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Raindrops

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry runner-up

So simply we slip from the sky So fast can this plane, of friction and flame Vanquish us into vapour Not eviscerated, but evapourated Back to whence we came Cloud nine runs parallel to the ninth ring of Hell   But for a while we freely fall Plunging to uncertainty Beautifully, devastatingly free   In […]

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Life of Rye

Manitoban Literature Competition prose runner-up

It was a weird Thanksgiving. I peeled out of the driveway of my mother’s house in a LeBaron that she would never drive again. The last words I said to her were, “I’m leaving.” I raced down the gently winding street of my otherwise perfectly quiet gated community. The old divorced battle axes couldn’t open […]

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The Lovers of Valdaro

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry runner-up

Bright moon and sun Where two is one, Are Cosmic lovers leaping Rotating gaze Form nights and days, Fixed distance ever-keeping. Igniting the skies With watchful eyes, Bear witness to the sorrow Of the lovers’ embrace Whose unknowing face, Shall never know tomorrow. Two hearts entwined Till time unwind, A pair forever sleeping; It’s The […]

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Mixed

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry runner-up

In the wake of the scoop, I was born. Many dreams bestowed upon my back; decolonization, the dream but nightmare to some.   But who am I, of the mixed blood, to help those who reject me? I, too, have felt the same anger, have I not?   I was once known as half-breed, I […]

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Looking Out

Manitoban Literature Competition prose winner

“Can you please just get out of my way?” Melissa demanded. “Seriously, what the hell?” Amy objected as Melissa’s elbow dug into her ribs, jostling her away from the bathroom mirror. “I was in here first.” “Yeah, but Evan is going to be here soon,” Melissa said. She was already pulling her makeup kit out […]

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Slough

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry winner

  pulled from the depths of mire by contractions and gloved hands we emerge to brightness and uncertainty   a disruption of the stagnancy that reigns over a plain populated with thin trees like crooked cribposts or ancient tombstones lining the shores to watery wounds from a wanton glacier’s thrust that moved like we moved, […]

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Letter to the editor: UMSU on cuts

University of Manitoba students, The University of Manitoba administration has recently announced that cuts will be made in the upcoming budget. We would like to articulate the current position of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. We are opposed to cuts. Our stance is not one of neutrality, but of rationality. As the sole representative […]

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Robert-Falcon Ouellette wants indigenous university

Winnipeg political figure developing business plan for aboriginal-focused academic growth

Less than 48 hours following the day of the Winnipeg civic election which saw a third place finish for former mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette—who just announced that he intends to run in the 2015 federal election with the Liberals for MP in the Winnipeg Centre riding—Ouellette said that he is developing a business plan to […]

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Following the herd

Mid-season report

With each Bison team taking a month off for the winter break, the Manitoban decided it was an ideal time to see how each team is doing heading into the second half of the season.   Men’s basketball Record: 8-2 Record in last six games: 5-1 Team leader in rebounds per game: Wyatt Anders (11.5, […]

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Grabbing momentum

Hynes records first win as women's basketball head coach, men sweep Lethbridge

The final weekend before the winter break was a successful one for the University of Manitoba Bisons basketball program, as the men took both games at home against visiting Lethbridge, while the women secured their first victory of the 2014/15 campaign.   Women After losing by 23 on Friday night, Manitoba bounced back in a […]

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