What is the real cost of tofu?

Where are the food services at the U of M getting their tofu — the moon? This may help explain why we are being charged so much for it. The goal of a capitalist system is to make the general public drool over a product that is out of their price range and then drop […]

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Don’t divide by race

It was recently announced that we may soon have two new representative positions on UMSU Council. First up is the inner city representative, who will make sure that the needs of students at our inner-city campus are met. This representative would serve a clearly defined role and this position makes perfect sense. The second position […]

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Election time in Nigeria

Nigeria has an estimated population of over 150 million people, with three major tribal ethnic groups — Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba — diverse religious groups and is the seventh largest oil exporter in the world. But in the midst of plenty, the people of Nigeria have still suffered from a series of political, economic, religious […]

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Real inspiring stuff

In the final days leading up to the confidence motion which brought an end to the 40th Parliament of Canada, the prospect of an election seemed inevitable as the approaching spring thaw. And so it was — after two and a half years of periodic brinksmanship on behalf of all four major parties, they all […]

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Letters to the Editor – April 6, 2011

The use of the term “crazy” referring to any individual is unwelcome on campus, and has no place at any institute of higher education. Using mental health as a pejorative marginalizes a large group of students on campus and throughout society. People are often unaware how offensive and oppressive terms like this can be when […]

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There but for a roll of the dice

Yesterday I saw sure-fire evidence that winter has passed, and summer is on its way. Out front of the Osborne LC I saw a pair of drifter-types. Two mean looking customers in filthy coveralls, bandanas and boots, carrying massive filthy backpacks and holding the reins on two mongrel dogs, also filthy. A third bag sat […]

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Why you will never win an UMSU election

Another UMSU election has passed and once again the victor should come as no surprise to those of us who regularly follow politics at our university. Although a good campaign was run by the other slates, it was still not enough to overcome the newly elected Working Together slate. To the average student it may […]

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Respect for international students

During the Manitoban referendum campaign, I spent a lot of time walking around campus and talking to students. One day I walked by the Answers booth and began talking to some students about why they should support the newspaper. I struck up a conversation with Haseeb Zia, a third-year faculty of science student majoring in […]

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