The NAIT Nugget has been the official student newspaper of NAIT since 1963 and has been complemented by an informative, interesting and well designed online news site since 2010. Designed to inform students and the NAIT community of campus news, sports and entertainment, it also features popular sections containing opinions, feature article and a forum for student commentary. The Nugget is the only print publication regularly distributed to the NAIT community. There are 2,599 copies produced throughout all NAIT campuses in high traffic areas and is available on the Nugget newsstands. 26 issues are published each year during the academic terms, from September to April.
Editor in Chief
Danielle is a student in the Digital Media and IT program specializing in Visual Communications. Before coming to NAIT, she completed a BA in English with a minor in Fashion, Design, and Media; she is passionate about combining stories with beautiful design. Danielle loves to stay busy and in addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of the Nugget and regularly freelancing, she is the Communications Officer of the Canadian University Press.
Danielle also loves books, the internet, sharply tailored blazers, and Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night album. She has a huge lipstick collection and a drawer full of stationery for sending snail mail. Danielle is a stickler for fixing crooked paintings, using dessert forks and soup spoons, and is a fan of the Oxford comma.
A.J. is a student in the Academic Upgrading program at NAIT. After spending the last 14 years working in the railway industry and industrial plant site world, he decided that a career change was in order. He aspires to take the Medical Radiologic Technology program. A father of 2 young children, his free time is usually filled with family activities. In a city as big as Edmonton, there is an endless supply of fun to be had. He has a passion for photography as well as a renewed interest in writing. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys getting out to watch a game with friends. As well he loves to try new foods and sample the many different restaurants our fair city has to offer. Some of his favourite summertime food indulgences are Edmonton’s “What the Truck” events and The Taste of Edmonton. As well as all the delicious taste choices, you never know what famous person might be taking in the same event.
Brendan Chalifour is a student in the Digital Media & IT program as well as the Entertainment Editor for Nugget Newspaper. Brendan is a leader and an advocate for student voice and engagement in Alberta. He has also been involved with various local and national mental health initiatives. When he finds the time, Brendan likes to cycle, swim, read, meditate, cook, and spend time with family and friends. Fun fact: Brendan loves all things CBC.
Michael Menzies is the assistant sports editor at the Nugget. Sports has been a passion of mine and thanks to my proficient lexical density, a little sports journalist seemed natural. He’s a student in NAIT’s radio program. He invites people to drop by the Nugget and hit him up for a hot sports debate or a discussion about philosophy and postmodern literature.
Affectionately known as ‘Frank the Tank’ Mackay, Frank is the glue and duct tape that keeps the Nugget together year after year. Frank is the guy with contacts, sometimes the tissue, and never-ending patience.