An Interview With Nisha Patel

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Cover image credit from the City of Edmonton Nisha Patel is a University of Alberta alumni and among many accomplishments is the author of the poetry book Coconut. Additionally she was also the eighth poet laureate of Edmonton and has co-founded a local and Edmontonion partnership publishing house called Moon Jelly House. On November 19,…

Issues surrounding the Vaccine: Vaccine Inequality and Misinformation

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For nearly 2 years now, we as a global community have been concerned with one thing: the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve gone through the mask debate, the stay-at-home orders, and the transition back to work. However, one thing has been placed as the focal point of current conversation: the vaccine. The vaccine has been a vessel…

The Impact of Food Deserts

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The community grocery store; a place of familiarity for a household at any given time. Your typical grocery store, one that you visit at least once a week, either to get groceries or for the quick last-minute pickup, is a place that has become almost a second home for a lot of people.  While being…

“Tough on Crime, Tough on BIPOC”: The Racialized Interplay between Police Violence and The Prison System.

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By putting the spotlight on Canada, the relationship between police brutality, racial profiling and the overrepresentation of marginalized groups in the prison population is examined, leaving no stone untouched. Government initiatives such as “tough on crime” strategies are analyzed to expose detrimental results such as increasing police violence, dangerous prison conditions, and the systemic oppression of BIPOC.