Andy Trussler



Andy is a fourth-year MacEwan Journalism student with a thirst for prairie true crime, LGBTQ2+ activism, and narrative features. They were raised in Regina and relocated to Edmonton to pursue further education.

Andy has been a theatre instructor, an opinion column editor and contributor, a regional director of the Canadian Improv Games, a sexual violence activist, and a public speaker. They hope their internship with Taproot will connect them to the community, real issues, and untold stories.

Recent work by Andy

Cover art for The No Normal Podcast, hosted by Oskar Zybart
podcast arts

Podcast pick: The No Normal Podcast

After a few months away, The No Normal Podcast from New Music Edmonton has returned for a second season of exploring contemporary music and sound art.

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The LRT rolls beneath the High Level Bridge below a yellow sky

Coming up this week: Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2022

This week's calendar offers a series of talks for a better world, some advice on problem-solving and advocacy, the next step in a pitch competition, and a look at heat islands and winter city design.

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Three scanned in copies of newspapers from 2005, 2009, and 2011
history media

Alberta Street News preserved for future generations

Back issues of Alberta Street News and its predecessor, Edmonton Street News, have been digitally preserved, ensuring the history of a newspaper born to give a voice and income to marginalized people will live on.

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An ice sculpture called Melody of Autumn Skies, featuring a winged figure with outstretched arms
events arts

Weekend agenda: Jan. 28-30, 2022

This weekend's calendar offers lots of fun on ice, the genius of Dolly Parton, MacEwan's literacy carnival, and the Polar Plunge!

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Cover art for The 2nd Floor, with a picture of the hosts and the tagline How to survive, how to thrive, and keep up the good vibes in life and business
podcast business

Podcast pick: The 2nd Floor

We draw your attention to an Edmonton-based podcast about surviving, thriving, and keeping up the good vibes in life and business.

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Downtown Edmonton illuminated by streetlights

Coming up this week: Jan. 24-28, 2022

This week's calendar offers ways to better understand precision health and urban heat islands, ideas to improve workplace wellness and diversity, and real talk from some entrepreneurs. Plus, Ice on Whyte begins!

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A paper sculpture of a mammoth at Deep Freeze
events arts

Weekend agenda: Jan. 21-23, 2022

This weekend's events include a mix of outdoor and indoor fun, with a few virtual events if you're not ready to venture out.

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David Haas, enjoying a meal at the Route 99 Café, smiles to the camera
arts film

Retired lawyer turned playwright wins screenplay competition

A program to turn an emerging screenwriter's work into a short film has awarded its top prize to David Haas, a retired lawyer who owes his writing career to anger in the courtroom and a penchant for winning competitions.

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A snowy, blue-sky day under the Low Level Bridge

Coming up this week: Jan. 17-21, 2022

This week's calendar includes events to help you start or strengthen your business, a roundtable on the drug poisoning crisis, and a look at Indigenous clean energy projects.

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