About Us

The Nugget has been the official NAIT newspaper since 1964.

Started as a platform to give the students of NAIT a voice, The Nugget has survived the ever-changing media market and is proving successful while in a revitalization period. With a growing want for accurate, local media, independent student newspapers are becoming more important than ever.

There are 13 issues produced per school year, with thousands of copies strategically distributed across the campus in high-traffic areas. Through social media, and our website, our online engagement has doubled in the last year.

With a team of 9 Student Editors and around 20 contributors, it is clear that student media is alive and well!

Meet the Team

Stephanie Swensrude

Lead Issues Editor


Stephanie is pursuing a career in journalism. When she isn’t chasing the latest news you can find her knitting, rollerskating, or feeding her two cats Juno and Pepper.



Alleah Boisvert

Head Entertainment Editor


Alleah is a marketing student who is stoked to take on the role of Entertainment Editor after writing for The Nugget last year. She loves Edmonton’s local music scene and learning about niche rock genres. In her spare time, she likes to binge anime with her black cat, Levi.


Jared Gomes

Assistant Entertainment Editor


Jared is in the Radio and Television program. Hailing from rural Alberta he is learning about big city living, cooking, high tech wizardry, and hopes to find success as a voice actor. In his free time Jared can be found composing his own music, or playing the greatest hit game.


Kaytlyn Poberznick

Sports Editor


Kaytlyn is in her second year of the Radio and Television program at NAIT. As a member of the women’s basketball team, she is excited to suit up as an Ook this coming season. Kaytlyn aspires to work in sports broadcasting someday, but most importantly, when she’s not on the court, you can find her curled up under six blankets with her chihuahua, Charlie.

Tora Matys



Tora is a Radio graduate and currently a 2nd-year Business student concentrating on marketing. Tora has been working with The Nugget since beginning in the Radio program. After being the Head Entertainment Editor for 3 semesters she has decided to move into a new position of Social Media and Marketing Coordinator.




Almalexia is a non-binary human who uses they/them pronouns. Alma is pursuing an education in film theory and television production. They are focused on creating content that represents the QTBIPOC community, and local businesses in Edmonton.


Destiny Meilleur



Destiny is a fourth semester Radio and Television student and entrepreneur. She loves weather broadcasting and learning about different predicting techniques as well as the performing arts. She’s very excited to be working with the Nugget this semester.


Shawna Bannerman

Production Manager


Shawna graduated from the Graphic Communications program in 2018 and returned to NAIT to head the media and design of The Nugget. When not leading the students, you’ll find her building her own business Everpressed Jewellery.



Do you want to be apart of the Nugget team? Check out the NAITSA job openings page to see if there are any available positions, or email the Media Operations Manager, Nicole Murphy for any inquiries at nmurphy@nait.ca.

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