Students give president a piece of their minds

Research, building a stronger sense of community on campus and the U of M’s expanding infrastructure were some of the many topics discussed at a lunch meeting between university president David Barnard and students Oct. 18 The meeting was part of a contest held by the University of Manitoba to provide students an opportunity to […]

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Places for Peanuts

I looked up at the walls of the Edge Gallery, awestruck. Small postcard-sized drawings were everywhere, covering the walls like tiny freckles. The Edge Gallery sits on the periphery of the downtown area, off Main Street just past the Disraeli Bridge turnoff. Late last Thursday evening I stepped off of a bus and hurried through […]

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New 24/7 study space in University Centre

University of Manitoba students will soon have a new 24/7 study space. The new study space will be on the second floor of University Centre in rooms 220 and 224, which will be operated jointly by Conference & Catering Services and the Ancillary Services departments. Dean Duff, manager of Conference & Catering Services at the […]

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Book review: MetaMaus

It’s been more than 20 years since the original release of Art Spiegelman’s two volume holocaust epic, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, and in that time span the book has become a critical darling, a cultural touchstone, a Pulitzer Prize winner and even a classroom text. This past month Random House released the much anticipated companion […]

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CD Review: Tom Waits, Bad as Me

Tom Waits is notorious for taking listeners to bizarre and gritty soundscapes. His musical prowess has been punctuated with sharp horn melodies, drunken carnival-esque sounds and bitter drunken piano ballads, all the while sung through an ever-grittier, gravel-in-the-throat voice. Bad as Me puts the listener back on the musical odyssey with Waits, but in unexpected […]

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My love affair with Death Cab

Death Cab for Cutie, for those of you who don’t know, is a band founded by Ben Gibbard in the late nineties. They’ve released seven studio albums, three of which were recorded with Atlantis. Spontaneously purchasing Death Cab for Cutie’s album Plans is the most important musical decision I have ever made. Where the Eagles, […]

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