University 1: An experience

So here we are. Within the next few days the Winter 2011 term will be officially behind us. We will head off to exams and then into our four-month summer. As this was my first year at the University of Manitoba, I have a lot of reflecting to do. I have taken part in the […]

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How was the service?

It’s officially spring! The sun is shining and we no longer have to put up with sub-zero temperatures. Spring time also means that it is now time for you to hit the shops and stores to gobble up all the new spring fashions. While you head off shopping, what should you expect? Line ups, messy […]

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Summer session > fall session

Last week I found myself walking between two of my morning classes, and while dodging oncoming students, I happened to step in a snow bank. As my low-cut shoes filled up with snow, it hit me: Ever since I have been at this university there has been snow everywhere. I can remember back to University […]

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Most memorable viral videos

YouTube! Yeah, don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about. YouTube has been around for the past six years, being founded in February of 2005, and has completely changed the landscape of social media and the Internet in general. YouTube has given us millions of videos to watch and eat away our […]

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How childhood toys shape us now

Do you remember what it was like to be a kid? What toys did you play with in your room before bed? G.I. Joe? Barbie? Hot Wheels? I ask this question because I came to a realization this week: the cheap plastic toys of our childhood, in one way or another, have defined us. When […]

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What’s up with Lent?

Do you know what the significance of Wednesday, March 9 was? No, not the start of the UMSU elections, but something more global, more renown. Have you ever heard of Lent? Perhaps in conversation over the past week or so? If not, allow me to explain. During the period of Lent, the observer abstains from […]

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Rap it up

The debate over music and over different music styles has been raging for years. I am sure that ever since music started being played, someone has complained about it. I personally pride myself on being accepting of most music types, but I also make clear that over exposure to any certain genre can have very […]

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Confession of a baby face

I have got a confession to make. It is nothing monumental that is going to change the course of my life, or yours for that matter, but here it is . . . I cannot grow facial hair. What I can grow is a series of stubs that, if left unchecked, turn into a series […]

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How to get famous

I’m sure that, by now, most of you have heard of Winnipeg YouTube sensation Maria Aragon. If not, let me fill you in: Two weeks ago, 10-year-old Maria Aragon posted a YouTube video of herself covering Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Apparently Lady Gaga searches herself on the Internet, as she stumbled upon Aragon’s video […]

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To creep or not to creep

What do my dental hygienist, the person who crashed their car into mine, the person who bought my guitar off of Kijiji.com and hundreds of other seemingly random people have in common? They have all been creeped by me on Facebook. Yes, I am a creeper. But before you start finger wagging at me, you […]

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