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Putting her best foot forward

Q & A with new Manitoba Marathon race director Rachel Munday

Rachel Munday has had quite a lasting impact on the running community over the past decade, and now she will get the chance to shine as executive director of Manitoba’s biggest running event, the Manitoba Marathon, taking place on June 21. Originally starting as a part time worker at the Running Room in 2005, Munday […]

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The game continues

What the 2015 NHL Entry Draft holds for the Winnipeg Jets

As Draft Day 2015 draws closer, the Winnipeg Jets will be looking to compensate for their devastating postseason exit with the selection of the next class of potential NHL superstars. In previous years, Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and his scouting staff have worked their magic to the best of their abilities in the NHL […]

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Graphic by Bram Keast.

Changing the game

Sports teams increasing fan engagement with mobile apps

As television broadcasts increase in quality and man-caves and she-sheds get more comfortable, it’s becoming easier to find an excuse not to go to sporting events, opting instead for instant replays and cheaper beer at home. Sports teams face the challenge of improving the fan experience, drawing people off the couch and to the game. […]

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Graphic by Bram Keast.

The not-so-beautiful game

The FIFA scandal and its impact in North America

The past week has been an eye-opening one for the world of soccer. Recent events have finally forced all the shady business that FIFA has done over the years into the spotlight. It has been somewhat confusing to follow but here is a rundown of what has happened, as well as the impact on the […]

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Bison briefs

Football, basketball, and hockey

So far it’s been a busy off-season for the University of Manitoba Bisons. Here’s a few highlights. Bison football players compete at annual East-West Bowl From May 5-9, four athletes from the U of M Bisons football program had the opportunity to show their stuff on the gridiron at the annual East-West Bowl. The event […]

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"Fast Eddy" Dostaler is seen at Jasper Avenue and 117 Street in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Dostaler is running across the country and back with no support team to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's and breast cancer. Dostaler, who began this journey on March 1 and has logged 1694 kilometres so far. Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Going the extra mile

‘Fast Eddy’ raising awareness for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s in his own unique way

Edward Dostaler, also known by “Fast Eddy,” is currently pushing himself on a journey never done before. He is attempting to run across Canada and back in a single trip to raise money for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Dostaler is running solo and unsupported. He is accompanied only by a stroller weighing over 100 pounds, […]

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India’s rockstar prime minister

Modi’s visit to Canada a historic occasion

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ottawa on April 14 to a large number of fans waiting and chanting his name. The visit was historic. In 1973, Canada played host to Indira Gandhi, then prime minister of India. Relations between India and Canada have had their ups and downs since that time, but during […]

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Refuting the ‘silent majority’

A response to Ethan Cabel’s criticism of the modern student movement

The true absurdity worthy of note in Ethan Cabel’s article “U of M budget woes a function of weak provincial leadership,” published in the Apr. 8 issue of the Manitoban, is just how much he claims to know about the demands and realities of the “modern student movement.” To take the most egregious example: “at […]

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Tuition increases asymmetrical burden on international students

A letter of concern

There is nothing but shock, resentment, and grave disappointment from international students regarding the budget released by the University of Manitoba administration in May. Depending on the faculty, there has been a 10 to 18 per cent increase in tuition fees. This means that international students will now be paying around $3000 extra annually. For […]

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Former UMSU president Al Turnbull. Graphic by Evan Tremblay.

Letter to the students

An open letter to friends, family, and the students at the University of Manitoba

The Manitoban received this letter from outgoing University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) president Al Turnbull at the end of his term on April 30. Turnbull offers his thoughts on public service, activism, and the true meaning of a university education. Today was my final day in office as your UMSU president. It started and […]

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