August 2010

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UMSS lockout ends

The University of Manitoba and members of the AESES-UMSS union reached an agreement Tuesday afternoon, effectively ending the lockout imposed by the university. Security Services…



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LOCKED OUT

Efforts to reach a contract deal between University of Manitoba Security Services (UMSS) and the University of Manitoba stalled Friday, resulting in the university initiating…


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Death Defying feats

Earlier this month, a Russian man collapsed dead while competing in the Sauna World Championships in Heinola, Finland. An elderly Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy was competing against…


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Blame Game a real shame

Four p.m. Saturday afternoon and I’m still speechless. I had prepared all week to sing the praises of a team that was 3-4, with a…


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Bison briefs

For the third consecutive year over 70 Bison student-athletes have been named CIS Academic All-Canadians for the 2009-10 season. Students who qualify for this yearly…


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How far is too far?

If the beer cup snake craze at Canad Inns Stadium has taught sports fans anything, it’s that even at the best of times it can…


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The people behind the paint

I asked Dee Barsy on a bright Wednesday morning, “Is painting still relevant? In a media-saturated world where the average person is bombarded by thousands…


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Drawn Underground

Recently I stumbled upon something called folksonomy (from “folk taxonomy”) — a kind social tagging for art. It’s a program that gives any member of…


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Lollapalooza-palooza

I still don’t know how it happened. What began as an observation between friends, that the 2010 Lollapalooza line-up was pretty great, somehow evolved into…