What makes you sweat?

There is something so cathartic about sweating. Whether in a steam room, a sauna or working out, sweating is literally one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies. Not only is sustained sweating conducive to mental clarity, it is also an integral aspect of our physical well-being. Our bodies are designed to […]

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Danger zone

Mark McGwire is returning to baseball, but he isn’t doing it quietly. The 46-year old former slugger released a statement this month in which he publicly admitted to having used steroids off and on for a period of roughly 10 years, including the famed 1998 season in which McGwire broke the record for home runs […]

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The top nine sports flicks of this generation

Friday Night Lights (2004) Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Garrett Hedlund Peter Berg’s unflinching vision of a high-school football team in Odessa, Texas is an intense, heavy-handed experience. Football for these kids is not a game, but a meal-ticket out of their broken homes, a vehicle to get to college and in general, a symbol of […]

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Still swing dancing on campus

Swing dancing began with the Charleston in the 1920s in Afro-American communities. It was a venue to free your mind from the troubles of the current times and to just let loose. Nearly a century later, swing dancing is still doing just that. For 10 years now, the University of Manitoba Swing club (UMSwing), founded […]

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Bison briefs

Track and field The Bison track and field team parted ways this past weekend as some athletes traveled to Minneapolis to compete in the Jack Johnson Classic and the others remained on campus to compete in the Grand Prix No. 5 at Max Bell. The event at the U of M saw athletes of all […]

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Will it be the traditional big four in the English Premier League again?

It’s time to make some changes in the English Premier League (EPL) soccer this season. The traditional big four, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have dominated in the EPL in the last decade. However, the performances of these teams are not quite as strong as many thought in the first half of the 2009-10 […]

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Undermining the real lessons

Right now, most U of M students aren’t too concerned with exams. Having just returned from winter break, for most of us the next major tests won’t start for at least another few weeks. But right now, across Manitoba, tens of thousands of grade 12 students are in the middle of exams, and this year […]

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The planet is the source of all prosperity

Spencer Fernando’s recent article, “A Conservative’s View on Climate Change” (Jan. 13, 2010) requires a serious response from a green perspective. First, it must be said that not everyone who showed up at Rod Bruinooge’s office to rally for a strong Canadian stance on climate change was in fact a Green Party member or supporter. […]

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The movies aint making what they used to

Watching box office records being broken these days is like watching the Olympics, if performance-enhancing drugs were permitted. With year after year of record breakers, it seems like the Hollywood culture machine — despite loud cries over increased piracy — is doing just fine. The problem is that the continued inflation of ticket prices masks […]

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Protecting our prosperity without jeopardizing our environment

In response to Spencer Fernando’s “Protecting our environment and our prosperity” (the Manitoban Vol. 97 No. 18, Jan. 13, 2009), it seems that Mr. Fernando has missed a few crucial points regarding the Conservative party and their stance on climate change. Allow me to clarify them for you. First, let me say that I agree […]

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