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Biophilia Live Review

Bjork is one of the strangest artists in the world; weird is an understatement in attempting to describe her. The Icelandic musician is no stranger to controversy, she wore a shocking swan dress at the 2001 Academy Awards. Her personality is bizarre, as is her music. Having made eight records since 1977, there is no […]

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Sweeping in a new record

Men's volleyball head coach Garth Pischke breaks North American coaching win mark

Men’s volleyball This past weekend was a historic moment for Garth Pischke and the Bison men’s volleyball team. The team rallied together and fought to earn a 6-0 sweep of the Regina Cougars, elevating coach Garth Pischke into the record books as the most winningest volleyball coach in North America with a total of 1,240 […]

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School trustee candidates Tanjit Nagra and Luigi Imbrogno.
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Profile: U of M students running for school trustee

Two local students make their final push in their respective bids to become school trustees

Two University of Manitoba students are running for school trustee as part of Winnipeg’s 2014 municipal election, taking place Oct. 22. The Manitoban asked both candidates about themselves and their experiences running for office. Tanjit Nagra Tanjit Nagra is an 18-year-old arts student majoring in political studies. She’s also the outgoing vice-president of the U1 […]

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U1 council election sees drop in voter turnout

11 candidates run in election; 50 students turn out to vote

The University 1 (U1) student council held elections last week to fill its 11 representative positions. Outgoing UMSU representative for the U1 council and CRO for the U1 elections, Sanjana Vijayann, told the Manitoban that 50 voters turned up over two days to vote in the election, a major drop-off compared to the roughly 200 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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