The last game

Last Saturday, the Bisons and Regina Rams competed in the last game to be played at University Stadium, a game that also had a playoff spot on the line. Both teams were battling hard for the last available playoff position in the Canada West conference. The Bisons came into the game with a 3-4 record, […]

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Greatness emerged out of failure

On Thanksgiving Day, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo became professional football’s all-time passing yards leader. In his 18th CFL season, Calvillo has thrown for 72,770 yards and counting. A three-time Grey Cup champion and Most Outstanding Player award winner, Calvillo is already one of the greatest quarterbacks in CFL history and will be a first-ballot […]

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Essentially a Playlist

In the last Essentially A Playlist, we took a trip to the moon courtesy of Pink Floyd and the deluxe remastered editions of their complete catalog, recently released by EMI. As we concluded that playlist the moon was Obscured by Clouds, but pushing forward we’ve arrived on the Dark Side of the Moon — which […]

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CD Review: Bjork, Biophilia

Biophilia is the eighth full-length studio album from avant-garde darling Bjork. Ten tracks released with accompanying individual apps for each of the songs turn the music into “a visualization of songs,” Bjork said on CBC Radio’s Q. The album starts off with “Moon,” which sounds like a classical Victorian lullaby with its harps, Bjork’s voice […]

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Bison briefs

Hockey The Bison men’s hockey team came into the weekend ranking No. 3 in the CIS, playing their first home games of the season against the Regina Cougars. The Bisons were hoping to extend their 4-0 win streak to five, but were blown out in their first home game of the season. Undisciplined play by […]

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Putting the fan in fanatic

Hockey season is upon us, and this season is going to be quite different than previous years — we have the Jets back! With our city’s NHL team playing again, fandom in Winnipeg is stronger than ever. Each team or sports city has that guy or girl — the type of person who will stand […]

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Bison athlete profile

The Bison men’s hockey team are off to a wonderful start this season, as they looked to extend their 4-0-0 record this weekend at home against the University of Regina. The Bisons started the 2011-12 season on the road, sweeping their first series against the Calgary Dinos, shutting out the defending Canada West conference champions […]

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Bisons falter in Calgary

After a strong win on Oct. 15 against the Alberta Golden Bears, the Bisons looked to improve their hopes for securing a Canada West playoff position this past weekend as they took on the Calgary Dinos. Anthony Coombs was the standout player in the game against Alberta, rushing 226 yards on 20 carries during the […]

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Black cats and bless yous

Having owned a black cat for years, walked under my fair share of ladders and knocked on wood more times that I can count I am very much aware of how ingrained certain superstitions are in our culture. The funny thing is that most of the time the why of these superstitions has been forgotten. […]

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Sound Off

Sound Off is a continuing column in which we pose different artists the same series of crucial questions. In his second studio album under the Arts and Crafts banner, Oh, Fortune, Dan Mangan looks to build off the momentum of his 2010 Polaris Prize nomination while adding more of a full-band sound to his singer/songwriter […]

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