two weeks to go before Valentine’s Day, it’s not too late to start thinking about novel ways to show your love to that special person. Here we offer a selection of some of the best ways to celebrate in the City Centre.

 

Maggie’s take

Maggie stands for “Magpie,” and it’s the title of our opinion piece by each edition’s managing editor. This week, Jasmine Graf vents about driving through our winters, and wonders why, every year, Edmontonians seem to forget all about snow and ice.
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About us
Managing editor: Jasmine Graf
Assistant managing editor: Mariann Roberts
Copy chief: Austin Connelly
Copy editors: Maya Abdallah, Rudy Howell, Cecilia Lietz
Contributors: Shanghetaa Alfred, Rahma Dalmar, Layla Dart, Jessica Nelson, Ashley Orich, Danielle Selbee, Sarah Spisak, Jackson Spring
Publisher:  Brian Gorman PhD, associate professor of journalism
gormanb3@macewan.ca

 

 

 

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