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September brings new beginnings

Ahh, it’s that time of year again. The bitter-sweet feeling of heading back to school. Backpack, check! Notebooks, check! Alarm clocks that are set too early, check, check and check!

For some of us, it’s a return to familiarity, the joy of seeing old classmates and instructors. A time to come together and hear what everyone have been up to over the summer. But for others, this September brings new beginnings. Whether students are coming straight from high school or after a year or two off, NAIT is a whole new world with new buildings to explore and people to meet. Others may be returning to school after years of being in the work force, perhaps, to pursue a long sought after career in a different industry. A new beginning. A fresh start. A blank slate.

In July, my grandpa and I took a ride on a streetcar. These cars used to roam the downtown core before they were decommissioned in the early ’50s. But the Edmonton Radial Railway Society has taken on the role of restoring, maintaining and operating these heritage vehicles, now known as the High Level Bridge Streetcars. It operates from the Strathcona Garage (where the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market is) over the High Level bridge to near Jasper Avenue and 109 Street. These streetcars have found a new beginning and a new purpose. And who knows, maybe this will be your new beginning.

As a new editor at The Nugget, I’m excited for my new beginning! I am open to opinions and criticism. Let me know what you want me to write more of and what you want less of.

-Brendan Chalifour, Entertainment Editor

-Image via Historic Edmonton

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