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August 18, 2014
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Kate Black
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#fitspo: How social media shapes fitness culture

Andrea Ross, Editor-in-Chief

The girl in the before and after photo is beautiful — both before and after her drastic 130-pound weight loss.

How to Not Die This Summer

Kate Black, Managing Editor

Summertime is the best. But you know what puts a damper on the fun and games of the warmest months of the year? Dying.

Meat-ing in the middle

How local restaurants and producers are making meat for the ethically minded

Shannon Kovalsky, Multimedia Editor

Not everyone can go vegetarian. But, Edmonton foodies are making it easier than ever to be a carnivore on a vegetarian conscience.

UAlberta Confessions: The people behind the page

Kate Black, Managing Editor

Despite the difficulties of getting to know the people behind UAlberta Confession, there’s one part of the community that’s willing to bare their names — and profile photos — for all to see: the commenters. Here are three of their stories.

The Future of CIS

Atta Almasi, Sports Editor

When the Canadian women’s hockey team won gold in a 3–2 overtime comeback against the United States at the Winter Olympics in Sochi this past February, only five of the team’s 21 players had actually pursued their post-secondary education and hockey developmental training in Canada.

Breaking Your Fall

Four years after its initial proposal, the University of Alberta’s fall reading week comes to fruition

Michelle Mark, News Editor

Four years ago, fall reading week was little more than a campaign promise made by a Students’ Union presidential hopeful. As of Monday afternoon, it’s a reality for University of Alberta students, who will get a full week away from the classroom starting in November, 2015.

The U of A Bucket List

Kate Black, Managing Editor
Sarah Lazin, Gateway Writer

Regardless of where you are in your university journey, there are a few key experiences that your time in post-secondary just wouldn’t be complete without. Whether you have a month or a few years left at the U of A, use your time wisely and be sure to check off as many experiences as you can off the following list.

The Purity Test score results are in…

Jordan Ching, Online Editor
Anthony Goertz, Design & Production Editor
Jessica Hong, Design & Production Editor

... and boy, have you been bad!

Recycled Stories

Kaitlyn Grant, Gateway Writer

Local bookstores have suffered through turbulent times after the age of digital reading broke ground, leading to many stores rethinking their purpose in the book community. But after the initial shock of the digital age, two things have become clear: people are still reading and the book community is a force to be reckoned with.

Poster Slam 2014

Gateway Staff, Gateway Staff

With the end of elections finally in sight, we sat a few of The Gateway‘s poster “experts” down to find out their thoughts on the offerings from each executive race this year. It’s one of the few times that past experiences and speeches don’t matter — only font choices and colour schemes.

Election Dissection 2014

Michelle Mark, News Editor
Andrea Ross, Editor-in-Chief

Students’ Union elections are a bewildering world for the average student to make sense of, and when faced with a whopping 20 candidates vying for six positions, this year’s voters are swamped with selection and craving guidance. That’s why The Gateway’s Election Dissection united three SU experts to cut through the clutter and bring you the inside scoop.

Pride Over Prejudice

LGBTQ athletes at the U of A find support in varsity community

Alana Willerton, Managing Editor

Deep down, Tegan McGraw always knew. The Kelowna, B.C. native had spent a lifetime hiding it — and doing so pretty well, he thought — when he finally came to terms with the truth: he was gay.

The Purity Test 2014

Gateway Staff, Gateway Staff

Don’t call it a comeback — The Gateway’s been here for years, and now it’s time to take a stroll down memory lane. Back to a decade where flannel-clad grunge bands gave way to frosted tipped boy bands, when everyone screamed, “I’m the king of the world,” gossiped about Ross and Rachel, Dawson and Joey or Zack and Kelly — yadda yadda yadda, basically you were happier back then. They were our halcyon days of naiveté and youth, but they inevitably led to you straight trippin’ your way into an impure, supposed maturity. Now it’s time to test how often you took to temptation, note how naughty you’ve been and put up your worst moments of going hella postal against all your friends in the 2014 Purity Test. So whoop, here it is!

Flea on the Wall

Brad Kennedy, Arts & Culture Editor

Within an hour of opening on Saturday morning, the Super Flea Market is bustling with patrons. For five days a week, the enormous building at the intersection of 111 Avenue and 120 Street lies dormant, but on the weekend, it comes alive as a hub of commerce unlike any other in the city.

President for a Day

Michelle Mark, News Editor

Petros Kusmu flips a green and gold scarf over his head and adjusts it around his collar. He glances back at me before reaching for the door.

“You ready to run?”

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