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#NoMoreBlurredLines posters vandalized

'Gum is something you ask for, sexual assault is not'

Trigger warning: rape. Newly posted #NoMoreBlurredLines campaign posters with the message “Gum is something you ask for, sexual assault is not,” intended to engage students at the University of Manitoba by acknowledging and critiquing rape culture on campus were vandalized with victim-blaming statements less than one week later. The posters were put up on Oct. […]

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Photo credit to Carolyne Kroeker

A fight to the finish

Men's hockey splits weekend series against 5th- ranked Mount Royal

In a battle of two nationally ranked teams, the University of Manitoba Bisons and Mount Royal Cougars, both lived up to their CIS top 10 statuses, taking one game apiece over the weekend. Each side pitched a shutout, as the Cougars prevailed 4-0 on Friday, while Manitoba snagged Saturday’s contest 1-0. Friday night’s loss was […]

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Photo credit to Beibei Liu

Defending their turf

Bison football fights adversity, gets redemption against Saskatchewan

Losers of two straight games,  the University of Manitoba Bisons football team entered Friday’s action in desperate need of a win. To get it, they would have to knock off the eighth-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, a team that defeated them in week one. Not only did Manitoba accomplish that feat, they did so in impressive fashion, […]

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Following the herd

Women's hockey and soccer recaps/stats, Bison sports news (standings/schedule in this weeks newspaper)

Women’s hockey summary The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team continued to roll this weekend, picking up a weekend sweep of the Mount Royal Cougars. The Bisons won 4-1 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday. Forward Alanna Sharman led the way offensively, with four goals over the two game set. Rachel Dyck started both games in […]

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graphic provided by Justin Ladia

Playing the name game

Analyzing racist sports logos, and the impact of change

Debate has raged on in recent months over the Washington NFL football team’s name, the Redskins. The team moved to the nation’s capital in 1937. Numerous parties, including the National Congress of American Indians, have made their voices heard over the controversial team name since that time. Despite increased demand to change the name, Redskins […]

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Photo provided by Zach Fleisher

Building the student movement with CFS-Manitoba

University of Manitoba students encouraged to activate activism

The Canadian Federation of Students-Manitoba (CFS-MB) building the student movement campaigns forum held at the University of Manitoba on Saturday, Oct. 11 featured workshops on eliminating rape culture, fossil fuel divestment, affordable education, building inclusive campaigns, and a U of M Student Action Network campaign. The workshops were hosted by CFS-MB at the U of […]

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Photo taken by Thomas Fricke

Winnipeg’s flashy new photographic festival

Winnipeg’s inaugural Flash Photographic Festival to feature over 40 photographers during month of October

Winnipeg has established itself as a cultural super-centre for festivals. From the Winnipeg Folk Festival to Folklorama to Culture Days, our city thrives on the festival mentality. That is, until Leif Norman had his say. The Flash Photographic Festival is modelled after a similar festival in Toronto: Contact Photo Festival, claiming to be the largest […]

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Graphic: Evan Tremblay

A musician’s worst nightmare

Airlines need to examine their policies on musical instruments

A very small controversy recently raged among musicians online due to Air Canada’s policy on musical instruments. As of Oct. 2, the policy on the airline’s website stated that while violins could be taken on planes as carry-on luggage, violas (which are only slightly larger and not significantly heavier) could not. Complaints were made, the […]

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Photo taken by Alana Trachenko

William Eakin’s Time deserves a bit of yours

Winnipeg-based artist evokes reflection with his latest photography installation at the Actual Gallery

The Actual Gallery is one of those hidden gems of the city that you have most likely passed in the Exchange without thinking twice about it. Winnipeg is full of places you have to hunt for, and that’s fine with me. I was happy to have William Eakin’s photography exhibit to myself because it meant […]

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Graphic: Scott Ford

The fallacy of the American dream

Poverty a feature, not a bug of modern capitalism

Recently a Chinese billionaire made a provocative and, at its core, American statement. In an article translated by the Cambridge Entrepreneur Academy, Jack Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, said a great many things that the poster children of capitalism love to say. He told the story of how he started his own company […]

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