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Students to vote on U-Pass in 2014 fall referendum

Students will vote to determine U-Pass implementation at UMSU, UWSA, and UMGSA

Members of UMSU and University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) will vote this upcoming fall term on the universal bus pass (U-Pass) that could give post-secondary students access to more affordable transportation at reduced rates starting in the fall 2015 term. The first referendum occurred in Nov. 2012. At that time, former UMSU vice president […]

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Gallery of Student Art hit hard by cutbacks

Budget cuts to UMSU student services leaves future of GoSA uncertain

Artists and students (financially burdened or otherwise) are among those most impacted by the UMSU executive’s decisions to cut financial support for the Gallery of Student Art and other UMSU student services. Co-ordinator of the Gallery of Student Art (GoSA) Kira Koop told the Manitoban last month that she was advised her position was being […]

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Just for kicks

A look at the 2014 edition of Bison soccer

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s soccer team begin their 10th season in CIS action in 2014, poised and ready to improve off of a 1-7-4 record in 2013. They will have their fair share of youth coming through the program this year, with 19 rookies looking to make an impact and earn a significant […]

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Running with the herd

Staying focused once school starts

Well, it’s that time of year again! The summer has come and gone in a flash, and the dreaded first week of school is upon us. While it’s really easy to get absorbed in your schoolwork in an attempt to stay on top of things, your exercise levels have a tendency to crash and burn. […]

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Wielding the iron

Getting to know Manitoba Bison golf captain Josh Wytinck

Golf runs through Josh Wytinck’s blood. He grew up with it, and has been playing the game since he was five years old. The native of Glenboro, Man. still remembers playing weekend mornings back at home with his dad, brother, and late grandfather, where he had some of his fondest memories of the game. “From […]

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Sports opinion: Step up the sanctions

On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced that former University of Manitoba Bison football player Ranji Atwall had tested positive for anabolic steroids. The offence occurred at the 2014 CFL Regional Combine in Edmonton, and Atwall was promptly handed a four-year ban from the CIS. While Atwall’s PED use […]

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The good, the bad, and the critic

Review: The Room

It is impossible to review Tommy Wiseau’s The Room (2003) with a straight face, mainly because it is awful, everybody knows it is awful, and we choose to watch it anyways. It fails on every level, but many find it entertaining because it’s such a failure. In recent years it has become a cult phenomenon, […]

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Honey Time, Face Time, and Tea Time. Photo by Katy MacKinnon.

Make Time

Local entrepreneur hits Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

At a time when the words “organic” and “raw” are a growing trend, Jasmine Lozenski’s homemade skin care products are much sought after. Make Time, a label that stirs thoughts of slowing down for some self-care, recently debuted as an official product sponsor of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. Make Time got its start when Lozenski […]

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If a wheel is placed in the wild, will the mice run?

An investigation of wheel running as a captive behaviour in lab mice

When a mouse is placed in a cage with a wheel, why does it choose to run? Does the mouse enjoy running, and do so unconditionally? Or is this running a habituated or stereotyped activity that it develops in captivity? Does the mouse run because there is simply nothing better to do? Are they just […]

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Cockroach zine fair

Live music, vegan baking, and workshops for the crafty type

Local feminist and environmentalist publication Cockroach zine will be hosting a zine fair on Sept. 20-21 at Frame Arts Warehouse. Cockroach zine was created by Meg Crane, when she found a lack of lighthearted feminist magazines in Canada. “Some of the issues covered are pretty serious, difficult things, but I try to put a positive […]

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