Bring it on

The same people that bitch and moan every time the price of fuel goes up continue to purchase gas-guzzling vehicles every time the price of gasoline goes down. Society has a short-term memory problem. For some people, we can pin it on marijuana. For everyone else, I believe their short-term memory is being clouded by […]

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Fairtrade coffee, a great way to make a difference

As consumers, there are many ways to make a difference and create a positive impact in the world. Canadians are the biggest coffee consumers in North America, averaging three cups of coffee per day, per person. This means that we can start by applying smart consumerism and a sense of common decency to our routine, […]

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Poor going hungry in recession

This week, Food Banks Canada, the association of food banks across Canada, released its annual survey on food bank use in Canada. Hunger Count 2009 reveals, not surprisingly, that it is the poor that have borne the brunt of the economic crisis. There are now nearly 800,000 people a month in Canada who are using […]

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Would you still love me if I was a girl?

When people professed to me that they loved someone, I used to ask them questions like “If that person killed someone, would you still love them?” Doing this, I found that in a good majority of cases people would claim to still love a person even if they became a murderer. In trying to probe […]

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Praising or Hell-Raising?

It is widely accepted that absolutely everything on our 6000 year old earth derives directly from one of two superpowers – 1) God or 2) The Devil. Determining who is responsible for what, however, represents perhaps the biggest day-to-day challenge of the modern condition. Take, for instance, live music gatherings at your local community club […]

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UMSU notes

This past Thursday, UMSU held its bi-weekly council meeting in the UMSU Council Chambers. Of importance, the council heard from a possible candidate, Jason-Paul VanRooy, for the chief returning officer position. This was followed by a closed discussion, during which they decided to elect him as the next chief returning officer. Various reports by the […]

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More students willing to give carpooling a try

Although transportation energy consumption still remains an issue, it has led to an increased awareness of global warming and the importance of individual action. Carpooling has become a popular option, as carpool matching websites have made it easier and more appealing, especially for students. Carpool.ca is a free carpool matching system available in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, […]

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Board of Governors notes

The University of Manitoba Board of Governors met on Nov. 17. The board welcomed new member Andy Bonar, who has taken the position of Graduate Student’s Association (GSA) president after the former president, Abas Sabouni, was unable to continue the position as he has taken a research scholar position at the University of North Dakota. […]

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